METHOD TO CONTROL HOUSING AIR INLET GAP
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A method and apparatus for improving cleaning efficiency of air current cleaners used for cleaning a charge retentive surface of a moving photoreceptor is disclosed. Air inlet gaps between a cleaner housing and a photoreceptor surface can be controlled firstly, by sealing the housing/photoreceptor gap with a film seal and secondly by forming a controlled air gap with an air inlet baffle mounted to the outside surface of the cleaner housing. This eliminates many high tolerance requirements and allows the use of intentionally non-uniform air gaps if desired. This improvement is particularly applicable to cleaner housings and will avoid stringent manufacturer's settings and reduce part and assembly costs.