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Improved Friction in Drive Belts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000087688D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bradley, RE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

It has been found that timing belts of the type used in low-temperature applications exhibit a relatively high coefficient of friction on the side of the belt opposite the drive teeth. The coefficient of friction is much higher than that found in ordinary belts, and the use of the low-temperature belts eliminates the need for special backings on the ordinary timing belts to increase the coefficient of friction.

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Improved Friction in Drive Belts

It has been found that timing belts of the type used in low-temperature applications exhibit a relatively high coefficient of friction on the side of the belt opposite the drive teeth. The coefficient of friction is much higher than that found in ordinary belts, and the use of the low-temperature belts eliminates the need for special backings on the ordinary timing belts to increase the coefficient of friction.

The increased coefficient of friction is especially desirable in document handling applications where the smoother side of the belt is used to drive documents, since additional drive can be obtained, and/or other components can be reduced in size or complexity.

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