COROTRON WIRE AND TERMINAL FABRICATION PROCESS
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
In reprographic machines, the corona generated by passing a constant voltage through a corotron wire is proportional to the tension of the wire. Often, the wire tension varies with the skill of the service person who installs the wire, either initially or as a replacement. In addition to the variations in tension, if the wire is handled by an uncovered hand, oily secretions are deposited on the wire, resulting in 'hot spots' on the wire which manifest as transfer deletions, and a shortened wire life.