PARTICULATE TRANSPORT MECHANISM
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A simple, inexpensive and reliable particulate material transport comprises a strip of elastomeric material 10 typically in elongated rectangular shape and of rectangular cross section fixed to one end of a rotational device 12. The elastomeric strip 10 is enclosed by a rigid or semi-rigid cylinder 14 thereby defining a transport zone. If a particulate substance is placed in this transport zone and the rotational device 12 is turned, the elastomeric strip 10 will deform under the torsional load of the particulate substance (as shown in the figure) and transport the particulate substance in an axial direction away from the rotational device.