Patent Number: 6,170,371

Title: Apparatus for transporting signatures

Abstract: The present invention generally relates to transporting signatures within a folding apparatus. Exemplary embodiments include at least one pair of cooperating cutting cylinders, each having at least one of a knife and an anvil. A conveying plane extends in substantially vertical direction. A right and a left conveyor assembly are assigned to the conveying plane. The cooperating cutting cylinders are integrated into the paths of conveying elements of the left and right conveyor assemblies, seizing a web of material prior to a cutting operation.

Inventors: Cote; Kevin Lauren (Durham, NH), Curley; Richard Daniel (Dover, NH), Belanger; James Richard (Dover, NH)

Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

International Classification: B65H 29/12 (20060101); B65H 35/04 (20060101); B65H 35/08 (20060101); B65H 29/00 (20060101); B26D 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018