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Cleaning Apparatus for Roller Tracks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050658D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sieben, T: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The rollers of roller tracks in hyperclean areas must be cleaned regularly. For automatically cleaning such roller tracks, a cleaning apparatus is successively moved between the workpieces to be transported on the roller track. The contact surface of the cleaning apparatus is provided with a cleaning mat soaked with a cleaning liquid.

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Cleaning Apparatus for Roller Tracks

The rollers of roller tracks in hyperclean areas must be cleaned regularly. For automatically cleaning such roller tracks, a cleaning apparatus is successively moved between the workpieces to be transported on the roller track. The contact surface of the cleaning apparatus is provided with a cleaning mat soaked with a cleaning liquid.

On roller track 1, cleaning apparatus 2 is transported between workpieces 3 in the same manner as the latter, namely, either by suitably inclining roller track 1 or by actuating rollers 4. Cleaning apparatus 2 consists of a housing 5, whose width is slightly less than the width of roller track 1 and which contains a tank 6 with cleaning liquid. The bottom side of housing 5 is covered with a cleaning mat 7, for example, of felt, which is fixed to the edge of the front and the rear side of housing 5 by clamps 8. One end 7a of cleaning mat 7 is immersed in the cleaning liquid in tank 6, so that cleaning mat 7 is continuously soaked with the cleaning liquid.

Tank 6 may be covered by a lid 9. After removal of clamps 8, cleaning mat 7 can be easily cleaned, reversed or exchanged.

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