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DOCUMENT TRANSPORT BELT WEAR REDUCTION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024023D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a 1ife-extending system for a document transport belt for a copier. The initial starting or registration position of the web or belt is sequenced periodically, thus shifting and distributing the maximum wear areas along the web. This can be accomplished with a belt having encoding indicia, e.g., cursors or hole patterns on the edge of the web, which indicate an initial starting position on the document belt and further indicia spaced along the belt in steps. The functional or actual starting position of the belt can be indexed away from this fixed position by