Steven Bailey - Rochester NY,
Michael Baskin - Springwater NY,
Gerard Darby - Brockport NY,
Borden Mills - Webster NY,
James Hendron - Rochester NY,
This invention relates in general to fuser for a reproduction apparatus, and more particularly to an adjustable loading mechanism for a printing machine fuser. According to various aspects of the invention, apparatus and methods for loading a printing machine fuser are provided. A loading force for a pressure member and a fuser member may be generated by deflecting a spring relative to a spring support that restrains an end of the spring, the spring support being mounted to an arm body, the arm body comprising a pivot axis and a loading mount acting on one of the pressure member and the fuser member. The loading force may be adjusted by displacing the spring support to adjust a deflection of the spring.