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CABLE TENSIONING AID

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025484D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A cable tensioning aid consisting of a simple block (1) which is adjustably secured to the machine frame. A spring (2) has one end secured to the block and the other end can be hooked over the cable (3) to be tensioned. The block is initially positioned, when the cable tension has been set to the required value, by means of a clamping screw (4) to provide a predetermined gap ( 5 ) between the block and the cable. The cable tension is then correct when the spring pulls the cable such that it produces the predetermined gap relative to the block. For field setting, it is only necessary to hook the spring onto the cable and check the gap. If the gap is too small, the cable needs tensioning, and if i t is too large, the tension needs to be reduced.

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KEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CABLE TENSIONING AID
K. R. Bryant
T. Walsh

Proposed Classification
U.S. CI. 474/101 Int. CI. F16h 7/08

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A cable tensioning aid consisting of a simple block (1) which is adjustably secured to the machine frame. A spring (2) has one end secured to the block and the other end can be hooked over the cable (3) to be tensioned. The block is initially positioned, when the cable tension has been set to the required value, by means of a clamping screw (4) to provide a predetermined gap (5) between the block and the cable. The cable tension is then correct when the spring pulls the cable such that it produces the predetermined gap relative to the block. For field setting, it is only necessary to hook the spring onto the cable and check the gap. If the gap is too small, the cable needs tensioning, and if it is too large, the tension needs to be reduced.

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250 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

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