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Sheet Feed Picker for Multi-Bin Paper Handling Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050046D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Goff, W: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In sheet feed apparatus, a multi-bin paper handling system is provided in which a vertical stack of bins is moved past a stationary sheet feed picker until the selected bin is in operative position with respect to the picker, whereupon the picker starts to remove and feed the paper from the selected bin. More particularly, the present apparatus conducts its paper picking operation by moving the picker in and out of a stopped bin to pick up a sheet or sheets. Thus, the picker is not in the path of the motion of the moving bin rack when the bin rack is moved to the next bin position. The picker is in effect stationary with respect to the movement of the rack of bins. More particularly, the present apparatus provides a bin picker wherein means for moving the picker into and out of the bins are rotational means.

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Sheet Feed Picker for Multi-Bin Paper Handling Systems

In sheet feed apparatus, a multi-bin paper handling system is provided in which a vertical stack of bins is moved past a stationary sheet feed picker until the selected bin is in operative position with respect to the picker, whereupon the picker starts to remove and feed the paper from the selected bin. More particularly, the present apparatus conducts its paper picking operation by moving the picker in and out of a stopped bin to pick up a sheet or sheets. Thus, the picker is not in the path of the motion of the moving bin rack when the bin rack is moved to the next bin position. The picker is in effect stationary with respect to the movement of the rack of bins. More particularly, the present apparatus provides a bin picker wherein means for moving the picker into and out of the bins are rotational means.

With respect to the drawings wherein Fig. 1 is a front view and Fig. 2 is a top view of the apparatus, the picker structure has an upper portion vertically pivoted at point 1 and a lower portion mounted to the ground at bracket 2. The upper portion includes a DC motor 3 mounted in support structure 4 containing drive shaft 5 which mounts a roll wave paper shingling wheel 6 and a friction disc 7 driven by friction cylinder 8 mounted on the drive shaft of motor 3. This assembly is balanced, as required, about point 1 and biased by spring 9 to urge wheel 6 into contact with paper stack 10 whose height is mai...