EP0423065B1 - Pile unleader for removing a sub-pile from a pile of sheets - Google Patents

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EP0423065B1
EP0423065B1 EP19900810688 EP90810688A EP0423065B1 EP 0423065 B1 EP0423065 B1 EP 0423065B1 EP 19900810688 EP19900810688 EP 19900810688 EP 90810688 A EP90810688 A EP 90810688A EP 0423065 B1 EP0423065 B1 EP 0423065B1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H3/00Separating articles from piles
    • B65H3/32Separating articles from piles by elements, e.g. fingers, plates, rollers, inserted or traversed between articles to be separated and remainder of the pile
    • B65H3/322Separating articles from piles by elements, e.g. fingers, plates, rollers, inserted or traversed between articles to be separated and remainder of the pile for separating a part of the pile, i.e. several articles at once
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H31/00Pile receivers
    • B65H31/30Arrangements for removing completed piles
    • B65H31/3036Arrangements for removing completed piles by gripping the pile
    • B65H31/3045Arrangements for removing completed piles by gripping the pile on the outermost articles of the pile for clamping the pile
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H2301/00Handling processes for sheets or webs
    • B65H2301/40Type of handling process
    • B65H2301/42Piling, depiling, handling piles
    • B65H2301/422Handling piles, sets or stacks of articles
    • B65H2301/4224Gripping piles, sets or stacks of articles
    • B65H2301/42242Gripping piles, sets or stacks of articles by acting on the outermost articles of the pile for clamping the pile
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H2601/00Problem to be solved or advantage achieved
    • B65H2601/20Avoiding or preventing undesirable effects
    • B65H2601/25Damages to handled material

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  • The invention relates to an unstacking device for removing a partial stack from a stack of sheets standing on an airfoil, with a table top, a horizontal adjustment device for executing horizontal relative movements between the table top and said airfoil, a pair of pliers with an upper jaw and a lower part for grasping and Holding an edge of a partial stack and a vertical adjustment device for executing vertical relative movements between the table top and the pliers on the one hand and the supporting surface on the other.
  • In a known unstacking device of this type (see CH-A-582 104), the lower part of the pliers consists of a knife-like lower plier jaw, which can be inserted into a stack of sheets by horizontally displacing the pliers, while the upper plier jaw rests on and on top of the stack slides. The tongs thus grip an edge of a partial stack of predetermined thickness, corresponding to the set distance from the upper jaw to the lower jaw. The pliers can then be lifted to lift the detected partial stack edge from the remaining rest of the stack of sheets, and then the table top can be inserted between the partial stack and the remaining rest of the stack of sheets so that the partial stack lies on the table top.
  • A disadvantage of the known unstacking device is that individual blades can be damaged by the sharp edge and / or tip of the knife-like lower pincer jaw if the lower pincer jaw lifts a point on an edge of a relatively thick, heavy partial stack so far from the rest of the sheet stack that the table top can then be pushed between the partial stack and the rest of the stack of sheets. However, the sharp edge and / or tip of the lower jaw of the pliers are essential so that they can be inserted into the stack of leaves. Furthermore, in the known unstacking device, there is a risk that the upper jaw of the tongs will shift the uppermost sheet or the uppermost sheets of the stack if it slides into the stack of sheets on the top of the stack when the lower tongs jaw is inserted.
  • The object of the invention is to design the unstacking device specified at the outset so that the disadvantages of the known unstacking device can be avoided and, in particular, the edge of relatively thick and heavy partial stacks can be lifted off without damaging the sheets.
  • The object is achieved according to the invention in that the pliers lower part has a knife guide, a horizontal knife and a knife drive device for causing horizontal movements of the knife with respect to the knife guide, and in addition to the knife at least one support element and a support element adjusting device for executing horizontal movements of the support element with respect to the Knife guide contains and that the pliers also has a support element lifting device for executing vertical movements of the support element with respect to the knife.
