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Paper Cassette for Thermo-Paper
Park Ur Self System Inc., Petaluma, CA
To design a light but sturdy enclosure for thermal paper rolls used in ticket vending machines,
so that the paper could not get wet when collecting the vending machine's cash on a rainy day.
Overview of KLN's Contribution:
Design of paper cassette and of all the required manufacturing molds,
as well as machining of molds and production of several hundred units.
To achieve a light but sturdy design and to allow at the
same time for an easy visual check of the amount of thermal paper
still available in the cassette, KLN decided to use
clear polycarbonate material. The cassette was designed as two halves
each with diagonal indentations and with reinforcing corner
pieces. A gasket around the edge of the two halves seals against rain.
This design facilitates replacement of an empty paper cassette
and offers the benefit of an virtually unbreakable, light-weight,
To manufacture these paper
cassettes for Park Ur Self, KLN additionally designed and machined several molds to thermo-form the polycarbonate material.
Several hundred units have been manufactured at KLN's premises for Park Ur Self.
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