Patent Number: 6,612,559

Title: Conveying device for collecting and transporting printed sheets placedastraddle on a first chain conveyer

Abstract: A conveying device for collecting and transporting printed sheets has afirst chain conveyor on which the printed sheets are placed astraddle tobe conveyed in a conveying direction. A second chain conveyor is arrangeddownstream of the first chain conveyor in the conveying direction andsynchronized with the first chain conveyor. An intermediate conveyingdevice is arranged between the first and second chain conveyors andconfigured to grip intermediate products of collected printed sheetsformed at the end of the collecting process on the first chain conveyorand to transport and transfer the intermediate products onto the secondchain conveyor. The intermediate conveying device has a circulatingtraction mechanism and controllable grippers connected to the tractionmechanism. The grippers grip a fold of the intermediate products liftedoff the first chain conveyor and transport the intermediate products in anopen position to the second chain conveyor.

Inventors: Boss; Heinz (Strengelbach, CH)

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International Classification: B42B 2/00 (20060101); B65H 5/32 (20060101); B65H 005/32 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02015