JP2018145014A - Gathering and inserting device - Google Patents

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JP2018145014A
JP2018145014A JP2018126914A JP2018126914A JP2018145014A JP 2018145014 A JP2018145014 A JP 2018145014A JP 2018126914 A JP2018126914 A JP 2018126914A JP 2018126914 A JP2018126914 A JP 2018126914A JP 2018145014 A JP2018145014 A JP 2018145014A
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Shunichiro Yamada
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a gathering and inserting device in which paper sets obtained by inserting gathered bundles of insertion leaflets into newspapers can be finely aligned.SOLUTION: A gathering and inserting device 100 comprises a newspaper feeding mechanism 20 in which plural newspapers P thrown in a stacked state are fed one by one, a news paper opening mechanism 30 in which the newspapers P fed by the newspaper feeding mechanism 20 are opened and sent to an insertion position N, and a gathering mechanism 10 in which several kinds of insertion leaflets t are gathered, in which the gathered bundles T are discharged to the insertion position N and in which the gathered bundles are inserted into the newspapers P opened by the newspaper opening mechanism 30.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1

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本発明は、例えば、折込ちらしを丁合し、丁合束を新聞に中入れする、丁合・中入れ装置に関する。   The present invention relates to a collating / inserting apparatus that collates a leaflet and inserts a collated bundle into a newspaper, for example.

従来、新聞の間に挟む折込ちらしを丁合する丁合機が知られている。丁合機は、例えば、複数種類の折込ちらしを投入する複数段の給紙トレイ、各給紙トレイから給紙された折込ちらしを重ねながら搬送する搬送パス、搬送パスの下流側に搬送パスを横切る姿勢で折り紙(折込ちらしの一種)を給紙する機構、折り紙を中央で2つ折りにする機構、搬送パスを介して搬送された複数枚の折込ちらしを2つ折りにされた折り紙の間に挟む機構、および複数枚の折込ちらしを折り紙の間に挟んだ丁合束を集積する集積部を有する。   2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, a collating machine that collates a leaflet inserted between newspapers is known. For example, the collating machine has a plurality of stages of feeding trays for feeding a plurality of types of folding sheets, a conveyance path for conveying the folding sheets fed from each sheet feeding tray, and a conveyance path downstream of the conveyance path. A mechanism that feeds origami (a kind of folded leaflet) in a transverse position, a mechanism that folds the folded paper in the center, and a plurality of folded leaflets conveyed through a conveyance path are sandwiched between folded origami sheets A mechanism and a stacking unit that stacks a collated bundle in which a plurality of folding sheets are sandwiched between origami sheets.

集積部に集積された複数組の丁合束は、作業員による手作業によって作業台へ移動され、手作業により新聞に中入れされる。或いは、作業台へ移動された複数組の丁合束は、重ねた状態で中入れ機(インサーター)へ投入され、中入れ機を用いて新聞に折り込まれる。中入れ機は、例えば、新聞を開いて搬送する機構、複数組の丁合束を1組ずつ新聞の間に送り込む機構、および丁合束を中入れした新聞(以下、組紙と称する)を集積する集積部を有する。   A plurality of sets of collated bundles accumulated in the accumulating unit are moved to a work table by manual work by an operator, and placed in a newspaper by manual work. Alternatively, a plurality of sets of collated bundles that have been moved to the workbench are placed in a stacking machine (inserter) in a stacked state, and folded into a newspaper using the filling machine. The inserter includes, for example, a mechanism that opens and conveys newspapers, a mechanism that feeds a plurality of sets of collated bundles one by one between newspapers, and a newspaper that inserts collated bundles (hereinafter referred to as a group paper). It has a stacking unit for stacking.

特開2014−91604号公報JP 2014-91604 A

丁合束を手作業により新聞に中入れする場合、組紙の仕上がりを比較的綺麗に揃えることができる反面、作業員による作業負担が大きく手間がかかる。また、この場合、中入れ作業に多くの時間がかかるため作業効率が悪く、組紙の仕上がり具合にも個人差が出る。当然のことながら、この場合、丁合束を1組ずつ手作業により新聞に中入れするため、人件費がかかる。   When a collated bundle is manually placed in a newspaper, the finish of the group can be relatively neatly arranged. Further, in this case, it takes a lot of time to insert the work, so that the work efficiency is poor, and there is a difference among individuals in the finishedness of the combined paper. As a matter of course, in this case, labor costs are incurred because the collated bundle is manually put into the newspaper one by one.

一方、中入れ機を用いて丁合束を新聞に中入れする場合、作業効率が上がり処理が安定する反面、丁合束を中入れした後の組紙の仕上がり状態が綺麗に揃い難い。つまり、この場合、丁合束を作業台に一旦移動して中入れ機に投入するため、その間に丁合束の姿勢が崩れやすく、組紙の仕上がり状態が十分に満足のいくものが得られない。   On the other hand, when collating a collated bundle into a newspaper using an interpolating machine, the work efficiency is increased and the processing is stabilized, but the finished state of the paper sheet after the collated bundle is intercalated is difficult to achieve. In other words, in this case, since the collating bundle is once moved to the work table and put into the inserter, the posture of the collating bundle tends to collapse during that time, and the finished state of the sheet can be sufficiently satisfied. Absent.

本発明は、上記の点に鑑みてなされたもので、折込ちらしの丁合束を新聞に中入れした組紙を綺麗に揃えることができる丁合・中入れ装置を提供することを目的とする。   The present invention has been made in view of the above points, and an object of the present invention is to provide a collating / introducing device capable of neatly aligning a sheet of paper in which a collated bundle of folding inserts is inserted in a newspaper. .

本発明の丁合・中入れ装置の一態様は、複数部重ねて投入された新聞を1部ずつ供給する新聞供給機構と、新聞供給機構により供給された新聞を開いて中入れ位置へ送る新聞開き機構と、数種類のちらしを丁合して、その丁合束を中入れ位置に向けて排出し、新聞開き機構によって開かれた新聞に当該丁合束を挿入する丁合機構と、を有する。   One aspect of the collating / inserting apparatus according to the present invention includes a newspaper supply mechanism that supplies a plurality of newspapers that are stacked one by one, and a newspaper that opens the newspapers supplied by the newspaper supply mechanism and sends them to the insertion position. An opening mechanism and a collating mechanism for collating several types of flyers, discharging the collated bundle toward the center insertion position, and inserting the collated bundle into the newspaper opened by the newspaper opening mechanism .

本発明によれば、折込ちらしの丁合束を新聞に中入れした組紙を綺麗に揃えることができる丁合・中入れ装置を提供できる。   ADVANTAGE OF THE INVENTION According to this invention, the collation and insertion apparatus which can arrange neatly the paper sheet which put the collation bundle of the folding flyer in the newspaper can be provided.

図1は、実施形態に係る丁合・中入れ装置を示す外観斜視図である。FIG. 1 is an external perspective view showing a collating / inserting device according to an embodiment. 図2は、図1の丁合・中入れ装置の丁合機構を示す概略図である。FIG. 2 is a schematic view showing a collating mechanism of the collating / inserting apparatus of FIG. 図3は、図2の丁合機構から排出される丁合束の一例を示す外観斜視図である。FIG. 3 is an external perspective view showing an example of a collating bundle discharged from the collating mechanism of FIG. 図4は、図1の丁合・中入れ装置の新聞供給機構へ投入する新聞の姿勢を説明するための図である。FIG. 4 is a view for explaining the posture of the newspaper to be inserted into the newspaper supply mechanism of the collating / inserting apparatus of FIG. 図5は、図1の丁合・中入れ装置の新聞開き機構の上流側の構造を示す斜視図である。FIG. 5 is a perspective view showing the structure on the upstream side of the newspaper opening mechanism of the collating / inserting apparatus of FIG. 図6は、図5の新聞開き機構の上流側の構造を矢印VI方向から見た側面図である。FIG. 6 is a side view of the upstream structure of the newspaper opening mechanism of FIG. 5 as viewed from the direction of arrow VI. 図7は、図1の丁合・中入れ装置の新聞開き機構の下流側の構造を示す斜視図である。FIG. 7 is a perspective view showing the structure on the downstream side of the newspaper opening mechanism of the collating / inserting apparatus of FIG. 図8は、図1の丁合・中入れ装置の搬送機構を丁合・中入れモードの仕様に配置した概略斜視図である。FIG. 8 is a schematic perspective view in which the transport mechanism of the collating / injecting apparatus in FIG. 1 is arranged in the specifications of the collating / introducing mode. 図9は、図1の丁合・中入れ装置の搬送機構を丁合モードの仕様に配置した概略斜視図である。FIG. 9 is a schematic perspective view in which the conveying mechanism of the collating / inserting apparatus of FIG. 1 is arranged in the collating mode specification. 図10は、図8の搬送機構の搬送ベルトユニットを示す概略斜視図である。FIG. 10 is a schematic perspective view showing a transport belt unit of the transport mechanism of FIG. 図11は、図1の丁合・中入れ装置の丁合束揃え機構を示す概略斜視図である。FIG. 11 is a schematic perspective view showing a collating and bundling mechanism of the collating / centering device of FIG. 図12は、図1の丁合・中入れ装置の昇降機構および組紙揃え機構を左斜め前方から見た概略斜視図である。FIG. 12 is a schematic perspective view of the elevating mechanism and the paper sheet aligning mechanism of the collating / inserting apparatus of FIG. 図13は、図12の構造を右斜め後方から見た概略斜視図である。FIG. 13 is a schematic perspective view of the structure of FIG.

