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AIR KNIFE FLICKING BAR FOR BRUSH CLEANERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022780D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-26

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In a brush cleaner approximately one-~half of the power is used to clean the cleaning brush0 This results mainly from the inefficient use of the air flow in toner detachment and capture0 For example, the net airflow of a cleaning system is about 120 cubic feet per minute of which about 20 cubic feet per minute is needed for the conveying and separation of the toner, It appears that the air flow could be cut from 120 to 40 cubic feet per minute by more efficient use of the air, This can be achieved by applying the major portion of the air flow at the flicking region.