DLTa Cartridge Cleaner/Inspector
Digital Linear Tape cartridges, like all magnetic media, requires periodic cleaning and retensioning. The new DLT Cleaner/Inspector removes surface debris and dust which interferes with proper head/tape contact and optically scans the tape. The machine accepts all DLT tape cartridges including the newer 8000 series except SDLT.
Cleaning Method and Features:
In one cycle the tape is automatically extracted from the cartridge, wrapped around four (4) automatically advancing tissue stations, cleaned by a sapphire blade (if engaged), optically inspected and then ejected. The automatically advancing cleaning tissues are made of non-shedding nylon material that are placed such that both the oxide and back sides of the tape are cleaned, both upstream and downstream of the sapphire cleaning blade. The cleaning blade, which burnishes the tape, is a precise bi-directional double-edged sapphire blade designed to remove debris adhered to the tape. The Optical Scanning feature allows you to purge your library of defective cartridges. The optical scanner detects edge damage and tape deformities, such as creases and folds. An indicator on the control panel is provided that counts and displays the number of defects in the tape. After the tape has been cleaned/inspected, an UP and DOWN scan feature indicates the location of each defect that occurred. A print out option can also be added to allow the operator to have a hard copy of the scan information for each tape. An Erase (E) option is also available that allows the operator to erase unneeded data from the tape, eliminating the need for expensive degaussers. Once cleaned, scanned and erased, the tape can be used with the assurance and reliability you look for in a new tape.
The machine drive exactly duplicates the tape drive used in your library. Winding; and rewinding the tape in one continuous pass restores the cartridge tension in its original, condition.
The Autoloader option allows the user to process a magazine of ten (10) DLT cartridges at a time for hands-off operation. This option gives the operator a simple PASS/FAIL indicator for each cartridge so that when a magazine of 10 cartridges is completed the status of each cartridge is clearly displayed.
Available OptionsAA Audible Alarm (Indicates Eject and End of Cleaning Tissue)
C RS232 Serial Printer Interface
P Serial Printer (Table top) (for use with C option)
E Erase (Full Width)
M Magazine for Autoloader (extra)
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