Hammer Bank Assembly - Contains hammers that strike against paper, ribbon, and
character band to imprint characters on paper.
Band Pulleys (one on each side) - Drive character band.
Band Release Handle - Releases tension and creates tension on character band.
Band Cover Interlock Switch - Stops print operation when band cover is open.
Character Band - Continuous metal band with raised characters. Moves counter-
clockwise around band pulleys and across print station.
Ribbon Cartridge - Stores total length of ribbon except portion passing across
Ribbon Sensing System - Senses ribbon motion and stops printer operation when
ribbon jam or lack of motion is detected.
Pivot Arm Assembly - Contains ribbon drive rollers and ribbon sensing system.
Ribbon - Continuous loop of ink-filled nylon that moves counterclockwise around
r i b b o n guides and diagonally across print station.
Hammer Bank I n t e r l o c k Switch - Stops printer operation when hammer bank
assembly is open.
Hammer Bank Latch Handle - Locks hammer bank into print position or releases
it to slide freely on stationary rails.
Platen - Stationary metal bar which acts as a backstop for print hammers during
p r i n t operation.
Print Mechanism (2 of 2)