EP1193059B1 - Device for controlling the fan-out of a web - Google Patents

Device for controlling the fan-out of a web Download PDF

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EP1193059B1
EP1193059B1 EP20010121641 EP01121641A EP1193059B1 EP 1193059 B1 EP1193059 B1 EP 1193059B1 EP 20010121641 EP20010121641 EP 20010121641 EP 01121641 A EP01121641 A EP 01121641A EP 1193059 B1 EP1193059 B1 EP 1193059B1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41FPRINTING MACHINES OR PRESSES
    • B41F13/00Common details of rotary presses or machines
    • B41F13/08Cylinders
    • B41F13/10Forme cylinders
    • B41F13/12Registering devices
    • B41F13/16Registering devices with means for displacing the printing formes on the cylinders
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41PINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO PRINTING, LINING MACHINES, TYPEWRITERS, AND TO STAMPS
    • B41P2227/00Mounting or handling printing plates; Forming printing surfaces in situ
    • B41P2227/10Attaching several printing plates on one cylinder
    • B41P2227/11Attaching several printing plates on one cylinder in axial direction

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  • The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for minimizing the effects of the fan-out effect of the web in a web-fed rotary printing press according to the preambles of claims 1, 7 and 9.
  • A web-fed rotary offset press typically prints four colors on a web of material, such as paper. As the web passes blanket cylinders of the printing units, it becomes damp, which can lead to stretching of the web. The elongation of the web in the transverse direction, d. H. in the axial direction of the printing cylinder, is also referred to as fan-out or "Breiterdrucken" the web. When fan-out occurs, the print or images on the web are stretched slightly as the web passes through the first printing unit. The second printing unit must be registered correctly with respect to the printed images or the imprint on the web, i. be aligned so that, for example, a second color is applied as desired in register on a printed image that has already been printed by the first printing unit.
  • Since the image printed by the first printing unit is subject to a fan-out, in the absence of countermeasures, the second and subsequent printing units are not aligned correctly with each other, resulting in a registration difference of the printed image.
  • For many printing applications, so-called multi-plate plate cylinders are used, to which a plurality of axially spaced-apart printing plates can be applied. For proper alignment of each printing plate, the plates can be independently movable.
  • US 4,207,815 discloses a two-platen plate cylinder. One plate abuts a large diameter portion and another plate abuts a rotatable sleeve that is axially movable with respect to the large diameter portion. The sleeve is attached to a stepped shaft. For adjusting the axial and circumferential register of the plates a helical toothing is provided. This arrangement requires a complicated double-diameter plate cylinder and a complicated one Gearing and is also applicable only in a two-plate configuration.
  • The device described in the cited document also has the disadvantage that there are no sensors to scan the different sections of the web, e.g. the front and back of the train. The device also has the disadvantage that a complex helical gear mechanism controls the circumferential and lateral adjustment of the sleeve and therefore the device is more difficult and time consuming to repair and maintain.
  • US 5,383,393 discloses a multicolor web-fed rotary offset printing press comprising a plurality of printing sections arranged along a running line of a paper web, a plurality of register setting devices, a paper tensioning device, and a plurality of width adjusting devices. Each of the pressing portions further includes at least one divided plate cylinder, each divided portion thereof being independently moved in the axial direction and / or the circumferential direction. The document further discloses a register setting device mechanically connected to each one of the divided plate cylinders in the printing sections. The disclosed apparatus further comprises an adjusting mechanism for moving the divided sections in response to the control unit connected to a sensor for detecting the lines and images printed on the paper web by each of the printing sections.
  • The device described in US Pat. No. 5,383,393 has the disadvantage that there are not several sensors for scanning the web at different locations, which is why a determination of the fan-out is omitted. Further, the device does not have a third sleeve, which limits the ability to accommodate different fan-out widths of the web. The device also has the disadvantage that the width of the web and not the displacement of the printing plates is changed to compensate for the fan-out. The change in the width of the web can result in the process not working equally well for all paper types. Furthermore, the device for aligning the web width appears complicated.
  • Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide a printing plate cylinder or printing cylinder and a method with which the fan-out effect can be effectively reduced in a rotary printing press.
  • Another object of the invention is to provide a web-fed rotary printing press having a reduced fan-out effect.
  • This object is achieved by the features of claims 1, 7 and 9.
    Further features of the invention are contained in the subclaims.
  • A printing cylinder according to the invention comprises at least one output signal generating fan-out sensor for scanning a web, a first rotatable portion having a central print or print image area on the surface, and first and second ends, a first sleeve, circumferentially about the first end and a second sleeve disposed around the circumference of the second end, the first and second sleeves having pressure surfaces or printed image areas on their surfaces and the center pressure surface in response to the detected fan-out signal of the sensor are movable in such a way that the value determined by the sensor for the respective fan-out or the deviation of the specific value from a predetermined value is minimal.
  • By having the first and second sleeves axially movable with respect to the central printing surface of the present invention, more accurate adjustments of the printing surface can be made to minimize printing errors caused by the spreading, the fan-out effect of the web.
  • In each case a pressure plate on the middle pressure surface and on the two laterally adjacent sleeves arranged two pressure plates can be applied.
  • Specifically, in the event of fan-out, the first and second sleeves may be moved axially away from or toward the center pressure surface. Although this movement However, the problems caused by fan-out not completely corrected, it can significantly reduce the impact of fan-out, in particular, for. B. when the device according to the invention is used in newspapers, in which a plurality of newspaper pages across the width of the web is arranged away.
  • Preferably, two fan-out sensors are provided on one side of the web. The sensors are preferably located near the edges of the web, but may also be located in an unprinted area, preferably near the center of the sleeve.
  • In addition, preferably at least one register sensor is provided for the correct overall register setting. In particular, two register sensors located in the middle of the track may be used to advantage, preferably with a first register sensor on a first side of the web and a second register sensor on a second side of the web.
  • The middle pressure surface and the first and second sleeves may be writable by a laser. Laser-writable sleeves offer the advantage that a desired print image can be changed without having to mechanically remove a section of the sleeve or to wait for erasure and rewriting of the printed image, and therefore the machine downtime can be reduced.
  • The middle pressure surface and the first and second sleeves may also each include a gap or channel for insertion of a pressure plate. The provision of a gap has the advantage that a change to the desired print image can be made by first removing the existing printing plate and then changing and re-inserting the existing plate or adding a plate with a different printed image, which is particularly useful for the so-called impression operation is of great advantage.
  • A printing press according to the invention comprises at least one first sensor for scanning register marks, at least one second sensor for determining the fan-out and a rotatable cylinder having an axially adjustable with respect to a second portion first portion.
  • With the first and second sensor, the extent of the fan-out can be determined automatically and the effects of the fan-out can be compensated by axial adjustment of the first and second sections. The adjustment offers the advantage of more efficient printing.
  • The first sensor or sensors preferably detect register marks printed by the central image area, and the second sensor detects fan-out marks printed on the web by the sleeves.
  • The one or more second sensors may include photo-cell detectors or video detectors. The photocell or video detectors make it possible to compare the position of a printed image with the position of a previously printed further printed image. In this way, the extent of fan-out can be determined without using marks on the web. However, the use of fan-out marks on the web, such as registration marks, is preferred.
  • A method according to the invention for correcting the fan-out in a web-fed rotary printing press comprises the following steps:
    • Scanning register marks for the entire perimeter and / or page register setting of a printing cylinder; Scanning a portion of the web containing no register marks to provide fan-out information; and changing a lateral position of a first portion of the printing cylinder relative to a second portion of the printing cylinder in response to the fan-out information such that the fan -Out of the web is minimized.
  • Preferably, the first part of the printing cylinder is a sleeve and the second part of the printing cylinder is a printing image bearing image surface of a cylinder, wherein the sleeve for minimizing the fan-out effect can be moved axially.
  • The sleeves may be moved in a manner similar to that described in US Patent Application No. 09 / 627,639.
  • The features of the present invention will become more apparent from the following description of preferred embodiments taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings below.