以下、本発明を実施するための形態について図面を参照して説明する。
図1は、本発明の一実施形態に係る丁合・中入れ装置100の外観を示す概略斜視図である。以下の説明では、丁合・中入れ装置100における後述する丁合束Tの排出方向を前方とし、各図において、この方向をY方向として示す。また、各図において、丁合・中入れ装置100を前方から見て左右方向をX方向とし、鉛直上下方向をZ方向として示す。
Hereinafter, embodiments for carrying out the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.
FIG. 1 is a schematic perspective view showing an appearance of a collating / inserting apparatus 100 according to an embodiment of the present invention. In the following description, the discharge direction of the collation bundle T (to be described later) in the collating / introducing device 100 is referred to as the front, and in each drawing, this direction is indicated as the Y direction. Moreover, in each figure, the left-right direction is set to X direction, and the vertical up-down direction is shown to Z direction seeing the collation / insertion apparatus 100 from the front.

丁合・中入れ装置100は、丁合機構10、新聞供給機構20、新聞開き機構30(図5−7)、搬送機構40(図8−10)、丁合束揃え機構50(図11)、昇降機構60、および組紙揃え機構70(図12、13)を有する。丁合・中入れ装置100の各機構10、20、30、40、50、60、70は、図示しない制御部によってその動作タイミングなどが制御される。   The collating / inserting device 100 includes a collating mechanism 10, a newspaper supply mechanism 20, a newspaper opening mechanism 30 (FIGS. 5-7), a transport mechanism 40 (FIGS. 8-10), and a collating and bundling mechanism 50 (FIG. 11). , A lifting mechanism 60, and a paper set aligning mechanism 70 (FIGS. 12 and 13). The operation timing of each mechanism 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 of the collating / inserting apparatus 100 is controlled by a control unit (not shown).

丁合・中入れ装置100は、制御部によって、数種類の折込ちらしtを重ねて折り紙sで挟んだ丁合束T(図3)を作成する丁合モード、予め用意した複数組の丁合束Tを1組ずつ取り出して新聞P(図4c)に中入れする中入れモード、或いは、数種類の折込ちらしtを重ねた丁合束Tを作成すると同時にこの丁合束Tを新聞Pに中入れする丁合・中入れモードで動作される。   The collating / inserting device 100 has a collating mode in which a control unit creates a collating bundle T (FIG. 3) in which several kinds of folding paper t are stacked and sandwiched by origami s, and a plurality of collating bundles prepared in advance. The insert mode in which T is taken out one by one and inserted into the newspaper P (FIG. 4c), or the collated bundle T with several kinds of folding t is created and the collated bundle T is inserted into the newspaper P at the same time. It is operated in the collating / inserting mode.

丁合モードでは、制御部は、丁合機構10、丁合束揃え機構50、搬送機構40、および昇降機構60を動作させる。中入れモードおよび丁合・中入れモードでは、制御部は、丁合機構10、新聞供給機構20、新聞開き機構30、搬送機構40、昇降機構60、および組紙揃え機構70を動作させる。   In the collation mode, the control unit operates the collation mechanism 10, the collation bundle alignment mechanism 50, the transport mechanism 40, and the lifting mechanism 60. In the intermediate insertion mode and the collation / intermediate insertion mode, the control unit operates the collation mechanism 10, the newspaper supply mechanism 20, the newspaper opening mechanism 30, the transport mechanism 40, the lifting mechanism 60, and the paper sheet alignment mechanism 70.

図2は、丁合機構10を示す概略図である。
丁合機構10は、Z方向に長い略直方体形状の筐体1を有する。筐体1のY方向に沿った前面側(図示左側)および背面側(図示右側)には、Z方向に並んだ複数段の給紙トレイ2が設けられている。各給紙トレイ2は、筐体1の内側に向けて下方に傾斜して取り付けられている。各給紙トレイ2には、数種類の折込ちらしtが複数枚重ねて投入される。複数の給紙トレイ2を介して同じ種類の折込ちらしtを投入することもできる。なお、筐体1の前方側の最下段にある給紙トレイ2aは、折り紙s(図3)を投入するための給紙トレイとして割り当てられている。折り紙sは、折込ちらしtの一種であってもよい。
FIG. 2 is a schematic view showing the collating mechanism 10.
The collating mechanism 10 has a substantially rectangular parallelepiped casing 1 that is long in the Z direction. On the front side (the left side in the figure) and the back side (the right side in the figure) along the Y direction of the housing 1, a plurality of paper feed trays 2 arranged in the Z direction are provided. Each paper feed tray 2 is attached to be inclined downward toward the inside of the housing 1. In each sheet feeding tray 2, several types of folding inserts t are stacked and loaded. It is also possible to insert the same type of inserts t through a plurality of paper feed trays 2. Note that the lowermost paper feed tray 2a on the front side of the housing 1 is assigned as a paper feed tray for loading origami s (FIG. 3). The origami s may be a kind of a folding paper t.

筐体1内には、筐体1の中心を通ってZ方向に延びた搬送パス3が設けられている。搬送パス3は、前面側の複数段の給紙トレイ2と背面側の複数段の給紙トレイ2の間でXZ平面に沿って設けられている。つまり、各給紙トレイ2から所定のタイミングで取り出された折込ちらしtが搬送パス3へ送り込まれて互いに重ねられる。そして、重なった状態の複数枚の折込ちらしtが搬送パス3を介して下方へ搬送される。搬送パス3には、重なった状態の複数枚の折込ちらしtを挟持して搬送するための複数組の搬送ローラ対4が設けられている。   In the housing 1, a transport path 3 extending in the Z direction through the center of the housing 1 is provided. The conveyance path 3 is provided along the XZ plane between a plurality of paper feed trays 2 on the front side and a plurality of paper feed trays 2 on the back side. In other words, the folding leaflets t taken out from each paper feed tray 2 at a predetermined timing are sent to the transport path 3 and overlapped with each other. Then, a plurality of folded sheets t in an overlapped state are conveyed downward via the conveyance path 3. The conveyance path 3 is provided with a plurality of conveyance roller pairs 4 for nipping and conveying the plurality of folded sheets t in an overlapped state.

各給紙トレイ2の傾斜方向の下端側、すなわち搬送パス3に近い中心寄りの端部には、それぞれ、第1給紙ローラ5および第2給紙ローラ6が設けられている。第1給紙ローラ5は、給紙トレイ2上に重ねて投入された複数枚の折込ちらしtの最上端の折込ちらしtに接触して回転する。第1給紙ローラ5より折込ちらしtの取り出し方向の下流側に設けた第2給紙ローラ6は、捌き板7に2枚目以降の折込ちらしtの先端を押し付けて2枚取りを防止する。折込ちらしtの給紙方向に沿って第2給紙ローラ6の下流側には、搬送パス3へ折込ちらしtを送り込む送りローラ対8が設けられている。   A first paper feed roller 5 and a second paper feed roller 6 are provided at the lower end side of each paper feed tray 2 in the inclined direction, that is, at the end closer to the center near the transport path 3, respectively. The first paper feed roller 5 rotates in contact with the folding edge t at the uppermost end of the plurality of folding edges t put on the paper feeding tray 2. The second paper feed roller 6 provided on the downstream side of the first paper feed roller 5 in the direction of taking out the folded sheet t presses the tip of the second and subsequent folded sheets t against the separating plate 7 to prevent the two sheets from being removed. . A feed roller pair 8 is provided downstream of the second paper feed roller 6 along the paper feed direction of the folding paper t, and feeds the folding paper t into the transport path 3.

