JP2014111465A - Medium binding device - Google Patents

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JP2014111465A
JP2014111465A JP2012266258A JP2012266258A JP2014111465A JP 2014111465 A JP2014111465 A JP 2014111465A JP 2012266258 A JP2012266258 A JP 2012266258A JP 2012266258 A JP2012266258 A JP 2012266258A JP 2014111465 A JP2014111465 A JP 2014111465A
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Toru Nagaoka
徹 長岡
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A medium bundle can be easily and reliably bundled.
When a banknote bundle Bp is folded, a lower conveying belt 31 and two rollers 32A, 32B arranged at a position that hinders folding are retracted to a position that does not hinder folding. As a result, the banknote bundle Bp can be easily and reliably folded, and thereby the banknote bundle Bp can be easily and reliably bound.
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  The present invention relates to a medium binding device that binds media, and is suitably applied to, for example, a banknote binding device that binds a predetermined number of banknote bundles (referred to as banknote bundles).

  A banking apparatus such as a bank is provided with a banknote binding apparatus that counts banknotes and binds them every predetermined number. In this banknote binding apparatus, banknotes are bound by a paper band in units of a predetermined number (for example, 100 sheets) for each denomination.

  Conventionally, in such a banknote binding apparatus, a paper band is wound around the banknote bundle conveyed to the binding position over a half circumference and then deformed by pressing a part of the banknote bundle.

  Furthermore, in the banknote binding device, after the banknote bundle is deformed, the banknote bundle is bound by winding a paper band around the remaining half circumference of the banknote bundle, and then the pressure on the banknote bundle is released to restore the banknote bundle to its original shape. return.

  Thus, in the conventional banknote binding apparatus, the paper band is wound after the banknote bundle is deformed so that the length of the paper band to be wound is shorter than the peripheral length of the undeformed banknote bundle. Yes. By doing so, when the banknote bundle is returned to the original shape, the binding by the paper band becomes stronger (see, for example, Patent Document 1).

  An example of a mechanism around the binding position of such a conventional banknote binding apparatus is shown in FIG. As shown in FIG. 17A, an upper guide 201 and a lower guide 202 are provided around the binding position P of the banknote binding apparatus on the upper and lower sides of the transport path 200 with the transport path 200 interposed therebetween. Yes.

  The banknote bundling device includes, as transport means for transporting the banknote bundle, an upper transport belt 203 and a lower transport belt 204 along the transport path 200 on the upper and lower sides of the transport path 200 with the transport path 200 interposed therebetween. Is provided.

  The upper conveyor belt 203 and the lower conveyor belt 204 are each supported by a plurality of rollers 205 and can travel in the conveyance direction indicated by arrow A.

  For example, two upper transport belts 203 are provided at a predetermined interval in a direction orthogonal to the transport direction (the depth direction in the figure), and the upper guide 201 is interposed between the two upper transport belts 203. It is supposed to be located.

  Similarly, for example, two lower conveying belts 204 are provided at a predetermined interval in a direction orthogonal to the conveying direction (the depth direction in the figure), and the lower conveying belt 204 is interposed between the two lower conveying belts 204. The side guide 202 is positioned.

  The banknote bundle Bp is in a state where one end portion and the other end portion in the longitudinal direction are vertically sandwiched between the upper transport belt 203 and the lower transport belt 204 provided two by two, and the upper transport belt 203 and the lower transport belt 204. Is transported in the short direction by traveling in the transport direction, and is stopped at the binding position P.

  Here, among the one end side and the other end side of the banknote bundle Bp in the short direction, the one end side that is the downstream side in the transport direction is the front side, and the other end side that is the upstream side is the rear side, and the banknote bundle The one end side and the other end side in the longitudinal direction will be described as the left side and the right side, respectively.

  The guide surface of the upper guide 201 is composed of a front guide surface 201A located on the front upper side of the binding position P and a rear guide surface 201B located on the rear upper side of the binding position P. The front guide surface 201A is the rear guide surface 201B. The step shape is located further downward.

  On the other hand, a recess 202A is provided on the guide surface of the lower guide 202 at the front lower side of the binding position P.

  Thereby, a gap having a substantially Z-shaped step shape in a side view is formed between the upper guide 201 and the lower guide 202 at the binding position P.

  This banknote binding apparatus draws a paper band (not shown) from below the lower guide 202 into the conveyance path 200 through an opening provided at a predetermined position on the guide surface of the lower guide 202, and the conveyance path 200. Is wound around the front half circumference of the central portion in the longitudinal direction of the banknote bundle Bp stopped at the binding position P.

  Furthermore, the banknote binding apparatus pushes down the upper guide 201 downward, and the portion of the entire upper surface of the banknote bundle Bp that faces the front guide surface 201A of the upper guide 201, that is, the central portion of the upper front portion of the banknote bundle Bp. Press.

  Then, as shown in FIG. 17 (B), the banknote bundle Bp is pushed downward by the front central portion sandwiched between the front guide surface 201A of the upper guide 201 and the recess 202A of the lower guide 202. It is.

  At this time, the left and right end portions of the lower surface of the banknote bundle Bp are not pushed in because they are supported from below by the lower conveying belt 204 and the rollers 205.

  Thus, as shown in FIG. 18, the banknote bundle Bp is deformed into a shape in which only the central portion of the front portion is recessed downward.

  The banknote bundling device binds the banknote bundle Bp by winding a paper band around the remaining half circumference of the banknote bundle Bp deformed in this way, and then returns the upper guide 201 to the original position, thereby The pressure on Bp is released to return the banknote bundle Bp to its original shape.

JP 2011-165100 A

  By the way, like a conventional banknote binding apparatus, when changing a banknote bundle by denting only a part of the banknote bundle (front central part), depending on the thickness of the banknote bundle, a part of the banknote bundle Will be pressed with a considerable force.

  At this time, if the force for pressing a part of the banknote bundle is too great, the banknote bundle is damaged when the banknote bundle is deformed, or it is difficult to return from the deformed shape to the original shape. On the other hand, if the pressing force is small, the banknote bundle cannot be sufficiently deformed, and the length of the paper band to be wound cannot be sufficiently shortened compared to the circumference of the undeformed banknote bundle. , Binding by paper band becomes loose.

  Thus, in the conventional banknote binding apparatus, it is difficult to easily and reliably deform the banknote bundle, and as a result, it cannot be said that the banknote bundle can be easily and reliably bound.

  On the other hand, as one method for solving such a problem, for example, the banknote bundle is not folded but only folded so that a fold along the longitudinal direction is formed. Is also possible.

  In this way, the banknote bundle can be easily deformed as compared with the case where only a part of the banknote bundle is recessed.

  However, in the conventional banknote binding apparatus, since the lower conveyance belt 204 and the roller 205 support the both ends of the lower surface of the banknote bundle Bp from below, the upper face of the banknote bundle Bp is pressed to remove the banknote bundle. Even if it is attempted to bend so that a crease is formed along the longitudinal direction, the lower conveying belt 204 and the roller 205 are hindered and cannot be folded.

  Therefore, after all, in the conventional banknote bundling device, it is only possible to deform the banknote bundle by denting only a part of the banknote bundle, and it cannot be said that the banknote bundle can be easily and reliably bound.

  In consideration of the above points, the present invention intends to propose a medium bundling apparatus capable of bundling media easily and reliably.

