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Automated Wet Cleaning System Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064152D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

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Denight, RA Heninger, HH Kappell, RJ Waits, RL [+details]


This article describes a means for wet cleaning a device, such as an IBM copier machine, by the use of high-pressure detergent wash, two high-pressure water rinses, air blow off, filtration system, and drying oven. This apparatus provides positive operator and environmental protection by isolating all dislodged toner and debris within the closed systems. Copier 10 is placed in enclosure 11. The copier is turned on rotary table 12. As the copier is turned, spray nozzles 13 flush the copier out with detergent wash, first rinse water and second rinse water at 250 gpm and 80 psi. After wash and rinse cycles are complete, excess water is blown off with air nozzles 14. The toner sludge and debris collected in the wet system is pumped through filters 15.