Tape Cleaners & Testers
Tapechek 490 VHS - Detector / Cleaner
- Polishes - Tensions - Rewinds - Identifies Damage
TapeChek 490 VHS and S-VHS Detector Cleaner is a VHS cassette
analyzer which employs a comprehensive tape information analysis
and display technology. The machine cleans and polishes your VHS
tape, identifies all of the problem areas on the tape, divides
them into several problem categories, and reports the numbers
and locations of the problem areas. The analysis can be printed
out and stored with the tape itself or in the usage management
sophisticated software records and displays the following problem
1. Number of Defects
2. Length of tape in minutes
3. Number of damaged sections in 15 minute segments
4. Number of damaged sections in Control, Video, and Audio tape
5. Type of each damaged area (Control, Video, Audio)
6. Exact location of each area (in minutes and seconds)
7. Machine diagnostics
8. Operating instructions
The cleaning and burnishing system extends the useful life of your
tapes. It improves tape viewing quality and reduces VCR maintenance
requirements. The sophisticated software detection system permits
repair or replacement of tapes which provide inadequate viewing
quality. This is the finest VHS tape quality equipment available.
The printer permits recording of the tape quality of every VHS cassette.
Loose oxide, dust and dirt on the tape causes distracting dropouts
in both video and audio
and leads to shorter tape life
Videotape is cleaned and polished to "like-new" condition.
With TapeChek, you can maintain the quality of your tapes for
years to come.
- CLEANS -
A specially formulated cleaning tissue gently wipes away dirt
and other debris from the tape. This eliminates temporary dropouts
and helps to keep VCRs clean.
- Sapphire burnishing blades remove loose oxide, the number one
cause of dropouts. Tape surface is polished for improved performance.
- FINDS DAMAGE
- The opto-electronic detection system locates edge damage, wrinkles,
and creases in the tape without erasure.
- SIMPLE TO
OPERATE - Tapes are cleaned, inspected for damage, and rewound
- FAST - A
two hour video cassette can be inspected, cleaned and rewound
in less than two minutes
- EASY TO USE
- The programmable "A-B-C" indicators provide direct
grading of the condition of the tape
- A front-loading mechanism is easy to use and automatically ejects
the tape after the inspection and cleaning cycle is finished
- SAFE - The
microprocessor electronics control speed and tension for safe,
gentle tape handling. The material on the tape is not affected
in any way by this processing.
TAPE INFORMATION DISPLAY - These provide four reports of defect
data and tape length, plus diagnostics and setup information (Display
- DATA ENTRY
KEYPAD - permits entry of date, tape and operator number for printed
- PRINTER OUTPUT
- provides reports of tape condition and damage locations. You
can use one of your printers or purchase one of ours.
- ERASE STATION
- permits you to erase your tapes to like-new condition at the
press of a button. There is a safety interlock to prevent accidental
- ERASE OPTION
- lets you erase tapes before reusing them for other applications.
- VIDEO RENTAL
STORES: When prices and selection are about equal
makes the difference! With TapeChek, you can extend the useful
rental life of your tapes many times. Eliminate complaints and
refunds. Check your new tapes before the warranty expires. Since
half of all customer tape complaints are really problems with
their VCR's, TapeChek separates good tapes from bad ones.
PUBLICITY AND TRAINING: Any tape can be dirty or damaged. Don't
let excessive dropouts or tape problems interfere with your presentation.
Stop wasting time and money! Clean and inspect your tapes before
you use them. TapeChek makes your tapes look good
MEDIA CENTERS: Extend the useful life of your tapes. Provide your
students and teachers with an extra margin of quality. Circulate
clean tapes. Inspect the quality of tapes. Why spend hours tediously
viewing tapes to find the damaged ones? TapeChek does it for you
quickly and automatically.
- PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
Give your patrons the quality they deserve. Extend the useful
life of your tapes. Add new titles rather than replacements. Be
confident you are circulating only good tapes. Verify customer
complaints immediately. Know which tapes are damaged and remove
them from circulation. TapeChek is fast and simple to operate
insert the cassette and press a button.
- VIDEO PRODUCTION
- GAMING INDUSTRY
- TAPE DUPLICATION
AND MEDICAL CENTERS
- DEFECT SEARCH
OPTION - after inspection, at the press of a button, TapeChek
will fast forward to each damaged section in turn, so you can
visually inspect the tape damage.
DATA OPTION - We add a RS-232C computer port that permits you
to connect the TapeChek machine to an external computer. Defect
data can be displayed, accumulated and stored on your hard disk
drive for analysis.
- CCD DEFECT
DETECTOR OPTION - 64 multiple Charged-Coupled Device detector
elements scan the tape virtually edge-to-edge at over 3,000 times
per second. They locate transverse wrinkles, creases, edge damage
and longitudinal creases.
- Dust Cover