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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The MIP3F friction feed printer is also suitable for in-vehicle use and can be mounted in a variety of locations, making it suitable for use by emergency services.