PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT 7000-SERIES SYNCHRONOUS DIGITAL MAGNETIC TAPE TRANSPORTS FEATURES G Tape velocity to 25 ips G IBM and ANSI compatible G Phase encoded 1600cpi 9-track G Multi-density 7-track NRZI - 800, 556, or 200cpi; or 9-track 800cpi G Tape cleaner G Forward and reverse read □ Capstan speed disk JAN 8 1974 G Pressure sensitized take-up reel G Read-after-write dual gap or read/write single gap heads G Buffer arm, photo-translator G Exclusive "Edit" capability G Transfer rates to 40,000 characters per second G Dynamic electrical braking LOW COST, HIGH PERFORMANCE 7 INCH REEL TRANSPORTS The Pertec 7-inch reel tape transport provides exceptional performance and reliability in the reading or writing of 7 or 9-track NRZI or phase encoded tapes. Engineered and designed to reduce operator and maintenance costs, these IBM and ANSI compatible tape transports are the front-runners of their class. Available in read- after-write and read/write models, they offer tape speeds to 25ips and data transfer rates up to 40,000 characters per second. The Pertec 7000-Series offers the user superior reliability and ease of operation required by the following application areas: G Key-to-Tape G Optical Character Recognition G Data Acquisition G Point-of-Sale Devices G Data Terminals G Data Communications FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION The Pertec pressure sensitized take-up reel assures operator convenience and easy loading on all 7000-Series machines. The tape unit is designed to ensure IBM and ANSI tape inter- changeability, whether the application requires read/write single gap head models, or read-after- write dual gap head versions. Head and guide geometry is configured to be compatible with IBM's requirements so as to eliminate dynamic tape skew caused by normal tape slitting irregu- larities. Tape tension is also carefully regulated to conform with IBM standards in order to mini- mize potential interchange hazards arising from excessive tape stretching or cinching. Pertec 7000-Series transports are available in 9-track versions with data densities of 800cpi (NRZI) or 1600cpi (phase encoded) or in 7-track NRZI versions with any two standard data densities (800, 556, and 200cpi). All models incorporate Pertec's industry standard interface which provides plug compatibility with the entire family of Pertec synchronous transports. The simple single capstan and tape path of the 7000-Series provide the ultimate in tape handling, requiring, only 8%" of rack height. The unit includes data electronics, load point logic, tape motion control electronics, and a number of high performance features such as single potentiom- eter electronic deskewing, photo-electric buffer arm sensors and tape cleaner. The product has been formally qualified to both UL and CSA standards for operator safety. In support of its tape drive customers, Pertec offers interface compatible data formatter units which contain the data timing and control func- tions normally provided in an external tape con- trol unit. Through the simple data formatter interface, a user can transfer data to and from phase encoded and/or NRZI transports without having to concern himself with any of the tape related housekeeping or data recovery logic. This is all done within the Pertec data formatter. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION Electronics for the 7000-Series are divided into only two major subassemblies — tape control logic and data electronics. For simplified trouble shooting and repair procedures, both printed circuit board assemblies are hinged to provide convenient access to all components and test points. Basic Deck Assembly The construction of the basic deck assembly uses a cast aluminum deck plate on which the major subassemblies are mounted. All mechani- cal components utilize a single reference plane for precise location of critical tape path guides and the head itself. In addition, the precision frame serves as the base plate for the following major subassemblies: • Head and guide assembly. These important elements are precisely aligned to allow both forward and reverse reading without trouble- some and unreliable single shot adjustments. • Single capstan drive. Tape motion is controlled by a single capstan drive using a low inertia, dc servomotor. Velocity feedback from a dc tachometer provides the stable speed charac- teristic required to generate IBM and ANSI compatible tapes. For ease of service and pre- ventative maintenance, the capstan has a built- in strobe disk allowing speed checks to be made with either 50 or 60 Hertz ambient light. • Reel