PIVOTING GATE SORTER
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
The disclosed invention, shown in Figure 1, is a pivoting transport and sheet insertion system for a sorter with relatively few,e.g. five, bins. The sorter comprises a guide 1 which is pivoted at its upstream end such that its free downstream end can be indexed past the entrances of the sorter bins B1 to B5. The guide may be a passive device such as a chute where the sheets are fed by gravity, or it may include one or more drive rollers 4 and/or belts 3 for positively inserting the sheets into the bins B1 to B5.