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DUAL SPEED POLYGON

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027058D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Recognizing that it is possible to extend the life of an electric motor by running it at a reduced speed during periods when the components which it drives are not in use, the present disclosure proposes such an enhancement for electronic printing and reprographic machines. More specifically, the present disclosure is directed to extending the life of a polygon motor used in a raster output scanner by running the polygon at half-speed whenever the machine is in a standby mode of operation.