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Sheet-Reversing Turning Table

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062820D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Goff, W [+details]

Abstract

A paper sheet turning device is provided with a horizontally arranged turning table that turns 180Πto reverse a sheet fed onto it for presenting the second side of it to a processing unit, especially a printer. Incorporated in the turning table is a sheet-advancing mechanism which grips the sheet on one edge to transport it onto the table and later off the table. Sheet advancing on and off the table, as well as turning of the table itself, is performed by using only one motor together with a special gear and clutch arrangement. The sheet-turning device is shown schematically in a top view in Fig. 1 and in a side view in Fig. 2. Table 1 is of rectangular shape and rotatable about pivot axle 2.