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TIMING BELT PLATEN DRIVE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024974D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A timing belt drive for incrementally rotating the platen of a printer provides a desirable alternative to the usual gear-train platen drive. It eliminates backlash inherent in gear trains and it provides a longer zone of driving engagement at .any one time. Timing belt platen drives heretofore in use have encircled the platen gear making it difficult to remove the platen for cleaning, replacement or substitution.