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SORTER TRANSPORT CONCEPT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023689D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 220K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A sheet sorter 1 with a plurality of bins 2 into which sheets 3 are selectively captured from a sheet belt transport 4 passing all the bin openings by gates 5 pivotable between the endless belts. Only one gate 5 is illustrated here for simplicity. Here the working flight 6 of the transport belts is contin-uously, smoothly curved over its path over the bins by mounting a plurality of rollers 7 in a slight arc. The sheets are transported between the belt flight 6 and the rollers 7. The smooth curve of the rollers deformably into the belt flight 6 and the tension on the belts between their end support rollers maintain a sheet holding nip pressure between the belt portion 6 and each roller 7 without requiring conven-tional back-up or pinch rollers along the back side of the belt flight 6 opposite each bin entrance roller 7.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SORTER TRANSPORT CONCEPT
ProposedWarren T~ VanBuskirk Classification

U~S. C1~ 271/173
mt. Cl. B65h 39/10

A sheet sorter 1 with a plurality of bins 2 into which sheets 3
are selectively captured from a sheet belt transport 4 passing
all the bin openings by gates 5 pivotable between the endless
belts. Only one gate 5 is illustrated here for simplicity.
Here the working flight 6 of the transport belts is contin~
uously, smoothly curved over its path over the bins by
mounting a plurality of rollers 7 in a slight arc. The sheets
are transported between the belt flight 6 and the rollers 7.
The smooth curve of the rollers deformably into the belt
flight 6 and the tension on the belts between their end
support rollers maintain a sheet holding nip pressure between
the belt portion 6 and each roller 7 without requiring conven-~
tional back~up or pinch rollers along the back side of the
belt flight 6 opposite each bin entrance roller 7.

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Volume 3 Number 5 September/October 1978 315

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                   XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL 316 Volume 3 Number 5 September/October 1978

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