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Stacking Apparatus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097141D
Original Publication Date: 1962-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kistner, HJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

The stacking apparatus is adjustable to accommodate punched cards which vary in length from 22 to 80 columns.

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Stacking Apparatus

The stacking apparatus is adjustable to accommodate punched cards which vary in length from 22 to 80 columns.

Cards 3 are advanced between guides 4 and 5 by feed rolls 1 and
2. Yieldable support 9 and previously stacked cards 3 bow each cable longitudinally before its leading edge strikes a cantilever supported yieldable stop 11. As a card strikes stop 11 and bends it, the trailing edge passes a point where a ramp 6 diverges from the guides. Then the card unflexes and its trailing edge swings laterally across ramp 6 out of the way of the succeeding card. The yieldable stop 11 rebounds the card downwardly.

Cam-actuated pushers 35 urge the trailing edges of the cards down the ramp onto a platform 8. A roll 16 is rotated continuously at a peripheral speed higher than that of the feed rolls 1 and 2. By magnet 17 roll 16 is rocked into pinching contact with a card only when its trailing edge is between the card levers 22 and
23. Thus, a card is accelerated toward stop 11 after its trailing edge leaves the rolls 1 and 2, Stop 11 is adjustable to accommodate cards of different length.

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