Jam-Free Coin-Singling Mechanism
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
In the coin-singling mechanism for the coin dispenser, coin depository, coin selector and so on comprising, as shown in Fig. 1, a singling box 1 into which a plurality of coins 2 are randomly thrown at the upper side and a rotary disk 3 provided with five recesses 3a each accepting one coin at a time and releasing it to the lower side of the box 1 through an opening (not shown) on a stationary plate under the disk as the disk is continuously rotated by a motor 4 through a conventional shaft and bevel gear mechanism, a newly designed clutch is provided at the rear of the disk on the drive shaft for automatically releasing coin 2a jammed at the recess 3a, as shown in Fig. 2. Referring to Fig.