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BELT-DRIVEN CAPSTANLESS CABLE DRIVE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026607D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Capstans, as used in drive systems on xerographic copiers and scanners, convert motor generated rotary motion to a linear cable movement. When they are required to move a carriage, capstans must be wound with enough cable to accommodate the full length travel of the load bearing body. Often times they are also outfitted with an additional speed reduction mechanism, such as a gear train or a timing belt.