Media Redrive for Through the Wall or Drive-Up Automatic Teller Machine
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
This article describes a mechanism which can transfer paper currency of various sizes from a safe to a customer. It can be used in conjunction with a "through-the-wall" unit or a drive-up unit. Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 is a top view of the mechanism disclosed herein and Fig. 2 is a side view. The mechanism is mounted on a base plate which in turn mounts on a safe. The base plate has a slot which aligns with the currency dispensing slot in the top of an automatic teller machine (ATM) safe. The currency is transferred from the safe, in a vertical position, into a redrive clamping device which consists of two sheet metal guides and four sets of belts and pulleys which secure the stack of currency. The clamping device can accommodate a stack of various size currency up to four millimeters thick.