Recirculated-Ventilated Dismantling of Copier/Printers During Reconditioning
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
This article describes apparatus that controls toner dust while dismantling copier/printers. The recirculated-ventilated system provides a means to dismantle machines that have large volumes of loose toner dust, a positive air flow system that controls, transports, and cleans toner dust from the air, operator and environmental protection by isolating and filtering toner dust in a recirculated system, and internal facility air control by not letting toner dust become airborne. This system utilizes energy by recirculating and reusing air-conditioned or heated air. Copier machines 10 are inserted into teardown booths 11. Major subassemblies are dismantled from copier machines and placed into dump chamber 12. Air is circulated through the system at 15,000 CFM and 100 FPM velocity by fan 13.