粉体搬送装置および画像形成装置

Powder conveying apparatus and image forming apparatus

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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a powder conveying apparatus and an image forming apparatus, restraining jamming of powder.SOLUTION: The powder conveying apparatus and the image forming apparatus each is equipped with: a tubular part having the shape of a tube, where powder is conveyed in the interior; a conveying member disposed in the interior of the tubular part and adapted to move in the interior of the tubular part on receiving the driving force to convey the powder in the extending direction of the tube; a blow-out port where the air is fed into the interior and the air is blown out toward the interior of the tubular part; and a changing mechanism for changing the direction of the blow-out port.
【課題】 粉体詰まりが抑制された粉体搬送装置および画像形成装置を提供する。 【解決手段】 本発明の粉体搬送装置および画像形成装置は、管の形状を有した、内部を粉体が搬送される管状部と、前記管状部の内部に配備された、駆動力を受けて該管状部の内部で動くことにより前記粉体を前記管が延びる方向に搬送する搬送部材と、空気が内部に送り込まれて該空気を前記管状部の内部に向けて吹き出す吹き出し口と、前記吹き出し口の向きを変更する変更機構とを備えた。 【選択図】 図4

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