Definitions for "Pinch Roller"
A wheeled holder, usually tensioned by springs, that clamps vinyl or other materials between it and a grit wheel for transporting the material through a friction-feed plotter. Plotters use two pinch rollers, with one or both movable along the y-axis to accomodate materials of different widths.
Large rubber roller on a tape deck that squeezes the tape against the capstan to pull it through the mechanism when the machine is playing or recording.
The is the rubber roller which pulls the tape through the VCR. It operates in a similar fashion to an audio deck. For reliable operation the Pinch Roller must be clean and free from oxide build up. See also the pinch roller page.