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    jkl is offline Member
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    Post What is the name of the machine?

    What is the name of the machine that librarians use in the library or book store to sensitize and desensitize the books?

    Please help me to find the actually name for it? Thanks

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    Re: What is the name of the machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by jkl View Post
    What is the name of the machine that librarians use in the library or book store to sensitize and desensitize the books?

    Please help me to find the actually name for it? Thanks
    1) calculating machine
    2) typewriter

    or you mean that machine which has a laser to find out its price, if that I don't know it.

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    Re: What is the name of the machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    1) calculating machine
    2) typewriter

    or you mean that machine which has a laser to find out its price, if that I don't know it.
    For security purpose they put some kind of tapes on the spine of each book. So if someone walks through the library gate without checking out the book the alarm goes off. Library staff demagnatise the book once booke is checked out to a patron so the alarm does not goes off. Again when someone returns the library book they make the sensor (tape on the book) active. They use a machine to make the turtle tape sensitize and desensitize.

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    Re: What is the name of the machine?

    They call it a scanner here:
    HowStuffWorks "Electromagnetic System"

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