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FUSER ROLL STRIPPER FINGERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026043D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A fuser roll is frequently used in an electrophotographic printing machine to permanently fix the developed image to the co y sheet. It is essential that the the operator. Stripper fingers have hereinbefore been used to separate the co y sheet from the fuser roll. In order to strip the copy sheet from the fuser

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(EROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

FUSER ROLL STRIPPER FINGERS

Michael R. Elter U.S. C1.355/200 William E. Detwiler
Steven E. Kolb

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G03g 15/00

A fuser roll is frequently used in an electrophotographic printing machine to permanently fix the developed image to the co y sheet. It is essential that the

the operator. Stripper fingers have hereinbefore been used to separate the co y sheet from the fuser roll. In order to strip the copy sheet from the fuser

Excessively high forces on the fuser roll by the stripper fin er cause fuser roll

roll are lower than required, mis-strips occur and the copy sheet is not separated from the fuser roll. Therefore, in order to optimize the loading of the stripper finger against the fuser roll, manufacturing and setup tolerances are critical. To achieve this, a unique stripper finger design is employed. The stripper finger is straight with no bends on the control surface. Tabs, off the control surface, are used for mounting. This arrangement minimizes force tolerances.

copy sheet be se arated from the fuser roll a f! ter fixing and advanced to the next station for

P 1, it is necessary for the stripper finger to press against the fuser roll.

wear. Alternatively, if the forces exerted by the stripper

F urther processing or removal from the printing machine by

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B inger on the fuser

Volume 14 Number 6 November/December 1989 289

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