  In order to solve such a problem, in the medium bundling apparatus of the present invention, a conveyance unit that nipping and conveying a medium bundle in which a plurality of media are bundled in the thickness direction, and a bundling position that is a position where the medium bundle is bundled by the conveyance unit Is provided on one surface side of the medium bundle in the thickness direction of the medium bundle that has been conveyed to the other side of the medium bundle in the thickness direction of the medium bundle. When the one side of the medium bundle is pressed by the pressing unit and the one side of the medium bundle is pressed by the pressing unit, and the one side of the medium bundle is pressed by the pressing unit. A retraction mechanism for retracting the conveying means so as not to prevent the bending is performed, and the medium bundle folded into a predetermined shape is bound at the binding position.

  By doing so, the medium bundle can be bent into a predetermined shape between the pressing portion and the support portion without hindering the folding of the medium bundle by the conveying means.

  According to the present invention, the medium bundle can be bent into a predetermined shape between the pressing portion and the support portion without hindering the folding of the medium bundle by the conveying means, so that only a part of the medium bundle is recessed. Compared to the case where the medium bundle is deformed, the medium bundle can be easily and reliably deformed. Thus, it is possible to realize a medium bundling device capable of bundling medium bundles easily and reliably.

It is an approximate line figure showing the appearance composition of a bill arrangement device. It is a basic diagram which shows the internal structure of a banknote processing apparatus. It is a basic diagram which shows the structure of a banknote binding part. It is a basic diagram which shows the structure of an upper guide. It is a basic diagram which shows the structure of the lower conveyance path formation part in 1st Embodiment. It is a basic diagram which shows the structure of the lower conveyance path formation part around a binding position. It is a basic diagram which shows a mode that the lower side conveyance belt and roller in 1st Embodiment were evacuated. It is a basic diagram which shows the banknote bundle folded in the step shape. It is a basic diagram which shows the detailed structure of a evacuation mechanism. It is a basic diagram which shows the detailed structure (BB cross section) of a evacuation mechanism. It is a basic diagram which shows the structure of a torsion spring. It is a basic diagram accompanying description of operation | movement of a evacuation mechanism. It is a basic diagram which shows the structure of the evacuation mechanism in 2nd Embodiment. It is a basic diagram which shows the structure of the evacuation mechanism in 3rd Embodiment. It is a basic diagram which shows the structure of the evacuation mechanism in 4th Embodiment. It is a basic diagram which shows the structure of the lower side guide in other embodiment. It is a basic diagram which shows the structure of the conventional banknote binding apparatus. It is a basic diagram which shows the banknote bundle deform | transformed by the conventional banknote binding apparatus.

  DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS Hereinafter, embodiments for carrying out the invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.

[1. First Embodiment]
[1-1. Configuration of banknote arrangement device]
First, a first embodiment will be described. 1 and 2 show a configuration of the banknote organizing apparatus 1. The banknote organizing apparatus 1 counts banknotes and binds and organizes them every predetermined number.

  For example, the banknote sorting apparatus 1 is installed in a cash center or the like of a financial institution, for example, and executes banknote sorting in accordance with an operation of a financial institution staff or the like (hereinafter referred to as an operator).

  In the banknote organizing apparatus 1, various mechanisms are incorporated in the housing 2, and these are controlled by the control unit 3. The control unit 3 is configured around a CPU (Central Processing Unit) (not shown), and performs a bill counting process, a bundling process, and the like by reading and executing a predetermined program from a ROM or a flash memory (not shown). It is made like that.

  An operation display unit 4 in which an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) that displays various screens and a touch panel that receives an input operation by an operator are integrated is attached to the upper rear of the housing 2. While displaying a predetermined operation screen, the operation display unit 4 causes the operator to specify operation modes, set denominations of banknotes to be counted, stacking order, and the like, and send the settings to the control unit 3. A notification has been made.

  Incidentally, in the following, the direction toward the front facing the operator is defined as the front direction, the opposite is defined as the rear direction, and the left and right direction when viewed facing the front side of the banknote arranging device 1 and The vertical direction is defined and described.

  Above the front surface of the housing 2, a bill take-in portion 5 for taking in bills is provided. When the banknotes are placed by the operator and the operation button 6 is operated, the banknote taking-in unit 5 separates the placed banknotes one by one and takes them into the interior, and delivers them to the transport unit 7. It has become.

  The conveyance unit 7 forms a conveyance path connecting the respective parts by a combination of a conveyance belt, a roller, a bill guide, and the like, and conveys banknotes along the conveyance path to each unit based on the control of the control unit 3. It has become.

  When the banknote is delivered from the banknote take-in section 5, the transport section 7 transports the banknote to the discrimination section 8. The discriminating unit 8 discriminates the denomination, authenticity, front and back, the degree of damage, and the like of the banknote while conveying the banknote therein, and notifies the control unit 3 of the discrimination result.

  In response to this, the control unit 3 determines the transport destination of the banknote based on the acquired discrimination result and counts the banknote. At this time, the control unit 3 causes the transport unit 7 to transport the banknotes for which the denomination could not be specified or the banknotes determined to be abnormal by detecting the transport abnormality to the reject pocket 9.

  The reject pocket 9 is arranged so as to expose a part of the case 2 above the bill take-in portion 5 in the housing 2, and collects the bills transported by the transport portion 7 so as to be taken out by an operator. ing.

  The control unit 3 causes the conveyance unit 7 to convey the banknote determined to be normal to the front / back reversing unit 10. The front and back reversing unit 10 unifies the front and back of all the banknotes by reversing the front and back of the banknotes whose discrimination result in the discrimination unit 8 was either “front” or “back”, and again returns to the transport unit 7. Deliver.

  Subsequently, the control unit 3 causes the banknotes that are determined to be normal but are not subject to the bundling process (described later) to be conveyed to the external stacking unit 11. Two external stacking units 11 are arranged side by side in the front-rear direction so as to expose a part between the operation display unit 4 and the reject pocket 9 in the upper part of the housing 2.

  Similarly to the reject pocket 9, the external stacking unit 11 also stacks banknotes transported by the transport unit 7 and allows an operator to take them out.

  Incidentally, the types of banknotes to be subjected to the bundling process can be set via the operation display unit 4.

  In addition, the control unit 3 conveys banknotes that are determined to be normal and are to be subjected to a bundling process to the stacking unit 12. The stacking unit 12 includes four temporary stacking units 12A to 12D arranged side by side in the vertical direction, and transports the banknotes passed from the transport unit 7 in the vertical direction so as to correspond to the temporary stacking units 12A to 12D. It is designed to be handed over to any one of them.

  Actually, the stacking unit 12 stacks banknotes in any of the temporary stacking units 12A to 12D according to the discrimination result in the discrimination unit 8 based on the control of the control unit 3. As a result, banknotes classified according to preset conditions such as denominations are accumulated in the temporary accumulation units 12A to 12D of the accumulation unit 12, respectively.

  On the other hand, the control unit 3 counts the number of stacked banknotes for each of the temporary stacking units 12A to 12D of the stacking unit 12, and when this number reaches a preset binding unit, for example, 100, transfer is performed. The unit 13 is instructed to transfer banknotes.

  The transfer unit 13 is disposed behind the stacking unit 12, and is disposed below the stacking unit 12 by taking out the banknotes stacked in the temporary stacking units 12 </ b> A to 12 </ b> D to the rear and moving the banknotes further downward. Delivered to the banknote binding unit 14.

