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BELT-DRIVEN SHEET INVERTER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025493D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A sheet inverter which can be adopted in any paper transport employing a sheet-transport belt. Sheets are normally guided onto the front run of the belt which defines the transport path but, when the sheets are to be inverted, they are first guided onto the back run of the belt, and then returned to the front run around an end roller. As shown in the drawing, sheets moving along path 1 are guided by a solenoid-actuated deflector 2 either directly onto the front run 3 of the belt 4 , by which they are carried away with their normal orientation, or they are deflected to move along guide 5 to a position close to the back run 6 of the belt, at which position they are picked up by the moving belt and carried around end roller 7 onto the front run, to be carried away in an inverted orientation. In the

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

BELT-DRIVEN SHEET INVERTER Proposed Julius Emmelot Classification

U.S. CI. 271/186 Int. C1. B65h 29/00

A sheet inverter which can be adopted in any paper transport employing a sheet- transport belt. Sheets are normally guided onto the front run of the belt which defines the transport path but, when the sheets are to be inverted, they are first guided onto the back run of the belt, and then returned to the front run around an end roller. As shown in the drawing, sheets moving along path 1 are guided by a solenoid-actuated deflector 2 either directly onto the front run 3 of the belt 4, by which they are carried away with their normal orientation, or they are deflected to move along guide 5 to a position close to the back run 6 of the belt, at which position they are picked up by the moving belt and carried around end roller 7 onto the front run, to be carried away in an inverted orientation. In the

Volume 10 Number 5 September/October 1985 269

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BELT-DRIVEN SHEET INVERTER (Cont'd)

vertical belt arrangement shown, a solenoid-actuated roll 8 is used to press against the back run 6 of the belt each sheet which is to be inverted, but in a horizontal arrangement gravity may perform this function. The arrangement is particularly applicable to the belt transport of a sheet sorter.

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