MODULAR INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE ARCHITECTURE
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A single unit high capacity stacker and feeder module is proposed for a xerographic printing system. The architecture allows a customer to add to or subtract from the input and output features of a system in functional blocks having a 2,500 sheet capacity. As shown in the Figure, the architecture 10 comprises a xerographic engine 20 having a sample copy tray 30 and a base configured modular input/output device. The base configuration of the device is made from three inputloutput modules 40A, 40B, 40C and portable purge tray 32. The inpuiioutput modules further comprise an upper offset stacker 50 and a lower high capacity feeder 52. As shown by an arrow 62, paper is fed from the high capacity feeders 52 to the xerographic engine 20. Copy sheet outputs are received by the sample copy tray 30, or the portable purge tray 32, and the offset stackers 50 as indicated by an arrow 60.