  • In the unstacking device according to the invention, damage to the sheets by the knife when lifting a partial stack edge can be avoided if between the pliers with the knife and the support surface with the sheet stack after the knife has been inserted horizontally into the sheet stack with the upper jaw of the pliers resting on the top of the sheet stack , initially only a very small vertical relative movement is effected. The deflection of the partial stack edge at the edges and edges of the knife is then still small. In addition, the partial stack lies at a comparatively small distance in front of the knife and laterally next to the knife on the remaining stack, so that the partial stack weight to be carried by the knife is not yet large. In the gap formed by the small vertical relative movement between the edge of the partial stack and the remaining stack, the support elements can then be pushed next to the knife, which need not have sharp edges and can also be designed to be stronger than the knife. The support elements can then be lifted with respect to the knife, so that the support elements then practically alone support the edge of the partial stack and clamp it against the upper jaw of the pliers with a predetermined force. Then the knife can be withdrawn and a further vertical relative movement between the pliers and the support surface can be brought about with the stack of sheets in order to enlarge the gap between the partial stack edge and the remaining stack in the area of the pliers so that the gap can accommodate the table top.
  • Then a horizontal relative movement between the table top on the one hand and the support surface with the stack of sheets and the pliers on the other hand can be brought about by either moving the table top between the partial stack held by the pliers and the remaining stack or pulling the partial stack from the pliers onto the table top and at the same time the remaining stack is moved under the table top, so that the partial stack comes to rest completely on the table top.
  • An embodiment of the unstacking device according to the invention is explained in more detail below with reference to the drawings. In these show:
    • 1 schematically shows a perspective partial view of an unstacking device,
    • 2 on a larger scale a side view of the pliers of the unstacking device, in section along the line 11-11 in FIG. 3,
    • 3 is a view of the pliers from the left, in section along the line 111-111 in Fig. 2,
    • Fig. 4 on a smaller scale a schematic front view of parts of the unstacking device and a stack of sheets, from which a partial stack is to be removed, and
    • 5 to 17 the same views as FIG. 4 with different positions of the parts in the course of the removal of a partial stack.
  • The depacking device shown is used to remove a partial stack from a stack of sheets standing on a supporting surface by means of a table top 1. The supporting surface can be the floor or the top of a pallet 2 lying on the floor, on which a stack of paper sheets 3 stands (FIG. 4).
  • The device contains a horizontal adjustment device for executing horizontal relative movements between the table top 1 and the supporting surface or the pallet 2. The horizontal adjustment device in the device shown consists of a table guide 5 held on a machine stand 4 (FIG. 1), on which the table top 1 is horizontal is arranged displaceably, and from a drive means (not shown) for causing horizontal displacements of the table top along the table guide. Instead (or in addition), the pallet 2 could also be horizontally displaceable along a guide (not shown) by a drive means.
  • The device also contains a pair of pliers with an upper jaw 6 and a lower part 7 for gripping and holding a part of the stack of sheets 3 and a vertical adjustment device for executing vertical relative movements between the table top 1 and the pliers 6, 7 on the one hand and the pallet 2 on the other. In the device shown, the vertical adjustment device consists of vertical guides (not shown) on the machine stand 4, along which the table guide 5 formed by a carriage can be moved vertically by a drive means, not shown. Instead (or in addition), however, the pallet 2 or a carrier for the same could also be guided such that it can be raised and lowered vertically along a vertical guide (not shown) by a drive means (not shown).
  • The pliers 6, 7 are carried by a pliers carrier 8 which, together with the table top 1, can be raised and lowered on the machine stand 4. The tong holder 8 is preferably arranged on a second slide 9, which is also guided on the vertical guides of the machine stand 4 and which can be raised and lowered with respect to the table guide 5 formed by the first slide by a drive means (not shown). The tong holder 8 can be arranged horizontally displaceably on the carriage 9 and can be displaced horizontally with respect to the carriage 9 by a drive means 10.
