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Publication numberUS1853478 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 12, 1932
Filing dateMay 15, 1930
Priority dateMay 15, 1930
Publication numberUS 1853478 A, US 1853478A, US-A-1853478, US1853478 A, US1853478A
InventorsVincent John H
Original AssigneeWestern Tablet & Stationery Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Drier for printed sheets and the like
US 1853478 A
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April 1932- J. H. VINCENT 1,853,478

DRIER FOR PRINTED SHEETS AND THE LIKE Filed May 15, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet l ,4TTORAhEYS April 12, 1932. J. H. VINCENT DRIER FOR PRINTED SHEETS ANDTHE LIKE Filed May 15, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet A TTEEVEYS Patented Apr. .12, 1932 UITED STATES PATENT OFFICE JOHN I-I. VINCENT, OF KAIJAMAZOO, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR TO WESTERN &

STATIONERY CORPORATION, OF DAYTON, OHIO, OORPORATION OF OHIO I DRIER FORIPRINTED SHEETS AND THE LIKE Application fi1ec1'May'15, 1930. Serial No. 452,593.

and guide rollers 15, 16 and 17 disposed at the I The main objects of this invention are:

First, to provide a drier for printed sheets which is of large capacity and at the same time Compact and simple in structure.

Second, to provide a drier of the class described which may be readily coupled or associated with a printing machine and which is automatic in operation. i

Objects pertaining to details and economies of construction and operation of my invention will definitely appear from the description to follow. The invention is defined in the claims.

A structure embodying the features of my inventionis clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary side elevation of my improved drying machine or apparatus, a fragment only ofthe printing machlne being illustrated.

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary plan view partially in section on line'2+2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3is a perspective view of one of the conveyor links with its carrier.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary section of the conveyor.

. Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the apparatus provided with a housing for certain parts.

In the accompanying drawings 1 represents a fragment of a printingmachine and 2 a moving part thereof. My Improveddrying apparatus comprises a frame consisting of the upright members 3,4 and 5 suitably braced and connected to support the moving parts, and the horizontal bed members 6 which are mounted on the upright members 3 and 4.

On the bed members 6. I mount a feed way consisting of the members 7,8 and 9 arranged in spaced pairs to receivetheplunger .10

which is reciprocatingly mounted on the way 11. On these uprights I mount opposed way members 12 and 13 preferably of angle iron and disposed in opposed spaced pairs, the

pairs of way members being downwardly inclined. The horizontally disposed way members 14 extend between the lower ends of the way members 12 and 13. v

These way members are arranged in a triangular relation with conveyor supporting angles thereof. The rollerl'Z is the driving roller of the conveyor,its shaft 18 havinga ratchet wheel 19 at one end thereof. This ratchet-wheel .is driven through the pawl 20 carried by the rocker 21 oscillatingly mounted on the shaft 18 at the inside of the ratchet wheeL, This rocker is connected to the arm 22 on the roc-kshaft 23 by means of the link 24.

The rockshaft is operatively connected to the moving member 2 of the printing machine through the lever 25 pivoted at 26 and connectedto the member 2 by the link 27 and to the arm 28 on the rockshaft 23 by'the link 29. The rockshaft 23 has an arm 30with a' segmental slot 31 therein toreceive the bolt 32 on the adjustable arm This adjustable arm is connected by thelink 34 to thelever 35 pivoted at36 and connected by the link 37 to the plunger. Thus the plunger is driven in synchronism with the conveyor which has' a step by step movement, owing to its. ratchet drivin'g'means. The link 34also hasan ad justable' connection to the lever 35 as indi- I cated so that. the stroke of the plunger may be considerably varied. I I o The conveyor chain is made upof a' plurality of links 38 having spaced rigidarms 39. to which the carrier fingers 40 are secured. Thesefingers are formed of wire and are of considerable spread so as to eftective'lyhold sheets of considerable size. By the term sheets I contemplate cards andthe like.

the sheets are delivered by the plunger they are pushed through the guide members 8 and thereby centered relative to the carriers, a sheet being indicatedbydotted lines at 41, Fig.2. The feed way'isarranged in a plane-radial to the toothed roller 17 so that the sheets are effectively delivered to be picked up by the carrier fingers or flights which pass through openings 42 in the feed I he sheets are carried upbythe forward reach-of; the conveyor, passing over the roller 15 at which' point they are shifted from one flight to the preceding flight, then carried 1 down the rear reach of the conveyorand discharged to the guide chute 43, whichis ar- 1 is sufficiently dry so they.v arenotlikely to oftset. V a

i I have illustrated my improvementsin an embodiment which'I have found very satis-' factory; I have not attempted to illustrate ordescribeother modifications or adaptations which I contemplate as I believe this disclosure willenablethoseskilled in the art to embody or adapt the same as may bedesired.

