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Feeding Device with Separation and Alignment for Automatic Form Processing in Single-Sheet or Stack Processing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115557D
Original Publication Date: 1995-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bruegmann, W: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A method is described that can be used in the banking environment for feeding documents and forms into automatic processing machines, in which a specified orientation is required (e.g., printers, scanners, sorting machines).

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Feeding Device with Separation and Alignment for Automatic Form Processing
in Single-Sheet or Stack Processing

      A method is described that can be used in the banking
environment for feeding documents and forms into automatic processing
machines, in which a specified orientation is required (e.g.,
printers, scanners, sorting machines).

      In stack processing, a form is generally fed through a hopper
module, which is responsible for the separation of a form, i.e.  the
machine is thus intended only for single sheets.  The forms are
aligned manually, i.e., by laying them against one edge.  This
constitutes a considerable bottleneck, particularly when the stack
contains forms of differing sizes.

      The basic concept is to be able to feed documents individually
or in a stack into the machine feed, without having to take care of
alignment manually and without having to have an additional hopper
module.  The feed is intended automatically to institute and execute
separation of a form, feed into the paper path and alignment into a
defined orientation.

      The forms are fed into the feed tray with integrated separating
rollers.  The reverse roller is mounted opposite the separating
roller, the direction of rotations being opposed.  The smaller
sub-reverser rollers are located immediately before the reverser
rollers.  These are not driven, but apply pressure at a defined load
downwards onto the form.  Following the separating roller, the paper
p...