paper tape reader EECO "The Director"

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Thu May 7 10:19:39 CDT 2020

> On May 7, 2020, at 11:05 AM, Bill Degnan via cctech <cctech at> wrote:
> Per my post from last week, after checking out the Decitek readers I ended
> up getting a used by warrantied EECO "The Director" MT-82 tape reader with
> a short-height spool for a good price.
> Here is the manual.
> Anyone use this unit?  I saw some youtube video display how the servos
> appear to treat the tape kindly, that was a selling point.  Not as
> interested in speed as that's not the point, eh?

Note that the servos are the tape spool drives.  The actual tape reading block has a sprocket wheel with stepper motor drive.  Not bad but not ideal for fragile tape.


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