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Page Assembler

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096148D
Original Publication Date: 1963-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Martin, VC: AUTHOR

Abstract

Continuous printed tape issuing from a strip printer is automatically assembled in temporary page form.

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Page Assembler

Continuous printed tape issuing from a strip printer is automatically assembled in temporary page form.

Printed tape produced by printer 2 is fed through cutting mechanism 3 to one of a plurality of slotted strip holders 4 aligned with it. Holders 3 are mounted on endless belts 5 passing about driven shaft 6, operated by space mechanism 7, and idler shaft 8. As the tape is produced, printer 2 emits pulses to counter 9 which sets latch 10 on and stops the printer when a predetermined count is reached. The latch 10 output partially conditions And 11 and actuates cutter 3. Completion of the cut closes switch 12 to fully condition And 11. The latter energizes space mechanism 7 to align an empty strip holder 4 with cutting mechanism 3. When shaft advance is complete, increment switch 13 produces a pulse to reset latch 10 and counter 9 to start the printer. A strip removal mechanism 14 can also be actuated by the pulse from switch 13.

Strip holders 4 and belts 5 can be replaced with a continuous paper form to which the strips are secured by crimping, adhesive or staples. In these cases, the tape strips are supported on a fixed guide until fastened to the paper form.

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