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Adjustable Sensing Electrode for Electrode Print Heads of Metal Paper Printers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069963D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Hartmann, K [+details]

Abstract

When the wear of print electrodes in metal paper printers exceeds a particular limit, a sensing electrode provided on the print head comes into contact with the metal paper, emitting a pulse. This pulse can be used to stop the printer and to initiate a service action. As the sensing electrode is subject to slight wear, it is manually adjustable.