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Self Adjusting Throat Guide

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000076036D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Diel, FM: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

To eliminate jams, a document separator comprises a self-adjusting throat guide compensating for war of the separator belts and resilient guide fingers for stiffening single slack documents by a cupping action.

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Self Adjusting Throat Guide

To eliminate jams, a document separator comprises a self-adjusting throat guide compensating for war of the separator belts and resilient guide fingers for stiffening single slack documents by a cupping action.

Documents 1 placed in a hopper are to be fed into a document handling machine one by one, therefore, a friction type separator is provided consisting of a feed belt 2 and a restraint belt 3 moving in opposite directions, as indicated by arrows 4 and 5, respectively.

To prevent packages of several documents from slipping into the throat of the separator, a throat guide 6 is provided which is held in close relationship to feedbelt 2 (near A) regardless of the wear of the separator belts, because it is mounted, together with a support blade 7 resting in B on the restraint belt 3, on a self-adjusting arm 8 pivotable about C.

Attached to either side of support blade 7 are resilient guide fingers 9, which cup slack documents over feed belt 2 for stiffening their front edges to prevent crumpling by restraint belt 3.

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