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SNAP TOGETHER MAGNET CORE ASSEMBLY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024385D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A pair of molded end caps 10 and 12 are formed having slots 14 and 16, respectively, therein. End cap 10 has a hole 18 for receiving ball bearings therein. End cap 12 has a stub shaft extending outwardly therefrom so as to be supported by a suitable bearing arrangement. Injection molded segment magnets 22 are inserted in the slots of the molded plastic-end caps and supported thereby. This arrangement forms a magnetic roller for use in a magnetic brush development system. The magnetic roller is supported in a cantilever fashion by shaft 20 and by bearings mounted in aperture or hole 18. In this way, the entire assembly is formed by a molding process so as to be relatively low in cost.