EP0095603A1 - Device for collecting folded printing sheets - Google Patents

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EP0095603A1
EP0095603A1 EP19830104528 EP83104528A EP0095603A1 EP 0095603 A1 EP0095603 A1 EP 0095603A1 EP 19830104528 EP19830104528 EP 19830104528 EP 83104528 A EP83104528 A EP 83104528A EP 0095603 A1 EP0095603 A1 EP 0095603A1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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    • B65H5/00Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines
    • B65H5/32Saddle-like members over which partially-unfolded sheets or signatures are fed to signature-gathering, stitching, or like machines
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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Abstract

Entlang eines Sammelförderers (11), der zur rittlingsweisen Aufnahme der gefalteten Druckbogen (23, 24) dient, ist eine Anzahl Zuförderer (12, 13) für die Druckbogen angeordnet, welche Zuförderer (12,13) mit ihrem Abgabebereich auf den Sammelförderer (11) ausmünden. Along a collection conveyor (11) for astride receiving the folded printed sheets (23, 24) is used, a number feed conveyor (12, 13) arranged for the print sheet which the feed conveyor (12,13) ​​with its discharge area at the collecting conveyor (11 ) open out. Um ohne Erhöhung der Fördergeschwindigkeit des Sammelförderers (11) die Leistungsfähigkeit der Einrichtung zu vergrößern und darüber hinaus den Druckbogen (23, 24) bei dem Übergang von den Zuförderern (12, 13) auf den Sammelförderer (11) eine plötzliche Änderung ihrer Bewegungsrichtung zu ersparen, weisen die Zuförderer (12, 13) an einem endlos umlaufenden Zugorgan befestigte, gesteuerte Greifer (21, 22) auf, die dazu eingerichtet sind, den Falz der Druckbogen (23, 24) zu fassen. In order without increasing the conveying speed of the collecting conveyor (11) to increase the performance of the device and moreover the printed sheets (23, 24) at the transition from the feed conveyors (12, 13) on the collecting conveyor (11) to avoid a sudden change in their direction of movement exhibit the feed conveyors (12, 13) mounted on an endlessly circulating traction member, controlled grippers (21, 22) which are adapted to the fold of the printed sheets (23, 24) to grasp. Zumindest der Abgabebereich (18, 19) der Zuförderer (12, 13) läuft gleichsinnig zur Förderrichtung des Sammelförderers (11) der seinerseits eine Anzahl im Abstand hintereinander und quer zu seiner Förderrichtung angeordneter Aufnahmesättel (17) zur Aufnahme der Druckbogen aufweist. At least the discharge region (18, 19) of the feed conveyor (12, 13) running in the same direction to the conveying direction of the collecting conveyor (11) in turn, a number at a distance one behind the other and arranged transversely to its direction of conveyance receiving saddles (17) for receiving the printed sheets.

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  • Die Erfindung betrifft eine Einrichtung zum Sammeln von gefalteten Druckbogen nach dem Oberbegriff des Patentanspruches 1. Eine solche Einrichtung bildet in der ' Regel einen Bestandteil eines Sammelhefters oder eines Dreimesserschneidautomaten und ist dem eigentlichen Heft- bzw. Schneid-Apparat vorgeschaltet. The invention relates to a device for collecting folded printed sheets according to the preamble of claim 1. Such a device is in the 'normally a component of a saddle stitcher or a three-blade cutting machines and is connected upstream of the actual stapling and cutting apparatus.
  • Bei einer bekannten Einrichtung dieser Art werden die zu sammelnden, gefalteten Druckbogen von jeweils einem Stapel einzeln abgezogen, so dass der Falz die nachlaufende Kante des abgezogenen Druckbogens bildet. In a known device of this type to be collected, folded printed sheet of a stack in each case be withdrawn individually, so that the fold forms the trailing edge of the withdrawn sheet. Dieser wird dann dem Sammelförderer so zugeführt, dass der Falz des Druckbogens in die Förderrichtung des Sammelförderers entweder auf eine mitlaufende Kette oder auf eine ortsfeste Schiene zu liegen kommt, wobei im letzteren Falle angetriebene Mitnehmer den Druckbogen entlang der Schiene vorschieben. This is then fed to the collecting conveyor, that the seam of the print sheet comes to lie in the conveying direction of the collecting conveyor, either on a revolving chain or on a stationary rail, driven in the latter case, entrainment advance the sheet along the rail. Der Sammelförderer der bekannten Einrichtung gleicht somit einer laufenden "Wäscheleine" mit im Abstand voneinander vorgeschobenen Druckbogen. The accumulating conveyor of the known device therefore is similar to a current "clothesline" with advanced spaced apart printed sheets.
