A revolving spindle known as a capstan motor is used to move recording tape through a tape recorder’s mechanism. The tape is wound around one or more pinch rollers, which are rubber-covered wheels that push against the capstan to create the friction required for the capstan to draw the tape.
The capstan is always positioned after the tape heads, moving in the direction of the tape. A modest amount of drag is applied to the supply reel to maintain the necessary tension against the tape heads and other components of the tape transport.
The purpose of tape recorder capstans is similar to that of naval capstans, which do not have pinch rollers and merely have the line wound around them. The tape can run at a precise and steady speed thanks to the employment of a capstan motor.
Capstans are extremely smooth, precision-machined spindles; any irregularities or flaws might result in uneven motion and flutter, an audible effect.
Instead of using a capstan drive, some inexpensive tape recorders would just drive the tape takeup reel, but this causes issues with both the speed differential between a full and empty reel and the mentioned speed changes.
The Global Capstan Motor market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
A capstan motor non-contact RFID safety guard locking switch has been made available by Balluff. The safety guard locking switch creates a system that satisfies the levels of safety demanded by international standards by combining non-contact, coded-transponder safety technology with a mechanical solenoid locking function.
A common eight-pin M12 connector can be used to connect this switch directly to the Balluff IO-Link safety I/O module or to any other safety controller. RFID technology in the gadget binds sensors and actuators with a special code and offers tamper-proof security. In addition, a spinning shaft and capstan handle are included.
The capstan handle can be secured in the closed position until the procedure has finished and halted. Applications requiring PLe (EN ISO 13849) and SIL are possible with this device thanks to the safety processing electronics and OSSD outputs.
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