We study on roller overlapped type friction feeder in which the rotating feed roller and stationary gate roller are overlapped in a direction to the roller’s radius, to increase its rehability. The paper traction forces created by the feeder and the paper double feeding mechanism are also studied.
It is found that the characteristics of the reaction forces between the two rollers and paper which is buckled in three dimensions, and paper traction forces depend upon the position at which a sheet of paper is delivered. It is also found that the paper traction forces increase in proportion to the number of sheets of paper which are fed into the roller overlapped mechanism. The ratio of the overlapped area of the double feeding sheets of paper depends upon the degree of force to deliver the second paper.