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Multichannel Cornering Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079562D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Biver, R: AUTHOR

Abstract

The drawing shows a multichannel cornering station A connecting two non-aligned transport sections B and C having a plurality of independent transport channels D, E, F, etc. .., each channel corresponding to a specific processing station. Documents 1 to be handled are vertically transported on their edges by transport belts 2 driven by pulleys 3.

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Multichannel Cornering Station

The drawing shows a multichannel cornering station A connecting two non- aligned transport sections B and C having a plurality of independent transport channels D, E, F, etc. .., each channel corresponding to a specific processing station. Documents 1 to be handled are vertically transported on their edges by transport belts 2 driven by pulleys 3.

The cornering station transfers documents 1 from transport section B to transport section C, while maintaining the one-to-one relation between channels of the transport sections.

The cornering station includes two sets of fixed flexible steel guiding tapes 4 connecting the corresponding channels of the transport sections (only the upper set being show on the drawing). The cornering effect is ensured by driving drum
5. The central part of the drum is made from an elastomeric material fixedly mounted on rotating shaft 6 of the drum. The ends of the drum comprise two flanges 7 rotatably mounted on shaft 6 and around which steel tapes partially wind to drive and guide the tapes 4 along the cornering paths.

In operation, when a document card comes to the end of transport section A, it engages between tapes corresponding to the considered channel and moves according to a 90 degrees cornering angle as driven by the elastomeric rotating drum 5, then, transport section C removes document card 1 from the cornering station.

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