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Title: Swipe transfer assembly

The swipe transfer assembly is a mechanical assembly which is used in conjunction with glove boxes and other sealed containments. It is used to pass small samples into or out of glove boxes without an open breach of the containment, and includes a rotational cylinder inside a fixed cylinder, the inside cylinder being rotatable through an arc of approximately 240.degree. relative to the outer cylinder. An offset of 120.degree. from end to end allows only one port to be opened at a time. The assembly is made of stainless steel or aluminum and clear acrylic plastic to enable visual observation. The assembly allows transfer of swipes and smears from radiological and other specially controlled environments.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Blackfoot, ID)
  2. (McKeesport, PA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
868395
Report Number(s):
US 5131797
DOE Contract Number:
AC11-76PN00014
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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