servo system. All Pertec 7000-Series trans- ports feature an indirect reel drive servo — a field proven principle resulting in minimum power consumption and, therefore, higher relia- bility for servo electronics. As another conse- quence, the replacement of a reel motor is greatly simplified and can be accomplished from the rear of the unit without removal of the front trim. The alignment and perpendicularity of the motor shaft is not critical ... a big plus in minimizing overall system down time. Tension arm position information is provided through a special Pertec innovated photo-trans- lator. This photosensor device generates a refer- ence voltage proportional to the angular position of the tension arm. Its signal activates the reel servo amplifier to maintain proper tape tension and reel servo speed. • Power supply. A modular power supply is mounted on the rear of the deck providing easily changeable transformer taps. • Control logic. All motion control logic, reel servo amplifiers, and power supply regulators are contained on a single printed circuit board assembly. 2 L • Power and servo control. The reel servo ampli- fier and power supply regulator are contained on one printed circuit board assembly. Connec- tions to and from the printed circuit board assembly are through inter-connect plugs enhancing serviceability and ease of replace- ment. Multi-board spares are virtually elimi- nated in addition to the numerous connectors required when using smaller printed circuit board assemblies. The Pertec objective is to minimize interconnec- tions with their inherent unreliability by laying out critical signal paths and coupling functional circuitry on a large printed circuit board. Pertec's exclusive "Edit" capability is now a standard feature on all 7000-Series transports. The write current, tape motion, and positioning is controlled by this feature enabling the rewriting of selective records. This is a basic requirement in many data entry applications for achieving record update or correction without leaving extraneous noise in the inter-record gap. • Data electronics. Nine or Seven full channels of read/write electronics are provided on one printed circuit board. For NRZI transports, write data is presented to the transport as nine or seven data lines plus a clock and likewise, the transport presents the equivalent read channels plus a clock to the controller interface (excludes Model 7X30 which presents the peak detected pulses directly as they are read from the tape). In phase encoded versions, write data is pre- sented to the transport via nine data lines with a double frequency clock line, and the read signals presented to the interface are nine dis- tinct phase encoded waveforms. All input and output lines are TTL and DTL compatible incor- porating ground true levels. For single gap head transports (Models 7X20 and 7X30), the emphasis in deskewing is placed on the precise alignment of the guides with relations to the head, therefore, eliminating the use of adjustable single shots providing an ideal transport from a service and tape inter- changeability criteria. In read after write, dual gap head versions of the transport (Model 7X40), electronic write deskew is provided through Pertec's unique digital deskewing technique where only one potentiometer adjustment is required at very infrequent intervals. When reading IBM com- patible tapes, the emphasis in read deskew remains in the precise positioning of the head guides providing minimal skew in both forward and reverse directions. However, in the write mode, the write head is deskewed using delayed digital techniques. Another innovation introduced by Pertec is "SKEW-SCAN" designed to reduce preventa- tive maintenance and service time. With this feature, the serviceman can adjust the total channel skew while observing a single test point. Front Panel Switches/Indicators: POWER LOAD ON-LINE REWIND WRT EN HI DEN FORWARD REVERSE Turns on and indicates AC power Energizes servo and advances tape to load point. Following load operation, sets transport to respond to external commands. (Note 1) Off-line function which causes reverse tape motion at nominal rewind speed. Indicates when write enable rings in on supply reel. (Note 2) Optional. Sets 7-track transport to read high-density data. (Note 1) Off-line function which causes forward tape motion at synchronous speed. (Note 1) Off-line function which causes reverse tape motion at synchronous speed. (Note 1 ) Note 1 . Not included on Model 7830 Note 2. Optional on Model 7830 . PERTEC AVAILABLE MODELS The Pertec 7000-Series transports are available in three basic models — 7X20, 