SPACING TO FINISHER BETWEEN COPY SHEET SETS
Original Publication Date: 1978-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31
Xerox Disclosure Journal
In an on-line, pre-collation copier/finisher unit, the copy sheet output transport between the copier per se (the processor) and the stapler unites sheet compiler is contin-uously run at a faster, but constant, speed than the copier processor speeds This gives the stapler unit enough time to staple one copy set together and move it out of the compiler before the first sheet of the next copy set arrives there- That is, the time spacing between adjacent sets is increased by speeding up all the sheets as they enter the finishing station rather than by speeding up only the last sheet of the preceeding set or retarding the first sheet of the next following set. Thus, a two-speed transport or sheet retarding mechanism is not required for the stapler unit input trans-port.