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Volume: 42 | Article ID: art00013
Nip Width of an On-Demand Fuser: Part I. Cross-section Model
  DOI :  10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.1998.42.3.art00013  Published OnlineMay 1998

This article presents an experimentally verified analytical model of a pressure roller's nip when it is pressed against a flat heating element in an on-demand fuser. A cross-section model has been developed for predicting the nip width and deflection of a rigid pressure roller. In the mechanics literature, pressure rollers such as those used in laser printers are known as soft rollers. This model is based on nondimensional results from a finite element analysis that accounts for differences in roller size, rubber material, and load.

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W. Sean Harris, Steven W. Beyerlein, Edwin M. Odom, "Nip Width of an On-Demand Fuser: Part I. Cross-section Modelin Journal of Imaging Science and Technology,  1998,  pp 276 - 280,

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