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Cleaner for Removing Debris From Webs of Material

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041503D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Beach, R: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

During the slitting of a reel of material, particulate debris may adhere to the surface and edges of the webs formed during the slitting operation. This debris can be removed by passing the webs through a serpentine path which includes a series of grooved rollers. The webs of material pass between cleaning surfaces which are driven in a direction opposite to the movement of the webs. As shown in Fig. 1, a plurality of slit webs 10 pass between clean wipe surfaces 12 and 14. Surfaces 12 and 14 move in a direction opposite to the direction of the web 10 and are situated on either side of web 10. Both the clean wipe material and the webs pass over a series of rollers 16 in a serpentine path. Surface 14 is fed from supply reel 20 through rollers 16 to take-up reel 22.

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Cleaner for Removing Debris From Webs of Material

During the slitting of a reel of material, particulate debris may adhere to the surface and edges of the webs formed during the slitting operation. This debris can be removed by passing the webs through a serpentine path which includes a series of grooved rollers. The webs of material pass between cleaning surfaces which are driven in a direction opposite to the movement of the webs. As shown in Fig. 1, a plurality of slit webs 10 pass between clean wipe surfaces 12 and 14. Surfaces 12 and 14 move in a direction opposite to the direction of the web 10 and are situated on either side of web 10. Both the clean wipe material and the webs pass over a series of rollers 16 in a serpentine path. Surface 14 is fed from supply reel 20 through rollers 16 to take-up reel 22. Surface 12 is fed from supply reel 24 through rollers 16 to take-up reel 26. As shown in Fig. 2, the rollers 16 include grooves 18. The webs 10 are sandwiched between the single clean wipe surfaces 12 and 14. Grooves 18 are wider and deeper than the width and thickness of the webs 10. This causes the clean wipe surfaces 12 and 14 to wrap around the edges of webs 10 and wipe debris from the edges and the surfaces of webs 10. In operation, web 10 is passed under and over the series of rollers 16 in a serpentine fashion between the clean wipe surfaces 12 and 14. The supply and take-up reels for the clean wipe material rotate in the directions indicated by t...