  • Da sich die Sätze der so gesammelten Druckbogen wegen der nachfolgenden Beabreitung (heften oder beschneiden) nicht überlappen dürfen - wie etwa in einem eine Rotationspresse verlassenden Schuppenstrom - muss die Vorschubgeschwindigkeit des Sammelförderers der bekannten Einrichtung vergleichsweise gross sein, soll der Ausstoss einer Rotationspresse auch nur näherungsweise bewältigt werden. Since the sets of the so gathered signatures for the following Beabreitung (staple or cut) is not allowed to overlap - such as in a a rotary press leaving imbricated stream - the advancing speed of the accumulating conveyor of the known device has to be comparatively large, the ejection of a rotary press will only approximately be overcome. Einer hohen Vorschubgeschwindigkeit des Sammelförderers steht aber der Umstand entgegen, dass die Zuförderer, dh die sogenannten "Anleger" der bekannten Einrichtungen eine Zuführrichtung haben, die mehr oder weniger rechtwinklig zur Vorschubrichtung des Sammelförderers steht. but a high feed rate of accumulation conveyor is precluded by the fact that the feed conveyor, ie the so-called "investors" of the known devices have a feed, which is more or less perpendicular to the direction of the collecting conveyor. Bei der Uebergabe vom Zuförderer an den Sammelförderer erfahren die Druckbogen daher eine plötzliche Aenderung ihrer Bewegungsrichtung, die sich auf die Druckbogen umso verhängnisvoller auswirkt je höher die Fördergeschwindigkeit der Zuförderer und die Vorschubgeschwindigkeit des Sammelförderers sind. During the transfer from the feed conveyor to the collecting conveyor, the printed sheet, therefore, experience a sudden change in their direction of movement, the effect on the print sheet even more disastrous, the higher the conveying speed of the feed conveyor and the feed speed of the collecting conveyor are. Daher sind bei den bekannten Einrichtungen dieser Art den Geschwindigkeiten der Zuförderer und des Sammelförderers relativ bescheidene obere Grenzen gesetzt, die kaum ausreichen, um den Ausstoss einer Rotationspresse zu bewältigen. Therefore this type are set relatively modest upper limits the speeds of the feed conveyor and the accumulating conveyor, barely sufficient to cope with the emissions of a rotary press in the known devices.
  • Dies mag auch der Grund sein, weshalb bei der bekannten Einrichtung die Druckbogen einzeln von einem Stapel abgezogen werden. This may also be the reason why the printed sheets are removed singly from a stack in the known device. Es müssen somit die Druckbogen nach Verlassen der Druckpresse zunächst gestapelt werden, um danach von diesen Stapeln einzeln wieder abgezogen zu werden. therefore it must be stacked first after leaving the printing press, the printed sheets to be subsequently deducted from these stacks individually.
  • Es ist daher ein Zweck der Erfindung, eine Einrichtung der im Oberbegriff des Anspruches 1 genannten Art zu schaffen, die diese Nachteile weitgehend vermeidet und die - wenigstens mit einem Teil ihrer Zuförderer und wenn gewünscht - direkt an eine eine Schuppenformation ausstossende Druckpresse angeschlossen werden kann. It is therefore an object of the invention to provide a device of the type mentioned in the preamble of claim 1 which avoids these disadvantages largely and - can be connected directly to a an imbricated formation ejecting printing press - at least with a part of their feed conveyor and when desired.
  • Zu diesem Zweck weist die vorgeschalgene Einrichtung die im Kennzeichen des Patentanspruches 1 angegebenen Merkmale auf. For this purpose, the pre scarf gene device has the features specified in the characterizing part of patent claim 1.
