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GLASS COATED SKID PLATE FOR BELT TRACKING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025688D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In an electrophotographic printing machine, the photoconductive member is frequently a belt entrained about a plurality of spaced supports. One of the supports is usually a rotating roller which is adapted to move the belt through the processing stations disposed thereabout. The other supports may be stationary posts. When stationary posts are employed, it is desirable to reduce the friction between the post and the moving photoconductive belt. Previously, this has been accomplished by coating the post with a low friction material such as Teflon. It has been found that cost is reduced when the stationary posts are cOated with glass. The glass coating has a low coefficient of friction and does not wear. A glass coating of this type improves reliability and reduces the torque required to move the belt.