Contamination Traps for Belt Type Systems
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Particles between the inner surface of a closed-loop belt and the belt supporting capstan surfaces are removed by grooves in the belt path on its interior side. Contamination removal is augmented by the inclusion of a magnet in the interior of the groove. The arrangement is particularly useful for copier/duplicators employing belt-type photoconductors to remove contamination and magnetic particles from under the belt.