thoroughly cleans and retensions tape. The
machine accepts all half-inch data cartridges which conform to
IBM publication GA 32-0048.
The machine can be rented for $2,995.00 per month, and remanufactured models are available for $14,995.00. The optional physical defect detector can be included at a cost of $1,000.00. A one year on-site maintenance contract is available at a cost of $4,900.00 per year. A one-year maintenance contract for depot repair is available at a cost of $3,500.00 per year.
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
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. It must be ordered with the machine order, and the cost of the optical defect detector is $1,000.00. Wrinkles, edge
stretches, oxide voids, shedding oxide, or any anomaly on the
oxide surface .0025 inches or larger are detected. There is no additional cost for this important feature. 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
Physical Defect Detector Optional
||20 per hour
Dimensions With Autoloader
220 VAC; 50Hz
100 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Please note that commercial 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.