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HIGH CAPACITY STACKER CARROUSEL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027436D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a high capacity stacker carrousel for an electrophotographic printing machine. As shown in the accompanying figure, carrousel module 10 includes 4 independent paper XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, No. 6 NovemberDecember 1996 381

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

HIGH CAPACITY STACKER CARROUSEL

Elise R. Colvin-Shelley Marshall Benson

Proposed Classification

U. S. C1.353321 Int. C1. G03g 21/00

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Proposed is a high capacity stacker carrousel for an electrophotographic printing machine. As shown in the accompanying figure, carrousel module 10 includes 4 independent paper

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HIGH CAPACITY STACKER CARROUSEL (CONT'D)

trays 12 that pivot around the center of module 10. The trays separately hold approximately 2000 to 2500 sheets so that the carrousel has a capacity in the range of 8000 to 10,000 copy sheets. Each of the trays 12 has a separate means 18 for elevating the respective tray to allow for the stacking of large volumes of paper. When one of the trays 12 reaches full capacity, the carrousel module 10 rotates counter clockwise (as shown by arrow 16) to position a new, empty tray 12 at the end of the printing machine for subsequent loading. Each tray 12 is mounted on a sliding mechanism (not shown) that allows an operator to slide the tray out for unloading to a cart, if required. Paper width adjusters 14 (one for each tray) are included on the top module 10 to set various paper widths. A connector 22, at base 20 provides an interface to the printing machine.

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