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Document Aligning Device for Two Transport Directions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000081490D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gutteling, J: AUTHOR

Abstract

An aligner wheel has been designed for driving sheets or the like forward or backward and at the same time sideways to an aligning-edge.

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Document Aligning Device for Two Transport Directions

An aligner wheel has been designed for driving sheets or the like forward or backward and at the same time sideways to an aligning-edge.

The aligner wheel consists of a hub 1 attached to a shaft and a rigid ring 2, the latter being connected to the hub 1 by a bellows 3. On the circumference of ring or rim 2 there is a flexible portion of high-friction material, which may be in the form of a hollow tire 4.

The aligner wheel is positioned over a transport surface 6, having a bowl shaped depression underneath the wheel and an aligning guide 7 along the edge. When a document is gripped by tire 4 the rim 2 with tire 4 will gradually move with the document to the right, as shown in B and C. As soon as the document has reached the aligning guide 7, the rim 2 and tire 4 will start displacing themselves over the document to the left until they reach an equilibrium position, as shown in D.

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