AffiliationNewell Industries, Inc.
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AbstractThe Newell tape transport principle is used in instrumentation recorders to currently provide upwards of 56 minutes of recording with 15 MHz bandwidth. Bandwidth several times as wide are definitely feasible. The main characteristic of the tape transport is that it permits precise tape handling at speeds up to several thousand inches per second. The paper discusses the results of research on the basic transport system: the phenomenon of progression at the capstan-tape interface, the mechanism of tape flow to and from the reel and around the capstan. The behavior of capstan tires at high speed and the dynamic response of tapes are discussed. The paper is based on considerable experimental data. Several models of high speed machines are shown.
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