搬送パス3の下端には、折りローラ対9が配置されている。折りローラ対9は、そのニップが搬送パス3の延長線上に位置する姿勢で設けられている。つまり、搬送パス3を介して下方へ搬送された複数枚の折込ちらしtが折りローラ対9のニップへ送り込まれるようになっている。   A folding roller pair 9 is disposed at the lower end of the conveyance path 3. The folding roller pair 9 is provided in such a posture that its nip is positioned on an extension line of the transport path 3. That is, a plurality of folding margins t conveyed downward through the conveyance path 3 are fed into the nip of the folding roller pair 9.

折り紙sを給紙するための給紙トレイ2aの給紙方向の下流側(図示右側)には、給紙トレイ2aを介して投入された折り紙sを折りローラ対9の上方へ送り込むための送りローラ対8aが設けられている。折り紙sの給紙方向の先端には、折り紙sの先端を所定位置で係止する係止部11が設けられている。係止部11は、折り紙sの給紙方向の中央位置が折りローラ対9のニップに対向する位置で折り紙sを停止させる。折りローラ対9の斜め上方には、折りローラ対9のニップに向けて折り紙sの中央部を押し込むための折込ナイフ12が配置されている。   On the downstream side (right side in the drawing) of the paper feed tray 2a for feeding the origami paper s, feed for feeding the origami paper s inserted through the paper feed tray 2a to above the pair of folding rollers 9. A roller pair 8a is provided. At the leading end of the origami s in the paper feeding direction, a locking portion 11 that locks the leading end of the origami s at a predetermined position is provided. The locking unit 11 stops the origami s at a position where the center position of the origami s in the sheet feeding direction faces the nip of the pair of folding rollers 9. A folding knife 12 for pushing the central portion of the origami s toward the nip of the folding roller pair 9 is disposed obliquely above the folding roller pair 9.

つまり、各給紙トレイ2を介して投入された折込ちらしtが搬送パス3で重ねられて折りローラ対9のニップへ送り込まれる。このとき、予め給紙された折り紙sの中央を折込ナイフ12によって折り込んでおく。そして、重なった状態で搬送パス3を介して搬送された複数枚の折込ちらしtが折り紙sの中央に押し込まれ、折りローラ対9の回転によって折り紙sの間に挟み込まれる。折りローラ対9を通過して2つ折りにされた折込ちらしの束、すなわち折り紙sの間に複数枚の折込ちらしtを挟んだ丁合束Tは、搬送ベルト13へ受け渡されて排出ローラ対14を介して筐体1の前面側に設けた排出口15から排出される。   In other words, the folding paper t introduced through each paper feed tray 2 is overlapped in the transport path 3 and sent to the nip of the folding roller pair 9. At this time, the center of the origami s fed in advance is folded by the folding knife 12. Then, a plurality of folding sheets t conveyed through the conveyance path 3 in an overlapped state are pushed into the center of the origami s, and are sandwiched between the origami s by the rotation of the folding roller pair 9. A bundle of folded leaflets that have been folded in two after passing through the pair of folding rollers 9, that is, a collated bundle T with a plurality of folded leaflets t sandwiched between origami s, is delivered to the conveyor belt 13 and is delivered to the pair of discharge rollers. 14 is discharged from a discharge port 15 provided on the front side of the housing 1 via 14.

図3は、丁合機構10の排出口15から排出された丁合束Tの一例を示す外観斜視図である。丁合束Tは、その排出方向(Y方向)の先端T−1側を折り紙sによって覆われた状態でY方向に排出される。なお、本実施形態では、折り紙sの排出方向に沿った一端s−1(排出方向から見た右端部)が複数枚の折込ちらしtの端部t−1と略揃った状態で丁合束Tを排出するように、折り紙sのX方向に沿った給紙位置を調整可能となっている。   FIG. 3 is an external perspective view showing an example of the collating bundle T discharged from the discharge port 15 of the collating mechanism 10. The collated bundle T is discharged in the Y direction with the leading end T-1 side in the discharge direction (Y direction) covered with the origami s. In the present embodiment, one end s-1 along the discharge direction of the origami s (the right end portion as viewed from the discharge direction) is aligned with the end t-1 of the plurality of folded sheets t. The paper feed position along the X direction of the origami s can be adjusted so that T is discharged.

図1に示すように、新聞供給機構20は、複数部の新聞Pを積み重ねた状態で投入する投入部21を有する。投入部21には、Z方向に積み重ねた状態の複数部の新聞Pの側面を支える複数本の支持柱22が設けられている。新聞Pは、同じ向きに揃えて投入部21へ重ねて投入される。つまり、新聞Pは、図4(c)に示す姿勢で投入部21の複数本の支持柱22の内側へ投入される。   As shown in FIG. 1, the newspaper supply mechanism 20 includes a loading unit 21 that loads a plurality of newspapers P in a stacked state. The input unit 21 is provided with a plurality of support columns 22 that support the side surfaces of a plurality of newspapers P stacked in the Z direction. The newspapers P are put in the same direction and stacked on the input unit 21. That is, the newspaper P is thrown into the inside of the plurality of support pillars 22 of the throwing portion 21 in the posture shown in FIG.

より具体的には、新聞は、図4(a)に示すようにA1サイズの新聞紙を複数枚重ねた状態から中央の破線で図示矢印のように2つ折りにし、さらに図4(b)に示すようにA2サイズの2つ折りの複数枚の新聞紙を中央の破線で矢印のように2つ折りにした状態(4つ折りにした状態)のもの(略A3サイズに折り畳んだ新聞)(図4c)を複数部重ねた状態で投入部21へ投入される。   More specifically, as shown in FIG. 4 (a), the newspaper is folded into two as indicated by the broken line in the center from the state in which a plurality of A1 size newspapers are stacked, and further shown in FIG. 4 (b). As shown in FIG. 4c, a plurality of newspapers folded in A2 size are folded in four as indicated by arrows at the center broken line (in a state folded in four) (news folded in approximately A3 size) (FIG. 4c). It is thrown into the throwing part 21 in a state of being overlapped.

新聞供給機構20は、投入部21にて積み重ねた複数部の新聞Pのうち最下端の新聞PのY方向の後端(折り目P−1側の端部)を図示しないクランプ爪によってつかんで1部ずつ引き抜き、図4(c)の矢印Y’で示す方向に取り出す。投入部21から取り出された新聞Pは、折り目P−1を先頭にして鉛直下方に湾曲されて導かれ、そのまま180°反転されて、投入部21の下方に配置された新聞開き機構30へ送り込まれる。このため、新聞開き機構30へ送り込まれた新聞Pは、図4(c)と表裏反対の姿勢となり、上述した矢印Y’方向がY方向に揃う。   The newspaper supply mechanism 20 grips the rear end (the end on the fold line P-1 side) of the lowest-end newspaper P among the plurality of newspapers P stacked in the input unit 21 with a clamp claw (not shown). Pull out part by part and take out in the direction indicated by arrow Y ′ in FIG. The newspaper P taken out from the insertion unit 21 is guided by being bent vertically downward with the fold line P-1 at the head, inverted 180 ° as it is, and sent to the newspaper opening mechanism 30 disposed below the insertion unit 21. It is. For this reason, the newspaper P sent to the newspaper opening mechanism 30 has a posture opposite to that shown in FIG. 4C, and the arrow Y ′ direction described above is aligned in the Y direction.

また、新聞供給機構20は、図5および図6に示すように、投入部21から取り出された新聞Pを新聞開き機構30に向けて案内する傾斜したガイド板24を有する。ガイド板24の表面には、新聞Pの折り目P−1を突き当てる3つのパッド25が貼設されている。パッド25は、新聞Pの折り目P−1を突き当てて衝撃を吸収し、ガイド板24を磨滅から保護する役割を担う。このため、パッド25は、新聞Pの衝突音を小さくすることのできる材質であることが望ましい。   Further, as shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, the newspaper supply mechanism 20 includes an inclined guide plate 24 that guides the newspaper P taken out from the input unit 21 toward the newspaper opening mechanism 30. On the surface of the guide plate 24, three pads 25 for abutting the fold line P-1 of the newspaper P are attached. The pad 25 plays a role of abutting the fold P-1 of the newspaper P to absorb the impact and protecting the guide plate 24 from abrasion. For this reason, the pad 25 is desirably made of a material that can reduce the collision sound of the newspaper P.