  The banknote binding unit 14 binds the banknote bundle transferred by the transfer unit 13 with a band-shaped member (for example, a paper band), and sends it to the discharge port 15.

  The discharge port 15 is provided in the lower part of the front surface of the housing 2 so that the operator can take out the bundled banknote bundle.

  In this way, the banknote organizing apparatus 1 takes in banknotes placed on the banknote taking-in unit 5 one by one, sorts them according to denominations, etc., and then bundles them for each binding unit such as 100 sheets. It is designed to generate sequentially.

[1-2. Configuration of banknote bundling unit]
Next, the structure of the banknote binding part 14 is demonstrated using FIG. In FIG. 3, the direction from the right side to the left side in the figure is the front direction, the direction from the left side to the right side in the figure is the rear direction, the direction from the front side to the back side in the figure is the left direction, and from the back side in the figure The direction toward the front is defined as the right direction.

  The banknote bundling part 14 has a roll 21 around which a paper band 20 is wound disposed at the lower part thereof. The roll 21 is placed in a state of being laid so that the diameter direction is horizontal (not necessarily strictly horizontal).

  The paper strip 20 drawn forward from the roll 21 is guided upward by a guide (not shown), and then supplied to a roller 22A positioned on the front lick of the roll 21, and is folded back by the roller 22A. , And supplied to a roller 22B positioned in front of the roller 22A.

  Further, the paper band 20 is bent on the rear lick by the roller 22B, and is supplied to the roller 22D positioned on the rear lick of the roller 22C via the roller 22C positioned on the rear lick of the roller 22B.

  Then, the paper band 20 is bent onto the front lick by the roller 22D and supplied to the winding part 23 positioned on the front lick of the roller 22D, and the leading end is sandwiched between the winding part 23. ing. Details of the winding portion 23 will be described later.

  In addition, a printing unit 24 is provided above the portion of the paper strip 20 positioned between the rollers 22A and 22B. By this printing unit, printing is performed on the upper surface of the paper strip 20 between the rollers 22A and 22B. Is supposed to do.

  Further, a cutter 25 for cutting the paper band 20 between the roller 22C and the roller 22D is provided between the roller 22C and the roller 22D. Further, a heater 26 for welding the glue applied to the paper band 20 is provided below the winding portion 23.

  Further, the banknote bundling portion 14 is provided with a conveyance path 27 extending in the front-rear direction above the roller 22D.

  The banknote binding unit 14 transports the banknote bundle supplied from the rear transfer unit 13 to a binding position P in the middle of the transport path 27 and stops the banknote bundle at the binding position P by the winding unit 23. The banknote bundle is bundled by winding the paper band 20.

  Note that the banknote bundle is conveyed in the short direction, and is bundled by winding the paper band 20 around the center in the longitudinal direction.

  The conveyance path 27 is formed by an upper conveyance path forming unit 27 </ b> A located above the conveyance path 27 and a lower conveyance path forming unit 27 </ b> B located below the conveyance path 27.

  The upper conveyance path forming portion 27A is stopped at the binding position P, an annular upper conveyance belt 28 extending in the front-rear direction along the conveyance path 27, a plurality of rollers 29 supporting the upper conveyance belt 28 from the inside, and the binding position P. And an upper guide 30 capable of pressing the upper surface of the banknote bundle.

  A plurality of upper conveyor belts 28 are provided in the left-right direction perpendicular to the conveyance direction (front direction) indicated by arrow A in the figure, for example, one on the left end side above the conveyance path 27 and two on the right end side. A total of three are provided.

  One of the three upper transport belts 28 on the left end side is such that the lower surface of the portion traveling below the roller 29 is in contact with one end portion (left end portion) in the short direction of the upper surface of the banknote bundle to be transported. It has become. In the two right end sides, the lower surface of the portion traveling below the roller 29 is in contact with the other end portion (right end portion) of the upper surface of the banknote bundle to be conveyed in the short direction.

  Further, an upper guide 30 is provided between the left-side upper conveying belt 28 and the two right-side upper conveying belts 28 in the upper conveying path forming portion 27A. The upper guide 30 is provided so as to be positioned above the binding position P on the conveyance path, and is movable in the vertical direction.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 4, the guide surface at the lower end of the upper guide 30 is composed of a front guide surface 30A located on the front upper side of the binding position P and a rear guide surface 30B located on the rear upper side. Both the guide surface 30A and the rear guide surface 30B are parallel to the transport direction, and the front guide surface 30A has a step shape located below the rear guide surface 30B.

  On the other hand, the lower conveyance path forming portion 27B includes an annular lower conveyance belt 31 extending in the front-rear direction along the conveyance path 27, as shown in FIG. A plurality of rollers 32 that support the side conveyance belt 31 from the inside and a lower guide 33 that extends in the front-rear direction along the conveyance path 27 are configured.

  A plurality of lower conveying belts 31 are also provided in the left-right direction perpendicular to the conveying direction indicated by arrow A. For example, as shown in FIG. 6, two are provided on the left end side of the conveying path 27 and two are provided on the right end side. A total of four are provided. The lower conveyor belt 31 is made of a stretchable material.

  Further, in this case, a plurality of rollers 32 that respectively support the two lower conveyance belts 31 on the left end side of the conveyance path 27 are arranged adjacent to each other in the left-right direction, and 2 on the right end side of the conveyance path 27. A plurality of rollers 32 that support each of the lower conveying belts 31 of the book are also arranged adjacent to each other in the left-right direction.

  Of these four lower conveyor belts 31, the two lower conveyor belts 31 provided on the right end side of the conveyance path 27 extend from the front end to the rear end of the conveyance path. On the other hand, the two lower conveyance belts 31 provided on the left end side extend from the front end of the conveyance path 27 to the vicinity of the binding position P.

  Further, two of the four lower conveying belts 31 on the left end side have an upper surface of a portion running on the upper side of the roller 32 at one end portion (left end portion) in a short direction of the lower surface of the banknote bundle to be conveyed. It comes to touch. In the two right end sides, the upper surface of the portion running on the upper side of the roller 32 is in contact with the other end portion (right end portion) in the short direction of the lower surface of the banknote bundle to be conveyed.

  Further, in the lower conveyance path forming portion 27 </ b> B, the remaining portion excluding these four lower conveyance belts 31 is a lower guide 33.

  In the following description, for the sake of simplicity, the two lower conveyance belts 31 adjacent in the left-right direction are regarded as one lower conveyance belt 31 and one roller 32 adjacent in the left-right direction is one. The description will be made assuming that the roller 32 is the same.

  A recess 34 is formed in the lower guide 33 at the front lower side of the binding position P, that is, below the front guide surface 30 </ b> A of the upper guide 30.

  The concave portion 34 is a groove having a conical shape that is long in the left-right direction perpendicular to the conveying direction. As shown in FIG. 6, the lower conveying belt provided from the left end of the conveying path 27 to the right end side of the conveying path 27. It extends to the vicinity of 31. Moreover, this recessed part 34 is the half or more of the width | variety of the width direction of the banknote bundle in the transversal direction, for example.

  Thus, a gap on the level difference is formed between the upper guide 30 and the lower guide 33 at the binding position P.

