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Self-Aligning Print Band

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041112D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Travieso, R: AUTHOR

Abstract

The ends of a print band are joined to form a loop by means of a central axis pivot rather than a solid bond. This eliminates imprecise belt joining and improves belt tracking thus enhancing print quality.

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Self-Aligning Print Band

The ends of a print band are joined to form a loop by means of a central axis pivot rather than a solid bond. This eliminates imprecise belt joining and improves belt tracking thus enhancing print quality.

The figure shows the present embodiment in which the ends of a metal print band 1 are provided with welded-on brackets 2, which are fastened together in a flexible joint by pivot rivet 3. It is apparent that under tension the ends of the band will self-align and the band will track true. This contrasts with the usual practice of welding the ends of the band together where rigid misalignment leads to irregular up-and-down band tracking which affects printing quality.

This embodiment demonstrates that printer band technology is amenable to solutions in analogous arts, such as conveyor belt technology.

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