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Cleaning Brush Break In

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052673D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boman, C: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The TEFLON/DACRON* blend cleaning brush of a xerographic copier's clean station is conditioned for use by subjecting the brush fibers to rigorous mechanical force, thus causing the fiber ends to fray and expose a larger percentage of TEFLON than DACRON for use in cleaning the copier's photoconductor.

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Cleaning Brush Break In

The TEFLON/DACRON* blend cleaning brush of a xerographic copier's clean station is conditioned for use by subjecting the brush fibers to rigorous mechanical force, thus causing the fiber ends to fray and expose a larger percentage of TEFLON than DACRON for use in cleaning the copier's photoconductor.

Prior to installation in a cleaning station, the cylindrical brush is run at about 2500 rpm for one minute, as the brush fibers impact a 1/4-inch stainless steel, hexagonal cross-sectional bar with an engagement of 0.135 inch.

Various amounts of conditioning can be obtained by varying the brush's speed, length of time run, the amount of fiber engagement to the rod, and the size and/or cross-sectional shape of the rod.

By conditioning the brush in this manner, the brush cleans the photoconductor effectively, beginning with its initial use in the copier's cleaning station.

* Trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

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