  As shown in FIG. 5A, the lower guide 33 includes a guide surface in which a portion other than the concave portion 34 is positioned slightly below the upper surface of the portion that travels above the roller 32 of the lower conveyance belt 31. It has become.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 6, the winding portion 23 described above is provided along the concave portion 34. The winding portion 23 is a rod-like member that is long in the left-right direction, and can move between the lower guide 33 and the upper guide 30 while rotating so as to draw a circular miracle indicated by a one-dot chain line in FIG. It has become.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 6, the lower guide 33 is used to draw the paper band 20 from the lower side of the lower guide 33 into the conveyance path 27 at the lower side of the binding position P and the central portion in the left-right direction. An opening 35 is provided, and the leading end of the paper band 20 drawn into the conveyance path 27 from the opening 35 is sandwiched between the winding portions 23.

  Here, in actuality, when the paper band 20 is wound around the banknote bundle and bound, the banknote binding unit 14 first transfers the banknote bundle Bp carried into the transport path 27 from the rear end side of the transport path 27 to the upper transport belt. 28 and the lower conveyor belt 31.

  Further, the banknote binding unit 14 transports the banknote bundle Bp to the binding position P in the middle of the transport path 27 by causing the upper transport belt 28 and the lower transport belt 31 to travel in the transport direction.

  At this time, as shown in FIG. 5 (B), the front guide surface 30A of the upper guide 30 is positioned above the upper front portion of the banknote bundle Bp. At this time, the lower conveyance belt 31 and the two rollers 32 supporting the lower conveyance belt 31 are located on the right end side below the front part of the lower surface of the banknote bundle Bp. The concave portion 34 of the lower guide 33 is positioned on the left side of the roller 32.

  In order to distinguish the two rollers 32 located below the front part of the lower surface of the banknote bundle Bp from the other rollers 32, they are referred to as rollers 32A and 32B.

  Here, the banknote binding part 14 moves the paper band 20 from the lower side to the upper side of the conveyance path 27 by moving the winding part 23 holding the paper band 20 from the lower side to the upper side of the conveyance path 27. The paper band 20 is wound around the front half circumference of the central portion in the longitudinal direction of the banknote bundle Bp.

  Next, as shown in FIG. 7, the banknote binding part 14 pushes down the upper side guide 30 and presses the upper front part of the banknote bundle Bp. Then, the banknote bundle Bp is bent so that the upper surface front part of the banknote bundle Bp is pushed into the recessed part 34 below.

  At this time, in the lower conveyance path forming portion 27B, a part of the lower conveyance belt 31 and the two rollers 32A and 32B located on the right extension from the concave portion 34 do not disturb the folding of the banknote bundle Bp. Evacuate downward. The two rollers 32A and 32B are hereinafter referred to as retraction rollers 32A and 32B.

  Thus, in the lower conveyance path forming portion 27B, the lower conveyance belt 31 positioned on the right extension of the depression 34 as if the depression 34 extends from the left end to the right end of the conveyance path 27. And a part of the two retracting rollers 32A and 32B are retracted downward. A retraction mechanism for retreating these will be described later.

  That is, in the lower transport path forming unit 27B, a part of the lower transport belt 31 and the two retracting rollers 32A and 32B, which are normally disposed at positions that hinder the folding of the banknote bundle Bp, are connected to the banknote bundle Bp Only when it is bent, it is retracted to a position that does not hinder this bending.

  As a result, the banknote bundle Bp is bent so as to have a fold along the longitudinal direction so as to have a substantially Z-shaped step shape when viewed from the side, as shown in FIG.

  Further, the banknote binding unit 14 winds the paper band 20 around the remaining half circumference of the folded banknote bundle Bp by the winding unit 23, and then the paper band 20 by the cutter 25 between the rollers 22C and 22D shown in FIG. , The glue applied to the paper band 20 is welded by the heater 26, and the one end side and the other end side of the paper band are glued to bind the banknote bundle Bp.

  The banknote binding unit 14 returns the upper guide 30 to its original position, thereby releasing the pressure on the banknote bundle Bp and retreating a part of the lower transport belt 31 and the two retraction rollers 32A. , 32B is returned to the original position to return the banknote bundle Bp to its original shape before being folded. At this time, the banknote bundle 20 binds the banknote bundle Bp more firmly.

  Thereafter, the banknote binding unit 14 transports the banknote bundle Bp bound in this way with the paper band 20 to the front end side of the transport path 27 and discharges it from the discharge port 15.

[1-3. Configuration of evacuation mechanism]
Here, the retracting mechanism described above will be described in detail. As shown in FIG. 9, the retracting mechanism 40 is mainly positioned in front of the lower transport belt 31, the two retracting rollers 32A and 32B located on the right side of the recess 34, and the front retracting roller 32A. (Referred to as a front roller) 32C, a roller (referred to as a rear roller) 32D positioned behind the rear retracting roller 32B, and a frame 41 that supports the front roller 32C and the rear roller 32D. 44A for connecting the shaft 42 of the front roller 32C and the shaft 43 of the front retracting roller 32A (referred to as a front connecting portion) 44A, the shaft 42 of the rear roller 32D, and the shaft of the rear retracting roller 32B And a connecting portion 44B for connecting 43 (referred to as a rear connecting portion) 44B.

  In addition, the front side connection part 44A and the rear side connection part 44B are substantially rectangular plate-shaped, and as shown in FIG. The retracting rollers 32A and 32B have smaller outer diameters than the front roller 32C and the rear roller 32D.

  Further, herein, the front retracting roller 32A is referred to as a front retracting roller 32A, and the rear retracting roller 32B is referred to as a rear retracting roller 32B.

  As shown in FIG. 10, the frame 41 is provided at the right end of the conveyance path 27, and extends upward from the left end portion of the bottom surface portion 41A and a bottom surface portion 41A extending in the front-rear direction in parallel with the conveyance path 27. The left side wall 41B extends and the right side wall 41C extends upward from the right end portion.

  As shown in FIG. 9, the frame 41 is provided with a left side wall portion 41B and a right side wall portion 41C so as to avoid the extension of the recess 34. That is, on the extension of the recessed portion 34, there is no left side wall portion 41B and right side wall portion 41C, and only the bottom surface portion 41A of the frame is provided.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 9, the left side wall portion 41B and the right side wall portion 41C are respectively provided with shaft holes 45 into which the shafts 42 of the front rollers 32C are fitted at predetermined positions forward and rearward from the recess 34, respectively. A shaft hole 45 for inserting the shaft 42 of the rear roller 32D is provided.

  Then, the front roller 32C is fixed to a portion located between the left side wall portion 41B and the right side wall portion 41C of the shaft 42 fitted in the front shaft hole 45, and the shaft 42 fitted in the rear shaft hole 45 is fixed. A rear roller 32D is fixed to a portion located between the left side wall portion 41B and the right side wall portion 41C.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 10, the shaft 42 of the front fixed roller 32C has a left end projecting outward by a predetermined length from the left wall 41B, and a right end from the right wall 41C. It protrudes outward by a predetermined length. Here, this protruding portion is called a protruding portion.

  The protruding portion at the left end of the shaft 42 is fitted into a shaft hole 46 (FIG. 9) provided on one end side of the left front connecting portion 44A. Further, the protruding portion at the right end of the shaft 42 is fitted into a shaft hole 46 (FIG. 9) provided on one end side of the right front side connecting portion 44A.

  That is, as shown in FIG. 10, the left front connecting portion 44A is rotatably attached to the shaft 42 outside the left wall portion 41B, and the right front connecting portion 44A is connected to the right wall portion 41C. It is rotatably attached to the shaft 42 on the outside.

