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Paper Forms Folder Sheet Positioner Drive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000075219D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chaplin, OF: AUTHOR

Abstract

A continuous forms folding mechanism is shown. The continuous forms web 10 is fed into the stacker mechanism by suitable in-feed mechanism 12, through a form positioning mechanism 14 to a suitable stacking table 16. Forms positioning mechanism 14 is oscillated back and forth to stack continuous forms web 10 in zig-zag configuration on the stacking table. Mechanism 14 is oscillated by a reversible motor 18 which is coupled to drive a gear segment or rack 20. The timing for the reversal of motor 18 is provided by a forms length and position sensor 22, which functions to sense the passing of a common point in the continuous form web in the vicinity of the in-feed mechanism.

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Paper Forms Folder Sheet Positioner Drive

A continuous forms folding mechanism is shown. The continuous forms web 10 is fed into the stacker mechanism by suitable in-feed mechanism 12, through a form positioning mechanism 14 to a suitable stacking table 16. Forms positioning mechanism 14 is oscillated back and forth to stack continuous forms web 10 in zig-zag configuration on the stacking table. Mechanism 14 is oscillated by a reversible motor 18 which is coupled to drive a gear segment or rack 20. The timing for the reversal of motor 18 is provided by a forms length and position sensor 22, which functions to sense the passing of a common point in the continuous form web in the vicinity of the in-feed mechanism. Thus, the timing of the positioning mechanism reversals and the controlling of the length of travel of the positioning mechanism is precisely timed to the speed of the in-feed mechanism and the length of forms being fed, thereby eliminating adjustments to the mechanism to stack different length of forms.

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