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1. (WO2017062342) CLEANING STATION FOR NEEDLE NOZZLES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/062342    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/055289
Publication Date: Fri Apr 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B05B 15/02
B05C 11/10
Applicants: NORDSON CORPORATION
Inventors: HENTSCHEL, Lothar
LERNER, Semen
Title: CLEANING STATION FOR NEEDLE NOZZLES
Abstract:
A cleaning apparatus (1) for cleaning a nozzle (102) of a liquid dispensing device is disclosed. The cleaning apparatus includes a base member (2) supporting a receiving head (4) including a receiving opening (6) for receiving a portion (106) of the nozzle (102) to be cleaned, a gas inlet (96) for receiving pressurized gas, and an outlet (81) at the receiving head (4) for applying pressurized gas to the nozzle (102) for flushing the nozzle (102). The receiving opening (6) can include a sealing edge (7) for sealing the receiving head (4) against the nozzle (102) when the nozzle (102) is received in the receiving opening (6). The cleaning apparatus (1) can also include at least one of a discharge tube (86), a collection vessel (88) and a filter element (92).