  Further, the shaft 43 of the front retracting roller 32A is fitted into the shaft hole 47 provided on the other end side of the left front connection portion 44A and the shaft hole 47 provided on the other end side of the right front connection portion 44A. The front retraction roller 32A is fixed to the shaft 43.

  In this manner, the shaft 42 of the front roller 32C and the shaft 43 of the front retracting roller 32A are connected by the pair of left and right front connecting portions 44A.

  Further, a torsion spring 48 is attached to the right end protruding portion of the shaft 42 of the front roller 32C on the outside of the front connecting portion 44A.

  As shown in FIG. 11, the torsion spring 48 includes a coil portion 48A, a first arm portion 48B extending linearly from one end of the coil portion 48A, and a second linearly extending from the other end of the coil portion 48A. The front end of the first arm portion 48B and the front end of the second arm portion 48C are separated by a predetermined distance.

  The torsion spring 48 is attached to the shaft 42 by the coil portion 48A of the torsion spring 48 being fitted into the protruding portion at the right end of the shaft 42 of the front roller 32C.

  In addition, as shown in FIG. 10, the torsion spring 48 has its first arm portion 48B bent inward so that the bent portion contacts the lower surface of the right front connecting portion 44A. It has become.

  Further, the tip of the second arm portion 48C is bent outward in the torsion spring 48, and the bent portion comes into contact with the bottom surface portion 41A of the frame 41.

  The torsion springs 48 hold the left and right front connection portions 44A such that the upper ends of the front retracting rollers 32A are at the same height as the upper ends of the front rollers 32C.

  Thus, the front retracting roller 32A is biased upward by the torsion spring 48, and supports the lower conveying belt 31 from below together with the front roller 32C. Here, the torsion spring 48 is attached only to the right end of the shaft 42 of the front roller 32C. However, in order to improve the left and right balance, a similar torsion spring 48 is also attached to the left end of the shaft 42. Good.

  Similarly, the shaft 42 of the rear roller 32D and the shaft 43 of the rear retracting roller 32B are also connected by a pair of left and right rear connecting portions 44B.

  In addition, a torsion spring 48 is attached to the outside of the rear connection portion 44B at the protruding portion at the right end of the shaft 42 of the rear roller 32D. Then, the torsion spring 48 holds the rear connecting portion 44B so that the upper end of the rear retracting roller 32B is at the same height as the upper end of the rear roller 32D. Yes.

  That is, the rear retracting roller 32B is also urged upward by the torsion spring 48 so as to support the lower conveying belt 31 from below. The torsion spring 48 may be attached not only to the right end of the shaft 42 of the rear roller 32D but also to the left end.

  As shown in FIGS. 12A and 12B, the retraction mechanism 40 is actually configured as described above, and when the upper guide 30 is pushed downward, the lower front portion of the bill bundle Bp is When the conveying belt 31 and the front retracting roller 32A and the rear retracting roller 32B that support it are pressed from above, the torsion spring 48 is deformed so that the tip of the first arm 48B and the tip of the second arm 48C are brought closer. Thus, when the front side connecting portion 44A and the rear side connecting portion 44B rotate downward, the front side retracting roller 32A and the rear side retracting roller 32B move downward.

  Further, as the front retracting roller 32A and the rear retracting roller 32B move downward as described above, a portion of the entire lower conveying belt 31 supported by these is pushed downward.

  In this way, when the retracting mechanism 40 folds the banknote bundle Bp in accordance with the shape of the recess 34, a part of the lower transport belt 31, the front retracting roller 32 </ b> A, and the rear side are arranged so as not to prevent the folding. The retracting roller 32B can be retracted.

  It should be noted that the bottom surface portion 41A of the frame 41 is positioned so that the upper end portions of the front retracting roller 32A and the rear retracting roller 32B are lowered to a position below the bottom surface of the recessed portion 34 (that is, to a position that does not prevent bending). Is determined.

  Further, when the retraction mechanism 40 is released from the pressure on the banknote bundle Bp by the upper guide 30, the front connection portion 44A and the rear connection portion 44B are moved from the position after rotation to the position before rotation by the torsion spring 48. By being biased in the direction (upward direction), the front side connecting portion 44A and the rear side connecting portion 44B rotate to their original positions.

  As a result, the front retracting roller 32A and the rear retracting roller 32B return to their original positions, and the lower conveying belt 31 also returns to its original state.

[1-4. Operation and effect]
In the above configuration, when the banknote binding unit 14 of the banknote organizing apparatus 1 binds the banknote bundle Bp, the banknote bundle Bp is positioned between the step-shaped guide surface of the upper guide 30 and the recess 34 of the lower guide 33. In order to bend the banknote bundle Bp along the longitudinal direction in a step-like manner, the upper guide 30 is moved downward and the upper front portion of the banknote bundle Bp is moved by the guide surface of the upper guide 30. Press.

  At this time, a part of the lower transport belt 31, the front retraction roller 32A, and the rear retraction roller 32B are located below the front part of the lower surface of the banknote bundle Bp, and the recess 34 is located on the left side of these. Is located.

  Here, a part of the lower transport belt 31, the front retracting roller 32A and the rear retracting roller 32B are in front of the lower surface of the banknote bundle Bp as the upper front portion of the banknote bundle Bp is pressed by the upper guide 30. When pressed by the portion, the retracting mechanism 40 is operated by this force to retract downward.

  As a result, it becomes the same as that the recessed part is extended under the lower surface front part of banknote bundle Bp from the right end to the left end.

  As described above, when the banknote bundling unit 14 tries to bend the banknote bundle Bp, a part of the lower conveyance belt 31 located on the right side extension from the recessed part 34 and the front side retreat so as not to disturb the folding. The roller 32A and the rear retracting roller 32B are retracted downward.

  That is, at the time of transporting the banknote bundle Bp, the banknote bundle Bp is stopped by stopping a part of the lower transport belt 31 and the two retracting rollers 32A and 32B that are disposed at positions that hinder the folding of the banknote bundle Bp. Only when it was folded, it was retracted to a position that did not hinder this folding.

  Thereby, the banknote bundle Bp is bent in a stepped shape so that the entire front part is pushed downward and a crease along the longitudinal direction is formed.

  And the banknote binding part 14 binds the banknote bundle Bp folded in this way with the paper band 20. FIG.

  Thus, the banknote binding part 14 can bend | fold the banknote bundle Bp in a level | step difference shape so that the crease | fold along the longitudinal direction may be attached, and can be bound by the paper band 20 in this state. .

  Thereby, the banknote binding part 14 can deform | transform the banknote bundle Bp easily compared with the case where only a part of banknote bundle Bp like the conventional is dented.

  In addition, since the banknote bundle Bp is bent and deformed as described above, the load on the banknote bundle Bp can be reduced as compared with a case where only a part of the banknote bundle Bp is recessed. It is possible to more reliably prevent the bundle Bp from being damaged or the bundle from being loosened.

  Furthermore, when the banknote bundling unit 14 completes the bundling of the banknote bundle Bp, the lower conveyance belt 31, the front side retraction roller 32A, and the rear side retraction roller 32B are returned to the original state by the restoring force of the torsion spring 48 of the retraction mechanism 40. .

  At this time, the lower surface front portion of the bill bundle Bp is pushed upward by the lower conveyance belt 31, the front withdrawal roller 32A, and the rear withdrawal roller 32B, so that the bill bundle Bp returns to its original shape.

