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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080532D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eichelsheim, R: AUTHOR

Abstract

In a document separator consisting of a feed or separator belt 1 and a restraint belt 3 for feeding documents from a hopper into a machine, the documents rest on separator belt 1 and as this is moving to the right, as indicated by arrow 2, they enter into the pinch between separator belt 1 and restraint belt 3, the latter moving to the left as indicated by arrow 4.

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Document Separator

In a document separator consisting of a feed or separator belt 1 and a restraint belt 3 for feeding documents from a hopper into a machine, the documents rest on separator belt 1 and as this is moving to the right, as indicated by arrow 2, they enter into the pinch between separator belt 1 and restraint belt 3, the latter moving to the left as indicated by arrow 4.

Normally the restraint belt 3 is guided over rollers and follows the contour of the separator belt 1 over a certain distance, in which case the restraint belt is not supported on the opposite side and, therefore, is flexible in the pinch area. To have a direct pressure applied to the restraint belt 3 over a certain distance, the belt is guided over a bronze block 5 having a flat portion adjacent the pinch area. For reducing the friction between the back of belt 3 and block 5 there is a closed loop of nylon foil 6 placed in-between, moving along with belt 3 over bronze block
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