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TOOL AND METHOD FOR STACK FORCE CALIBRATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026785D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A tool and method of use are described which improves the accuracy, repeatability and speed of setting up the stack force in a retard paper feeder mechanism associated with paper handling assemblies in printing and copying machines. The tool may be utilized in a manufacturing, development or field environment. The cost of the tool is about $10. The tool as shown in the Figure (top view) consists of a Force Sensing Resistor (FSR), having a known set of resistance values associated with a known set of normal forces.