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Air Centrifuge Dryer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053062D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cook, EW: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article teaches that by providing a centrifugal intake collar to centrifugal dryers better centrifugal spin drying of devices may be realized.

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Air Centrifuge Dryer

This article teaches that by providing a centrifugal intake collar to centrifugal dryers better centrifugal spin drying of devices may be realized.

The centrifugal dryer shown in the drawing comprises an exterior housing 10 containing a rotatable shaft 11 extending from a high speed motor 12. The shaft supports a centrifugal rack 13 upon which are mounted a multiplicity of devices 14 which are to be dried.

Located in the bottom of the housing is a drain pipe 15 through which the liquids driven from the spun devices may be removed from the housing. This drain pipe 15 is provided with an antisiphon trap
16. The housing 10 is provided with a perforated top 17 through which clean air may freely flow into the centrifuge. It has been found that further advantageous results are realized if a cylindrical co-axial chimney, having an outer sleeve 18 and an inner sleeve 19, is provided above the perforated top.

The spinning action of the rack creates a draft and draws air into the housing down through the central sleeve 19. Most of this air is forced up along the walls of the housing and out through the region 20 between the inner and outer sleeve, thus reducing turbulence and reflow of the moisture-laden exhaust air and increasing the air flow rate through the dryer.

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