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Mechanism and Actuator for Clamping Sheets on a Drum

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056360D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Barber, HW Hickethier, CR Smith, CT [+details]

Abstract

In facsimile machines, printing presses, xerographic copiers, etc., there is need to securely and tightly clamp a sheet on a drum for spinning and printing. A gripping mechanism is which all parts for both leading and trailing-edge clamping are mounted in one assembly is shown in Fig. 1. This assembly can be mounted singly or in any practical number across the width of a printing drum, as shown in Fig. 2.