automatic carriage

automatic carriage

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′kar·ij]
(computer science)
Any mechanism designed to feed continuous paper or plastic forms through a printing or writing device, often using sprockets to engage holes in the paper.
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An automatic carriage locking system is installed for 'Health & Safety' purposes should the machine cycle be interrupted at any time, or for safe working during routine maintenance for example
1906: Robert Turner announced the invention of the automatic carriage return on typewriters.
Each unit also features automatic carriage priority, to ensure that adequate pressure is available during the facing operation.

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