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Drive Belt Attachment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047774D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Purcell, BD: AUTHOR

Abstract

A technique for attaching a drive belt to the print element carrier in an impact printer is shown and described. This technique reduces the hardware required to retain the drive belt. Referring now to the figure, it is desired to use timing belt 2 to drive print element carrier 4 as it escapes along the print line. Print element carrier 4 includes a molded slot with a toothed profile slightly smaller than that of belt 2. When timing belt 2 is pressed into the slots molded in print element carrier 4, the interference fit therebetween provides sufficient attachment strength to drive the carrier.

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Drive Belt Attachment

A technique for attaching a drive belt to the print element carrier in an impact printer is shown and described. This technique reduces the hardware required to retain the drive belt. Referring now to the figure, it is desired to use timing belt 2 to drive print element carrier 4 as it escapes along the print line. Print element carrier 4 includes a molded slot with a toothed profile slightly smaller than that of belt 2. When timing belt 2 is pressed into the slots molded in print element carrier 4, the interference fit therebetween provides sufficient attachment strength to drive the carrier.

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