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TRACKING DEVICE FOR A BELT FUSER APPARATUS USED FOR FIXING TONER IMAGES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025809D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The belt tracking device disclosed is utilized in a belt fuser used for fixing toner images to copy substrates. The fuser, in addition to the belt, corn rises a tube and mandrel. The belt is sandwiched between a ressure roll and the

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KEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

TRACKING DEVICE FOR A BELT FUSER APPARATUS USED FOR
FIXING TONER IMAGES
Peter A. Sardano

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.355/3FU Int. Cl. G03g 15/00

The belt tracking device disclosed is utilized in a belt fuser used for fixing toner images to copy substrates. The fuser, in addition to the belt, corn rises a

tube and mandrel. The belt is sandwiched between a ressure roll and the

passed with the toner images carried thereby contactin the heated belt. A first pair of capacitor plates is attached to each side of

K e heat

stationary mandrel to thereby form a nip through whic R copy substrates are

A variation in capacitance is translated and interpreted as a change in belt position from a prescribed reference. Once a change has been established, corrective measures can be introduced to a belt yoke assembly to compensate for belt movement away from the reference and re-establish the nominal reference position of the belt.

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heat tube and a stationary mandrel, the belt being entrained about t

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