Having thus described my invention what li clairn as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1'. Inan apparatus of the class described,

7 the combination of an upright drying conveyor comprising conveyor way'members disposed intriangular relation, a conveyor comprising a plurality ofcarrier links having carriers formed ofwire projecting therefrom, supporting rollers for said conveyor disposed at I the angles of'saidwaymembers whereby the "til i "repeating-feed plunger operatively associated with said way members, 'a ratchet conveyor travelsoin'supporting enga emen't rivmg means for one of said rollers,fa feed wa'y disposed in aplane radialof said driven roller, said feed way-being provided with an opening to permit the passage of sai'd'carriers and with a centering guide, a 'reciprocating feed plunger operatively associated wi-thflsaid feed way and synchronized with said-"conveyor drivmg'means, a-discha-rge conveyor-disposed below said driving conveyor, and; a guide chute disposedopposi'te the lower rear supporting roller to coact with the edges of the sheets. as they are carri edaround saidlower rear conveyorsupportingroller and guide the same tosaid discharge conveyor; o

2, In anapparatus-of the class described, the combination ofan upright drying conveyor comprising conveyor waymembersdisposed in triangular relation, a conveyor comprising; a plurality ofcarrierlinks having 'c'arriers formed of wire projecting-therefrom, supporting rollers for saidconveyor disposed at the angles of said way members whereby the conveyor travels in'supporting engagement with said way members, a ratchet driving;means for one of said' rollers, a feed 'way disposed in a plane radial ofjsai'd driven roller, saidflfeed' way beingprovided with an opening fto -permit the passage of said carriers; and with acenteringchute; a-ndarecipwith said feed way and synchronized with said conveyor driving means.

3. In an apparatus of the class described, the combination of an upright drying conveyor comprising conveyor way members disposed, in triangular relation, a conveyor comprising a plurality of carrier links having carriers formed of wire projecting therefrom, supporting rollers for said conveyor disposed at the angl'esfof saidway members whereby the conveyor travels in supporting engagement with said way members, a ratchet driving means for one of said rollers, a friction brake operatively associated with said driven roller, a feed way disposed in a plane radial of said driven-roller, said feed way being provided with an openingto permit the passage of said carriers'and with a centering guide, and a reciprocating feed plunger operatively associated with. said feed: way and synchronized with said conveyor driving means. 7

4. In an apparatus of the class described, the combination ofan upright drying conveyorcomprising conveyor way members disposedin triangular relation,a conveyor comprising a' plurality of carrier links having carriers projecting therefrom, supporting rollers for said conveyor dis osed at the angles of 'said way members w iereby the conveyor travels insupporting engagement with saidway members, means for driving, said conveyor stepby step, a feed way provided with'anopening to permit the passage of said carriers, a feed plunger operatively asso, ciated with said feed; way and synchronized with said conveyor: driving means, a discharge conveyor disposed below said driving conveyor, and a gnidec'hutedisposed opposite-the lower rear supporting roller to coact with the edges of the sheets as they are carried around said lower rear conveyor supporting roller and guide the same to vsaid discharge conveyor. 7

- 5111 an apparatus of the class described, the combination of an upright drying con+ 'veyorcomprising conveyor way members disposed in triangular relation, a conveyor comprising a: plurality of carrier links having carriers projecting therefrom, supporting rollers for said conveyor disposed at the angles of said way members whereby the conveyor travels in supporting engagement with said way members, means for driving said conveyor step'by step-, a'feed way provided with; an opening to permit the passage of said carriers, and a feed 'pl-unger operatively associated with said feed way and synchronizedfwith said conveyor driving means.

6'; In an apparatus of-theclassdescribed,

thecombination of an upright conveyor comprising a conveyor way, a conveyor provided with a plurality of skeleton carriers projecting from said 'way, supporting rollers for said conveyor, said conveyor Y travelling in the combination of an upright conveyor comprising conveyor way members disposed in a downwardly diverging relation, a conveyor supporting roller disposed at the top of said Way members, supporting rollers disposed at the lower ends of said way members, a conpreceding carrier, said links being in supporting In W1 hand.

veyor comprising a plurality of carrier links 7 having spaced rigid arms thereon and care riers mounted on said arms, said links being in supporting engagement with said way members and coupled so that as they travel over the roller at the upper ends of said way members the sheets are delivered from one carrier to the preceding carrier.

8. In an apparatus of the class described, the combination of an upright conveyor comprising conveyor way members disposed in a downwardly diverging relation, a conveyor supporting roller disposed at the top of said way members, supporting rollers disposed at the lower ends of said way members, and a conveyor comprising a plurality of carrier links traveling in supporting engagement with said way members and having spaced rigid arms thereon and. carriers mounted on said arms, said carrier links being coupled so that as they travel over the roller at the upper ends of said Way members the sheets are delivered from one carrier to the preceding carrier.

9. In an apparatus of the class described, the combination of an upright conveyor comprising conveyor way members disposed in a downwardly diverging relation, a conveyor sup-porting roller disposed at the top of said Way members, supporting rollers disposed at the lower ends of said way members, a conveyor provided with a plurality of carriers spaced so that as they travel over the roller at the upper ends of said way members the sheets are delivered from one carrier to the preceding carrier, said links being in. supporting engagement with said way members, means for driving said conveyor with a step by step movement, and feed means synchronized with said conveyor.

10. In an apparatus of the class described,

the combination of an upright conveyor comprising conveyor way members disposed in a downwardly diverging relation, a conveyor supporting roller disposed at the top of said way members, supporting rollers disposed at the lower ends of said way members, a conveyor provided with aplurality of carriers spaced so that as they travel over the roller at the upper ends of said Way members the sheets are delivered from one carrier to the engagement with said way members. tness whereof I have hereunto set my JOHN H. VINCENT.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification198/468.11, 198/801, 198/484.1
International ClassificationB41F23/04, B41F23/00
Cooperative ClassificationB41F23/0446
European ClassificationB41F23/04C2B