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CHIP DETECTOR SWITCH WITH CLEANING MEANS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235915D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-28

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Abstract

The present invention proposes a technique to clean chips in the gearbox of an engine or a wind turbine. The technique includes a chip detector switch with cleaning means. The cleaning means are added to remove chips mechanically. The cleaning means is actuated, for example, by an electric motor, so that no personnel are required and removal of the switch is not required. A wiper is added to the clip detector switch which is remotely operated and sweeps the particles from the chip detecting gap.