Patent Number: 7,784,784

Title: Method and apparatus for transferring printed products conveyed in an shingled flow to a transporter with circulating clamps

Abstract: An apparatus and method for transferring printed products conveyed in a shingled flow in a conveying direction by a conveyor to a transporter positioned above the conveyor. The shingled flow is conveyed with circulating clamps. Each printed product respectively projects with a leading end over a front end of a following printed product in the conveying direction and the circulating clamps respectively clamp the leading end of the printed products. Each printed product is lifted from below along one side of the shingled flow in a transfer region formed by the shingled flow and the above-positioned transporter. After the printed products are is lifted up, a trailing end of each printed product is gripped by a clamp of the transporter and then the printed products are further transported.

Inventors: Meyerhans; Rolf (Reiden, CH), Mattmann; Ueli (Lostorf So, CH)

Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG

International Classification: B65H 29/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018