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SHEET SORTER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022923D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A sorter i for collating the output of a reproducing machine such as a xerographic copier. The sorter 1 com- prises a plurality of bins 2 which are defined by a plurality of trays 3. Each of the trays 3 is pivotally secured about a pivot point 4. The pivot points 4 are arranged so that they are spaced closely together. The other end of the tray is arranged to swing through an arc of travel between an up position for holding the collated sets and a down position for loading an additional sheet onto a set, An indexing arrangement (not shown) is pro- vided to allow the trays 3 to sequentially fall through the arc between their respective up and down positions.