LOW FRICTION RETARD FEEDER
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A low friction retard feeder system 1 for use with a copy sheet paper feeder in an electrostatographic copier includes a belt 2 having a multiplicity of sections with different coefficients of friction. The system includes a retard roller 3 which forms a nip with the belt 2 through which copy sheets 4 are driven on their way to the transfer station of the copier. The retard roller 3 includes a multiplicity of sections having different coefficients of friction which complement the sections on the feed belt 2, being positioned so that one section on the belt when in contact with the roller is in contact with a section on the roller that is different than that on the belt.