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Integrated Paper Handling Aid

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120879D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Acciaioli, JV: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a device to assist printer operators to remove full stacks of paper from the IBM 3900 printer. Modifications of this concept could be used on the 3835 and other printers.

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Integrated Paper Handling Aid

      This article describes a device to assist printer
operators to remove full stacks of paper from the IBM 3900 printer.
Modifications of this concept could be used on the 3835 and other
printers.

      For some large system printers it is difficult to remove a
large stack of printed output because the stack is recessed in the
machine and may weigh over 50 pounds.  This device allows the
operator to slide the stack outside the printer for easy removal.

      Fig. 1 shows an isometric view of the device.  It consists of
three elements.  The first is a steel sleeve (A) that attaches to the
printer underneath the stack elevator. The second is a stainless
steel slide (B) that fits the sleeve.  The third is a spring, fitted
under the slide, that pulls the slide into the sleeve (shown on the
side view, Fig. 2).

      As the 3900 is filled with paper, the slide is retained close
to the stacker so that it will not pose a tripping hazard to the
operator.  To unload the stack, the operator grasps the bottom of the
stack and pulls it out.  The stack presses on the handle of the slide
and slides it out of its sleeve.  In its extended position the stack
is now outside of the machine setting on the slide.  The weight of
the paper will retain the slide in this extended position.  The
operator can now lift the paper or shift it to a hydraulic cart.
When the paper is removed, the slide is pulled back into the sleeve
by the spring....