図5および図6に示すように、新聞開き機構30は、ガイド板24を介して新聞供給機構20から送り込まれた新聞Pを載置してX方向に搬送する搬送面31を有する。搬送面31は、XY平面に沿って設けられ、Y方向に沿った略中央部にX方向に延びたスリット31aを有する。搬送面31の下方には、送り爪34をスリット31aに沿ってX方向に移動させるための図示しない移動機構が設けられている。送り爪34は、スリット31aを介して搬送面31の上方に突出している。   As shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, the newspaper opening mechanism 30 has a conveyance surface 31 on which the newspaper P sent from the newspaper supply mechanism 20 via the guide plate 24 is placed and conveyed in the X direction. The conveyance surface 31 is provided along the XY plane, and has a slit 31a extending in the X direction at a substantially central portion along the Y direction. A movement mechanism (not shown) for moving the feed claw 34 in the X direction along the slit 31 a is provided below the conveyance surface 31. The feed claw 34 protrudes above the conveyance surface 31 through the slit 31a.

送り爪34の移動機構は、送り爪34を取り付けた図示しない無端ベルトをX方向に一定速度で走行させる。送り爪34は、無端ベルトの走行方向に沿って所定間隔で複数本固設されており、搬送面31上に送り込まれた新聞PのX方向の後端をX方向に押して新聞Pを中入れ位置Nに向けて搬送する。このため、新聞PのX方向への搬送ピッチは、無端ベルトに設けた複数の送り爪34の間隔に相当する。   The moving mechanism of the feed claw 34 causes an endless belt (not shown) attached with the feed claw 34 to travel in the X direction at a constant speed. A plurality of feed claws 34 are fixed at predetermined intervals along the running direction of the endless belt, and the rear end of the newspaper P sent to the transport surface 31 is pushed in the X direction to insert the newspaper P in the middle. Transport toward position N. For this reason, the conveyance pitch of the newspaper P in the X direction corresponds to the interval between the plurality of feed claws 34 provided on the endless belt.

複数の送り爪34は、それぞれ、搬送面31から突出した状態で、新聞Pの後端を押す方向に向けて僅かに傾倒している。このため、各送り爪34は、搬送面31上の新聞Pの後端を押したとき、新聞Pの押圧部位をわずかに下方(すなわちスリット31a内に向かう方向)に押し込む。これにより、新聞Pがこの押圧部位でわずかに下方に湾曲する力が働く。   Each of the plurality of feeding claws 34 is slightly tilted toward the direction in which the rear end of the newspaper P is pushed in a state of protruding from the transport surface 31. For this reason, when each feeding claw 34 pushes the rear end of the newspaper P on the transport surface 31, it pushes the pressing portion of the newspaper P slightly downward (that is, in the direction toward the slit 31a). Thereby, the force by which the newspaper P bends slightly at the pressed portion works.

また、ガイド板24の傾斜方向の下端に対向して搬送面31のY方向の一端近くには、搬送面31上に送り込まれた新聞PのX方向に沿った一端側を持ち上げて図示の姿勢に湾曲させるための湾曲ブロック36が設けられている。湾曲ブロック36は、X方向に延設され、搬送面31上に送り込まれた新聞Pの少なくとも送り方向(X方向)の後端側を湾曲させることができればいかなるものであってもよい。つまり、湾曲ブロック36は、搬送面31上に送り込まれる新聞PのX方向の全長より短い長さを有し、X方向の後端側に片寄った位置に設けられている。   Also, in the vicinity of one end in the Y direction of the transport surface 31 facing the lower end of the guide plate 24 in the inclined direction, the one end side along the X direction of the newspaper P sent onto the transport surface 31 is lifted and the posture shown in the figure. A bending block 36 is provided to be bent. The bending block 36 extends in the X direction, and may be anything as long as it can bend at least the rear end side of the newspaper P fed onto the transport surface 31 in the feeding direction (X direction). That is, the curved block 36 has a length shorter than the total length in the X direction of the newspaper P fed onto the transport surface 31 and is provided at a position offset toward the rear end side in the X direction.

しかして、搬送面31上に送り込まれた新聞Pは、Y方向の一端を湾曲ブロック36の上に乗せた状態で自重により下方に湾曲する。この状態で、スリット31aから突出した送り爪34が搬送面31に沿ってX方向に移動し、新聞PのX方向の後端を押圧する。このとき、送り爪34がX方向に傾倒していることから新聞Pを湾曲させるわずかな力が働く。この送り爪34による押える力は、湾曲した新聞Pの湾曲状態を維持する力となる。新聞PがY方向に沿って湾曲すると、新聞PのX方向の剛性が高められて、送り爪34によって後端を押圧した際の変形を抑制することができ、新聞Pを安定してX方向の下流側へ送ることができる。   Thus, the newspaper P sent onto the transport surface 31 is bent downward by its own weight with one end in the Y direction placed on the bending block 36. In this state, the feeding claw 34 protruding from the slit 31a moves in the X direction along the conveying surface 31 and presses the rear end of the newspaper P in the X direction. At this time, since the feeding claw 34 is tilted in the X direction, a slight force for bending the newspaper P works. The pressing force by the feeding claw 34 is a force for maintaining the curved state of the curved newspaper P. When the newspaper P is curved along the Y direction, the rigidity of the newspaper P in the X direction is increased, and deformation when the trailing edge is pressed by the feeding claw 34 can be suppressed, and the newspaper P can be stably stabilized in the X direction. Can be sent downstream.

また、新聞開き機構30は、図7に示すように、送り爪34(新聞P)の移動方向の下流側に隣接して、搬送面31の上方に、2つの吸着パッド37、38を有する。2つの吸着パッド37、38は、それぞれ、パッド37a、38a、吸引管37b、38b、および固定ブロック37c、38cを有する。吸引管37b(38b)の先端にパッド37a(38a)が取り付けられており、吸引管37b(38b)を介して図示しないポンプ等によりパッド37a(38a)を真空引きすることができるようになっている。吸引管37b(38b)の基端は、固定ブロック37c(38c)を介して、Y方向に延設された回転軸32に固設されている。   Further, as shown in FIG. 7, the newspaper opening mechanism 30 has two suction pads 37, 38 adjacent to the downstream side in the moving direction of the feeding claw 34 (newspaper P) and above the transport surface 31. The two suction pads 37 and 38 have pads 37a and 38a, suction tubes 37b and 38b, and fixing blocks 37c and 38c, respectively. A pad 37a (38a) is attached to the tip of the suction tube 37b (38b), and the pad 37a (38a) can be evacuated by a pump or the like (not shown) through the suction tube 37b (38b). Yes. The proximal end of the suction pipe 37b (38b) is fixed to a rotating shaft 32 extending in the Y direction via a fixed block 37c (38c).

回転軸32は、図7の矢印方向、すなわち丁合・中入れ装置100を前方から見て反時計回り方向に回転する。2本の吸引管37b、38bは、回転軸32の回転方向に沿ってずれた位置関係で取り付けられている。つまり、吸着パッド37が常に吸着パッド38より少し先行して回転する角度で、固定ブロック37cと固定ブロック38cが互いに異なる角度で回転軸32に固定されている。   The rotating shaft 32 rotates in the direction of the arrow in FIG. 7, that is, in the counterclockwise direction when the collating / inserting device 100 is viewed from the front. The two suction pipes 37 b and 38 b are attached in a positional relationship shifted along the rotation direction of the rotation shaft 32. In other words, the fixed block 37c and the fixed block 38c are fixed to the rotary shaft 32 at different angles so that the suction pad 37 always rotates slightly ahead of the suction pad 38.

2つの吸着パッド37、38は、搬送面31に沿ってX方向に送られる新聞PのY方向に沿った後方側(折り目P−1と反対側)に片寄った位置に配置されている。より具体的には、一方の吸着パッド38は、新聞Pの折り目P−1と反対側の端辺近くを吸着可能な位置に配置されており、もう一方の吸着パッド37は、Y方向に沿って吸着パッド38の前方に並んで近接して配置されている。そして、回転軸32の回転により、前方の吸着パッド37が先に新聞Pを吸着し、その直後に後方の吸着パッド38が新聞Pの端辺近くを吸着する。   The two suction pads 37 and 38 are arranged at positions offset toward the rear side (opposite to the fold line P-1) along the Y direction of the newspaper P sent in the X direction along the transport surface 31. More specifically, one of the suction pads 38 is disposed at a position capable of being sucked near the end opposite to the fold P-1 of the newspaper P, and the other suction pad 37 is along the Y direction. And arranged adjacent to each other in front of the suction pad 38. Then, due to the rotation of the rotating shaft 32, the front suction pad 37 sucks the newspaper P first, and immediately after that, the rear suction pad 38 sucks the vicinity of the end of the newspaper P.

