Mounting Arrangement for Separate Paper Feed
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
A mounting arrangement detachably mounts a sheet feed unit on a platen shaft by employing a latch to provide positive location to insure proper gear backlash control regardless of the direction of drive, a static discharge path, and maintenance of the platen shaft against its bearings when the sheet feeding unit is mounted thereon. A sheet feeding unit 1, which may be a pin wheel feed unit, for example, is detachably mounted on a platen shaft 2. The platen shaft 2 is rotatably supported in side plates 3 (one shown) of a frame. A latch 4 is employed to lock the unit 1 to the platen shaft 2. The latch 4 is disposed on the outer side of a side plate 5 of the unit 1 while a lifting leg 6, which cooperates with the latch 4, is disposed on the inner side of the side plate 5.