EXPANDABLE FEEDER MODULE
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Proposed is a modular paper feeder architecture that allows the addition of feeder modules to the limit of user space and/or job limitations. High volume copier and printer environments require that the paper supply be constantly reloaded. In the case of a high capacity feeder that holds five reams of 20 pound paper and runs at 135 copies per minute, this supply lasts for less than 19 minutes of continuous copying, thereby requiring continuous monitoring. Although this may not be a problem for some accounts, it is a problem for high volume accounts that have to pay an operator to reload paper.