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Publication numberUS1566079 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 15, 1925
Filing dateNov 9, 1922
Priority dateNov 9, 1922
Publication numberUS 1566079 A, US 1566079A, US-A-1566079, US1566079 A, US1566079A
InventorsChristman Jr Peter J, De Loye James
Original AssigneePaper Converting Machine Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rotary sheet folder
US 1566079 A
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Dec. 15 1925- 1,566,079

P. J. cHRlsTMAN, JR., ET AL ROTARY. SHEET FOLDER Filed Nov. 9. 1922 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 llHlllllllHi c l/ OW Peter J. Christmandr.

llllll James DELUHE I 2 Sheets-Sixeot 2 Pet ET Jflhristmandr.

James DELI] E ROTARY SHEET FGLDER Filed NOV. 9. 1922 P. J. CHRISTMAN, JR, ET AL Deco Patented Dec. 15 1925.


1,566,079 PATENT OFFICE.





Application filed November 9, 1922. Serial No. 599,823.

The invention relates to improvements in sheet folding machines of the type upon,

which an application was 1922 by 537,934.

The web is gripped in a. novel manner,

filed February 20,

Peter J. Christman, Jr., Serial No.

the carrier cylinder being provided with arms carrying a plurality of pins adapted to engage the web. A stationary cam moves the arms to disengage the pins. A suction roll is provided adapted to remove the sheets from the carrier roll, the suction roll cooperating with a. folding roll to fold sheets at their middle portions and feed them into a fence.

A primary object of the novel carrier roll structure is the smooth and instantaneous,

release of the sheets carried by the roll. There is no tearing of the aper by the pins and no resistance is offered to the action of the suction roll. The structure provides for nicety of adjustment of the cams so that the instant of the release of the pins may be accurately determined. Thus the rapid action of the carrier roll is assured and the device operates smoothly and without interruption. The object of the suction roll structure is the provision of means for quickly removing the sheets from the carrier roll without any danger of tearing the sheets. The suction device obviates the need for mechanical parts such as used in the above identified application, which are designed to slap the sheets. The suction action is not limited to small areas, but extends across the entire width of the paper. There is no gripping of the paper by mechanical parts, but the sheet is maintained tightly in contact with the roll and brought down adjacent the fol ding roll. A rapid and reliable folding action results. An advantageous feature of the suction roll structure is the provision of a valve which may be accurately adjusted so that the time of the suction action may be operation may be made produced exactly in the regulated. Thus the such that the fold is middle of the sheet.

An object of the novel construction is the provision of a fence comprising strands of wire extending vertically and bent about the folding roll, grooves being provided therein for the reception of the Wire. Similar strands extend upwardly and about the suction roll so that a fence is provided adapted to receive the folded sheets discharged from the folding roll and suction roll.

lVith the above and other objects in view,

which will appear as the description pro ceeds, the invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, substantially as hereinafter described and-,imore particularly defined by the appended'jclaims, it being understood that such changes in the precise embodiment of the herein disclosed invention may be made as come within the scope of the claims.

In the accompanying drawings is illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of the present invention constructed according to the bestmode so far devised for the practical application of the principles thereof, and in which:

Figure 1 ,is a sidev elevation ,ot the novel mechanism. 1

Figure 2 is a side elevation taken at right angles with respect to Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a central longitudinal section of the suction roll and valve.

Figure 4 is a cross section of the valve showing the manner of operation of the suction roll.

The novel mechanism is installed in frames substantially of the nature described in the above identified application, V -plates being provided. As in said case, the webs of paper descend between pull rolls 1010 and are then engaged by a series of pins 11. Each of the pins is carried by an arm 12 rigid with a rod 13 which is journaled in a which run on stationary cams 22 is brought the web below the pins, cutting block 19 being carried by the carrier cylinder which cooperates with the knife so that an effective cutting action of the web results. The pins 11 retain the end of the web-until lever 20 rigid with rod 13 and carrying rollers 21 in contact with an enlargement 23 on the cam. The lever is then moved outwardly and the arms 12 are withdrawn, the pins moving inwardly through a plurality of slots in a transverse release bar 24.

As shown in Fi ure 1, two cams are provided. Only one, however, is essential to the o eration of the device. Anadjustment of t e cam may be made by means of a stud 25 in an arcuate slot 26 of the cam, the stud being secured to the side frame 27 by means of a bolt 28. By adjusting the cam the moment of disengagement of pins 11 with the sheet maybe varied as desired. The suction roll is provided with a transverse series of alined apertures 29 through which air is admissible to the hollow interior of the roll. The roll is provided with a shaft 30 journaled in the side frame and at the extreme end of the shaft a valve is provided.

and a hub 31 is keyed to the shaft and carries an outwardly directed flange 32 which cooperates with a movable plate 33 to retain in position a stationary valve rin 34, a pin extending from the hub throug an opening in plate 33. The shaft is provided with an extension 36 enveloped by a spring 37 contacting at one end with plate 33 and at the other withv a washer 37 retained in position by a bolt 38. Thus the valve is prevented from movement outwardly on the "shaft. Valve ring 34 is stationary and is provided with an opening 39 through which a suction action may be exerted by means of a tubular connection 40.

