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UNIVERSAL POWDER METAL PULLEY INSERT FOR LOW QUANTITIES USAGE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027747D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Referring to Figures 1 and lA, a universal powder metal pulley insert assembly 10 for use in low quantity production of plastic gears and pulleys is shown. The insert assembly 10 includes an insert 14 and a tolerance ring 16. The insert assembly 10 provides for a pulley assembly which with minor modifications may serve a variety of shaft diameter sizes. In this configuration, a plastic gear or pulley 18 may mate with a variety of different inserts 14 each of the varying inserts 14 having a different central hole for accommodating a