STACKED AIR RING DRYER
Original Publication Date: 1996-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Proposed is the use of a series of stacked cylindrical plenums or air rings, each containing nozzles of varying designs to impinge heated air directly on the surface of a photoreceptor in manufacture permitting rapid solvent evaporation and higher heat transfer rates. This would allow for rapid drying cycles, reduced cleanroom floor space, and low cost due to smaller ovens/air handling systems.