Integra Computer-Link Tape Cleaner & Tester
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Integra Technologies Ltd of Welwyn Garden City UK supplied the Computer-Link Tape Cleaner & Tester.
Although no model number is evident, it appears to be a Computer Link 1022-3. There were three versions of the 1022 and the model 3 was distinguished by the inclusion of an automatic opening door. This information was very kindly supplied by Don Blackburn - Sales Director for for Bow Industries, Inc. - www.bowindustries.com.
As this machine was to handle reel - to reel tapes, we assume that it dates from the late seventies to the early eighties.
Thanks again to Don Blackburn of www.bowindustries.com the following is an extract from a publicity leaflet
MODEL 1022-Fastest Tape Cleaning Time At 2.67 Minutes
• Exclusive Automatic Safety Door assures Operator safety
The operator is completely protected against injury from moving parts.
• Automatic Stacking Wheel eliminates damage to tape edges caused by mishandling
Assures smooth tape winds to avoid handling and shipping damage to tape edges.
• Physical Defect Scanner detects physical damage on tapes without destroy¬ing data
Will find and automatically display errors for the operator; i.e. holes in tape, damaged edges, scal¬loped or folded, nicks, oxide voids, defective splices, scratches, wrinkles or cinches which have damaged the tape.
Scanner will find errors in an area of 0.020 inches (.5 mm) or larger and automatically relocate for
• Physical Damage Detection eliminates aborts and reruns due to physical damage on tapes
A physical damage detec¬tor with automatic error retrieval enables inspection of tape for physical damage. Models 1022-2 and 3 respond similarly to a certifier by automatically relocating to defective areas for examination or stripping of tape.
• Exclusive LED Damage Location Display allows quick operator analysis of tapes with physical damage
LED graph displays error locations for quick analysis of the tape's condition; e.g. retain, or discard.
• Exclusive Illuminated Viewing Station allows operator to inspect the physical damage
In addition to automatically relocating on defective areas, an inspection light automatically turns on to further aid in seeing the damage.
• Tape Leader Check eliminates tape load malfunctions
Length of tape leader is accurately and auto¬matically measured and displayed to eliminate tape load malfunctions due to short leaders.
• Exclusive Archival Wind assures proper stacking tension for long term storage
Archival wind speed is a standard feature designed for long term stable tape
storage during prolonged reel retention cycles.
• B.O.T. Check identifies those tapes that can cause costly load malfunctions
Model 1022-3 automatically searches for missing or multiple B.O.T. markers and stops for repair.
• Automatic Search saves time in stripping and B.O.T. /E.O.T. replacement
When a length of tape is selected by the operator for cutting or examination, the cleaner automatically advances the tape at maximum speed to the desired area.
• Correct Tension Control
The Model 1022 provides precise independent con¬trol of the cleaning tension and rewinding tension for tape used through 6250 bpi.
Extract from a further leraflet dated September 1983:
1022-1 Basic high-speed tape cleaner plus safety cover door, automatic stacking wheel and archival rewind speed. Full, half and multi cycle.
1022-2 Addition of physical damage error detector, and automatic defect viewing station.
1022-3 Addition of automatic length search. Tape leader measurement and display, multiple/missing BOT detector and footage display, plus all the features previously described. Full, half and multi cycle.
Tape size: ½” 0 tape on reels up to 101/2”
E.O.T./B.O.T. Sensing: Detects standard industry reflective marks.
Hubs: Industry compatible quick-release hubs.
Cleaning System: 3 continuous advance tissue wiping stations plus 2 gemstone blade stations.
Braking system: Fail-safe dynamic braking.
Controls: Power, half/full cycle, multi-cycle, stop, forward, reverse.
Power: 115 VAC, 60 Hz or 230 VAC, 50 Hz. 390 watts.
Weight: 80 Ibs. (36 Kg.)
Size: 31" (79 cm) wide x 141/4" (36 cm) deep x 17" (43 cm) high.
Reduce down-time by eliminating error buildup and resultant reruns due to read/write skips.
Save on new tape purchases by insuring maximum life from each tape in your library.
Save hours of rerun time lost to defective tape. No battery to change for blade change indicator.
Computer-Link Corporation, 40 Ray Avenue, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 Telephone 617-272-7400
Manufacturer : Integra
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH6720. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.