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Automated Game Ticket Packing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107450D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kroeker, TR: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is an automated method that combines the cutting and packing of game tickets into one process. Combining the cutting and packing will reduce the labor required to manufacture these game tickets.

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Automated Game Ticket Packing

      Disclosed is an automated method that combines the cutting and
packing of game tickets into one process.   Combining the cutting and
packing will reduce the labor required to manufacture these game
tickets.

      Game tickets are printed on large (30"x 36") sheets with
approximately 144 tickets per sheet.  With the existing process, the
sheets are slit between the tickets in one direction.  Several sheets
are then stacked together and cut in a guillotine type paper cutter.
One row of tickets are cut at a time.  This cut is perpendicular to
the slits. After a row is cut, the backgauge of the paper cutter is
indexed up and another row is cut.  This leaves the finished tickets
in several small stacks.  These stacks are then manually placed into
packing boxes of 2000 to 3000 tickets. Five people are required to
place the tickets from one cutting machine into packing boxes.

      In the automated process, the tickets are printed and slit as
in the existing process, but as a row of tickets is moved under the
knife (a) they are indexed directly into the packing box (b).  When
the row of tickets is cut, they will actually be in the packing box.
The packing box is then indexed down the height of the stack and
another row of tickets is pushed into the packing box by the
backgauge (c) of the paper cutter.  When this row of tickets is cut,
they will be stacked on top of the previous row.  This process is
continued until the pa...