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Automated Fluorocarbon Spraying Apparatus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047092D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hill, CJ Hoffman, RJ [+details]

Abstract

The automated fluorocarbon spraying apparatus uses fluorocarbon spray under high pressure, i.e., between 800 and 1200 psi, to remove surface particles by the mechanism of momentum transfer. The automated fluorocarbon spraying apparatus finds particular utility for cleaning a device known as an autostacker which is used for transporting magnetic disks to, from and within the process during their manufacture. The process for manufacturing magnetic disks is subject to contamination problems and is performed in class 100 work areas. By automating the autostacker cleaning process, the cleaning time is reduced and there is little or no residual contamination. A plan view of the automated fluorocarbon spraying apparatus is shown in Fig.