Bill Singling Mechanism
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
The article describes a bill singling mechanism for the bill feeder of a cash handling machine such as an ATM. In such machines, when the stacked bills in the cartridge are lifted with the stacker stage and the top surface of the stacked bills is sensed by two upper level sensors, the feed dram is rotated to feed them out one by one. A fold level sensor is provided over the tail pusher for sensing the tail pusher being lifted to its upper position by bills folded larger than the permissible level to control the vacuum of the feed dram suppressing the bill feeding, so that a bill feed jam resulting from the folded bills can be effectively prevented. Referring to Figs.