The core component of this player is an induction motor which we got from an old reel to reel player. The motor which we used in this project is Sony HC-134. HC-134 is 100V single-phase, capacitor run, induction motor with 1500 – 1800 RPM. Recommended auxiliary winding capacitor for this motor is 1.5μF. To deliver 100V AC to motor we use 3A, 230V to 100V step down transformer.
|Final view of the reel to reel tape cleaner.|
Casing and most of the parts of this cleaner is made by using 5mm transparent acrylic sheets. Size of the casing which we made for this cleaner is 300mm × 100mm × 215mm.
To clean 360m long (polyester) tape this cleaner takes 4 to 5min.
|Tape before and after cleanup with the cleaner.|
High resolution photographs of this reel to reel tape cleaner are available at my flickr.com page.