  And the banknote binding part 14 discharge | releases the banknote bundle Bp bound and returned to the original shape from the discharge port 15.

  According to the above configuration, the banknote organizing apparatus 1 can prevent the banknote bundle Bp from being bent by the lower conveyance belt 31, the front side retracting roller 32A, and the rear side retracting roller 32B located below the banknote bundle Bp. The bundle Bp can be bent between the upper guide 30 and the lower guide 33.

  Thus, the banknote arranging device 1 can easily and reliably deform the banknote bundle Bp as compared with the conventional case where only a part of the banknote bundle Bp is deformed so as to be recessed. Bp can be bound easily and reliably.

[2. Second Embodiment]
Next, a second embodiment will be described. The second embodiment is an embodiment in which the configuration of the retracting mechanism is different from the first embodiment. Therefore, only the configuration of the retracting mechanism will be described here.

[2-1. Configuration of evacuation mechanism]
FIGS. 13A and 13B show a retraction mechanism 100 according to the second embodiment. In FIG. 13, the same parts as those in the first embodiment are denoted by the same reference numerals.

  Incidentally, in the second embodiment, the concave portion 34 provided in the lower guide 33 has an inverted trapezoidal cross-sectional shape (a trapezoid whose bottom is shorter than the upper base). This is for preventing the corners of the recesses 34 from being caught, and the recesses 34 of the first embodiment may similarly have an inverted trapezoidal cross section.

  The retraction mechanism 100 according to the second embodiment is mainly configured by a lower conveyance belt 101, a plurality of rollers 102 that support the lower conveyance belt 101, and a frame 103 that holds the plurality of rollers 102. Note that the lower conveyance belt 101 and the plurality of rollers 102 are located at the right end of the conveyance path 27, similarly to the lower conveyance belt 31 and the plurality of rollers 32 of the first embodiment.

  In the retracting mechanism 100, the frame 103 itself is movable in the vertical direction. As for the structure that moves in the vertical direction in this case, for example, a holding portion (not shown) that holds the frame 103 so as to be slidable in the vertical direction is provided on the outer side of the frame 103, It is only necessary that the frame 103 itself can be moved in the vertical direction by inserting a portion (not shown) into the vertical groove provided in the holding portion.

  The present invention is not limited to this, and other structures may be used as long as the frame 103 can be moved in the vertical direction.

  Further, the frame 103 is biased upward by a biasing member (not shown) such as a spring so that it returns to the original position when the pressure on the banknote bundle Bp by the upper guide 30 is released. It is assumed that

  Actually, when the upper guide 30 is pushed downward, the lower front portion of the banknote bundle Bp presses the lower conveyor belt 101 and the plurality of rollers 102 supporting it from above, and accordingly, When the frame 103 itself moves downward, the lower conveyance belt 101 and the plurality of rollers 102 are retracted downward.

  Thereby, the banknote bundle Bp is folded as a whole so as to have a crease along the longitudinal direction, and is deformed into a substantially Z-shaped step shape in a side view.

  Thus, also in the retraction mechanism 100 of 2nd Embodiment, the banknote bundle Bp can be bent entirely so that the crease | fold along the longitudinal direction may be attached.

  Thus, also in the second embodiment, the same effect as that of the first embodiment can be obtained.

  In addition, in the case of the retracting mechanism 100, the lower conveying belt 101 and the plurality of rollers 102 are moved downward together with the frame 103. Therefore, when the lower conveying belt 101 and the plurality of rollers 102 are retracted, the lower conveying belt 101 and the plurality of rollers 102 are moved downward. It is also possible to prevent the side conveyance belt 101 from extending.

[3. Third Embodiment]
Next, a third embodiment will be described. In the third embodiment, the configuration of the retracting mechanism is different from that of the first embodiment. Therefore, only the configuration of the retracting mechanism will be described here.

[3-1. Configuration of evacuation mechanism]
FIGS. 14A and 14B show a retraction mechanism 110 according to the third embodiment. In FIG. 14, the same parts as those in the first embodiment are denoted by the same reference numerals.

  The retraction mechanism 110 according to the third embodiment is mainly composed of a lower conveyance belt 111 and a plurality of rollers 112 that support the lower conveyance belt 111. Note that the lower conveyance belt 111 and the plurality of rollers 112 are located at the right end of the conveyance path 27, similarly to the lower conveyance belt 31 and the plurality of rollers 32 of the first embodiment.

  In the retraction mechanism 110, of the plurality of rollers 112 that support the lower conveyance belt 111, two rollers 112 positioned on the right side of the recess 34 are elastic bodies made of an elastic material such as rubber. ing. Here, in order to distinguish these two rollers 112 from the other rollers 112, they are referred to as elastic rollers 112x.

  Actually, when the upper guide 30 is pushed downward, the lower front part of the banknote bundle Bp presses a part of the lower transport belt 111 and the two elastic rollers 112x from above, accordingly. By deforming the two elastic rollers 112x so as to be crushed downward, a part of the lower conveyance belt 111 and the two elastic rollers 112x are retracted downward.

  The elastic roller 112x is such that the shaft serving as the rotation axis is positioned below the bottom surface of the recess, and the upper end of the shaft is the recess 34 when deformed to collapse in the vertical direction. It is designed to be below the bottom.

  Thereby, the banknote bundle Bp is folded as a whole so as to have a crease along the longitudinal direction, and is deformed into a substantially Z-shaped step shape in a side view.

  Thus, also in the retraction mechanism 110 of 3rd Embodiment, the banknote bundle Bp can be bent entirely so that the crease | fold along the longitudinal direction may be attached.

  Thus, also in the third embodiment, the same effect as in the first embodiment can be obtained.

[4. Fourth Embodiment]
Next, a fourth embodiment will be described. The fourth embodiment is an embodiment that is different from the first embodiment in how to fold a banknote bundle. Therefore, only the configuration of the upper guide, the lower guide, and the retracting mechanism related to the folding of the banknote bundle will be described here.

[4-1. Configuration of upper guide, lower guide and retraction mechanism]
FIGS. 15A and 15B show an upper guide 120, a lower guide 121, and a retracting mechanism 122 according to the fourth embodiment. In FIG. 15, the same parts as those in the first embodiment are denoted by the same reference numerals.

  In the fourth embodiment, the banknote bundle Bp is bent into a V shape as viewed from the side as a whole along a fold along the longitudinal direction.

  Here, the upper guide 120 of the fourth embodiment has a triangular cross-section in which the guide surface protrudes downward.

  On the other hand, the lower guide 121 has a recess 121 </ b> A formed below the guide surface of the upper guide 120.

  The recess 121A is a groove having a triangular cross section that is long in the left-right direction perpendicular to the transport direction, and extends from the left end of the transport path 27 to the vicinity of the lower transport belt 31 on the right end side of the transport path 27.

  Thus, a V-shaped gap is formed between the upper guide 120 and the recess 121A of the lower guide 121 in a side view.

  The retraction mechanism 122 mainly includes a lower conveyance belt 31, a retraction roller 32A positioned on the right side of the recess 121A, a front roller 32C positioned in front of the retraction roller 32A, and a rear side of the retraction roller 32A. The rear roller 32D located at the front, the frame 41 that supports the front roller 32C and the rear roller 32D, and the connecting portion 44A that connects the shaft 42 of the front roller 32C and the shaft 43 of the retracting roller 32A.

