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DOCUMENT HANDLING SYSTEM USING STIFF BELTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024694D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This invention relates to belts suitable for use in document handling devices in copying machines. Heretofore, the normal force needed to generate the necessary frictional forces in such document handling belts is developed through controlled belt sag caused by the weight of the belt. However, the prior art belt materials are subject to tensile stress relaxation, which necessitates the periodic adjustment of the tension on the belt to control the frictional driving force generated by the belt.