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Timing Belt Termination

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046456D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shuman, RB: AUTHOR

Abstract

On printers utilizing a timing belt for movement of the carrier back and forth, it is necessary to terminate the timing belt to permit adjustment of the same. Disclosed is a simple but effective timing belt termination which may be made to the belt without special tools and which alevates sensitivity to manufacturing tolerances.

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Timing Belt Termination

On printers utilizing a timing belt for movement of the carrier back and forth, it is necessary to terminate the timing belt to permit adjustment of the same. Disclosed is a simple but effective timing belt termination which may be made to the belt without special tools and which alevates sensitivity to manufacturing tolerances.

Referring now to Fig. 1, a wedge-shaped receptacle or belt terminal 10 includes an elongated tab or the like 11 with an aperture 12 therein for connection to any convenient machine part. The timing belt 13 cooperates with the receptacle 10 which is dimensioned so as to permit the timing belt 13 to pass through the receptable and out the opposite side, superimposed on the tab 11 (Fig. 2). A wedge 15, having exterior dimensions such as to be able to fit into the receptacle 10, has a lower portion 16 with slots 17 which are spaced apart a sufficient distance to register with the normal projections 14 on the timing belt 13.

Upon registration of the locking wedge 15 with the timing belt 13, pulling the timing belt 13 to the left in the direction of the arrow 18 (Fig. 3) causes the locking wedge 15 to enter the belt terminal receptacle 10, the wedge-like action squeezing the timing belt 13 and preventing its removal from the belt terminal.

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