  • Da die Abgabebereiche der Zuförderer im wesentlichen gleichsinnig wie die Förderrichtung des Sammelförderers verlaufen, ist die Uebergabe der Druckbogen an den letzteren nicht mit einer plötzlichen Aenderung der Bewegunsrichtung verbunden. Since the delivery areas of the feed conveyors run substantially in the same direction as the conveying direction of the collecting conveyor, the transfer of the print sheet is not connected to the latter with a sudden change of the Bewegunsrichtung. Da ausserdem die Aufnahmesättel des Sammelförderers quer zu dessen Förderrichtung angeordnet sind, also in der Art von Leitersprossen, können auf einer bestimmten Förderstrecke erheblich mehr Sätze von Druckbogen gesammelt werden. Further, since the receiving saddles of the collecting conveyor are arranged transversely to the conveying direction, ie in the manner of ladder rungs, considerably more sets can be collected printed sheets on a specific conveyor line. Mit anderen Worten heisst dies, dass der Sammelförderer bei gleichbleibender Leistungsfähigkeit eine geringere Fördergeschwindigkeit haben kann oder umgekehrt, bei gleicher Fördergeschwindigkeit eine erheblich grössere Anzahl Sätze von Druckbogen sammeln kann. In other words, this means that the accumulation conveyor at constant capacity may have a lower conveying speed, or vice versa, at the same flow rate, a significantly greater number may collect sets of printed sheets.
  • Ein Ausführungsbeispiel der vorgeschlagenen Einrichtung ist nachstehend an Hand der Zeichnung näher beschrieben. An embodiment of the proposed device is described below with reference to the drawings.
  • Es zeigt: It shows:
    • Fig. 1 eine schematisierte Draufsicht auf einen Teil einer Sammeleinrichtung, und Fig. 1 is a schematic plan view of a part of a collection device, and
    • Fig. 2 eine schematische Seitenansicht auf die Sammeleinrichtung der Fig. 1 Fig. 2 is a schematic side view of the collection device of FIG. 1
  • Bei der dargestellten Einrichtung 10 erkennt man einen Sammelförderer 11 und zwei Zuförderer 12, 13. Dem in Richtung des Pfeiles 14 fördernden Sammelförderer 11 können so viele Zuförderer zugeordnet sein, als der Anzahl Druckbogen entspricht, die die Einrichtung zu sammeln hat. In the illustrated device 10 to recognize a collecting conveyor 11, and two feed conveyors 12, 13. The conveying in the direction of arrow 14 collection conveyor 11 may be assigned as the number of printed sheets corresponding to that has the means to collect as many feed conveyors. Der Sammelförderer 11 weist im wesentlichen zwei parallele, endlos umlaufende Ketten 15, 16 auf. The collecting conveyor 11 essentially comprises two parallel, endless circulating chains 15, 16th In regelmässigen Abständen sind an diesen Ketten 15, 16 Aufnahmesättel 17 befestigt, die sich rechtwinklig zu den Ketten 15, 16 erstrecken und seitlich über die Kette 16 hinaus vorstehen oder vorkragen. At regular intervals 16 receiving saddles 17 are in these chains 15, attached, extending perpendicularly to the chains 15, 16 and protrude above the chain 16 beyond the side or cantilevered. Der Fig. 2 ist zu entnehmen, dass die Aufnahmesättel 17 im wesentlichen die Form eines Prismas mit dreieckigem Querschnitt aufweisen, wobei eine der Spitze des Dreiecks von den Ketten 15, 16 weg weist. Of Fig. 2 it can be seen that the receiving saddles 17 have substantially the shape of a prism of triangular cross section, wherein one of the apex of the triangle of the chains 15, 16 points away.
