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Forms-Alignment Link

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044527D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Neer, JH: AUTHOR

Abstract

A technique is described whereby an alignment link is provided for printer form holder racks. The use of the alignment link reduces the problem of paper forms pulling out of pin feed tractors caused by misalignment of the forms during the loading of the paper into the printer. The alignment link 10, as shown in Fig. 1, is made so the upper part 11 of link 10 can snap onto the output section of existing wire guide rack 12. The wire guide racks are used to hold and guide the forms as the paper is fed through the printer. The lower section 13 of link 10 slides over the horizontal tensioner rod of the lower input section of the forms rack 12, as shown in Fig. 2.

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Forms-Alignment Link

A technique is described whereby an alignment link is provided for printer form holder racks. The use of the alignment link reduces the problem of paper forms pulling out of pin feed tractors caused by misalignment of the forms during the loading of the paper into the printer. The alignment link 10, as shown in Fig. 1, is made so the upper part 11 of link 10 can snap onto the output section of existing wire guide rack 12. The wire guide racks are used to hold and guide the forms as the paper is fed through the printer. The lower section 13 of link 10 slides over the horizontal tensioner rod of the lower input section of the forms rack 12, as shown in Fig. 2. When an operator feeds forms into the printer, the forms are adjusted horizontally so that the first character, usually at the left side of the form, is positioned as required. The alignment link 10 is then pushed against the left edge at the output section of the form. This then gives a direct line of sight to the left edge of the lower input feeding section of forms rack 12. The forms are then positioned at the input section 13 so that both the input and output sections of the forms are against the alignment link 10. A straight paper-feeding path is then provided, eliminating the possibility of the forms pulling out of pin feed tractor mechanisms.

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