TRANSPORT INCLUDING TRACK DROP AND FEED-OUT SYSTEM
Original Publication Date: 1980-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
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An inclined track 5 is used as a sheet support in a sheet-feed system. The opposite edge of the sheet is supported by the sheet-feeding apparatus, which may, for example, comprise one or more pairs of pinch rolls. The inclined nature of track 5 serves to tent or stiffen the sheet 6 to assure that the sheet will travel in a straight line along the track 5 until released by the sheet-feeding apparatus. On release of the sheet 6 by the sheet-feeding apparatus, sheet 6 gravitates downwardly until the sheet drops off the incline 7 to the next processing station.