  • Die Zuförderer 12 und 13 können wie in der CH-PS 592 562 oder in der weitgehend inhaltsgleichen US-PS 3 955 667 beschrieben ausgebildet sein, weswegen sie in der Zeichnung nur sehr schematisch eingezeichnet sind und sich an dieser Stelle eine nähere Beschreibung erübrigen dürfte. The feed conveyors 12 and 13 may be formed as in the CH-PS 592 562 or in the substantially same content U.S. Patent No. 3,955,667 described, for which reason they are only shown very schematically in the drawing and is likely superfluous a more detailed description here. Zu beachten ist hingegen, dass die Abgabebereiche 18, 19 der Zuförderer 12, 13 gleichsinnig zur Förderrichtung des Sammelförderers 11 verlaufen, wie mit den Pfeilen 20 angedeutet. It should be noted, however, that the dispensing areas 18, 19 of the feed conveyors 12, 13 extend in the same direction to the conveying direction of the collecting conveyor 11, as indicated by the arrows 20th
  • Jeder der Greifer 21, 22 der Zuförderer 12, 13 hält einen gefalteten Druckbogen 23 bzw. 24 an seinem Falz fest. Each of the grippers 21, 22 of the feed conveyors 12, 13 holds 23 or 24 on its fold firmly a folded sheet. In diesem Beispiel sind die Druckbogen nicht mittig gefalzt, dh vom Falz aus gesehen ist der eine Teil des Druckbogens länger als der andere, von diesem überlappte Teil. In this example, the printed sheets are folded off-center, that is seen from the fold from the one part of the print sheet longer than the other, overlapped by this part. Man nennt dies im graphischen Gewerbe ein Druckbogen mit "Vorfalz". This is called in the graphic arts print sheet with "pre-fold." Wie aus den Fig. 1 und 2 ersichtlich, fördern die Zuförderer 12, 13 die zu sammelnden Druckbogen in einer Art aufgefächerter Schuppenformation, also in wesentlich dichterer Folge als wenn zwischen den einzelnen Druckbogen in Förderrichtung gesehen ein Abstand vorhanden wäre. As can be seen from FIGS. 1 and 2, to promote the feed conveyors 12, 13 to be collected fanned the print sheet in a manner overlapping formation, so in significantly more dense as a result when seen between the individual sheet in the conveying direction, a distance would be present.
  • Jedem der Abgabebereiche 18, 19 der Zuförderer 12, 13 ist eine in Fig. 2 sehr schematisch dargestellte Oeffnungsvorrichtung 25 bzw. 26 zugeordnet, mit welcher Druckbogen vor der Uebergabe an den Sammelförderer geöffnet werden. Each of the dispensing areas 18, 19 of the feed conveyors 12, 13 is assigned an opening device very schematically shown in Fig. 2 25 or 26, with which printed sheets opened to the accumulation conveyor before the handover.
  • Diese Offenungsvorrichtungen 25, 26 weisen je ein Greiferband 27, 28 auf, welches mit einer Umlaufgeschwindigkeit läuft, die der Fördergeschwindigkeit der Zuförderer 12, 13 entspricht. This Offenungsvorrichtungen 25, 26 each have a gripper belt 27, 28, which runs at a revolution speed corresponding to the conveying speed of the feed conveyor 12,. 13 Die Greifer 29, 30 der Greiferbänder 27, 28 sind in gleichen Abständen voneinander angeordnet, wie die Greifer 21 bzw. 22 der entsprechenden Zuförderer. The grippers 29, 30 of the gripper belts 27, 28 are arranged at equal distances from each other as the grippers 21 and 22 of the respective feed conveyor. Die Greifer 29, 30 dienen dazu, die nachlaufenden Endkanten der längeren Teile der gefalzten Druckbogen zeitweilig festzuhalten, während die darunter liegende Endkante der kürzeren Teile der Druckbogen frei bleiben. The grippers 29, 30 serve to hold the trailing end edges of the longer parts of the folded printed sheets temporarily while the underlying end edge of the shorter portions of the sheet remain free. An die Greiferbänder 27, 28 schliessen sich je ein kleines Förderband 31, 32 an, das mit einer höheren Geschwindigkeit umläuft als die Fördergeschwindigkeit der Zuförerer 12, 13. Sobald die Endkante des kürzeren Teils der Druckbogen 23, 24 auf diese Förderbänder 31, 32 gerät, wird diese freie Endkante schneller vorgeschoben, was zur Folge hat, dass der kürzere Teil der Druckbogen nach unten ausgebaucht wird, worauf diese freie Endkante auf die eine Seite eines herankommenden Aufnahmesattels 17 fällt. To the gripper straps 27, 28 depending a small conveyor belt 31, 32 connect, which revolves at a higher speed than the conveying speed of the Zuförerer 12, 13. As soon as the end edge of the shorter portion of the printing sheet 23, 24 gets on these conveyor belts 31, 32 this free edge is advanced quickly, with the result that the shorter part of the printed sheets is bulged downwards, whereupon this free edge falls on one side of an incoming recording saddle 