  That is, the retracting mechanism 122 has a configuration in which the rear retracting roller 32B and the rear connecting portion 44B are removed from the retracting mechanism 40 of the first embodiment, and the front roller 32A and the rear roller 32B In this configuration, only one retracting roller 32A is provided.

  The retracting roller 32A, the front roller 32C, the rear roller 32D, and the connecting portion 44A are the same as those in the first embodiment, and thus detailed description thereof is omitted.

  In other words, in the retreat mechanism 122, a portion of the entire lower conveyance belt 31 that is located on the extension of the recess 121A and the retraction roller 32A can be retreated downward.

  Here, when the upper guide 120 is actually pushed down in a state where the banknote bundle Bp is stopped at the binding position P between the guide surface of the upper guide 120 and the recess 121A of the lower guide 121, the banknote The bundle Bp is bent into a V shape.

  At this time, the retracting mechanism 122 retracts a part of the lower conveying belt 31 and the retracting roller 32A located below the recess 121A to the lower side of the recess 121A so as not to prevent the folding of the banknote bundle Bp. .

  That is, when the banknote bundle Bp is conveyed, when the banknote bundle Bp is stopped and folded, a part of the lower conveyor belt 31 and one retracting roller 32A, which are arranged at positions that hinder the folding of the banknote bundle Bp, are stopped. Only retract to a position that does not hinder this bending.

  Thereby, the whole banknote bundle Bp is bent in a V shape so that a crease is formed along the longitudinal direction.

  The banknote bundle Bp folded in a V shape in this way is bound by the paper band 20 and then returned to its original shape. As a result, the banknote bundle Bp is firmly bound by the paper band 20.

  Thus, the present invention can also be applied to the case where the banknote bundle Bp is folded into a V shape and bound.

  In addition, the present invention is not limited to the step shape and the V shape, but can be applied as long as the bundle of bills Bp is folded and bound, and the same effect as the case of the step shape and the V shape can be applied. Can be obtained.

[5. Other Embodiments]
[5-1. Other Embodiment 1]
In the above-described second embodiment, when the upper surface of the banknote bundle Bp is pressed by the upper guide 30, the lower transport belt 31 and the plurality of rollers 102 are pushed downward by the banknote bundle Bp at this time. Along with this, the frame 103 itself is pushed downward, so that the lower conveyance belt 31 and the plurality of rollers 102 are retracted together with the frame 103.

  For example, the upper guide 30 and the frame 103 are fixed via a predetermined connecting portion, and the upper guide 30 is moved downward. The belt 31 and the plurality of rollers 102 may be retracted downward together with the frame 103.

  In this case, when the upper guide 30 is released and the upper guide 30 moves upward to return to the original position, the frame 103 also returns to the original position.

  Further, the retracting mechanism is not limited to the configuration described so far, and any other configuration can be used as long as the lower conveying belt and the roller supporting the lower transport belt can be retracted so as not to prevent the deformation of the banknote bundle Bp. Various configurations may be used.

[5-2. Other Embodiment 2]
In the second embodiment described above, the lower conveyance belt 31 and the frame 103 itself supporting all of the plurality of rollers 102 that support the lower conveyance belt 31 are moved downward, All of the plurality of rollers 102 supporting this are retracted downward.

  For example, the frame 103 includes a first frame (not shown) that supports the roller 102 that is positioned on the right side of the recess 34 and a second frame (not shown) that supports the other rollers 102. ) And moving only the first frame downward, among the plurality of rollers 102, only the roller 102 positioned on the right side extension from the recess 34 may be retracted.

[5-3. Other Embodiment 3]
Further, in the first embodiment described above, when the banknote bundle Bp is deformed and bound, when the front retraction roller 32A and the rear retraction roller 32B return to their original positions by the restoring force of the torsion spring 48, the front side The retracting roller 32A and the rear retracting roller 32B push up the lower front part of the banknote bundle Bp together with the lower transport belt 31 to return the banknote bundle Bp to its original shape.

  For example, as shown in FIG. 16A, the bottom surface portion 34A of the recess 34 is urged upward by a urging member 130 such as a coil spring, and the bottom surface portion 34A serves as the front retracting roller. You may make it return the banknote bundle Bp to the original shape by pushing up the lower surface front part of banknote bundle Bp upwards with 32A and the rear side retractable roller 32B.

  In this case, the bottom surface portion 34 </ b> A of the recess 34 is normally biased upward so as to be positioned at the upper end of the recess 34.

  Here, when the upper surface of the banknote bundle Bp is pressed by the upper guide, the bottom surface portion 34A of the recess 34 is pushed downward by the lower front portion of the banknote bundle Bp at this time, as shown in FIG. Thereby, the lower surface front part of banknote bundle Bp will also be pushed below, and banknote bundle Bp will be bent in a step shape.

  Thereafter, when the bundling of the banknote bundle Bp is completed and the pressing by the upper guide 30 is released, the bottom surface portion 34A of the recess 34 tries to return to the original position by the restoring force of the biasing member 130, and the banknote bundle Bp. The banknote bundle Bp is returned to its original shape by pushing up the front part of the lower surface of the paper.

  In this way, the banknote bundle Bp can be returned to its original shape more reliably than when the lower surface of the banknote bundle Bp is pushed up with only the lower conveyor belt 31, the front side retracting roller 32A and the rear side retracting roller 32B. be able to.

  For example, as shown in FIG. 16C, a plate spring member 131 that extends from the front end of the recess 34 to the central portion of the recess 34 may be provided on the front end of the recess 34.

  The leaf spring member 131 has a leading end that enters under the front part of the lower surface of the banknote bundle Bp. And when the upper surface of the banknote bundle Bp is actually pressed by the upper guide, as shown in FIG. 16 (D), the leaf spring member 131 at this time is the tip that has entered under the lower front part of the banknote bundle Bp. The portion is bent downward by being pushed downward by the lower front portion of the banknote bundle Bp.

  Thereby, the banknote bundle Bp is bent in a step shape in a state in which the front end portion of the leaf spring member 131 enters under the front portion of the lower surface.

  Thereafter, when the bundling of the banknote bundle Bp is completed and the pressing by the upper guide is released, the leaf spring member 131 tries to return to the original shape and pushes the lower front part of the banknote bundle Bp upward, thereby Return the bundle Bp to its original shape.

  In this case as well, the banknote bundle Bp can be returned to its original shape more reliably than when the lower surface of the banknote bundle Bp is pushed up with only the lower conveyance belt 31, the front side retracting roller 32A, and the rear side retracting roller 32B.

[5-4. Other Embodiment 4]
Furthermore, in the above-described first embodiment, as a specific example of the transport unit that transports the banknote bundle, the upper transport belt 28 and the lower transport belt 31 that transport the banknote bundle in the thickness direction thereof, A plurality of rollers 32 supporting these are used.

  However, the present invention is not limited to this, and as long as it functions as a conveying unit in the same manner, a conveying unit having a configuration different from those of the upper conveying belt 28, the lower conveying belt 31, and the plurality of rollers 32 may be used.

  For example, you may make it use the conveyance means which pinches and conveys a banknote bundle between the rollers arrange | positioned oppositely, without using a belt. The same applies to the second to fourth embodiments.

  Moreover, in 1st Embodiment mentioned above, the lower side conveyance belt 31 and the some roller 32 which supports this are provided as a specific example of the other surface side conveyance means located in the other surface side of a banknote bundle. I used it.