吸着パッド37、38のX方向下流側には、少なくとも一方の吸着パッド37、38により吸着されて回転軸32の回転によって少し持ち上げられた新聞Pの上側部分P1(図4c)を乗せる分離パネル39(分離部材)が配置されている。新聞Pは、折り目P−1がY方向の前方に配置され、折り目P−2がX方向の下流側に配置され、且つ下側部分P2(図4cで上側に見えている部分)が搬送面31に対向する姿勢でX方向に移動される。このため、新聞Pの上側部分P1が吸着パッド37、38によって吸着されると、上側部分P1が下側部分P2から分離されて持ち上げられ、下側部分P2と上側部分P1の間に隙間ができる。   On the downstream side in the X direction of the suction pads 37, 38, a separation panel 39 on which the upper portion P 1 (FIG. 4 c) of the newspaper P sucked by at least one suction pad 37, 38 and slightly lifted by the rotation of the rotating shaft 32 is placed. (Separation member) is arranged. In the newspaper P, the fold line P-1 is disposed in front of the Y direction, the fold line P-2 is disposed on the downstream side in the X direction, and the lower part P2 (the part visible on the upper side in FIG. 4c) is the transport surface. It is moved in the X direction in a posture facing 31. For this reason, when the upper part P1 of the newspaper P is sucked by the suction pads 37, 38, the upper part P1 is separated from the lower part P2 and lifted, and a gap is formed between the lower part P2 and the upper part P1. .

分離パネル39は、搬送面31に沿った新聞Pの下側部分P2に対して持ち上げられた上側部分P1の傾斜に合わせて傾斜されており、X方向の上流側の端部に2つの分離爪39a、39bを有する。2つの分離爪39a、39bは、分離パネル39に対してわずかに下方に傾斜している。なお、分離パネル39は、上述した丁合機構10の排出口15のわずかに上方で筐体1の前面に取り付けられており、Y方向前方に向けて下方に傾斜している。   The separation panel 39 is inclined according to the inclination of the upper portion P1 lifted with respect to the lower portion P2 of the newspaper P along the conveying surface 31, and has two separation claws at the upstream end in the X direction. 39a, 39b. The two separation claws 39 a and 39 b are slightly inclined with respect to the separation panel 39. The separation panel 39 is attached to the front surface of the housing 1 slightly above the discharge port 15 of the collating mechanism 10 described above, and is inclined downward toward the front in the Y direction.

搬送機構40は、図8に示す搬送位置と図9に示す退避位置との間で揺動可能に設けた送りベルトユニット41、および図8に示す上昇位置と図9に示す下降位置との間で昇降移動可能に設けた搬送ベルトユニット42をX方向に隣接して有する。図8に示す状態では、送りベルトユニット41が搬送位置へ配置され、且つ搬送ベルトユニット42が上昇位置へ配置され、中入れ位置Nで新聞Pの間に丁合束Tを挟んだ組紙K(図示せず)をX方向に搬送可能な状態となっている。一方、図9に示す状態では、送りベルトユニット41が退避位置へ配置され、且つ搬送ベルトユニット42が下降位置へ配置され、丁合機構10から排出された丁合束Tを揃えてX方向に搬送可能な状態となっている。つまり、搬送機構40は、中入れモードおよび丁合・中入れモードのときには図8に示す状態に配置され、丁合モードのときには図9に示す状態に配置される。   The transport mechanism 40 includes a feed belt unit 41 provided so as to be swingable between the transport position shown in FIG. 8 and the retracted position shown in FIG. 9, and between the raised position shown in FIG. 8 and the lowered position shown in FIG. And a conveyor belt unit 42 provided so as to be movable up and down adjacent to each other in the X direction. In the state shown in FIG. 8, the feed belt unit 41 is disposed at the transport position, the transport belt unit 42 is disposed at the raised position, and the collated bundle T is sandwiched between the newspapers P at the insertion position N. (Not shown) can be conveyed in the X direction. On the other hand, in the state shown in FIG. 9, the feed belt unit 41 is disposed at the retracted position, and the conveyor belt unit 42 is disposed at the lowered position, and the collating bundle T discharged from the collating mechanism 10 is aligned in the X direction. It can be transported. In other words, the transport mechanism 40 is arranged in the state shown in FIG. 8 when in the intermediate insertion mode and the collation / intermediate insertion mode, and is arranged in the state shown in FIG. 9 when in the collation mode.

送りベルトユニット41は、Y方向に離間して並んだ4本の無端状の送りベルト43a、43b、43c、43d(以下、総称して送りベルト43とする場合もある)を有する。各送りベルト43は、X方向上流側の大径プーリ43−1とX方向下流側の小径プーリ43−2に掛け回されて張設されている。4つの大径プーリ43−1はY方向に延設された回動軸に対して同軸に配置され、4つの小径プーリ43−2もY方向に同軸に配置されている。よって、4つの大径プーリ43−1を回動させることで、送りベルトユニット41を図9に示す退避位置へ揺動させることができる。また、4本の送りベルト43は、大径プーリ43−1と同軸に設けたモータ35によって所定方向に走行される。送りベルト43の走行速度は、送り爪34の移動速度よりわずかに速くされている。   The feed belt unit 41 includes four endless feed belts 43a, 43b, 43c, and 43d (hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to as the feed belt 43) that are spaced apart in the Y direction. Each feed belt 43 is stretched around a large-diameter pulley 43-1 on the upstream side in the X direction and a small-diameter pulley 43-2 on the downstream side in the X direction. The four large-diameter pulleys 43-1 are arranged coaxially with respect to the rotation shaft extending in the Y direction, and the four small-diameter pulleys 43-2 are also arranged coaxially in the Y direction. Therefore, the feed belt unit 41 can be swung to the retracted position shown in FIG. 9 by rotating the four large-diameter pulleys 43-1. The four feed belts 43 travel in a predetermined direction by a motor 35 provided coaxially with the large-diameter pulley 43-1. The traveling speed of the feed belt 43 is slightly higher than the moving speed of the feed claw 34.

搬送ベルトユニット42は、図10に示すように、Y方向に延設された駆動ローラ44a、駆動ローラ44aに対してX方向に離間して配置されY方向に延設された従動ローラ44b、駆動ローラ44aおよび従動ローラ44bのY方向の両端を回転可能に支持したフレーム44c、および駆動ローラ44aおよび従動ローラ44bに巻回されて張設された無端状の平ベルト44dを有する。   As shown in FIG. 10, the conveyor belt unit 42 includes a driving roller 44a extending in the Y direction, a driven roller 44b extending in the Y direction and spaced apart from the driving roller 44a in the X direction. A frame 44c rotatably supports both ends of the roller 44a and the driven roller 44b in the Y direction, and an endless flat belt 44d wound around the drive roller 44a and the driven roller 44b.

また、搬送ベルトユニット42は、平ベルト44dを走行させるための図示しないモータやタイミングベルトなどの駆動機構45をフレーム44cに固設して有する。つまり、駆動機構45は、搬送ベルトユニット42とともに昇降移動する。なお、フレーム44cのX方向の両端には、搬送ベルトユニット42を図9に示す下降位置へ配置したとき、基台46の切欠き部46a(図11参照)に係合して固定するためのフック47がそれぞれ設けられている。   Further, the transport belt unit 42 has a drive mechanism 45 such as a motor and a timing belt (not shown) for driving the flat belt 44d fixed to the frame 44c. That is, the drive mechanism 45 moves up and down together with the transport belt unit 42. In addition, at the both ends in the X direction of the frame 44c, when the transport belt unit 42 is disposed at the lowered position shown in FIG. 9, it engages and fixes the notch portion 46a (see FIG. 11) of the base 46. Each hook 47 is provided.

