Patent Number: 6,168,152

Title: Coaxial paddle wheel fan and gripper conveyor sprocket with independent driving means for each

Abstract: A device is used to transfer printed products from the paddle wheel pockets of a paddle wheel or a delivery fan. A gripper chain carries a plurality of grippers which remove the printed products from the pockets without damaging them. A gripper chain drive wheel and the paddle wheel or wheels have a common axis of rotation but are driven separately from each other.

Inventors: Ratz; Holger (Frankenthal, DE)

Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: B65H 29/02 (20060101); B65H 29/04 (20060101); B65H 029/04 (); B65H 029/20 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018