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punched 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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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.