3491e Auto-Load Magnetic Cartridge Cleaner/Inspector (Remanufactured)
The Hi-Tech 3491e Inspector
Cleaner is a vacuum buffered tape processor that cleans,
retensions and optically inspects all 3480, 3490 and 3490e
magnetic tape cartridges. This unique machine is the only product currently available in the market to inspect your tape cartridge library and eliminate faulty cartridges without affecting any of the data on any of the tape.
Remanufactured models are available for $14,995.00. The optional physical defect detector must be ordered at the time the machine is purchased, and the cost is $1,000.00. The machine can also be rented at a cost of $1,395.00 per month.
New and remanufactured units come standard with a 90 day back-to-base warranty. A one year on-site maintenance contract is available at a cost of $4,900.00 per year. A one-year depot repair maintenance contract is available at a cost of $3,500.00 per year.
Cleans, Tensions and Inspects
Data cartridges, like all magnetic media, require periodic cleaning and retensioning. Surface debris and dirt will interfere with proper head/tape contact. The Hi-Tech
3491e Inspector Cleaner thoroughly cleans and retensions tape. The machine accepts all half-inch data cartridges which conform to IBM publication GA 32-0048.
The cleaning method of the machine uses a vacuum-assisted gemstone cleaning blade to remove contamination from the oxide surface of the tape. Each blade is good for 2,000 passes (less for extended length tape cartridges). The machine automatically indicates when the blade requires changing. Two cleaning tissues are used to remove contamination from both sides of the tape, and the machine automatically indicates when the tissue cartridges require changing.
The machine drive design
incorporates hydrostatic air bearings to minimize tape contact
and friction. It uses microprocessor controlled tension
transducers to provide accurate winding and tensioning. Air filters and ionizers are included to purify the environment and eliminate static. The microprocessors automatically set tension per ANSI standards for each type of tape cartridge.
Autoload Ten-Cartridge Magazine
The machine is fast enough to clean ten (10) tapes unattended in less than half an hour. Cartridges are housed in a
removable ten cartridge magazine which is placed in the loading mechanism for processing. Each
cartridge is then automatically positioned, loaded and unloaded
sequentially. The machine comes with one magazine, but a second magazine can be purchased to permit the operator to load the magazine while the first one is in the machine being processed.
Optical Scanner: Detects Oxide Voids .0025 Inches or Larger
This optional feature provides detection
and recording of any physical tape imperfection. Wrinkles, edge
stretches, oxide voids, shedding oxide, or any anomaly on the
oxide surface .0025 inches or larger are detected. The physical defect detector must be ordered at the time the machine is purchased, and the cost is $1,000.00. The data on
the tape is not destroyed and the tape itself remains unharmed.
The user can eliminate all problem tapes prior to mounting them
on the drive. The machine incorporates programmable short tape detection and features automatic error recovery. There is an additional cost of $995.00 for non-standard power of 220-240 VAC; 50 HZ.
- Fast and fully automatic operation
- Vacuum-assisted blade
- Dual-tissue cleaning
- Visual display indicated need
for blade and tissue replacement
- 16 character operator display
- Easily changed blade and
- Fast enough to clean ten tapes in under half an hour
- Programmable short tape detection
- Automatic tape retensioning
- Air-bearing drive
- Microprocessor controlled
- Static eliminator
- Corporate Data Processing
- Large end users
- Data Processing Departments
- Banks and Financial
- Media Reprocessors
- Media Archive Organizations
- 3480 cartridges
- 3490 cartridges
- 3490e cartridges
||20 per hour
Dimensions With Autoloader
220 VAC; 50Hz
100 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Delivery is on an "as available" basis. Please note that shipping in the
contiguous United States will be an additional charge.
As international shipping and non-contiguous domestic shipping
rates vary, we will provide a quote for your location upon
receipt of your order.