17th Dies ist in Fig. 2 links mit der gestrichelten Linie 33 für den Aufnahmesattel 17' verdeutlicht. This is illustrated in Fig. 2 to the left with the dashed line 33 for the receiving saddle 17 '. Gibt dann der Greifer 29, 30 am Ende des Greiferbandes 27 bzw. 28 die Endkante des längeren Teils des Druckbogens 23 bzw. 24 frei, ist inzwischen der entsprechende Aufnahmesattel 17 weitergewandert, so dass die Endkante dieses längeren Teils des Druckbogens auf die andere Seite des Aufnahmesattels fällt. Then, the grippers 29, 30 at the end of the rapier 27 and 28, the end edge of the longer portion of the sheet 23 and 24 respectively free, the respective receiving saddle 17 is now moved further, so that the end edge of this longer part of the sheet to the other side of the recording saddle falls. Nun können die Greifer 21 bzw. 22 der Zuförderer die gefalteten Druckbogen frei geben, so dass diese unter der Wirkung des Eigengewichtes rittlings auf den entsprechenden Aufnahmesattel 17 zu liegen kommen. Now, the grippers 21 and 22 of the feed conveyor can be folded printed sheets free, so that these come to lie under the action of its own weight astride the respective receiving saddle 17th
  • Um den Einfluss des "Fahrtwindes" auf die Druckbogen möglichst zu verringern, ist die Stelle, an der die Greifer 21 bzw. 22 der Zuförderer 12 bzw. 13 geöffnet werden, möglichst nahe an der Umlaufbahn der Aufnahmesättel 17 angeordnet. In order to reduce the influence of the "running wind" on the print sheet as possible, is the point at which the grippers 21 and 22 of the feed conveyors 12 are opened and 13, respectively, disposed close as possible to the orbit of the receiving saddles 17th Andererseits können diese Aufnahmesättel 17 auch derart an den Ketten befestigt sein, dass ihre vorlaufenden und nachlaufenden Flächen nicht - wie dargestellt - den gleichen Winkel zu den Ketten 15, 16 aufweisen, sondern so, dass die vorlaufende Fläche der Aufnahmesättel steiler ist als die nachlaufende Fläche. On the other hand, this receiving saddles 17 may be also so attached to the chains that is not their leading and trailing surfaces - as shown - have the same angle to the chains 15, 16, but so that the leading surface of the receiving saddles is steeper than the trailing face ,
  • Wie einleitend dargetan, kann am nicht dargestellten Ende des Sammelförderers ein Heftapparat und / oder ein Schneidapparat vorgesehen sein, um aus den gesammelten Druckbogen eine mehrseitige, geheftete und geschnittene Druckschrift zu erzeugen. As demonstrated in the introduction, the non-illustrated end of the collecting conveyor, a stapler and / or a cutting apparatus can be provided to generate a multi-sided, stapled and cut document from the collected printed sheets.

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  1. 1. Einrichtung zum Sammeln von gefalteten Druckbogen mit einem endlos umlaufenden, zur rittlingsweisen Aufnahme der Druckbogen bestimmten Sammelförderer (11) entlang welchem eine Anzahl Zuförderer (12, 13) für die Druckbogen (23, 24) angeordnet sind, welche Zuförderer mit ihrem Abgabebereich (18, 19) auf den Sammelförderer (11) ausmünden, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Zuförderer (12, 13) im Abstand voneinander an einem endlos umlaufenden Zugorgan befestigte, gesteuerte Greifer (21, 22) aufweisen, die dazu eingerichtet sind, die Druckbogen jeweils an ihrem Falz zu erfassen, wobei zumindest die Abgabebereiche (18, 19) der Zuförderer (12, 13) im wesentlichen gleichsinnig wie die Förderrichtung (14) des Sammelförderers (11) verlaufen, der seinerseits mit einer Anzahl im Abstand hintereinander und quer zu seiner Förderrichtung (14) angeordneten Aufnahmesättel (17) zur Aufnahme der Druckbogen bestückt ist. 1. A device for collecting folded printed sheets with an endlessly circulating, for astride receiving the printed sheets certain accumulation conveyor (11) along which a number of feed conveyors (12, 13) for the printed sheets (23, 24) are arranged, which feed conveyor (with its discharge area 18, 19) (on the collecting conveyor 11) open out, characterized in that the feed conveyors (12, 13) attached at a distance from one another on an endlessly circulating traction member, controlled grippers (21, 22) which are adapted to the printed sheet in each case to detect at their fold, at least the delivery regions (18, 19) of the feed conveyor (12, 13) is substantially the same direction as the conveying direction (14) of the collecting conveyor (11) extend, in turn, with a number of spaced behind each other and transversely to its arranged conveying direction (14) receiving saddles (17) is equipped for receiving the printed sheets.
