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Document Transport

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090769D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

May, GH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In this document transport, a V-belt, running in a pulley arrangement, not shown, is used to drive the document along the transport path. V-belt 1 has on one surface a plurality of ribs 6. These are made of a material with a high coefficient of friction and function as cleats to drive the document 4 along transport path 2. The latter is made of a material with a low coefficient of friction and has recess 5 into which belt 1 extends a small amount along its length. Document 4 is fed into a throat arrangement, not shown, and between path 2 and belt 1, where it is slightly depressed into recess 5 and driven to the various stations of operation to be printed, punched, stacked, or flipped over.

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Document Transport

In this document transport, a V-belt, running in a pulley arrangement, not shown, is used to drive the document along the transport path. V-belt 1 has on one surface a plurality of ribs 6. These are made of a material with a high coefficient of friction and function as cleats to drive the document 4 along transport path 2. The latter is made of a material with a low coefficient of friction and has recess 5 into which belt 1 extends a small amount along its length. Document 4 is fed into a throat arrangement, not shown, and between path 2 and belt 1, where it is slightly depressed into recess 5 and driven to the various stations of operation to be printed, punched, stacked, or flipped over. When document 4 is driven into a station for processing along path 2, ribs 6 on belt 1 ensure a positive entry and exit from that station as well as a positive drive along path 2. Top guide 3 diverts document 4 away from belt 1 when it enters a station and such guide is raised to let document 4 be driven away by belt 1.

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