BELT-DRIVEN CAPSTANLESS CABLE DRIVE
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
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.