Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Proper cable tension is critical for optimum performance of a cable drive system in a copier or a scanner. A tension that is too low results in jerky carriage motion from a slack in the cable produced by the dynamics of the drive system. On the other hand, tension that is too high generally increases the friction and shortens the cyclic life of the cable.