BOW Industries, Incorporated
Instrumentation Tape Conditioner
Model 432


     FEATURES

Efficiently cleans 1/2" or 1" Instrumentation tape
Variable cleaning tissue speed control
Self-test feature for easy trouble shooting
NAB and IBM hubs available
Blade Life Indicators
Rackmount version available
Field conversion of tape width and hub type

The BOW Model 432 provides an economical instrumentation tape cleaner with non-precision wind for 1 inch NAB and 1/2 inch NAB or IBM reels. The 432 was designed to handle reel sizes from 10.5 inches to 16 inches in diameter. An optical inspector is provided to allow the user to establish a fail criteria to weed out bad tapes and save valuable reusable tapes. In conjunction with the optical inspector, a stop on defect feature has been added to allow the operator to visually inspect any physical defects found on the tape.

The 432 is available in both our standard table top cabinet, as shown, or ready for rack mounting to an EIA rack.

For the best non-precision wind instrumentation tape conditioner for your valuable tapes, the BOW Model 432 is the solution to your needs.

FEATURES

CLEANING EFFICIENCY

The BOW Model 432 incorporates the safest and most effective method of cleaning tape, with a sapphire blade for removing dirt adhered to the tape, and cleaning tissues stations for removal of any loose dirt. BOW's unique pivoting cleaning blade design simplifies blade contact with a double-edged sapphire blade for scrapping the tape in both directions of travel. If desired, the operator can retract the cleaning blade from the tape path entirely for 'tissue only' cleaning. The automatically advancing tissue stations 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 blade. For optimum efficiency, the BOW Model 432 allows the operator to select tissue speeds (FAST, MEDIUM or SLOW) according to the amount of dirt on the tape.

PACK ROLLER

A frequent problem for tape users is edge damage caused when protruding layers of a scattered wind contact the reel flanges. The Model 432 features a large pack roller that prevents scattering and centers the tape uniformly on the reel hub without touching either flange.

SPEED

Because of aerodynamic effects of the tape at the cleaning blade and tissue stations, the best speed for cleaning effectiveness is approximately 300 ips (inches per second). Although greater speeds are possible, the 432 runs at 300 ips in both forward and reverse direction under digital tachometer control to optimize this ratio of efficiency.

HUBS

The NAB hubs require a simple push-in motion, which extends three fingers that push the tape reel back securely against the hub's back flange. This assures straight alignment and safe seating for every reel. The IBM hubs function the same except they use bands that swell to hold the IBM reels securely.

SYSTEM TEST

A self-test feature is provided that allows the operator to verify the readiness of the system prior to processing any tape. This feature also provides the technician with valuable information to hasten the time of repair.

BLADE LIFE INDICATOR

The sapphire cleaning blade will stay sharp for at least six million feed of tape. The Model 432 keeps track and indicates in percentage the amount of life remaining so that a sharp edge is always assured.

RACK MOUNTING

Normally the Model 432 is delivered in a table-top cabinet, as shown, but a rack mounting kit is available. Models that have a maximum reel diameter of 10.5 inches (432C, 432H and 432T) will mount in a standard 19 or 24 inch EIA rack. Models that have a maximum reel diameter of 16 inches (432I and 432W) require a 24 inch EIA rack.

SPECIFICATION

Dimensions

10 1/2-inch reel capacity models: 20 inches high x 24 inches wide x 15.75 inches deep overall.
16-inch diameter reel capacity models: 26 inches high x 34 inches wide x 15.75 inches deep overall.

Weight

10 1/2-inch diameter reel capacity models: 50 lbs. (approx.).
16-inch diameter reel capacity models: 75 lbs. (approx.).

Power

115/220 VAC +\-10%, 50/60 Hz, fused for 6.25 amps for 115 volt and 4 amps for 220 volt units.

Controls

Pushbuttons for POWER, LOAD, FORWARD, REVERSE, CYCLE, STOP, SYSTEM TEST and TISSUE SPEED.

Indicators

REPLACE BATTERY, SYSTEM TEST, BLADE LIFE (NEW, 1/3 & REPLACE), TISSUE SPEEDS. (FAST MEDIUM & SLOW), LOAD, FORWARD, REVERSE, STOP and CYCLE.

Footage Counter

4 1/2 digit counter display, 1% accuracy, 1 ft. resolution.

Tape Low Sensing

Senses when tape is low on the supply reel to allow the tape to slow before stopping or reversing direction. This is adjustable.

Cycle

Automatically returns tape to the left reel.

Tape Absence Sensing

Stops tape drive when tape is not present in tape path.

Pack Roller

Presses air from tape layers to provide a uniform stack on the left reel.

Hubs & Guides

Precision locating, positive locking, and maintenance free guides. Guides rotate on ultra precision bearings to provide minimum tape wrap and maximum guiding.

Optical Inspector

In-line quality control device which operates in conjunction with the tape transport and opto-electronically scans the entire surface of the tape detecting physical defects such as pin holes, damaged or folded edges, stretched tape, nicks, oxide voids, etc.

Tape Deck Door

Encloses reels and tape path.

Stop Distance Selector

Operator can stop machine at a selected distance from either end of tape in hundreds of feet (3 ft. accuracy).

Air Purification System

Removes scraping debris from the operating environment.


ORDERING INFORMATION

MODEL

HUB TYPE

REEL DIA. (MAX)

TAPE WIND

WIND TENSIONS

432C

IBM

10 1/2 inch

1/2 inch

8-10 oz.

432H

NAB

10 1/2 inch

1/2 inch

6-10 oz.

432T

NAB

10 1/2 inch

1 inch

10-14 oz.

432I

NAB

16 inch

1/2 inch

6-10 oz.

432W

NAB

16 inch

1 inch

10-14 oz.

Add suffix R to model number for rack-mountable version. Does not include rack or cabinet.



ORDERING FEATURES

SIS

Safety Interlock Switch (prevents tape motion with door open).

CKA

Field Conversion Kit from 1 inch to 1/2 inch NAB.

CKB

Field Conversion Kit from 1 inch NAB to IBM.

CKC

Field Conversion Kit from 1/2 inch NAB to IBM

Order from:

Environmental Control, Inc.
P.O. Box 1777
Maableton, GA 30126 U.S.A.
Tel: 770-977-9448
877-216-7875

Fax: 770-573-3629
E-mail:
thomas@environmentalcontrolinc.com