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Dampening apparatus for rotary printing presses

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P. DIETRICH March 27, 1962 DAMPENING APPARATUS FOR ROTARY PRINTING PRESSES Filed Dec. 9, 1957 DNVENTOR. PAUL. ZmETRK-H ATI'O R N EYS 3,026,795 Patented Mar. 27, 1962 3,026,795 DAMPENING APPARATUS FOR ROTARY PRINTING PRESSES Paul Dietrich, Augsburg, Germany, assignor to Masehinenfabrik Augshurg-Nurnberg A.G., Augsburg, Germany Filed Dec. 9, 1957, Ser. No. 701,634 Ciaims priority, application Germany Jan. 18, 1957 4 Claims. (Cl. 101-148) This invention relates to a dampening apparatus for rotary printing presses. In particular, the invention is directed to the transfer of the liquid i.e. water from the well to the dampening rolls.

Dampening rolls for printing presses composed of rubber or sponge rubber or coated with such material are known. Such rolls do not permit the regulation of the liquid laid on the plate cylinder. Furthermore, the so-called lifting rolls which are intermittently dipped into the liquid with a swinging movement do not permit an effective regulation of the amount of water applied. Another apparatus uses a revolving roll for regulating the liquid supply. This roll has a number of lamellas on its mantle surface. These lamellas have a moisture absorbing coating which takes up liquid during the rotation of a roll and then comes in contact with a distributor roll. However, such rolls are so detailed as to be expensively produced and do not give a continuous running supply of the liquid in the same manner as in the other described apparatus.

The object of this invention is to avoid the disadvantage of the prior art apparatus. In general, the object is ac complished by having a ductor roll coated with foam rubber immersed and continuously rotating in the liquid and contacted with the distributor roll, with the ductor roll rotating at a slower speed than the moist distributor roll. By reason of this arrangement, the liquid taken from the well on the foam rubber surface of the ductor roll is removed from the ductor roll and applied to the distributor roll in accordance with the difference in the r.p.m. therebetween as a more or less thick uniform film on the distributor roll. An adjustable squeeze roll or the like applied to the ductor roll is used for additionally controlling the amount of transferred water.

The means by which the object of the invention is obtained is disclosed more fully with respect to the accompanying schematic drawings, in which:

FIGURE 1 is a side elevational view of the damping apparatus; and

FIGURE 2 is a plan view of the ductor and distributor rolls.

In FIGURE 1, the usual ofiset printing press contains a printing cylinder 1, rubber cylinder 2 and plate cylinder 3, the latter being contacted by the ink rolls 5 and 6. A dampening device 7 is added by this invention to the above combination. Device 7 is composed of a well 8 in which the ductor roll 9 is partially immersed. Roll 9 continuously contacts distributor roll 10 which in turn contacts rolls 11 and 12 for applying the water to the plate cylinder 3. According to the invention, ductor roll 6 9 is surfaced with a foam rubber layer 13 having a rough imperforate surface skin which continuously bears against roll 10. Roil 10 is friction-operated by the rolls 11, 12 and its axle forms the driving shaft 18 of an infinitely variable speed control unit 14, the driven shaft 19 of which is connected with roll 9 by toothed gears 20, 21, so that the rotational speed of roll 9 is less than that of roll 10. Handwheel 15 for control unit 14 is for adjusting the proportional rotational speeds between rolls 9 and 10. The rolls 9 and 10 are mounted so as to be adjustable with respect to each other.

The squeeze roll 16 is mounted above the level of the liquid in well 8 and can be adjusted against the ductor roll 9 by means of lever 17.

Having now described the means by which the object of the invention is obtained,

I claim:

1. In a rotary printing press having a plate carrying cylinder, means for applying dampening liquid to said cylinder comprising a liquid well, a foam rubber coated ductor roll partially immersed in said well, a moist distributor roll continuously contacting said ductor roll for receiving liquid from said ductor roll, and driving means for rotating each roll with the ductor roll rotating at less speed than the distributor roll.

2. In a rotary printing press as in claim 1, further comprising an adjustable squeeze roll mounted above the liquid level in said well and contacting said ductor roll.