  • The lower part of the pliers 7 contains a knife guide 11 (FIGS. 2, 3) in which a horizontal knife 12 is guided so as to be horizontally displaceable. A pneumatic cylinder 13 is fastened on the knife guide 11 and moves the knife 12 horizontally with respect to the knife guide 11 between the left end position according to FIG. 2 and a right end position. In the right end position, the free end of the knife 12 is retracted into the knife guide 11. The knife guide 11 is attached to the lower end of a vertical rod 14, the upper end of which is attached to a circuit board 15. The rod 14 is guided freely vertically displaceably in a block 16 fastened to the tong holder 8. The downward movement of the rod 14 with respect to the tong holder 8 is limited by stop elements 18 and 19 carried by the circuit board 15, which interact with the upper side of the block 16 and the tong holder 8. While the stop element 18 is rigidly attached to the circuit board 15, the stop element 19 is carried by the plunger of a pneumatic cylinder 20 fastened on the circuit board 15. By actuating the pneumatic cylinder 20, the stop element 19 is moved downward with respect to the circuit board 15, as a result of which the lower end position of the circuit board 15 and the rod 14 is displaced upward with respect to the tong holder 8. The board 15 also carries the upper jaw 6. The vertical distance between the upper jaw 6 and the knife guide 11 or the knife 12 is adjustable, in the embodiment shown by turning a screw 21 rotatably mounted in the board 15 (FIG. 2) , which is screwed into a sleeve 22, at the lower end of which the upper jaw 6 is fixed. Of course, the sleeve 22 must not rotate with the screw 21; To achieve this, a tab 23 is attached to the sleeve 22, which is guided on the rod 14 to be vertically displaceable.
  • The lower part of the pliers 7 also contains at least one supporting element in addition to the knife 12. In the illustrated embodiment, a support element 24 or 25 (FIGS. 2, 3) is arranged on both sides of the knife 12. The support elements 24 and 25 are guided horizontally displaceably in a support element guide 26. A pneumatic cylinder 27 or 28 is attached to the support element guide 26 for each support element 24, 25, which holds the support element with respect to the support element guide 26 between the left end position shown in FIG. 2 and a right end position horizontally. In the right end position, the free ends of the support elements 24 and in the support element guide 26 are retracted. The support element guide 26 and the pneumatic cylinders 27 and 28 form a support element adjusting device for executing horizontal movements of each support element with respect to the knife guide 11. The support element guide 26 is guided so as to be vertically displaceable on the rod 14 carrying the knife guide 11, and on the circuit board 15 is a pneumatic cylinder 29 with a tie rod 30 (Fig. 2) attached to the lower end of the support member guide 26 is attached. The pneumatic cylinder 29 and the means for guiding the support element guide 26 on the vertical rod 14 form an embodiment of a support element lifting device for executing vertical movements of the support elements 24 and 25 with respect to the knife 12.
  • With the unstacking device, a stack of sheets 3 (Fig. 4) standing on an airfoil, e.g. on the pallet 2, partial stacks of precisely preselectable thickness or number of sheets are removed in the manner described below with reference to FIGS. 4 to 17. The operations described below are carried out automatically by a control device, not shown, which controls the corresponding drive means.
  • In the idle state, the board 15 rests with the stop 18 on the block 16 of the tong holder 8, the table top 1 stands at any height at which a partial stack has previously been pushed away from it, next to that on the wing or pallet 2 (FIG 4) Standing stack of sheets. The knife 12 of the lower part 7 of the pliers is retracted into the knife guide 11 and the support elements 24 and 25 are withdrawn into the support element guide 26.
  • First, if necessary, a vertical relative movement between the table top 1 and the tong holder 8 on the one hand and the pallet 2 on the other hand is carried out, in the illustrated embodiment by lifting (or lowering) the table guide 5 along the vertical guides of the machine stand 4 until the upper jaw 6 as in FIG 4 is shown a certain distance higher than the top of the sheet stack 3. Reaching this height is determined by a photocell device 31 (FIG. 4) connected to the table top 1, which emits a signal when it is the top of the sheet stack 3 reached.
