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METHOD FOR MEASURING CLEANER BRUSH RADIAL SHRINKAGE AND BRUSH SET

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027225D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A method is disclosed for an improved method of measuring photoreceptor cleaner brush radial shrinkage. In electrostatographic printing and copying systems having cleaner subsystems that utilize electrostatic and/or mechanical brushes, the brush to photoreceptor interference is critical to cleaning performance. Typically, after several hundred thousand copies, the cleaner brush fibers begin to deform by bending in the rotational direction. This deformation is otherwise known as "set", which when it occurs, reduces the brush to photoreceptor interference, and thereby reduces the performance of the cleaner subsystem.