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Magnetizing of tweezers for foreign object removal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014600D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a magnetizing method of tweezers for foreign object removal. On the case of passbook/cutform printers used in finance industry, foreign objects such as coins, staples, clips, and pins are likely dropped into the machine inside from the document insertion aperture. For safe and easy removal of such foreign objects by an operator, tweezers as an attachment part are useful tool. If the tip of tweezers is magnetized, they become more useful to pick up steel base objects such as stables, clips and pins. If the printer mechanism has a latching type solenoid which includes a permanent magnet, an operator can temporarily magnetize the tweezers by rubbing its tip onto the permanent magnet before removing the steel base foreign objects. The figure shows an example of the latching type solenoid and the tweezers. 1