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Picker Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079276D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Beentjes, P: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A picker wheel 1, for feeding documents 2 into a machine, picks the documents in their lower margin area to prevent smudging of the information on the documents. As the documents are picked asymmetrically, they tend to move sideways near the trailing edge. However, this is, prevented by an idler wheel 3, made of high-friction material.

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Picker Mechanism

A picker wheel 1, for feeding documents 2 into a machine, picks the documents in their lower margin area to prevent smudging of the information on the documents. As the documents are picked asymmetrically, they tend to move sideways near the trailing edge. However, this is, prevented by an idler wheel 3, made of high-friction material.

The picker mechanism feeds small batches of documents from a fixed platform 4. Both picker wheel 1 and idler wheel 3 are mounted on pivotable arms 5 and 6, respectively, which may be raised by taking them between thumb and forefinger for placing a stack underneath the wheels. Picker wheel 1 is driven via a toothed belt 7 from central shaft 8 pivotably supporting arms 5 and 6, and driven at the other side of wall 9.

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