Card shuffling runs in two cycles. During each cycle cards are randomly divided into five boxes and then returned back to the feeding carriage. The total number of cards being shuffled is checked in each cycle. At the end of shuffling, the number of cards in the deck is displayed. If the number is different from 52, the dealer will receive a notice of an incorrect number of cards in the deck on the display.
Upon entering the collection chamber, the cards encounter a routing surface (Part #2 in Part #7) which angles the cards downwards towards the base of the collection chamber. The base of the collection chamber suspended by springs which extend as more cards are shuffled. This prevents the cards from flipping over on their way down the collection chamber by keeping the top of the stack close to the entrance of the chamber. Figure 1 shows the platform of the collection chamber in its fully extended position; as cards stack in the collection chamber, the springs compress and the platform lowers.
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The primary purpose of the Automatic Card shuffler originally was to take away the burden of one shuffling cards in a card game. What usually takes place in a card game is that players would take turns shuffling the deck of cards in order to rearrange the previous order that the cards were in. This action was to ensure that each player recieves an even hand when the cards are dealt out evenly. Now assuming that we live in an ideal world, the cards would be shuffled evenly so that neither player wouldn't have an unfair advantage. In reality the chances of the cards being shuffled evenly on a consistent basis are very slim. One factor could be the simple fact that some people cannot shuffler as good as others. Furthermore some people cannot not shuffle at all. As a result, there isn't really a pattern that the deck of cards follow after a person shuffles them due to human error. This human error is the result of poorly shuffled cards because of a lacking in the ability to shuffle cards effeciently. The deck might still have particular cards together prior to the shuffle as a result of human error. The Automatic Card shuffler serves if not to completely eliminate, then reduce this error as much as possible.