また、搬送機構40は、アクチュエータ48によって搬送面から突没可能に動作させることができる係止バー49(停止手段)を有する。この係止バー49は、搬送ベルトユニット42を上昇位置に配置した状態(中入れモード或いは丁合・中入れモード)で動作する。係止バー49は、平ベルト44dのY方向の前方端から外れた位置に設けられており、平ベルト44d上に載った新聞PのX方向の下流側端部を係止して新聞Pを中入れ位置Nで一旦停止させるよう機能する。つまり、丁合機構10の排出口15から排出された丁合束Tが、中入れ位置Nで一旦停止した状態の新聞Pの間に送り込まれるようになっている。   Further, the transport mechanism 40 has a locking bar 49 (stopping means) that can be operated so as to protrude and retract from the transport surface by an actuator 48. The locking bar 49 operates in a state in which the transport belt unit 42 is disposed at the raised position (intermediate insertion mode or collating / intermediate insertion mode). The locking bar 49 is provided at a position away from the front end of the flat belt 44d in the Y direction, and locks the downstream end portion of the newspaper P on the flat belt 44d in the X direction to hold the newspaper P. It functions to temporarily stop at the insertion position N. That is, the collation bundle T discharged from the discharge port 15 of the collation mechanism 10 is sent between the newspapers P that have been temporarily stopped at the insertion position N.

丁合束揃え機構50は、図11に示すように、X方向叩き板51およびY方向叩き板52を有する。これら2枚の叩き板51、52は、搬送ベルトユニット42を図示の下降位置に配置した丁合モード時にのみ動作可能となる。つまり、搬送ベルトユニット42を下降位置に配置した状態で、X方向叩き板51は、搬送ベルトユニット42上に排出される丁合束TのX方向の上流側の端辺に対向する状態となり、Y方向叩き板52は、搬送ベルトユニット42上に排出される丁合束TのY方向の上流側の端辺に対向する状態となる。これら2枚の叩き板51、52は、図示しないリンク機構を介してモータ53に接続されており、X方向叩き板51はX方向に振動し、Y方向叩き板52はY方向に振動する。   As shown in FIG. 11, the collating and aligning mechanism 50 includes an X-direction hitting plate 51 and a Y-direction hitting plate 52. These two hitting plates 51 and 52 can be operated only in the collating mode in which the transport belt unit 42 is disposed in the illustrated lowered position. That is, in a state where the transport belt unit 42 is disposed at the lowered position, the X-direction striking plate 51 is in a state of facing the upstream side edge in the X direction of the collated bundle T discharged onto the transport belt unit 42. The Y-direction striking plate 52 faces the upstream side edge in the Y direction of the collated bundle T discharged onto the transport belt unit 42. These two hitting plates 51 and 52 are connected to a motor 53 via a link mechanism (not shown), the X direction hitting plate 51 vibrates in the X direction, and the Y direction hitting plate 52 vibrates in the Y direction.

X方向叩き板51は、上述した搬送機構40の送りベルト43a、43b、43c、43dをそれぞれ入れ子状態にして収容可能な切欠き51a、51dおよびスリット51b、51cを有する。具体的には、4つの送りベルト43を搬送位置へ配置した状態(図8の状態)で、送りベルト43aがX方向叩き板51の切欠き51a内に配置され、送りベルト43bがスリット51b内に配置され、送りベルト43cがスリット51c内に配置され、送りベルト43dが切欠き51d内に配置される。   The X-direction striking plate 51 has notches 51a and 51d and slits 51b and 51c that can be accommodated by nesting the feed belts 43a, 43b, 43c, and 43d of the transport mechanism 40 described above. Specifically, in a state where the four feed belts 43 are arranged at the transport position (the state shown in FIG. 8), the feed belt 43a is placed in the notch 51a of the X-direction striking plate 51, and the feed belt 43b is placed in the slit 51b. The feed belt 43c is placed in the slit 51c, and the feed belt 43d is placed in the notch 51d.

また、丁合束揃え機構50は、図9に示すX方向対向板54を有する。X方向対向板54は、Y方向の前方から搬送ベルトユニット42の平ベルト44d上に突出した動作位置と平ベルト44dの上方から退避した退避位置との間で揺動可能に設けられている。また、X方向対向板54を設けた側壁55は、Y方向叩き板52に対向したY方向対向板として機能する。X方向対向板54は、搬送ベルトユニット42を下降位置へ配置した後、平ベルト44d上に配置され、X方向叩き板51と協働して複数組の丁合束Tを揃える。   Further, the collating and aligning mechanism 50 has an X-direction counter plate 54 shown in FIG. The X-direction counter plate 54 is provided so as to be swingable between an operating position protruding from the front in the Y direction on the flat belt 44d of the conveyor belt unit 42 and a retreat position retracted from above the flat belt 44d. Further, the side wall 55 provided with the X direction facing plate 54 functions as a Y direction facing plate facing the Y direction hitting plate 52. The X-direction counter plate 54 is disposed on the flat belt 44d after the transport belt unit 42 is disposed at the lowered position, and aligns a plurality of sets of collated bundles T in cooperation with the X-direction striking plate 51.

図12および図13に示すように、昇降機構60は、XY平面に沿って水平に延設された受トレイ61、受トレイ61をZ方向に沿って昇降移動可能に支持したレール62、および受トレイ61をレール62に沿って上下に移動させるモータ63を有する。受トレイ61は、Y方向のリア側に設けたスライダ64を介してレール62に取り付けられている。モータ63の回転軸には図示しないプーリが取り付けられており、レール62の上端に設けたプーリ65との間に無端状のタイミングベルト66が架け渡されている。そして、タイミングベルト66の途中にスライダ64が固設されている。   As shown in FIGS. 12 and 13, the elevating mechanism 60 includes a receiving tray 61 that extends horizontally along the XY plane, a rail 62 that supports the receiving tray 61 so as to be movable up and down along the Z direction, and a receiving tray 61. A motor 63 that moves the tray 61 up and down along the rail 62 is provided. The receiving tray 61 is attached to the rail 62 via a slider 64 provided on the rear side in the Y direction. A pulley (not shown) is attached to the rotating shaft of the motor 63, and an endless timing belt 66 is bridged between the pulley 65 provided at the upper end of the rail 62. A slider 64 is fixed in the middle of the timing belt 66.

しかして、モータ63を回転させると、タイミングベルト66が走行し、スライダ64がレール62に沿って上下に移動する。これにより、スライダ64に固設した受トレイ61が昇降移動する。受トレイ61は、例えば、丁合モード時に搬送ベルトユニット42を介して搬送される複数組の丁合束Tを受ける高さ位置、および、中入れモードおよび丁合・中入れモード時に搬送ベルトユニット42を介して搬送される組紙Kを一部ずつ受ける高さ位置に配置される。   Thus, when the motor 63 is rotated, the timing belt 66 travels and the slider 64 moves up and down along the rail 62. Thereby, the receiving tray 61 fixed to the slider 64 moves up and down. The receiving tray 61 includes, for example, a height position that receives a plurality of sets of collation bundles T that are conveyed through the conveyance belt unit 42 in the collation mode, and a conveyance belt unit in the middle insertion mode and the collation / intermediation mode. It is arranged at a height position where it receives a set of paper K that is conveyed via 42.

受トレイ61は、丁合束Tや組紙Kを載置する面に一部が露出した複数の球体61aを備えている。これら複数の球体61aは、受トレイ61へ送り込まれる丁合束Tや組紙Kの下端面をX方向に案内するよう回転するとともに、受トレイ61上の丁合束Tや組紙KをY方向に排出する際にY方向に回転する。受トレイ61は、所定数の丁合束Tや組紙Kを集積した後、排出位置まで上昇し、Y方向の前方に待機している図示しない移載部へ丁合束Tや組紙Kを受け渡す。   The receiving tray 61 includes a plurality of spheres 61a partially exposed on the surface on which the collated bundle T and the set paper K are placed. The plurality of spheres 61a rotate so as to guide the lower end surface of the collating bundle T and the paper set K fed into the receiving tray 61 in the X direction, and the colloidal bundle T and the paper composition K on the receiving tray 61 are moved to the Y direction. When discharging in the direction, it rotates in the Y direction. The receiving tray 61 accumulates a predetermined number of collated bundles T and paper sheets K, then rises to a discharge position, and moves to a transfer unit (not shown) waiting in the front in the Y direction. Hand over.

