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EXTRUDER GOOSENECK SIGHT GLASS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027391D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a modifcation to a conventional melt mixing extruder apparatus which provides for improved process control reliability and maintenance of the extruder Place, for example, a L E X W , or other appropriate transparent material, window on both sides of the extruder gooseneck to enable the operator to see if there is a blockage of the gooseneck without opening the system. Placing a window on both sides allows the operator to illuminate the gooseneck from one side and observe from the other.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

EXTRUDER GOOSENECK SIGHT GLASS

Proposed Shane D. Morin Classification

U. S. C1.430/106 Int. C1. G03g 09/80

Disclosed is a modifcation to a conventional melt mixing extruder apparatus which provides for improved process control reliability and maintenance of the extruder

Place, for example, a LEXW, or other appropriate transparent material, window on both sides of the extruder gooseneck to enable the operator to see if there is a blockage of the gooseneck without opening the system. Placing a window on both sides allows the operator to illuminate the gooseneck from one side and observe from the other.

The advantage of having a window/port would be that one could immediately see if the material was held up in the neck and one could estimate whether or not the piece could be removed by hand without opening up the system. Also, the window would enable the operator to see the piece as it was worked loose.

DPS459

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, NO. 4 July/August 1996 283

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284 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, NO. 4 July/AuguSt 1996

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