  2. 2. Einrichtung nach Patentanspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass dem Abgabebereich (18, 19) jedes Zuförderers (12, 13) eine Oeffnungsvorrichtung (25, 26) für die Druckbogen zugeordnet ist. 2. Apparatus according to claim 1, characterized in that the release area (18, 19) of each feed conveyor (12, 13) opening device (25, 26) is associated with the print sheet.
  3. 3. Einrichtung nach Patentanspruch 2, bei dem das förderaktive Trum der Zuförderer (12, 13) das untere ist und das Maul der Greifer (21, 22) in Förderrichtung gesehen nach hinten offen ist, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die dem Abgabebereich (18, 19) zugeordnete Oeffnungsvorrichtung (25, 26) ein parallel zu dem Abgabebereich (18, 19) jedoch mit einer höheren Umlaufgeschwindigkeit umlaufendes Förderband (31, 32) aufweist, um den einen, nachlaufenden Teil der Druckbögen (23, 24) vom anderen Teil zu trennen. 3. A device according to claim 2, wherein the conveying-active run of the feed conveyor (12, 13) is the bottom and the mouth of the gripper (21, 22) to the rear is open viewed in the conveying direction, characterized in that the (with the release area 18, 19) associated with the opening device (25, 26) parallel to the discharge region (18, 19) but at a higher peripheral speed revolving conveyor belt (31, 32) for the one trailing part of the printed sheets (23, 24) from the other part to separate.
  4. 4. Einrichtung nach Patentanspruch 3, zum Sammeln von Druckbögen, die nicht mittig gefalzt sind, wobei der vom Falz ausgesehen längere Teil des Druckbogens dessen anderen Teil überlappt, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass dem Förderband (31, 32) mit höherer Umlaufgeschwindigkeit ein parallel zu dem Abgabebereich (18, 19) und mit gleicher Umlaufgeschwindigkeit umlaufendes Greiferband (27, 28) vorgeschaltet ist, dessen gesteuerte Greifer (29, 30) denselben Abstand voneinander aufweisen, wie die Greifer (21, 22) der Zuförderer (12, 13) und dazu bestimmt sind, die nachlaufende Kante des längeren Teils des Druckbogens festzuhalten, bis das Förderband (31, 32) mit höherer Umlaufgeschwindigkeit die nachlaufende Kante des anderen Teils der Druckbogen erfasst und fortbewegt hat. 4. Apparatus according to claim 3, for collecting print sheets that are not folded in half, wherein the looked from the fold longer portion of the sheet overlaps the other part, characterized in that the conveyor belt (31, 32) with higher rotational speed, a parallel to the discharge area (18, 19) and with the same peripheral speed revolving gripper band (27, 28) is connected upstream of the controlled grippers (29, 30) have the same distance from each other as the grippers (21, 22) of the feed conveyor (12, 13) and to are intended to hold the trailing edge of the longer portion of the sheet until the conveyor belt (31, 32) has detected with higher rotational speed, the trailing edge of the other portion of the print sheet and moved away.
  5. 5. Einrichtung nach einem der Patentansprüche 1 bis 4, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Aufnahmesättel (17) prismatisch mit dreieckigem Querschnitt sind, dessen eine Spitze zu den Abgabebereichen (18, 19) der Zuförderer (12, 13) hin gerichtet ist. 5. Device according to one of the claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the receiving saddles (17) are prismatic with a triangular cross section whose a tip to the dispensing areas (18, 19) of the feed conveyor (12, 13) is directed towards.
  6. 6. Einrichtung nach einem der Patentansprüche 1 bis 5, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Aufnahmesättel (17) an zwei parallel umlaufenden, endlosen Ketten (15, 16) befestigt sind. 6. Device according to one of the claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the receiving saddles (17) at two parallel circulating endless chains (15, 16) are attached.
  7. 7. Einrichtung nach Patentanspruch 6, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Aufnahmesättel seitlich über eine (16) der Ketten abstehen. 7. A device according to claim 6, characterized in that the receiving saddles projecting on one (16) of the chains laterally.
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