  • Then at least the pliers carrier 8 is moved horizontally to the left (or the wing 2 with the stack of leaves 3 to the right) until, as shown in FIG. 5, the upper jaw 6 stands vertically above the stack of leaves 3 and the knife guide 11 and the support element guide 26 in a small manner Stand next to the stack of sheets 3. The tong holder 8 can be moved to the left by shifting with respect to the carriage 9 by means of the hydraulic cylinder 10 (FIG. 1); however, it could also be connected to the table top 1 so that it cannot be displaced horizontally and, together with this, can be moved to the left with respect to the table guide 5. 5 can be indicated, for example, by a photocell device 32 (FIG. 3) arranged in the support element guide 26, which detects the distance between the support element guide 26 and the stack of sheets 3.
  • Then again a vertical relative movement between the table top 1 and the tong holder 8 on the one hand and the pallet 2 on the other hand is carried out, in the embodiment shown by lowering the table guide 5 and the second slide 9 along the machine stand 4 until the upper jaw 6 as in Fig. 6 shown on the top of the sheet stack 3 rests. When the top of the stack of sheets 3 comes into contact with the upper jaw 6, it lifts the board 15 with the stop 18 slightly from the block 16. This is determined by a switch 33 (FIGS. 2, 3) arranged in block 16, which stops the downward movement of the two slides 5 and 9. The upper jaw 6 now rests on the sheet stack 3 with a predetermined force, corresponding to the weight of the board 15 and the parts attached to it. If desired, the predetermined contact force can be changed by weight loading or unloading means. As an example of such a means, a compression spring 34 is shown schematically in FIG. 3, which is held in a sleeve 35 which is fastened in a height-adjustable manner in the circuit board 15 and the lower end of which rests on the upper side of the pliers carrier 8. The compression spring 34 transmits a part of the weight of the board 15 and the parts carried by it directly to the pliers carrier 8. The size of the part of this weight received by the compression spring 34 can be changed by adjusting the height of the sleeve 35 with respect to the board 15.
  • The pneumatic cylinder 13 (FIGS. 2, 3) is then actuated in order to stab the knife 12 horizontally into the stack of sheets 3, as shown in FIG. 7. The puncture point lies a distance below the top of the sheet stack 3, which is equal to the vertical distance of the knife 12 from the upper pliers jaw 6 set by turning the screw 21 (FIG. 2). Because of the predetermined contact force of the upper jaw 6, this distance corresponds practically exactly to a certain number of individual sheets of the stack 3.
  • Then the circuit board 15 and thus the knife guide 11 and the rod 14 Knife 12 is raised by a first predetermined, small distance, for example by lifting the table guide 5 and the second slide 9 and thus the tong holder 8. By this upward movement, the knife 12 slightly lifts an area of the edge of a partial stack 3.1 adjacent to it from the remaining stack of sheets 3.2 as shown in FIG.
  • The support elements 24, 25 are then introduced into the gap formed in this way between an area of the edge of the partial stack 3.1 and the remaining stack 3.2, as shown in FIG. 9, by actuating the pneumatic cylinders 27, 28 (FIG. 3).
  • Subsequently, by actuating the support element lifting cylinder 29, the support element guide 26 and thus the support elements 24 and 25 are moved upward with a predetermined force with respect to the knife guide 11 in order to clamp said area of the edge of the partial stack 3.1 against the upper jaw 6. The support elements 24 and 25 are then, as shown in FIG. 10, higher than the knife 12 and only carry the edge of the partial stack 3.1.
  • Then the knife 12 is pulled back into the knife guide 11 by actuating the pneumatic cylinder 13. Then the table guide 5 and the second carriage 9 are moved further up a second predetermined distance in order to make the gap between the support finger guide 26 or the knife guide 11 and the top of the remaining stack 3.2 by lifting the circuit board 15 to such an extent that the Table top 1 can be inserted into the gap, and to raise the table top 1 at the level of this gap, as shown in Fig. 11.