7X30, and 7X40. A number of options are provided with each to meet any industry standard requirements. Table 1 outlines the basic model numbers and specific capabilities regarding speed, densities, and the number of tracks. Following Table 1 is a listing of optional features. All units are shipped with a set of input/output connectors and a compre- hensive maintenance manual. Model 7X20 Read/Write Model 7X20-Series is a single gap head unit avail- able in 7 or 9 track, NRZI or phase encoded versions. This model provides select capability and has appropriate input/output gating for multi- transport daisy-chain operation. Output data from a deskew register in the transport is clocked with the read data strobe providing simultaneous pulses for most customer controllers. Available speeds are 6.25, 12.5, 18.75, and 25ips. The transport includes motion and control electronics, read/write electronics, read/write head, power supply, and dust-sealed cover door. Model 7X30 Read/Write A special low cost, single gap head model is now available in 7 or 9 track, NRZI or phase encoded versions. Designed specifically for data terminal applications providing minimal operator control panel features and a special read data electronics interface allowing the customer to package the data deskew register stage in his own controller. Adapted for single transport operation, all selected input/output gating is eliminated pro- viding an ideal configuration for cost conscious applications. Tape speeds of 6.25, 12.5, 18.75, and 25ips are available. The basic transport includes motion and control electronics, read/write elec- tronics, read/write head, power supply, and dust- sealed cover door. Model 7X40 Read-After-Write For read-after-write applications requiring 7 or 9 track NRZI or phase encoded capability, the Model 7X40 is available in speeds between 12.5 and 25ips. The model uses a dual gap head with automatic muti-level read thresholds and has select capability and input/output gating for multi-transport daisy-chain operation. The basic transport includes motion and control electron- ics, read/write electronics, dual gap read-after- write head, power supply, and dust-sealed cover door. All Pertec 7000-Series transports have a unique tape loading feature. Since these models will often be used by unskilled operators, Pertec has devised a unique design which eliminates the take-up reel, making tape loading and tape han- dling extremely fast and simple. TABLE 1 Model Number Number of Tracks Data Density CPI Data Transfer Rate (KHz) 6.25ips 12.5ips 18.75ips 25ips ■D CO Q) DC CD 7X30-9 7X30-7 7620-9 7820-9 7820-75 7820-72 7520-72 9 7 9 9 7 7 7 800 200-800 1600 800 800/556 800/200 556/200 5 1 .25-5 10 5 5/3.48 5/1.25 3.48/1.25 10 2.5-10 20 10 10/6.95 10/2.5 6.95/2.5 15 3.75-15 30 15 15/10.43 15/3.75 10.43/3.75 20 5-20 40 20 20/13.9 20/5 13.9/5 < co CO DC 7640-9 7840-9 7840-75 7840-72 7540-72 9 9 7 7 7 1600 800 800/556 800/200 556/200 20 10 10/6.95 10/2.5 6.95/2.5 30 15 15/10.43 15/3.75 10.43/3.75 40 20 20/13.9 20/5 13.9/5 OPTIONAL FEATURES which must be defined at the time of order: • color coordination panel. An add-on, adhesive backed switch panel providing the customer with the capability to coordinate the transport to his own color scheme. Standard panel insert is pearl white. • swing-out hinge. An optional hinge is provided for installations not using shrouded or removable panels. • special speeds. For speeds other than the standard 6.25, 12.5, 18.75 and 25ips, consult with factory. • custom logo. • 220 vac operation. Normally wired for 115 vac operation — the customer may specify 220 vac for European operation. • status gating. Provides transport status when the transport is off-line (all models except 7X30-7/9). • transport ready. Forces transport ready status without completing load sequence (all models except 7X30-7/9). PERTEC i SPECIFICATIONS Data Density Tape Velocity Instantaneous Speed Variation Long Term Speed Variation Start/Stop Displacement Start/Stop Time Number of Tracks Recording Mode Inter-Channel Displacement Error Tape Specifications Tape Tension Electronics Tape Unit Interface Rewind Speed Reel Size Weight Mounting Power Operating Temperature Altitude Dimensions Height Width Depth (behind panel) 1600cpi Phase Encoded 800,556, 200 cpiNRZI 25, 18.75, or 12.5ips Read-After-Write 25, 1 8.75, 1 2.5 or 6.25ips Read/ Write ±3% ±1% 0.19 inch ±0.02 (4.83 mm ±0.51) 30.0 ms ±2.0 at 12.5ips inversely proportional to tape speed 7 or 9 IBM compatible (Models 2400, 729, and others) NRZI IBM compatible Phase Encoded IBM and ANSI compatible 150 microinches (3.8 microns) (max) at 800cpi and 1600cpi 200 microinches (5.08 microns) (max) at 556cpi 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) wide. 1.5 mil (38.1 microns) thick. Computer grade. 