  Not limited to this, as long as it functions as the other-side conveying unit in the same manner, the other-side conveying unit having a configuration different from the lower conveying belt 31 and the plurality of rollers 32 may be used. . The same applies to the second to fourth embodiments.

  Furthermore, in the first embodiment, the upper guide 30 is used as a specific example of the pressing portion that presses the upper surface of the banknote bundle.

  Not only this but the press part of the structure different from the upper guide 30 may be used if it functions as a press part similarly to this upper guide 30. The same applies to the second to fourth embodiments.

  Furthermore, in the first embodiment, the lower guide 33 is used as a specific example of the support portion that supports the banknote bundle to be bent into a predetermined shape.

  However, the present invention is not limited to this, and a support portion having a configuration different from that of the lower guide 33 may be used as long as the lower guide 33 functions as a support portion. The same applies to the second to fourth embodiments.

  Furthermore, in the first embodiment, as a specific example of the first roller disposed at a position that does not hinder the folding of the banknote bundle, two rollers of the front roller 32C and the rear roller 32D are used. I did it. In addition, as a specific example of the second roller disposed at a position that hinders the folding of the banknote bundle, two rollers, a front retracting roller 32A and a rear retracting roller 32B, are used.

  For example, one or three or more rollers may be used as the first roller, and one or three or more rollers may be used as the second roller.

  Furthermore, in the first embodiment, the torsion spring 48 is used as a specific example of the biasing member that biases the connecting portion.

  The biasing member different from the torsion spring 48 may be used as long as it functions as a biasing member in the same manner as the torsion spring 48.

[5-5. Other Embodiment 5]
Furthermore, in embodiment mentioned above, although this invention was applied to the banknote arrangement apparatus 1 as a banknote binding apparatus which binds a banknote bundle, this invention is not restricted to this, Papers other than banknotes, such as paper and a ticket Even a device that binds leaves as a medium can be applied as long as the device has a retracting mechanism that functions similarly to the retracting mechanism 40 or the like.

  Furthermore, in embodiment mentioned above, although this invention was applied to the banknote arrangement device 1 bundled by winding the paper band 20 around the center part of the longitudinal direction of banknote bundle Bp, this invention is not restricted to this, You may apply to the banknote binding apparatus bundled by winding the paper band 20 around the one end part and other end part of the banknote bundle Bp in the longitudinal direction.

[5-6. Other Embodiment 6]
Further, the present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiment and the other embodiments described above. That is, the scope of the present invention extends to embodiments in which some or all of the above-described embodiments and other embodiments described above are arbitrarily combined, and embodiments in which some are extracted. is there.

  The present invention can be widely used in apparatuses such as a banknote binding apparatus for binding banknote bundles.

  DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 ... Banknote arrangement device, 14 ... Banknote bundling part, 20 ... Paper belt, 27, 200 ... Conveyance path, 28, 203 ... Upper conveyance belt, 29, 32, 102, 112, 205 ... Roller, 30, 120, 201... Upper guide, 31, 101, 111, 204... Lower conveyor belt, 33, 121, 202... Lower guide, 34, 121A, 206... Recess, 40, 100, 110, 122 …… Retraction mechanism, 41, 103 …… Frame, 48 …… Torsion spring.

Claims (12)

  1. A conveying means for nipping and conveying a medium bundle in which a plurality of media are bundled in the thickness direction, and one side in the thickness direction of the medium bundle conveyed to the bundling position where the medium bundle is bundled by the conveying means A pressing portion that presses one side of the medium;
    The medium bundle is provided on the other surface side in the thickness direction of the medium bundle, sandwiches the medium bundle with the pressing portion, and when the one surface of the medium bundle is pressed by the pressing portion, the medium bundle has a predetermined shape. A support part that supports the folding part,
    A retracting mechanism for retracting the transport means so as not to prevent bending of the medium bundle when one surface of the medium bundle is pressed by the pressing portion;
    Have
    A medium bundling device for bundling a medium bundle bent into a predetermined shape at the bundling position.
  2. The conveying means is
    When sandwiching and transporting the medium bundle, it is composed of a one-surface-side transport means that contacts one surface of the medium bundle and another-surface-side transport means that contacts the other surface of the medium bundle,
    The retraction mechanism is
    The medium bundling apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the other surface side conveying unit is retracted.
  3. The other side conveying means is
    As one surface of the medium bundle is pressed by the pressing portion, the other surface of the medium bundle is pressed,
    The retraction mechanism is
    The medium binding device according to claim 2, wherein the other surface side conveying unit is retracted by using a force by which the other surface of the medium bundle presses the other surface side conveying unit.
  4. The support portion is provided with a recess for bending the banknote bundle into a predetermined shape at a location corresponding to the binding position.
    By pressing one surface of the medium bundle with the pressing portion and pushing a part or all of the medium bundle into the concave portion provided on the other surface side of the medium bundle, the medium bundle is shaped into a predetermined shape. The medium binding device according to claim 3, wherein the medium binding device is bent.
  5. The other side conveying means is
    The medium bundling device according to claim 4, comprising a conveyance belt and a plurality of rollers that support the conveyance belt.
  6. The one surface of the medium bundle is pressed by the pressing portion, and a part of the medium bundle is pushed into the concave portion provided on the other surface side of the medium bundle, whereby the medium bundle is bent in a step shape. 5. The medium bundling device according to 4.
  7. By pressing one surface of the medium bundle with the pressing portion and pushing part or all of the medium bundle into the concave portion provided on the other surface side of the medium bundle, the medium bundle is V-shaped. The medium binding device according to claim 4, wherein the medium binding device is bent.
  8. The retraction mechanism is
    Among the plurality of rollers, a roller disposed at a position that hinders the folding of the medium bundle is retracted to a position that does not hinder the folding of the medium bundle together with the conveying belt when the medium bundle is folded. Item 6. The medium bundling device according to Item 5.
  9. The other side conveying means is
    A conveyor belt, a first roller that supports the conveyor belt, is disposed at a position that does not hinder the folding of the medium bundle, and a second roller is disposed at a position that prevents the folding of the medium bundle. And
    The shaft of the first roller and the shaft of the second roller are connected by a connecting portion rotatably attached to the shaft of the first roller,
    The retraction mechanism is
    When one surface of the medium bundle is pressed by the pressing portion, and the second roller is pressed against the other surface of the medium bundle together with the transport belt, the connecting portion rotates, The medium binding device according to claim 8, wherein the second roller is retracted together with the transport belt to a position that does not hinder the folding of the medium bundle.
  10. The connecting part is
    The biasing member is biased in the direction from the position after rotation to the position before rotation,
    The medium bundling device according to claim 9, wherein the medium bundling device rotates after the one surface of the medium bundle is pressed by the pressing unit, and then returns to a position before the rotation when the pressing of the medium bundle by the pressing unit is released. .
  11. The plurality of rollers are held by a frame,
    The retraction mechanism is
    The medium binding device according to claim 8, wherein when the medium bundle is folded, the frame is moved to retract the plurality of rollers together with the frame together with the transport belt to a position that does not hinder the folding of the medium bundle.
  12. Among the plurality of rollers, the roller disposed at a position that hinders bending of the medium bundle is an elastic roller,
    The elastic roller is
    The deformation of the medium bundle so as not to hinder the bending of the medium bundle when the other surface of the medium bundle is pressed by the pressing portion being pressed by the pressing portion. Media binding device.
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