Patent Number: 7,823,720

Title: Belt transport device and belt transport control method

Abstract: A belt transport device includes: a drive roller which is driven by a power source; a driven roller which is held in a rotatable manner; an endless belt which is wound on the drive roller and the driven roller; a band-like detecting section which is arranged on the endless belt in a circumferential direction of the endless belt; a sensor which detects the band-like detecting section; a displacement unit which displaces a relative positional relationship between the band-like detecting section and the sensor in a width direction of the endless belt.

Inventors: Tabata; Kunio (Shiojiri, JP), Suzuki; Toshiyuki (Shiojiri, JP), Oshima; Atsushi (Shiojiri, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporaton

International Classification: B65G 43/00 (20060101); B65G 39/16 (20060101); B41J 29/38 (20060101); G03G 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00