3. In a rotary printing press as in claim 1, said driving means further including a variable speed control unit.

4. In a rotary printing press as in claim 1, said foam rubber being in the form of a closed pores, nonabsorbable material.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 151,688 Ehrgott June 9, 1874 681,752 Hewston Dec. 3, 1901 1,364,257 Dobbertin Jan. 4, 1921 1,428,310 Wood et al. Sept. 5, 1922 1,585,672 Harrold May 25, 1926 1,656,170 Cooper Jan. 17, 1928 1,780,695 Alger Nov. 4, 1930 1,969,155 Schultz Aug. 7, 1934 1,992,966 Rowell Mar. 5, 1935 2,007,588 Wescott July 9, 1935 2,162,248 Delplane June 13, 1939 2,233,210 Huck Feb. 25, 1941 2,430,965 Taylor Nov. 18, 1947 2,507,869 Rothermel May 16, 1950 2,594,348 Rockoff Apr. 29, 1952 2,690,120 Burroughs Sept. 28, 1954 2,733,654 Rogers Feb. 7, 1956 2,767,654 Faeber Oct. 23, 1956 2,857,840 Bachman Oct. 28, 1958 2,932,859 Rockoff Apr. 19, 1960 FOREIGN PATENTS 2,996 Great Britain Sept. 18, 1913 362,131 Great Britain Dec. 3, 1931 460,092 Great Britain Jan. 19, 1937

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US3106154A (en) * 1963-01-08 1963-10-08 Miller Printing Machinery Co Dampener for printing presses
US3168037A (en) * 1960-05-02 1965-02-02 Harold P Dahlgren Means for dampening lithographic offset printing plates
US3577916A (en) * 1969-04-08 1971-05-11 Dick Co Ab Duplicator program control assembly
US3688694A (en) * 1969-08-09 1972-09-05 Roland Offsetmaschf Dampening device for a printing press
US3688696A (en) * 1970-05-08 1972-09-05 Harris Intertype Corp Motorized ductor roll
US3785285A (en) * 1970-07-10 1974-01-15 Etudes De Machines Speciales Damping device for rotary offset press
US3937141A (en) * 1974-06-17 1976-02-10 Dahlgren Harold P Dampener for lithographic printing plates
US3986452A (en) * 1960-05-02 1976-10-19 Dahlgren Manufacturing Company, Inc. Liquid applicator for lithographic systems
US4000691A (en) * 1973-02-28 1977-01-04 Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nurnberg Ag Rotary printing press with improved inking system
US4127067A (en) * 1974-02-15 1978-11-28 Dahlgren Harold P Method for inking printing plates
US4186661A (en) * 1978-02-27 1980-02-05 Fmc Corporation Flexographic inking system including a reverse angle doctor blade
US4542693A (en) * 1982-05-10 1985-09-24 Georges Mourrellone Inking method and device for printing machine
US20070113747A1 (en) * 1999-09-09 2007-05-24 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Ag Slip roller or ductor roller for a printing machine

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US3168037A (en) * 1960-05-02 1965-02-02 Harold P Dahlgren Means for dampening lithographic offset printing plates
US3986452A (en) * 1960-05-02 1976-10-19 Dahlgren Manufacturing Company, Inc. Liquid applicator for lithographic systems
US3106154A (en) * 1963-01-08 1963-10-08 Miller Printing Machinery Co Dampener for printing presses
US3577916A (en) * 1969-04-08 1971-05-11 Dick Co Ab Duplicator program control assembly
US3688694A (en) * 1969-08-09 1972-09-05 Roland Offsetmaschf Dampening device for a printing press
US3688696A (en) * 1970-05-08 1972-09-05 Harris Intertype Corp Motorized ductor roll
US3785285A (en) * 1970-07-10 1974-01-15 Etudes De Machines Speciales Damping device for rotary offset press
US4000691A (en) * 1973-02-28 1977-01-04 Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nurnberg Ag Rotary printing press with improved inking system
US4127067A (en) * 1974-02-15 1978-11-28 Dahlgren Harold P Method for inking printing plates
US3937141A (en) * 1974-06-17 1976-02-10 Dahlgren Harold P Dampener for lithographic printing plates
US4186661A (en) * 1978-02-27 1980-02-05 Fmc Corporation Flexographic inking system including a reverse angle doctor blade
US4542693A (en) * 1982-05-10 1985-09-24 Georges Mourrellone Inking method and device for printing machine
US20070113747A1 (en) * 1999-09-09 2007-05-24 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Ag Slip roller or ductor roller for a printing machine

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