組紙揃え機構70は、図12に示すように、X方向叩き板71、およびY方向叩き板72、73を有する。各叩き板71、72、73は、それぞれ、アクチュエータ74、75、76(図13)により動作される。各叩き板71、72、73は、上述した昇降機構60の受トレイ61が組紙Kを受ける高さ位置に配置された状態で、受トレイ61上の組紙KのX方向の一端およびY方向の一端を叩くことが可能な高さ位置に配置されている。つまり、組紙揃え機構70は、中入れモードおよび丁合・中入れモードで動作し、丁合モードでは動作しない。   As shown in FIG. 12, the sheet set aligning mechanism 70 includes an X-direction hitting plate 71 and Y-direction hitting plates 72 and 73. The hitting plates 71, 72, 73 are operated by actuators 74, 75, 76 (FIG. 13), respectively. Each hitting plate 71, 72, 73 is arranged in a state where the receiving tray 61 of the elevating mechanism 60 described above is disposed at a height position for receiving the paper set K, and one end in the X direction of the paper set K on the receiving tray 61 and Y It is arranged at a height position where one end of the direction can be hit. In other words, the paper sheet aligning mechanism 70 operates in the interlacing mode and the collating / interlacing mode, and does not operate in the collating mode.

次に、上述した丁合・中入れ装置100による丁合モード時の動作について説明する。
動作に先だち、オペレータは、搬送機構40の送りベルトユニット41を図9に示す退避位置へ配置し、搬送ベルトユニット42を図9に示す下降位置へ配置する。同時に、X方向対向板54を平ベルト44d上の動作位置へ配置する。また、このとき、オペレータは、丁合機構10の筐体1の前方にある排出口15から平ベルト44dに向けて送り込まれる丁合束Tを上方から押さえる図示しない押え部材を取り付ける。
Next, the operation in the collation mode by the collation / insertion apparatus 100 described above will be described.
Prior to the operation, the operator places the feed belt unit 41 of the transport mechanism 40 at the retracted position shown in FIG. 9, and places the transport belt unit 42 at the lowered position shown in FIG. At the same time, the X-direction counter plate 54 is disposed at the operating position on the flat belt 44d. At this time, the operator attaches a pressing member (not shown) that presses the collating bundle T fed from the discharge port 15 in front of the casing 1 of the collating mechanism 10 toward the flat belt 44d from above.

そして、オペレータが、丁合機構10の各給紙トレイ2、2aに折込ちらしtを投入して、筐体1に設けた操作入力パネル1a(図1)を介して丁合モードによる処理コマンドを入力すると、所定の給紙トレイ2から折込ちらしtが1枚ずつ搬送パス3へ給紙されて重ねられ、重ねられた複数枚の折込ちらしtが搬送パス3を介して下方へ搬送され、複数枚の折込ちらしtが折り紙に挟み込まれた丁合束Tが排出口15から排出される。   Then, the operator inserts a fold t into each paper feed tray 2, 2 a of the collating mechanism 10, and issues a processing command in the collating mode via the operation input panel 1 a (FIG. 1) provided on the housing 1. When the input is performed, the folding sheets t are fed one by one from the predetermined paper feed tray 2 to the transport path 3 and stacked, and the plurality of stacked folding sheets t are transported downward via the transport path 3. The collated bundle T in which the sheet t is inserted in the folded paper is discharged from the discharge port 15.

このとき、丁合束揃え機構50が動作され、平ベルト44d上に重ねて集積される丁合束Tの端辺が揃えられる。つまり、平ベルト44d上に集積される丁合束TのX方向の一端をX方向叩き板51によって叩き、X方向対向板54との間で丁合束Tを揃える。また、丁合束TのY方向の一端をY方向叩き板52によって叩き、側壁55との間で丁合束Tを揃える。   At this time, the collating bundle aligning mechanism 50 is operated to align the end sides of the collating bundle T stacked and stacked on the flat belt 44d. That is, one end in the X direction of the collation bundle T accumulated on the flat belt 44d is hit with the X direction hitting plate 51, and the collation bundle T is aligned with the X direction opposing plate 54. Further, one end of the collation bundle T in the Y direction is hit by the Y-direction striking plate 52 to align the collation bundle T with the side wall 55.

所定数の丁合束Tが排出口15から排出されて、平ベルト44d上で丁合束Tを積重ねながら端辺を揃えると、丁合機構10の動作が停止されて、搬送ベルトユニット42が動作され、平ベルト44dがX方向に走行される。これにより、端辺を揃えた複数組の丁合束Tが昇降機構60の受トレイ61上へ移載される。このとき、複数組の丁合束Tがその集積方向と異なるX方向に水平移動されるため、丁合束Tの姿勢が崩れにくい。   When a predetermined number of collated bundles T are discharged from the discharge port 15 and the ends are aligned while stacking the collated bundles T on the flat belt 44d, the operation of the collating mechanism 10 is stopped, and the conveying belt unit 42 is moved. The flat belt 44d is operated in the X direction. As a result, a plurality of sets of collated bundles T with aligned end sides are transferred onto the receiving tray 61 of the lifting mechanism 60. At this time, since the plurality of sets of collated bundles T are horizontally moved in the X direction different from the stacking direction, the posture of the collated bundle T is not easily broken.

受トレイ61上に所定数の丁合束Tが移載されると、受トレイ61が上昇され、図示しない移載機構によって受トレイ61上の丁合束TがY方向前方の図示しない移載部へ移載される。移載部へ移載された丁合束Tは、オペレータによって所定の作業台へ移動される。   When a predetermined number of collated bundles T are transferred onto the receiving tray 61, the receiving tray 61 is raised, and the collating bundle T on the receiving tray 61 is transferred in front of the Y direction (not shown) by a transfer mechanism (not shown). Transferred to the department. The collated bundle T transferred to the transfer unit is moved to a predetermined work table by the operator.

次に、上述した丁合・中入れ装置100による丁合・中入れモード時の動作について説明する。なお、中入れモード時の動作は、折込ちらしの丁合動作が無いだけで丁合・中入れモードと同じであるため、ここではその説明を省略する。   Next, the operation | movement at the time of the collation / in-placement mode by the collation / in-placement apparatus 100 mentioned above is demonstrated. The operation in the middle insertion mode is the same as the collation / intermediate insertion mode except that there is no collating operation for folding, so that the description thereof is omitted here.

丁合・中入れモードにおける動作に先だち、オペレータは、搬送機構40の送りベルトユニット41を図8に示す搬送位置へ配置し、搬送ベルトユニット42を図8に示す上昇位置へ配置する。送りベルトユニット41を搬送位置へ配置すると、送りベルト43が丁合束揃え機構50のX方向叩き板51と入れ子状に配置され、送りベルト43の上面と平ベルト44dの上面が略面一に揃う。   Prior to the operation in the collating / interlacing mode, the operator places the feed belt unit 41 of the transport mechanism 40 at the transport position shown in FIG. 8, and the transport belt unit 42 at the raised position shown in FIG. When the feed belt unit 41 is disposed at the transport position, the feed belt 43 is disposed so as to nest with the X-direction striking plate 51 of the collating and aligning mechanism 50, and the upper surface of the feed belt 43 and the upper surface of the flat belt 44d are substantially flush with each other. It's aligned.

そして、オペレータが、丁合機構10の各給紙トレイ2、2aに折込ちらしtを投入して、新聞供給機構20の投入部21へ複数部の新聞Pを投入し、筐体1に設けた操作入力パネル1a(図1)を介して丁合・中入れモードによる処理コマンドを入力すると、新聞Pが1部ずつ取り出されて、上述した丁合モードのときと同様に丁合束Tが排出口15から排出される。このとき、新聞Pを中入れ位置Nへ送り込むタイミングと丁合束Tを中入れ位置Nに向けて排出するタイミングが合うように、新聞Pの処理速度や取り出しタイミングが調整してある。   Then, the operator inserts a sheet t into each of the paper feed trays 2, 2 a of the collating mechanism 10, inserts a plurality of newspapers P into the input unit 21 of the newspaper supply mechanism 20, and provides the housing 1. When a processing command in the collation / interlacing mode is input via the operation input panel 1a (FIG. 1), the newspaper P is taken out one by one, and the collation bundle T is discharged as in the collation mode described above. It is discharged from the outlet 15. At this time, the processing speed and take-out timing of the newspaper P are adjusted so that the timing at which the newspaper P is fed to the insertion position N and the timing at which the collated bundle T is discharged toward the insertion position N are matched.