  • Then a horizontal relative movement between the table top 1 on the one hand and the pallet 2 and the tong holder 8 on the other hand is carried out, in the illustrated embodiment of the invention in that the table top 1 is horizontally displaced along the table guide 5 to the left. With its left edge, in front of which a rotatable separating roller 36, which is now driven, is arranged, the table top 1 enters the gap between the area of the edge of the partial stack 3.1 carried by the supporting elements 24 and 25 and the top of the remaining stack 3.2. The table top 1 with the separating roller 36 also lifts the areas of the right edge of the partial stack 3.1 that are more distant from the support elements 24, 25, which areas initially still hang down (possibly up to the top of the remaining stack 3.2) onto the top of the table top . Simultaneously with the horizontal displacement of the table top 1 along the table guide 5, the table guide 5 - and with it also the second slide 9 - can be moved somewhat upwards along the machine stand 4, so that the separating roller 36 and the table top 1 rise obliquely into the gap run between the partial stack 3.1 and the remaining stack 3.2. 12, the table top 1 is shown inserted between the partial stack 3.1 and the remaining stack 3.2. The area of the right edge of the partial stack 3.1 in the area of the supporting elements 24, 25 is clamped between the supporting elements and the upper jaw 6, while the areas of the partial stack 3.1 which are more distant from the supporting elements 24, 25 now lie on the table top 1.
  • If desired, the pliers carrier 8 can now be moved to the right along the slide 9 by the hydraulic cylinder 10, so that the pliers 6, 7 continue to pull the partial stacks 3.1 onto the table top 1, as shown in FIG. 13.
  • The pneumatic cylinder 29 is then actuated in order to move the support element guide 26 and thus the support elements 24, 25 downward with respect to the knife guide 11 and the upper jaw 6, as shown in FIG. 14. As a result, the clamping of the edge of the partial stack 3.1 between the support elements 24, 25 and the upper jaw 6 is released.
  • The pneumatic cylinders 27 and 28 are then actuated to pull the support elements 24 and 25 away from under the edge of the partial stack 3.1, so that this edge of the partial stack 3.1 also falls on the table top 1, as shown in FIG. 15.
  • A vertical relative movement is then carried out between the board 15 and the table top 1 in order to raise the lower part 7 of the pliers above the height of the partial stack 3.1 lying on the table top 1, as shown in FIG. 16. In the embodiment shown, the pneumatic cylinder 20 is actuated for this purpose in order to adjust the circuit board 15 upwards with respect to the tong holder 8. In addition, the tong holder 8 itself can also be moved upward by moving the second slide 9 (FIG. 1) with respect to the first slide 5 forming the table guide along the machine stand 4.
  • A renewed horizontal relative movement between the table top 1 and the pallet 2 - by horizontally shifting the table top 1 along the table guide 5 - then brings the table top 1 back to its starting position with respect to the remaining stack 3.2, as shown in FIG. 17. The partial stack 3.1 can then be pushed away from the table top 1. Thereafter, the circuit board 15 is lowered again onto the tong holder 8 by actuating the pneumatic cylinder 20, and the second carriage 9 is possibly lowered onto the first carriage 5 again. The unstacking device is then ready to remove a new partial stack from the remaining stack 3.2.
  • An additional advantage of the design and mode of operation of the unstacking device according to the invention is that the unstacking device can easily be removed for parallel processing of two (or even more) stacks of sheets at the same time. The unstacking device shown in the drawings contains only a pair of pliers 6, 7 carried by a circuit board 15 for removing partial stacks from only one stack of sheets 3. However, a second block 16 with a second pair of pliers 6, 7 can be spaced apart on the plier carrier 8 from and parallel to the first pliers 6, 7 and designed the same way as these. Then on the wing 2, e.g. Pallet, two sheets 3 stacked side by side. If the table top 1 then executes the movements described and the pneumatic cylinders 13, 27, 28, 29 and 20 of the two pliers are actuated simultaneously in the manner described, the device then takes a partial stack of exactly the same number of sheets from both sheets. whereby both partial stacks come to lie on the table top 1 at the same time and are then pushed on by it.

