TAPECHEK 470 VHS Inspector/Cleaner

TAPECHEK 470 VHS Inspector/Cleaner

Cleans - Polishes - Tensions - Rewinds - Inspects Damage
The TapeChek 470 VHS and S-VHS Inspector Cleaner is an excellent quality control and improvement machine. It cleans and polishes your VHS tapes, locates all areas of damage, and provides inspection data. These two data display windows identify:

1. Total number of defects
2. Tape length in minutes
3. Damage count for each 15 minutes play segment
4. Function messages
5. User warning messages

The cleaning and burnishing system extends the useful life of your tapes. It improves tape viewing quality and reduces VCR maintenance requirements. The specially formulated cleaning tissue gently removes loose dirt, oxide and other debris which cause poor picture and sound quality. The sapphire blade polishes the tape to improve running performance.
The TapeChek 470 Video Cleaner can be rented for $299.00 per week or $599.00 per month. A remanufactured machine may also be purchased for $3,995.00 with a new machine warranty.

Loose oxide, dust and dirt on the tape causes distracting dropouts in both video and audio…and leads to shorter tape life
Videotape is cleaned and polished to "like-new" condition. With TapeChek, you can maintain the quality of your tapes for years to come.


  • Cleaning Tissue/Burnishing Post
  • Two Display Formats
  • Total Defect Counter
  • Tape Length Counter
  • Damaged Section Display
  • Two Defect Channels
  • "A-B-C" Grade Indicators
  • Printer Output Option


  • VIDEO RENTAL STORES: When prices and selection are about equal…quality makes the difference! With TapeChek, you can extend the useful rental life of your tapes many times. Eliminate complaints and refunds. Check your new tapes before the warranty expires. Since half of all customer tape complaints are really problems with their VCR's, TapeChek separates good tapes from bad ones.
  • CORPORATE PUBLICITY AND TRAINING: Any tape can be dirty or damaged. Don't let excessive dropouts or tape problems interfere with your presentation. Stop wasting time and money! Clean and inspect your tapes before you use them. TapeChek makes your tapes look good…so you look good.
  • EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CENTERS: Extend the useful life of your tapes. Provide your students and teachers with an extra margin of quality. Circulate clean tapes. Inspect the quality of tapes. Why spend hours tediously viewing tapes to find the damaged ones? TapeChek does it for you quickly and automatically.
  • PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Give your patrons the quality they deserve. Extend the useful life of your tapes. Add new titles rather than replacements. Be confident you are circulating only good tapes. Verify customer complaints immediately. Know which tapes are damaged and remove them from circulation. TapeChek is fast and simple to operate….just insert the cassette and press a button.


  • PRINTER OUTPUT - A deluxe dot matrix printer provides hard-copy reports of TapeChek inspection data. It comes supplied with required cables.
  • INSPECTION REPORT CARDS - A continuous computer form provides cards for printing TapeChek inspection data. They are properly sized to fit into the cassette storage box and provide a permanent record of the tape inspection data.
  • COIN OPERATION - An optional coin collection system provides an automatic method for customers to clean and inspect their tape for the cost of renting the machine for one application.

Optional Supplies:

  • Dust Cover
  • Cleaning Tissue
  • Burnishing Post
Purchase Price $5,995.00
3 Year Lease Price $195.00/Month per month
Shipping $99
Process Time 2 min/cartridge
Throughput 30 VHS per hour
Drive Speed 75x Play Speed



20 inches

50 cm


18 inches

45 cm


8.5 inches

21 cm


40 lbs

18.5 kg


115 VAC; 60Hz
Note: 220 VAC; 50Hz not available

Please note that shipping in the contiguous United States will be an additional charge of $95.00. The machine is not available for international shipping and non-contiguous domestic shipping.

Price: $5,995.00