MAGNETIC DEFLECTOR CONTROL MECHANISM FOR SORTERS
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
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In a sorter having a sheet deflector associated with each bin of the sorter, the deflectors are operated in a desired sequence to direct the sheets into different bins in turn. A magnetic control mechanism for the deflectors is employed. This comprises a bank of rotary magnetic devices 1 each comprising a bar magnet 2 pivotally mounted between pole pieces 3,4 which are themselves magnetizable, by passing current through a coil 5, to one or other polarity to rotate the bar magnet between the positions shown.