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1. Unstacking apparatus for the removal of a partial stack from a sheet stack (3) disposed on a supporting surface (2), with a tabletop (1), a horizontal adjustment device (5) for executing horizontal relative movements between the tabletop (1) and the aforementioned supporting surface (2), a gripper comprising an upper gripper jaw (6) and a gripper base (7) for seizing and holding an edge of a partial stack (3.1), and a vertical adjustment device (4) for executing vertical relative motions between the tabletop (1) and the gripper (6, 7), on the one hand, and the supporting surface (2), on the other hand, characterized in that the gripper base (7) contains a blade guide (11), a horizontal blade (12), and a blade drive mechanism (13) for effecting horizontal motions of the blade (12) with respect to the blade guide (11), as well as, beside the blade (12), at least one supporting element (24, 25), and a supporting element adjustment device (26, 27, 28) for executing horizontal movements of the supporting element (24, 25) with respect to the blade guide (11); and that the gripper (6, 7) furthermore comprises a supporting element rise and fall mechanism (29, 30) for executing vertical movements of the supporting element (24, 25) with respect to the blade (12).
2. Unstacking apparatus according to claim 1, characterized in that it furthermore contains a means (4, 9, 14, 16, 20) for executing vertical relative motions between the blade guide (11), as well as the upper gripper jaw (6), on the one hand, and the tabletop (1), on the other hand.
3. Unstacking apparatus according to claim 1 or 2, characterized by a gripper carrier (8) which guides an element (14) carrying the upper gripper jaw (6) and the blade guide (11) in a freely vertically displaceable fashion.
4. Unstacking apparatus according to claims 2 and 3, characterized in that the downward movability of the element (14) carrying the upper gripper jaw (6) and the blade guide (11) is limited with respect to the gripper carrier (8) by cooperating stop elements (8, 16, 18, 19), of which at least one (19) is vertically adjustable by means of a drive mechanism (20) for adjusting the lower end position of the aforementioned element (14).
5. Unstacking apparatus according to claim 3 or 4, characterized by adjustable weight-exerting or weight-relieving means (34, 35) for varying the force required for lifting the element (14) carrying the upper gripper jaw (6) and the blade guide (11).
6. Unstacking apparatus according to one of claims 3 to 5, characterized in that the tabletop (1) is arranged in a horizontally displaceable fashion at a table guideway (5) retained on a machine column (4).
7. Unstacking apparatus according to claim 6, characterized in that the table guideway (5) is a slide arranged at the machine column (4) to be vertically displaceable.
8. Unstacking apparatus according to claim 7, characterized in that the gripper carrier (8) is arranged at a second slide (9) guided at the machine column (4) to be vertically displaceable, this slide being liftable and lowerable with respect to the first-mentioned slide (5).
9. Unstacking apparatus according to claim 8, characterized in that the gripper carrier (8) is horizontally displaceable by means of a drive mechanism (10) with respect to the second slide (9).
10. Unstacking apparatus according to one of claims 7 to 9, characterized by a control unit for automatically, in succession,
(a) operating the vertical adjustment device (4) for lowering the table guideway (5) and the gripper carrier (8) until the upper gripper jaw (6) rests on the topside of a sheet stack (3),
(b) operating the blade drive mechanism (13) for plunging the blade (12) into the sheet stack (3),
(c) thereafter operating the vertical adjustment device (4) for lifting the table guideway (5) and the gripper carrier (8) by a first predetermined distance in order to lift a place of the edge of a partial stack (3.1) off the remaining residue (3.2) of the sheet stack (3),
(d) subsequently operating the supporting element adjustment device (26, 27, 28) for inserting the supporting element (24, 25) underneath the partial stack edge supported by the blade (12),
(e) thereafter operating the supporting element rise and fall device (29, 30) for raising the supporting element (24, 25) with respect to the blade with a predetermined force,
(f) operating the blade drive mechanism (13) in order to pull the blade (12) away horizontally from underneath the edge of the partial stack (3.1),
(g) thereafter operating the vertical adjustment device (4) for the further raising of the table guideway (5) and of the gripper carrier (8) by a second predetermined distance, (h) then operating the horizontal adjustment device (5) for the horizontal displacement of the tabletop (1) between the partial stack (3.1) and the remaining residue (3.2) of the sheet stack (3),
(i) operating the supporting element rise and fall device (29, 30) for lowering the supporting element (24, 25) with respect to the blade (12),
(k) operating the supporting element adjusting device (26, 27, 28) in order to pull the supporting element (24, 25) horizontally away from underneath the edge of the partial stack (3.1).
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