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WIRE TENSION MEASUREMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026730D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A system for non-contact wire tension measurement is disclosed. It is often necessary to accurately measure the tension of suspended wire, for example, correct tension of corotron or scorotron wire is critical to proper electrical performance in electrophotographic printing and copying machines. Conventional contact methods of wire tension measurement often damage wire during measurement. The non-contact non-distructive wire tension measurement system relies on the relationship between the amount of compression undergone by a spring clip around which a wire is wrapped, and the tension of the wire.