Study on Single Sheet Separation from Stacked Flexible Sheets
Masaru Nakazawa*, Takashi Kawamura* and Hirotaka Ishikawa**
*Dept. of Functional Machinery and Mechanics, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, 3-15-1 Tokida, Uedashi, Nagano 386-8567, Japan
**R&D Office 8, Hioki E.E. Corporation, 81 Koizumi, Ueda, Nagano 386-1192, Japan
We presents a study on separating a single sheet from stacked flexible sheets such as paper, conducted to develop a higher-performance page turner for the disabled. The page turner must separate a single sheet of paper from stacked multiple sheets each time a page is turned. Human dexterity separating sheets using two fingers when turn page was considered, the mechanical principle involved discussed, and experiments and theory compared.