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Sheet Stacking Technique

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000082596D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Manning, DF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

During the accumulation of sheets from a data processing machine such as a printer, it is often desirable to separate the sheet accumulation according to successive jobs.

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Sheet Stacking Technique

During the accumulation of sheets from a data processing machine such as a printer, it is often desirable to separate the sheet accumulation according to successive jobs.

As seen in the figure, a stacking platform 1 at the output station of a sheet handler 2 is mounted for movement transversely of the sheet path on supports 3. The platform 1 is left in one position during accumulation of the output sheets from a particular job.

At the conclusion of that job, an actuating means, such as a cam 4, solenoid or other means, is energized to move the stacking platform 1 to a new position to provide an offset between sheet stacks, so that the offset serves as a marker between successive jobs.

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