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Cleaning Device For Multiple Electrode Print Heads

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048621D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hartmann, K: AUTHOR

Abstract

For removing dirt between electrodes, thin wires 1 coated with emery (diamond) dust are used which, similar to the blades of a hacksaw or the hair of a violin bow, are arranged adjacent to each other. They may be fixed to the ends of the bow 2. It is also possible to wind a long wire several times around the bow, providing the bow ends with guide pieces 3 (e.g., rollers) with groove guides for spacing the wires from each other.

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Cleaning Device For Multiple Electrode Print Heads

For removing dirt between electrodes, thin wires 1 coated with emery (diamond) dust are used which, similar to the blades of a hacksaw or the hair of a violin bow, are arranged adjacent to each other. They may be fixed to the ends of the bow 2. It is also possible to wind a long wire several times around the bow, providing the bow ends with guide pieces 3 (e.g., rollers) with groove guides for spacing the wires from each other.

The wires are laterally flexible and thus can be easily inserted between the electrodes. The dirt particles are removed by a "sawing" movement. The electrode head may be manually or automatically cleaned. In the latter case, cleaning is effected automatically at particular intervals under printer control.

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