Oki released OKITAC-5093 high-speed printer for OKITAC-5090 computer system as Oki's first commercial printer. It implemented the flying belt system with a type belt, and could print calculated results line-by-line in memory unit of the computer.
Array of hammers and hammer magnets were equipped, the number of which corresponded to the number of characters in one line. A few set of types (with each group corresponding to one kind of character being used) were assigned to an endless type belt in a specified order. Printing operation was performed by using synch signals detected photoelectrically using detection holes on the continuously rotating type belt.
|OKITAC-5093 High-Speed Printer
|Kinds of type
|48 kinds or 96 kinds
|Characters per line
|Paper feed speed
|6sheets including original
|177.8mm-355.6mm standard sprocket paper
|Every 2ms(every character)
|Printing hammer drive input
|Voltage 60V, Current 4.6A, Width 1.3ms
|External supply voltage
DC-60V 5A,-20V 3A,-12V 3A,±6V 3A