- Hub 31 is cutawa to provide outlet 41. The rotation of the ub brings outlet 41 in registry with opening 39. Thus suction is produced in suction roll 16. The apertures 29 bein sheet 0 paper draws the same downwardly producing a fold therein. In the downward movement of the paper pins 11 arewithdrawn therefrom b the action of cam 22.

The paper is then rought in contact with folding'roll 42 which cooperates with suction roll 16 to effectively grip the folded sheet and direct the same downwardly. After outlet 41 passes beyond opening 39,

brought immediately adjacent the suction ceases to be produced in the suction roll 16 as tubular connection 40 is cut off. The suction in suction roll 16 is broken when inlet 41 is brought in registr with a hole 43 in which pi e 44 is threa ed. The pipe extends straig t away from the suction roll 16 to a point 45 and then bent upwardly in a slight curve to a point 46 where it is bent backwardly in a parallel curve terminating slightly beyond point 45.

A bolt 47 extending through an opening in the side frame 27 operates to retain the parallel curved portions of pipe 44 against a sleeve 48, a nut 49 tensioning the washer 50 against the pipe. Thus an adjustment upwardly or downwardly of the pipe may be effected which effects a corresponding change of position of ring 34. By making this adjustment of the ring the relation of opening 39 to inlet 41 is altered in such a way that the moment at which suction is siroduced in the suction roll 16 is varied.

notion is produced when inlet 41 is in registry with opening 39.

It is a parent, therefore, that the time of action of suction through apertures 29 may be adjusted very accurately. The cooperation of the carrier c linder with the suction roll may therefore be adjusted so that the folding of the sheet will occure exactly in the middle thereof. A plurality of strands of wire 51 are dis osed below fold row 42 extending upward y and curved about the fold roll, belng received in grooves 52 and extending horizontally to a support 53, extending between the side frames.

Spaced slightly from rolls 51 is a similar series of strands of wire 54 which are curved about suction roll 16 being received in grooves 55 and extending horizontally to a horizontal support 56 secured to the side frame. The folded sheets are directed downwardly b cooperative action of suction'roll 16 an fold roll 42 and are received between the series of wire strands from which they are removed, as described in the above identified co-pending case. The strands of wire do not interrupt the smooth surfaces of the rolls 16 and 42 and the curves formed in the rolls are such that the sheet must necessaril be received between the two series of stran s. Thus a reliable action is insured, the sheets ,being folded and deposited below.

The carrier cylinder and the 'rolls are driven in a suitable manner and are described in the above identified application.

Claims 1. Ina device of the class described, the combination of a carrier cylinder, means cooperating therewith for cutting a web of paper into sheets, a suction roll for drawing said sheets from the carrier roll, said carrier cylinder and said suction roll receiving the k paper between them, and a folding roll cooperating with said suctionroll to fold said sheets.

2. In a device of the class described, the combination of a carrier cylinder, means cooperating therewith to cut a web into sheets, said carrier cylinder holding each sheet temporarily wrapped about itself, a suction roll having alined apertures therein, means for producing suction in said suction roll, said suction roll operating to remove said sheets from said carrier cylinder, and a folding roll cooperating with said suction roll to fold said sheets. a

3. The combination of a carrier cylinder, adapted to hold sheets of paper temporarily wrapped about itself, a folding roll, a suction roll cooperating with said carrier cylinder and having a plurality of alined apertures therein, means for producing a sucking action in said apertures whereby said suction roll will carry said sheets from said carrier cylinder to said'folding roll, said means operating. to discontinue the suction action, said folding roll and said suction roll having annular grooves therein, and wire strands curved about said rolls and received we have hereunto set our hands at in said grooves and extending downwardly from said rolls for receiving the folded sheets. 7

4. The combination of a horizontal paper carrying roll having means for intermittently engaging a web of paper, a cutter roll cooperating therewith and adapted to sever said paper, a having their rectly beneath the center of said carrying roll, a suction pipe, said suction roll having apertures opening through its periphery, and means for connecting'said suction pipe and said apertures through a predetermined portion of the rotation of said suction roll, whereby an intermediate portion of the severed length of paper is drawn downwardl from said carrier roll by said suction rol and is passed between said suction roll and said folding roll.

In testimony that we claim the fore suction roll and a folding roll oing reen Bay, in the county of Brown and State of Wisconsin.


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U.S. Classification493/369, 493/371, 493/418
International ClassificationB65H45/16
Cooperative ClassificationB65H45/165
European ClassificationB65H45/16D6