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1. (WO1979000021) ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED TOKEN ENGRAVING APPARATUS
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Pub. No.:    WO/1979/000021    International Application No.:    PCT/US1978/000028
Publication Date: 25.01.1979 International Filing Date: 03.07.1978
IPC:
B41J 3/38 (2006.01), B44B 5/00 (2006.01), B44B 5/02 (2006.01)
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Priority Data:
812279 01.07.1977 US
Title (EN) ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED TOKEN ENGRAVING APPARATUS
(FR) DISPOSITIF D"ESTAMPAGE DE JETONS A COMMANDE ELECTRONIQUE
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(EN)An electronically controlled token engraving apparatus, wherein a slide (21) including a token-receiving aperture (33) moves blank tokens from a blank token receiving station (15) to an engraving station (17). At the engraving station (17), a typehead (19) comprising a plurality of radial type bars (135) is manually rotated by an operator until the desired character type is located above the upper peripheral edge of the token. Thereafter, actuation of a switch (S2) causes a toggle press (105) to press the end of the type bar (135) and, thus, the type downwardly against the token causing a character to be engraved therein. Just prior to a character being engraved, the token is indexed a predetermined distance. After a character is engraved, the typehead (19) is again manually rotated until the next desired character type is located. This sequence is repeated until all of the desired characters, up to a maximum number, are engraved. Subsequent to the last character being engraved or, when the maximum number of characters have been engraved, a further switch (S3 or 209) is actuated to eject the engraved token and to place another blank token in the engraving station (17). Digital logic systems (211, 203, 213) control movement of the slide (21), the toggle press (105) and the release of a hold down mechanism (83). Digital logic systems (205, 215) further control a counter (G13), which controls a suitable alphanumeric display (213, 233), an out-of-service indication, and machine shutdown to prevent operation of the token engraving apparatus if the mechanical mechanism thereof becomes jammed, or runs out of blank tokens.
(FR)Dispositif d"estampage de jetons a commande electronique dans lequel les jetons a estamper sont deplace par une glissiere (21), comprenant une fenetre de reception des jetons (33), depuis une station de reception (15) jusqu"a une station d"estampage (17). A la station d"estampage (17), un barillet a caracteres (19) comprenant une pluralite de doigts disposes radialement est actionne manuellement en rotation par un operateur de facon a placer le caractere desire au-dessus du bord peripherique superieur du jeton. Ensuite, une presse a mecanisme a bascule (105), actionnee a l"aide d"un interrupteur (S2), pousse vers le bas l"extremite du doigt portant le caractere (135), provoquant ainsi l"impression du caractere sur le jeton. Juste avant estampage d"un caractere, une distance predeterminee est affichee pour le jeton en cours d"estampage. Apres impression d"un caractere, le barillet (19) est actionne manuellement en rotation de facon a placer le caractere desire suivant. On repete cette serie d"operations jusqu"a ce que tous les caracteres desires, ceci jusqu"a un nombre maximum, soient imprimes. Apres estampage du dernier caractere, ou lorsqu"un maximum de caracteres ont ete estampes, on actionne un autre interrupteur (S3 ou 209) qui ejecte le jeton estampe et place un jeton vierge dans la station d"estampage (17). Les systemes logiques a affichage numerique (211, 203, 213) commandent les mouvements de la glissiere (21), de la presse (105) et le relachement d"un mecanisme de retenue (83). Les systemes logiques commandent egalement, par l"intermediaire d"un compteur (G13), un affichage alphanumerique (213, 223), une indication "hors-service" ainsi qu"un dispositif d"arret empechant le fonctionnement du dispositif d"estampage s"il se produit un bourrage dans le mecanisme ou si la reserve de jetons est epuisee.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)