friction feed


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friction feed

[′frik·shən ‚fēd]
(mining engineering)
Longitudinal movement or advance of a drill stem and bit accomplished by friction devices in a diamond-drill swivel head, as opposed to a system consisting entirely of meshing gears.

friction feed

(printer)
A method some printers and plotters use to move paper by rotating one or both of a pair of spring-loaded rubber-coated rollers with the paper sandwiched between them.

Friction feed printers are notorious for slipping when the rollers wear out, but can take standard typing paper.

For printers with a sheet feeder, friction feed is more appropriate than sprocket feed which requires the holes in the paper to engage with the sprockets of the feed mechanism.

friction feed

A mechanism that allows cut paper forms to be used in a printer. The paper is passed between the platen and a roller that presses tightly against it. Contrast with tractor feed.
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Also standard are a friction feed for cut sheets and tractors for pin-fed paper.
And by adding the Sure-Feed friction feed capability to the highly successful, swing-arm technology on our DM10 series, we become the leading edge technology supplier to the direct mail marketplace.
The TM-U210B features a convenient auto cutter with tear bar and a friction feed system to feed roll paper at approximately 25 lines per second.
Featuring a resolution of 180 x 180 dpi (dots per inch), this unidirectional friction feed printer is capable of printing alphanumeric, international and extended graphics in programmable font sizes of 12 x 24 or 9 x 24.
The TM-U200D uses a friction feed system to feed roll paper at approximately 25 lines per second.
This uni-directional friction feed thermal printer permits batch receipt printing and has a head density of 180 dpi.
Hypercom's new P8 printers, offering high-performance, high reliability and low operating cost, are available in 40-column friction feed (P8F) or a 23-column sprocket feed (P8S) models.