Patent Number: 6,308,625

Title: Hopper gripper drum

Abstract: A gripper drum device comprising a drum body rotatable about a central axis, an actuating shaft rotatable within the drum body, a box cam follower connected to the actuating shaft for moving the actuating shaft, a gripper seat connected to the actuating shaft, a gripper connected to the actuating shaft, and a box cam, the box cam follower being located within the box cam for following the box cam. Also provided is a method for gripping printed products including the steps of rotating a drum about a central axis, moving a cam follower within a box cam, and gripping a printed product with a gripper attached to the cam follower.

Inventors: Hawkes; Richard B. (Bethlehem, PA)

Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

International Classification: B65H 5/08 (20060101); B65H 5/12 (20060101); B41F 001/30 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018