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SPACING TO FINISHER BETWEEN COPY SHEET SETS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023651D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 175K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In an on-line, pre-collation copier/finisher unit, the copy sheet output transport between the copier per se (the processor) and the stapler unites sheet compiler is contin-uously run at a faster, but constant, speed than the copier processor speeds This gives the stapler unit enough time to staple one copy set together and move it out of the compiler before the first sheet of the next copy set arrives there- That is, the time spacing between adjacent sets is increased by speeding up all the sheets as they enter the finishing station rather than by speeding up only the last sheet of the preceeding set or retarding the first sheet of the next following set. Thus, a two-speed transport or sheet retarding mechanism is not required for the stapler unit input trans-port.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SPACING TO FINISHER BETWEEN Proposed Classification
COPY SHEET SETS U,Se Cl~ 271/10
Thomas R~ Cross mt. Cl~ B65h 5/00

In an on~line, pre-collation copier/finisher unit, the copy
sheet output transport between the copier per se (the
processor) and the stapler unites sheet compiler is contin~
uously run at a faster, but constant, speed than the copier
processor speeds This gives the stapler unit enough time to
staple one copy set together and move it out of the compiler
before the first sheet of the next copy set arrives there~
That is, the time spacing between adjacent sets is increased
by speeding up all the sheets as they enter the finishing
station rather than by speeding up only the last sheet of the
preceeding set or retarding the first sheet of the next
following set. Thus, a two~speed transport or sheet retarding
mechanism is not required for the stapler unit input trans-
port.

Volume 3 Number 4 July/August 1978 249

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                 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL
250 Volume 3 Number 4 July/August 1978

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