Patent Number: 6,253,899

Title: Sheet handling apparatus

Abstract: A sheet handling apparatus, such as a banknote stacker, comprises a carriage (23) that collects sheets by gripping their leading edges with jaws (35, 36) and transports them to a stack (6). The carriage (23) has a pair of driven wheels (32, 34) that push back the stack (6) so that the new sheet can be deposited. The wheels (32, 34) are driven so that their points of contact with the top sheet in the stack (6) have zero velocity relative to the top sheet of the stack (6). Thus, the top sheet in the stack (6) is not crumpled as the carriage (23) passes over the top of the stack (6).

Inventors: Bellis; Robert David (Oldham, GB)

Assignee: Innovative Technology Limited

International Classification: B65H 29/02 (20060101); B65H 31/04 (20060101); B65H 31/06 (20060101); G07D 007/00 (); B65H 029/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018