US 3708160 A
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United States Patent 1 Kantarian et al.
[111 3,708,160 [451 Jan.2,1973
 SHEET COLLATING MACHINE  Assignee: Edon Industrial Products Co'., by
said Bearde  Filed: Dec. 19, 1969  Appl. No.: 886,718
 US. Cl ..270/53  Int. Cl. ..B42b 1/02  Field of Search ..270/53, 45, 46, 51, 58, 59,
Primary Examiner-Robert W. Michell Assistant Examiner-J. H. Wolff Attorney-William T. Sevald [5 7] ABSTRACT Collating apparatus having an automatic loading cycle for placing sheets of various sets in bins to organize a group of various sheets in each bin and for jogging the sheets of the group in each bin into edge alignment during the loading cycle; the apparatus having an automatic unloading cycle for stapling the group of sheets in each bin together in a book sequentially from bin to bin, unloading the book from each bin after it is stapled to a bottom conveyor below the bins, and conveying the books to a collection point. Each said collating apparatus constituting a basic machine unit of designed book making capacity to suit the needs of users in the minimal to average range. Each basic machine unit being integratable with like units in endto-end and/or superposed relationship to suit users needs above the minimal to average range to provide machines of larger capacity at near the same cost per book thereby obviating greatly increased costs for larger capacity machines.
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