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ROLLER DEFLECTOR FOR SORTER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024187D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A travelling gate sorter in which the moving gate or deflector comprises a pair of rolls, 1, 2 and the sheet support belt 3 is threaded between the rolls and thus positively and gently guides and drives the sheet into the bin 4 aligned with the rolls.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

ROLLER DEFLECTOR FOR SORTER
Proposed J. Emmelot U.S. C1. 271/196 Classification

Int. C1. B65h 29/32

A travelling gate sorter in which the moving gate or deflector comprises a pair of rolls, 1, 2 and the sheet support belt 3 is threaded between the rolls and thus positively and gently guides and drives the sheet into the bin 4 aligned with the rolls.

The belt 3 may be a vacuum belt and it is not a disadvantage that the run of the belt below the gate is separated from the vacuum duct since this part of the belt is inoperative.

The rollers 1, 2 are driven by the belt 3 in opposite directions and could be connected via a pair of spring-wrap clutches to drive an indexing mechanism for positioning the gate and also for opening the bins. The mechanism could, for example, comprise a Geneva cross device which is driven in opposite directions by the clutches, respectively.

In another form, the principle may be applied to a travelling bin sorter in which case the gate is a stationary feed throat and the belt could then be reversed around the lower roller.

Volume 4 Number 6 November/December 1979 745

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Novernber/December 6 Number 4 Volume XEROX 746 DISCLOSURE JOURNAL 1979

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