新聞供給機構20によって新聞Pが新聞開き機構30に送り込まれると、当該新聞Pが搬送面31上に載置されて上述した湾曲ブロック36および送り爪34の作用により湾曲される。そして、湾曲された新聞PのX方向の後端が送り爪34によって押されて、平ベルト44d上の中入れ位置Nに向けて当該新聞Pが搬送され、当該新聞Pの搬送方向の下流側端部が係止バー49によって係止される。係止バー49は、一定の時間間隔でごく短い時間だけ搬送面から突出し、全ての新聞Pを中入れ位置Nに一旦停止させる。   When the newspaper P is fed into the newspaper opening mechanism 30 by the newspaper supply mechanism 20, the newspaper P is placed on the transport surface 31 and is bent by the action of the bending block 36 and the feeding claw 34 described above. Then, the rear end of the curved newspaper P in the X direction is pushed by the feed claw 34, the newspaper P is transported toward the insertion position N on the flat belt 44d, and the downstream side in the transport direction of the newspaper P. The end is locked by a locking bar 49. The locking bar 49 protrudes from the transport surface for a very short time at regular time intervals, and temporarily stops all the newspapers P at the insertion position N.

送り爪34によって中入れ位置Nに向けて新聞Pが送り込まれるとき、新聞開き機構30の2つの吸着パッド37、38が当該新聞Pの上側部分P1を吸着し、下側部分P2から離間させて開く。このとき、分離パネル39の上に載置された上側部分P1と搬送面31に接触している下側部分P2との間の隙間に、丁合機構10の排出口15を介して丁合束Tが送り込まれる。言い換えると、上側部分P1と下側部分P2が開かれて中入れ位置Nで一旦停止されたタイミングで、排出口15から丁合束Tが排出されて新聞Pの隙間に挿入される。   When the newspaper P is fed toward the insertion position N by the feeding claw 34, the two suction pads 37 and 38 of the newspaper opening mechanism 30 suck the upper portion P1 of the newspaper P and separate it from the lower portion P2. open. At this time, in the gap between the upper part P1 placed on the separation panel 39 and the lower part P2 in contact with the transport surface 31, the collation is performed through the discharge port 15 of the collation mechanism 10. T is sent. In other words, at the timing when the upper part P1 and the lower part P2 are opened and temporarily stopped at the insertion position N, the collated bundle T is discharged from the discharge port 15 and inserted into the gap of the newspaper P.

丁合束Tが新聞Pに中入れされると、係止バー49が搬送面の下に没入し、搬送ベルトユニット42の平ベルト44dが走行され、当該組紙Kが昇降機構60へ搬送される。このとき、受トレイ61は、平ベルト44dの上面と略同じ高さ位置で待機しており、組紙Kが送り込まれる度に下降される。また、このとき、組紙揃え機構70が動作されて下降する受トレイ61上に送り込まれる組紙Kの端辺が揃えられる。   When the collated bundle T is inserted into the newspaper P, the locking bar 49 is immersed under the conveying surface, the flat belt 44d of the conveying belt unit 42 is run, and the sheet set K is conveyed to the lifting mechanism 60. The At this time, the receiving tray 61 stands by at a position substantially the same as the upper surface of the flat belt 44d, and is lowered every time the sheet set K is fed. At this time, the edge side of the sheet set K fed onto the receiving tray 61 that is lowered by operating the sheet set aligning mechanism 70 is aligned.

所定数の組紙Kが昇降機構60へ送り込まれて、受トレイ61上で複数部の組紙Kの端辺が揃えられると、上流側の各機構の動作が停止されて、受トレイ61が上昇され、図示しない移載機構によって受トレイ61上の複数部の組紙KがY方向前方の図示しない移載部へ移載される。移載部へ移載された複数部の組紙Kは、オペレータによって所定の作業台へ移動される。   When a predetermined number of paper sheets K are fed into the lifting mechanism 60 and the edges of the plurality of paper sheets K are aligned on the receiving tray 61, the operations of the upstream mechanisms are stopped, and the receiving tray 61 Then, a plurality of sets of paper sheets K on the receiving tray 61 are transferred to a transfer unit (not shown) forward in the Y direction by a transfer mechanism (not shown). The plurality of sets of paper sheets K transferred to the transfer unit are moved to a predetermined work table by the operator.

以上のように、本実施形態の丁合・中入れ装置100によると、丁合モードおよび中入れモードに加えて丁合・中入れモードによる動作が可能となる。丁合・中入れモードでは、新聞Pを開いて中入れ位置Nへ搬送すると同時に、丁合束Tを作成して中入れ位置Nに向けて排出するようにしたため、折込ちらしの丁合と同時に新聞Pへの中入れが可能となり、組紙Kを綺麗に揃えることができる。このため、例えば、折り紙sを用いずに複数枚の折込ちらしtを重ねただけの丁合束Tを新聞Pに中入れすることもできる。   As described above, according to the collating / inserting apparatus 100 of the present embodiment, an operation in the collating / injecting mode is possible in addition to the collating mode and the inserting mode. In the collation / intermediate insertion mode, the newspaper P is opened and conveyed to the intermediate insertion position N. At the same time, the collation bundle T is created and discharged toward the intermediate insertion position N. Insertion into the newspaper P is possible, and the sheet K can be neatly arranged. For this reason, for example, it is possible to insert a collated bundle T in which a plurality of folding sheets t are stacked without using the origami s into the newspaper P.

本実施形態によると、オペレータによる作業負担を軽減でき、処理効率を高めることができる。さらに、本実施形態によると、オペレータによる作業にかかる人件費を抑えることができる。
なお、本発明は、上述した実施形態に限定されるものではなく、発明の範囲を超えることなく任意に変更可能である。上述した実施形態では、新聞Pの間に丁合束Tを中入れする場合について説明したが、例えば、雑誌や本の間や通帳などの冊子の間にカードや紙片を挿入する装置に本発明を適用してもよい。
According to this embodiment, the work burden on the operator can be reduced, and the processing efficiency can be increased. Furthermore, according to this embodiment, the labor cost concerning the operation | work by an operator can be held down.
In addition, this invention is not limited to embodiment mentioned above, It can change arbitrarily, without exceeding the range of invention. In the above-described embodiment, the case where the collation bundle T is inserted between the newspapers P has been described. However, the present invention is applied to an apparatus that inserts a card or a piece of paper between magazines, books, or a booklet such as a passbook. May be applied.

1…筐体、 2、2a…給紙トレイ、 3…搬送パス、 9…折りローラ対、 10…丁合機構、 15…排出口、 20…新聞供給機構、 21…投入部、 30…新聞開き機構、 31…搬送面、 31a…スリット、 34…送り爪、 36…湾曲ブロック、 37、38…吸着パッド、 39…分離パネル、 40…搬送機構、 41…送りベルトユニット、 42…搬送ベルトユニット、 44d…平ベルト、 50…丁合束揃え機構、 60…昇降機構、 61…受トレイ、 70…組紙揃え機構、 100…丁合・中入れ装置、 K…組紙、 N…中入れ位置、 P…新聞、 P−1、P−2…折り目、 s…折り紙、 t…折込ちらし、 T…丁合束。   DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 ... Case, 2, 2a ... Paper feed tray, 3 ... Conveyance path, 9 ... Folding roller pair, 10 ... Collating mechanism, 15 ... Discharge port, 20 ... Newspaper supply mechanism, 21 ... Input part, 30 ... Newspaper opening Mechanism: 31 ... Conveying surface, 31a ... Slit, 34 ... Feeding claw, 36 ... Curved block, 37, 38 ... Suction pad, 39 ... Separation panel, 40 ... Conveying mechanism, 41 ... Feeding belt unit, 42 ... Conveying belt unit, 44d: Flat belt, 50: Collating and bundling mechanism, 60: Elevating mechanism, 61 ... Receipt tray, 70 ... Sheet set aligning mechanism, 100: Collating / inserting device, K ... Sheet setting, N: Centering position, P: Newspaper, P-1, P-2: Fold, s: Origami, t: Folding, T: Collating.

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複数部重ねて投入された新聞を1部ずつ供給する新聞供給機構と、
前記新聞供給機構により供給された新聞を開いて中入れ位置へ送る新聞開き機構と、 数種類のちらしを丁合して、その丁合束を前記中入れ位置に向けて排出し、前記新聞開き機構によって開かれた新聞に当該丁合束を挿入する丁合機構と、
を有する丁合・中入れ装置。
A newspaper supply mechanism for supplying a plurality of newspapers, one by one,
A newspaper opening mechanism that opens the newspaper supplied by the newspaper supply mechanism and sends it to the insertion position, and collates several types of flyers, and discharges the collation bundle toward the insertion position, and the newspaper opening mechanism. A collation mechanism for inserting the collation bundle into a newspaper opened by
A collating / filling device.
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