ONE WAY BRUSH FEED ROLL OR BELT CLEANER
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A major strategic thrust among copier producers is to improve copier reliability. One of the major general causes of service actions is contamination. One of the main sources of contamination is paper fiber. Paper fibers are often loosely attached to the sheet of paper and are removed while fed or transported through the machine. These fibers, once loose in the machine, can cause copy quality problems, paper handling problems or mechanical problems. Recent technological trends have been in the direction of intelligent or self-adjusting machines. Therefore, it would be useful if when it was determined that a paper drive system was contaminated (by means of some sensing or performance monitor), that some remedial action was available to remove the debris.