BACKFLOW AIR WAND FOR 30-INCH TURBOSCREENER
Original Publication Date: 1996-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Proposed is a rotating air wand for modifying current toner process fabrication equipment. Large toner particles agglomerate on the back ball of a 30-inch turboscreener. The particles fall into the product stream causing the product to be reworked or scrapped. The air wand is mounted towards the back wall of the turboscreener. As shown in the accompanying figure, a plurality of jets 12 direct air from wand 10 to prevent toner particles from agglomerating. The jets 12 located on a front surface 14 of wand 10 have a diameter of approximately 0.030 inches. Conversely, jets 12 located on the rear surface 16 of wand 10 have a diameter of approximately 0.040 inches.