  • Show it:
  • Fig. 1
    a simplified schematic cross-sectional view of the printing cylinder;
    Fig. 2
    a cross-sectional view of a printing unit of an offset printing press, which comprises a first pressure cylinder and a second pressure cylinder, and
    Fig. 3
    a printing unit in side view according to the present invention.
  • Fig. 1 shows a simplified schematic view of a printing cylinder 1 having a central print image area 2, a first end 4 and a second end 6. A first sleeve 8 is arranged around the circumference of the first end 4, and a second sleeve 10 is around the Circumference of the second end 6 arranged around. The first sleeve 8 and the second sleeve 10 are rotatably attached to the first end 4 and the second end 6, for example by flanges 14. The first sleeve 8 and the second sleeve 10, however, are both axially displaceable relative to the central printed image area 2. In a preferred embodiment, there is a rotatable in a radially lower recess of the end 4 and axially displaceable arm 15 in an axially fixed, but with respect to a gear 19 by a not-shown bearing dreockkoppelten position, wherein the gear 19 normally with a drive shaft 21 of the cylinder 2 rotates. The gear 19 is held by a thread on the drive shaft 21 in such a way that it moves axially with respect to the cylinder 2 and the drive shaft 21 with a rotation between the gear 19 and drive shaft 21 when a fan-out register adjustment device 17 for the first sleeve 8 is actuated. The Gear 19 is at an outer portion with a gear 27 in engagement, which is connected by a coupling 25 with a servomotor 23 of the device 17. In order to move the gear 19 axially on the shaft 21, the clutch 25 is engaged or closed and the motor 23 rotates the gear 27 to move the gear 19 axially with respect to the shaft 21. This movement pulls or pushes the flange 14, and thereby the sleeve 8, axially with respect to the central print image section 2. The coupling 25 is then disengaged so that the gear 19 and the shaft 21 rotate together again due to friction, for example. Alternatively, a further coupling may be provided to selectively lock the gear 19 and shaft 21 together or rotatably couple with each other.
  • An overall register servo motor 29 may preferably move the entire cylinder 2 axially and circumferentially in a conventional manner. When the overall register is adjusted, the clutch 25 is disengaged and the gear 27 is axially displaceable with respect to the gear 19.
  • The second sleeve 10 may include a device similar to the fan-out register adjustment device 17.
  • Alternatively, the first sleeve 8 and the second sleeve 10 can be moved axially by flanges, as described in U.S. Patent Application No. 09 / 627,639.
  • By the rotation of the impression cylinder 2, the first sleeve 8 and the second sleeve 10 are rotated by the flanges 14 or by other support means which also stabilize the first sleeve 8 and the second sleeve 10 with respect to the impression cylinder 2. The first sleeve 8 and the second sleeve 10 each include a plurality of columns or channels 16 for inserting plates to allow pre-imaged plates to be mounted. Alternatively, the first sleeve 8 and the second sleeve 10 could also be directly laser-writable or coated with a laser-writable material.
  • Fig. 2 and Fig. 3 show a printing unit 60 of an offset printing machine, which has a first printing unit 58 in the same way. The printing unit 60 includes a first Printing cylinder 20 and a second pressure cylinder 22, which are each similar to the pressure cylinder 1 described in Fig. 1 are formed. A print image is transferred from the first impression cylinder 20 to a first blanket cylinder 24 to print on a first surface 41 of a web 28. Another print image is transferred from the second impression cylinder 22 to a second blanket cylinder 26 to print on a second surface 42 of the web 28. A plurality of first sensors 30 monitor the axial and circumferential registers for the web 28 by scanning marks on the web 28. A plurality of second sensors 32 scan additional marks indicative of the fan-out of the web 28 at the edge regions 43 and 44 enable the railway. The data obtained by the first sensors 30 and the second sensors 32 are used to axially move a first sleeve 34, a second sleeve 36, a third sleeve 38, and a fourth sleeve 40 for adjusting the pressure area to match the fanout of the Web 28 caused to minimize printing errors.
