BOW Model 432
Series of tape cleaners are economical
magnetic round reel tape cleaners with high quality wind for 1-inch and ½-inch
NAB, IBM or EIAJ spindle reels. The Model 432 was designed to handle tape reel
sizes from 10 ½-inches to 16-inches in diameter, all computer/data reels (432C)
up to 10 ½-inches, as well as video tape (Model 432V) 5 and 7 inches in
optical inspector option is available that allows the user to establish a fail
criteria to weed out bad tapes and save valuable reusable tapes. Perfect for
conditioning old tapes for archives, restoration, or to ready the tape for media
transfer. In conjunction with the optical inspector, a stop on defect feature
allows the operator to visually inspect any physical defects found on the tape.
the best high quality wind magnetic reel-to-reel tape conditioner for your
valuable tapes, the BOW Model 432 is the solution.
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.
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.
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) in both forward and reverse direction. If tape stiction is an issue, we
offer the Selectable Speed Modification (SSM) that allows the tape speed to be
lowered and selectable between 75 ips and 150 ips.
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. The spindle hubs (EIAJ)
used for ½-inch video reels (432V) use a two piece sliding mechanism that
allows for quick and easy installation and removal from the hubs.
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.
432 Control Panel