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Operator-Directed Safety Spray Wand

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036735D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Allen, TJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a device which allows an operator to direct the spray of a wand, while safely confining the spray within a specified area of a vapor degreaser.

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Operator-Directed Safety Spray Wand

Disclosed is a device which allows an operator to direct the spray of a wand, while safely confining the spray within a specified area of a vapor degreaser.

This device consists of a stainless steel rod, two shaft collars, a self-aligning bearing, a pistol handle (for operator to grip), and a mounting wedge (to set proper angle).

The wand is attached to one end of the rod (via clamps), after the rod is mounted in the self-aligning bearing. This self-aligning bearing allows 55 degrees of angular movement in the x and y axes. The shaft collars are mounted on the rod on both sides of the bearing. These collars limit movement of the wand in the z axis, so the wand cannot be pointed outside of the spray area of the machine. A pistol- type handle is attached to the other end of the rod, for the operator to grip.

Once the wand is mounted to this device, an operator can easily and safely direct the spray at items to be cleaned without danger of spray outside the confines of the vapor degreaser tank. An operator- directed spray wand often provides a more thorough cleaning method than fixed or oscillating sprays.

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