7±1 ounce (198.5 grams) Silicon Solid State and 930-Series DTL Logic DTL Logic (low true) 50ips (nominal) (for6.25or12.5ips) 100ips (nominal) (for 18.75 or 25ips) 7 inch 25 lbs. (11.4 kg) Standard EIA Rack Mount 1 1 7/230 vac 48 to 400Hz 70 watts 35°to113 F(2°to45 C) to 20,000 feet 8.75 inches 19 inches 8.75 inches I i- r a l WIDTH 19" -« DEPTH 8.75" - PERTEC INTERFACE DESCRIPTION The connection to all Pertec synchronous trans- ports is through three (3) interface connectors. The interface has been designed to allow multi- transport daisy-chain condition operation and, therefore, the true logic condition is set at ground level and false condition at 3 vdc. See interface circuits for appropriate drivers, receivers, and terminating resistors. The input/output lines and their description is categorized into four (4) functional groups as follows: 1. TRANSPORT CONTROL INPUTS. SELECT (SLT). LEVEL, when true, remotely conditions transport and enables all input/out- put signals (not available in 7X30 versions). SYNCHRONOUS FORWARD COMMAND (SFC). LEVEL, when true, causes forward tape motion. SYNCHRONOUS REVERSE COMMAND (SRC). LEVEL, when true, causes reverse tape motion. REWIND COMMAND (RWC). PULSE, when true, causes reverse tape motion at rewind speed. OFF-LINE COMMAND (OFFC). PULSE, when true, causes tape transport to be placed under manual control (not available in 7X30 versions). SET WRITE STATUS (SWS). LEVEL, when true, 20/xS after SFC conditions write current. DATA DENSITY SELECT (DDS). LEVEL, when true, remotely selects high density — 7 tracks units only (not available in Models 7X30, 7620, and 7640). OVERWRITE (OVW). Level, when true, con- trols write and erase current turn on or turn off for selective record updating. 2. TRANSPORT STATUS SIGNALS. READY (RDY). LEVEL, when true, indicates transport is on-line and not rewinding. ON-LINE (ONLINE). LEVEL, when true, indi- cates tape unit is ready for on-line operation (not available in 7X30). REWINDING (RWD). LEVEL, when true, indi- cates unit is in rewind cycle (not available in 7X30). END OF TAPE (EOT). LEVEL, when true, indi- cates end of tape photo tab is being detected. LOAD POINT (LDP). LEVEL, when true, indi- cates tape unit is at load point. FILE PROTECT (FPT). LEVEL, when true, indi- cates a reel of tape with its write enable ring removed is loaded on tape unit. DATA DENSITY INDICATOR (DDI). LEVEL, when true, indicates the selection of high den- sity (not available on Models 7X30, 7620, and 7640). 3. TRANSPORT DATA INPUTS. WRITE DATA STROBE (WDS). PULSE, when true, causes data on input lines to be recorded on tape. In phase encoded transports, two clocks are required per character to copy the waveform on tape. WRITE AMPLIFIER RESET (WARS). PULSE, when true, generates LRC character on NRZI tape. In addition, it is used to signal current turnoff when in the edit mode. DATA INPUTS (WDP, WDO-7/8). LEVELS, one input line for each track on tape. Used in con- junction with write clock to record data. 4. TRANSPORT DATA OUTPUTS. READ DATA STROBE (RDS). PULSE, when true, is used for clocking data lines out of trans- port (not available on Models 7X30, 7620, and 7640). READ DATA OUTPUT (RDP, RDO-7/8). LEVELS, one line for each track of data on tape. Data is assembled in parallel form and clocked out of tape unit with read clock. In phase encoded, the output signal is a replica of the data input. In Model 7x30, the output signal is the peak detected signal non-staticised. LEVELS: True = False Low = = High to 0.4V = 3 VDC PULSES: Amplitudes as above, Vsec. typical width edge transmission delay over 20 feet of twisted cable in less than 200 nsec. DTL 944, TTL 7416, OR EQUIVALENT CUSTOMER/ PERTEC DTL 936, 946, OR 74-SERIES TTL, OR EQUIVALENT 330B CUSTOMER/ PERTEC NOTES ( Policy Note: PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT Regional Sales Offices: Pertec reserves the right to change specifications at any time. It is Pertec policy to improve products as new techniques and components become available. Los Angeles: 9600 Irondale Avenue, Chatsworth, California 91311, (213) 882-0030 TWX (910) 494-2093 Chicago: 6300 North River Road, Suite 102, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, (312) 696-2460 Boston: 235 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, Massachusetts 02154, (617) 890-6230, 890-0126 London: 21 London Street, Reading, Berkshire RGI 4PR, England, Reading 582-115/6/7 < > Pertec Corporation 71823 j£)£} t)%~s D0714C 11-71 Printed in U.S.A.