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SORTER WITH A MOVEABLE TRANSPORT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025354D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Some low volume sorters employ moveable bins that are indexed sequentially to receive sheets from a printing source. Problems have been encountered with sheets not entering the bins as desired after a number of copies have already been received in the bins. A solution to this problem is disclosed in the figure where copies are fed from a printer 100 into fixed bins 10 for sorting by way of a moveable transport 15. One of the unique advantages of this sorter is the constant entrance angle delivery. The copies are transported by a single belt 20 and drive system to the moveable transport 15. A pair of input rollers (2 and 31, a pair of baffles (8 and 91, and a pair of output rollers (4 and 5) drive the copies through the moveable transport. The output rollers are corrugated to insure a predictable paper path.