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TRANSITION PAPER TRANSPORT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027210D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

High volume copiers/printers are required to interface with any manufacturer's finishing device, such as, binders, punchers, folders, stampers, etc. The key to this accomplishment is the ability to have a transport which will take the processor's portrait fed copies and feed them out in landscape orientation. The transport will have to be capable of running at speeds of approximately 40 incheskec., handle both 11 and 14 inch paper in landscape and portrait exit modes, and perform extremely reliably.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

TRANSITION PAPER

TRANSPORT

John D. Zoltner

Proposed Classification US. C1.271/225
Int. C1. B65h 5/00

High volume copiers/printers are required to interface with any manufacturer's finishing device, such as, binders, punchers, folders, stampers, etc. The key to this accomplishment is the ability to have a transport which will take the processor's portrait fed copies and feed them out in landscape orientation. The transport will have to be capable of running at speeds of approximately 40 incheskec., handle both 11 and 14 inch paper in landscape and portrait exit modes, and perform extremely reliably.

An answer to this requirement is a 90" transition transport that is composed of two integrated transports. The frrst is a conventional ball on belt edge registering transport. This transport allows portrait (long edge) feeding copies to be front edge registered and pass straight through. The second transport is a 90" cross transport of the same basic ball-on-belt configuration except that the balfielt cage is movably attached so that user may select the desired exit mode (portrait or landscape). Attached to this linear ball retainer is a registratioxdstop gate. When residing in a 'down' position it stops and registers the lead long edge of a copy so that cross transport balls can act on the copy to adhere to the 90" moving cross belt. This feeds copies out in the landscape mode it (toward an operator) and into any manufacturer's short edge fini...