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Insert Third Side Flap Fold 8" Diskette

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044485D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 86K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gaston, J: AUTHOR [+7]

Abstract

This arrangement combines the inserting of a disk and the third side flap fold into one automatic machine. The machine is controlled by a controller with power modules that power all control valves and motors. The machine is equipped with a vacuum system. All equipment mentioned above is mounted on a single base. This single-base construction allows the machine to be completely tooled, wired, plumbed, debugged and shipped as one unit without dismantling any hardware. This also allows easy shipping and installation at the customer plant. The apparatus is shown in a front view (Fig. 1) and a left side view (Fig. 2). The description and function is as follows: Station 1: Automatically Feed and Place the Envelope.

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Insert Third Side Flap Fold 8" Diskette

This arrangement combines the inserting of a disk and the third side flap fold into one automatic machine. The machine is controlled by a controller with power modules that power all control valves and motors. The machine is equipped with a vacuum system. All equipment mentioned above is mounted on a single base. This single-base construction allows the machine to be completely tooled, wired, plumbed, debugged and shipped as one unit without dismantling any hardware. This also allows easy shipping and installation at the customer plant. The apparatus is shown in a front view (Fig. 1) and a left side view (Fig. 2). The description and function is as follows: Station 1: Automatically Feed and Place the Envelope. Up to 400 envelopes can be placed into a load chute 11 from where a cylinder and slide 12 coin changes one envelope at a time into a transfer mechanism 14, as shown in Fig. 1. To assure the placement of the envelope into the transfer mechanism, a set of photocells 10 will detect it. Before the envelope is transferred to the next station, it is verified with photocells. If the orientation is correct and the envelope matches the density of the disk, the envelope is transferred. If the envelope does not meet the present requirements, it is ejected and another envelope will be placed immediately into the transfer mechanism 14, thereby maintaining a production rate of 800 p/hr. Station 2: Spread the Envelope and Insert the Disk. In this station the envelope...