punched tape

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punched tape

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perforated tape

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(Computer Science) a strip of paper for recording information in the form of rows of either six or eight holes, some or all of which are punched to produce a combination used as a discrete code symbol, formerly used in computers, telex machines, etc
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I recalled that barrel organs with punched tapes in my childhood worked on the same principle.
The punched tape acts as the score and conversely, the patterns on the rugs are turned into laser-cut textile pieces," says Szirmay.
Have you been thinking about converting from use of punched tapes for your NC and CNC machine tools, to distribution of part programs over a DNC network?
A goal that's paramount to many prospective users is eliminating punched tapes and all their attendant problems and shortcomings.
On-line error checking for syntax and logic is desirable, as is validating punched tapes.