HP9845 printer timing belt

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri Dec 24 17:29:26 2004

This talk of timing belts has prompted me to post about the one in the
HP9845 internal thermal printer (one of those machines is in many bits on
my bench at the moment...), Fortunately I am not looking for a
replacement belt -- I say 'fortunately' because I've enver seen anything
like it.

There are 3 sporckets. One on the stepper motor spindle at the back. One
on the platten spindle. One on the feed roller spindle. The first 2 are
conventioally driven by teeth on the inside of the belt. The last goes
against the outside of the belt and engages with teeth there (of the same
pitch as the intenral ones). Of course that means it turns the opposite way.

I've never seen a betl with external teeth in anything else (although I
have seen a chain drive with sprockets engaging on both sides).

I think I mentioned that the printhead in this printer can be taken
apart. It consists of a coonventioal PCB to link to the cable harness, 7
ceramic hybrid circuits that contain the printhead drivers (and
serial-parallel shift registers), the printhead hybrid iteslf and a load
of zebra-strip like connectors to link everything together...

Received on Fri Dec 24 2004 - 17:29:26 GMT

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