Athana International
4mm Magnetic Tape Conditioner 60 Meter
90 Meter
120 Meter
125 Meter
The Model DDS 123 4mm Magnetic Tape Conditioner is a truly unique magnetic tape conditioner. It automatically retensions, burnishes, cleans, rewinds, conditions and rejuvenates 4mm magnetic cartridges, quickly and efficiently.

The microprocessor-controlled DDS 123 design is based on a 4mm tape drive, similar to the one used in computer back-up systems. It handles 60m, 90m, 120m and 125m cartridges.

  • Cleans unwanted surface contamination
  • Burnishes surface of the tape to remove embedded contaminants
  • Retensions the cartridge and restores original tension
  • Removes all contamination with a powerful removal system

The DDS123 provides gentle tape handling with optimum tension control, and is ideal for applications requiring continuous, trouble-free operation.

  • Compact design
  • Microprocessor controlled
  • Automatic operation
  • Automatic tensioning
  • Two-pass conditioning
  • Processes 60m, 90m, 120m, and 125m tape


  • Ease of operation
  • Inexpensive
  • No supplies required
  • Easily transportable
  • Improves tape performance
  • Improves drive performance
  • Improves system performance


The heart of the DDS 123 is the Athana cleaning blade system. This cleaning mechanism incorporates a tungsten carbide blade which is arranged exactly as the read-write head is positioned. The blade removes imbedded contamination. It is non-magnetic and does not affect any data written on the tape.


The DDS 123 Conditioner provides two-pass retensioning of each cartridge. Tape is automatically advanced to the EOT marker and returned to the BOT marker. It is properly tensioned and cleaned with a two-pass cleaning cycle.

Vacuum Removal

The contamination removed from the tape by the blade is withdrawn from the cleaning area with a powerful vacuum removal system. Contamination is deposited in a filtering system within the vacuum pump, located away from the cleaning area. The filter is replaced as part of yearly maintenance.

Tape Speed 40 ips.
Cycle Time 2 minutes (60m)
  3 minutes (90m)
  4 minutes (120m)
  4 minutes (125m)
Cartridge Type 4mm (DAT)
Dimensions Width: 6.5 in. (165mm)
  Height: 5.5 in. (l4Omm)
  Depth: 14.0 in. (356mm)
Weight 20 Pounds (9 Kg.)
Power 115 V, 60Hz.
  230 V, 50 Hz.
  100 V, 50/60 Hz.

4mm / 8mm Degausser



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