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Volume 23, Number 4, Page 403 (1979)
Mechanics in Computing Systems
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Dynamic Response of a Print Belt System

by P. A. Engel, H. C. Lee, J. L. Zable
The dynamic response of a print belt system, when the print belt is subjected to impulsive print forces, is analyzed in this paper. The system consists of a flat steel print belt tightly wrapped around pulleys with one of the pulleys driven by a motor. Analytical modeling allows the prediction and analysis of belt motion and thus the prediction of print misregistration. Discrete parameters used in the analysis permit simulation of the belt motion as affected by variations in belt tension, stiffness, pulley inertias, and motor-operating parameters. Conditions of belt slippage are examined, as well as the effect of dynamic loading upon the drive motor.
Related Subjects: Analytical models; Mechanics and mechanisms; Printing technology