  • To correct the fan-out in a web-fed rotary press, e.g. For example, in the printing machine described in FIG. 3, the sensors 32 provide information regarding the fan-out caused by the first printing unit 58. When the fan-out register marks have moved outward due to fan-out, the sleeves 38, 40, and 34, 36 may be moved outward by respective fan-out register setting devices with respect to the central print image areas to augment the fan-out minimize. For example, if the fan-out marks have shifted by 1 mm, the sleeves can be moved 0.5 mm outwards. The sensors 32 may provide automatic feedback to a controller that controls the fan-out register setting devices 17.
  • While the present invention has been disclosed with the advantageous feature that the sensors automatically control the register setting devices, an operator could also manually perform the fan-out setting.
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    pressure cylinder
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    Print image area
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    first end
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    second end
    8th
    first sleeve
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    second sleeve
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    flange
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    poor
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    gap
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    Fan-out register setting device
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    gear
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    first impression cylinder
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    drive shaft
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    second impression cylinder
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    servomotor
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    first blanket cylinder
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    clutch
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    second blanket cylinder
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    gear
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    train
    29
    Gesamtregister servomotor
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    first sensors
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    second sensors
    34
    first sleeve
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    second sleeve
    38
    third sleeve
    40
    fourth sleeve
    41
    first surface
    42
    second surface
    43
    edge region
    44
    edge region
    58
    first printing unit
    60
    printing unit

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  1. Printing plate cylinder (1, 20, 22) having a first end (4) and a second end (6) and a first section comprising a central print area which has a greater radius than the first end (4) and the second end (6), and a sleeve arranged around the first end (4) and comprising a first print area (8), characterised in that around the second end (6) is mounted a second sleeve (10) comprising a second print area, and in that the first sleeve (8) and the second sleeve (10) can be moved in the axial direction relative to the central print area in order to reduce the fan-out effect of a web (28) printed by the printing cylinder (1, 20, 22).
  2. Printing plate cylinder according to claim 1, characterised in that the first and second sleeves (8, 10) are laser-printable or electrically printable.
  3. Printing plate cylinder according to claim 1, characterised in that the first and second sleeves (8, 10) each have a slot (16) for receiving the front edge and/or the back edge of a printing plate.
  4. Printing plate cylinder according to claim 1, characterised in that a fan-out sensor (32) is provided for detecting the fan-out of the web (28).
  5. Printing plate cylinder according to claim 1, characterised in that a fan-out register setting device (17) is provided which acts on the first sleeve (8) for axially moving the first sleeve (8) relative to the central print area (2).
  6. Printing plate cylinder according to claim 5, characterised in that a total register setting device (29) is also provided, for moving the printing cylinder (1, 20, 22) in the circumferential direction and/or in the lateral direction.
  7. Web-fed rotary printing press having a printing plate cylinder (1, 20, 22) according to one of the preceding claims, which comprises print areas (2, 8, 10) that can be moved relative to one another, and a first sensor (30) for detecting register marks and a second sensor (32) delivering a fan-out output signal for determining the fan-out effect of a web (28) printed in the printing press, the print areas being moved relative to one another as a function of the output signals from the second sensor (32).
  8. Printing press according to claim 7, characterised in that the fan-out register setting device (17) receives an input signal which is a function of the output signal from the second sensor (32).
  9. Method of correcting fan-out in the web-fed rotary printing press according to claim 7 or 8, which comprises the following steps:
    - scanning register marks in order to provide total register settings on the printing plate cylinder (1, 20, 22);
    - scanning a section of the web (28) which does not contain any register marks, in order to provide fan-out information, and
    - changing an axial position of a first part (4) of the printing plate cylinder (1, 20, 22) relative to a second part (2) of the printing plate cylinder in accordance with the fan-out information, such that the fan-out of a web (28) printed in the web-fed rotary printing press is minimised.
  10. Method according to claim 9, characterised in that the scanning comprises scanning fan-out marks on a surface of the web (28).
  11. Method according to claim 9 or 10, characterised in that changing an axial position of a first part (4) of the printing plate cylinder comprises moving the first part (4) by means of a fan-out register setting device (17).
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