Card Turning Mechanism With Guide Wall
Original Publication Date: 1979-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
In feeding a card, for example, a cash card with a magnetic stripe and embossed characters for an automatic transaction facility, the card inserted by a customer through a throat gate is transferred via a stripe read station to an imprint station for imprinting the embossed characters on receipts and journal tape. As the imprint station is located in a receipt path which is out of parallel to a card path, the card is turned at a right angle between the stripe read station and the imprint station. This article describes a curved low guide wall in the card path at the turning corner.