Paper Feed and Index Mechanism
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A platen is indexed and paper fed simultaneously from a single motor disposed within the platen. A platen 3 has its ends rotatably supported by end caps 4 and 5. A motor 6 is disposed within the platen 3 and has one end attached to the end cap 4 through screws 7 (one shown). A shaft 8, which has feed rollers 9 mounted thereon for rotation therewith but slidable relative thereto, has one end rotatably supported in an arm 10 pivotally mounted on the end cap 5 and its other end rotatably supported in a lever 11. The shaft 8 has a feed roller gear 12 secured thereto and driven from the motor 6 through a pinion gear 13 on an output shaft 14 of the motor 6 and a gear 15 rotatably supported on a rod 16 secured to the end cap 4. Rotation of the motor 6 drives the feed rollers 9.