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SEMI-AUTOMATIC FUSER NIP WIDTH SET UP

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023278D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 135K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Strain gauges are mounted to a predetermined area on a fuser roll used for pressure heated fusing of toner images on copy sheets. When the fuser roll and pressure backup roll become engaged, a certain level of.strain is produced which is cali-brated to nip load. Once the level is obtained, nip is set by reading strain level. Through an electronic circuit, feedback to a control panel may provide reading of nip width.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SEMI-AUTOMATIC FUSER NIP WIDTH Proposed Classification
SET UP U.S. Cl. 423/60
Eugene B. Franko mt. Cl. COig 37/00

Strain gauges are mounted to a predetermined area on a fuser
roll used for pressure heated fusing of toner images on copy
sheets. When the fuser roll and pressure backup roll become
engaged, a certain level of.strain is produced which is cali-
brated to nip load. Once the level is obtained, nip is set by
reading strain level. Through an electronic circuit, feedback
to a control panel may provide reading of nip width.

Volume 2 Number 2 March/April 1977 81

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                 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL
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