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Paper Forms Folder Feed Drive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000075271D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chaplin, OF: AUTHOR

Abstract

Mechanism for folding a continuous web of forms is shown. A continuous forms web 10 is fed by suitable in-feed mechanism 12 through a forms positioning mechanism 14, to a suitable stacking table 16. The form positioning mechanism 14 is oscillated back and forth across the stack of folded forms to stack the forms in zig-zag configuration. Forms positioning mechanism 14 is oscillated by a gear segment or rack 18 which is selectively driven by gears 20, 22. Gears 20, 22 are attached to shafts 24, 26, which are driven in the direction of the arrows shown through one-way clutches by belt 28 from the in-feed mechanism.

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Paper Forms Folder Feed Drive

Mechanism for folding a continuous web of forms is shown. A continuous forms web 10 is fed by suitable in-feed mechanism 12 through a forms positioning mechanism 14, to a suitable stacking table 16. The form positioning mechanism 14 is oscillated back and forth across the stack of folded forms to stack the forms in zig-zag configuration. Forms positioning mechanism 14 is oscillated by a gear segment or rack 18 which is selectively driven by gears 20,
22. Gears 20, 22 are attached to shafts 24, 26, which are driven in the direction of the arrows shown through one-way clutches by belt 28 from the in-feed mechanism. Thus, it can be seen that by proper selection of gear and belt ratios, the velocity of the in-feed mechanism can be made exactly equal to that of the positioning mechanism, so that the amount of travel of the positioning mechanism is positively and precisely controlled by the length of form fed by the in-feed mechanism.

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