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TENSIONING APPARATUS FOR WIRE DICOROTRON

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024483D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Method and apparatus are disclosed for mounting and tensioning a coronode wire 1 encased in a glass coating. A typical dicorotron wire is rigid yet not perfectly straight and has a slight curvature of about .1 inch per 20 inches of length. To insure the wire is straight, a tension of approximately 1 pound on the wire is necessary, and since the wire is relatively stiff and springy, it is not feasible to wrap it around a screw or terminal post.

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(EROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

TENSIONING APPARATUS FOR WIRE

DICOROTRON Edward C. Mutschler

3 L

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 355/3CH Int. Cl. G03g 15/00

d4 12

5 J

FIG. I

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FIG. 2

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FIG. 3

Method and apparatus are disclosed for mounting and tensioning a coronode wire 1 encased in a glass coating. A typical dicorotron wire is rigid yet not perfectly straight and has a slight curvature of about .1 inch per 20 inches of length. To insure the wire is straight, a tension of approximately 1 pound on the wire is necessary, and since the wire is relatively stiff and springy, it is not feasible to wrap it around a screw or terminal post.

Referring now to the figures, a dicorotron wire 1 is tensioned between two wire mounts, 3 and 4. To mount and tension the wire 1, the glass coating is removed from the ends of the wire and one end is attached to a first wire holder 5. A tensioning spring 6 is then strung onto the wire and the free end of the wire (i.e., the end not attached to the holder 5) is fed through an aperture 7 in the mount 3. The mount 3 comprises a glass or ceramic tube fixed to end blocks on either side of the dicorotron wire 1. The diameter of the aperture 7 is slightly larger than the

Volume 5 Number 5 September/October 1980 527

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TENSIONING APPARATUS FOR WIRE DICOROTRON (Cont'd)

outside diameter of the dicorotron wire 1 and a second inner diameter 8 of the mount 3 is slightly larger than the...