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BELT TENSIONING AND DRIVE SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023868D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This is a technique to maintain tension across a belt 1 while the belt is in motion, automatically, regardless of the belt-sdirection of travel, The tensioning principle is generally based upon a crowned pulley, but in this case, the pulley is split, the crown reversed, and the two halves 2, 3 positioned at the belt edges instead of in the middle of a belt as with a conventional crowned pulley system. The pulleys 2, 3