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Sheet Separator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106902D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hejl, M: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method of detaching or separating sheets from a stack which, compared with highly complex and extremely expensive prior art methods, is marked by technical simplicity.

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Sheet Separator

       This article describes a method of detaching or
separating sheets from a stack which, compared with highly complex
and extremely expensive prior art methods, is marked by technical
simplicity.

      Suction cups 2, positioned on separator 1, are applied to sheet
3 and subjected to a vacuum.  Then, suction cups 2 are moved relative
to each other such that sheet 3 becomes warped and its adherence is
dispensed with.  The described method ensures that only the sucked up
sheet sticks to cups 2.  An air jet 4, applying air from below,
speeds up the separation process.

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