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card punch

(1) An early peripheral device that punched holes into cards at 100 to 300 cards per minute.

(2) See keypunch machine.
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The card punch was initially a pantograph punch with a swinging arm and a perforated metal plate to guide the pin into predetermined positions; later this version was replaced by a key-operated device.
Furthermore, the CPA200 instrument provides lower-throughput laboratories with a semi-automated card punch tool that operates with off-the-shelf and custom sample cards or other paper-based collection devices.
Contract notice: Supply, Installation and Maintenance of Semi-Automated Nucleic Acid Card Punch Platforms for FSNI DNA Unit.
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