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Publication numberUS3783782 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 8, 1974
Filing dateAug 4, 1972
Priority dateAug 4, 1972
Publication numberUS 3783782 A, US 3783782A, US-A-3783782, US3783782 A, US3783782A
InventorsHardt D
Original AssigneeFaustel Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Revolving turret for supporting printing press cart
US 3783782 A
Abstract
A wheeled printing press cart comprising an ink pan, a removable printing roll, an ink applicator and a doctor blade is insertable and removable in an upright position through an opening in the side of a web type printing press. When inserted, the cart is raised slightly, pivotably connected to a revolving turret on the press, and the turret is rotated 180 DEG to raise the cart to operating position. The turret is further rotatable 180 DEG to return the cart to lowered position in either the upright position or in inverted position. Return of the cart in upright position allows for removal of the printing roll thereon or removal of the entire cart. Return of the cart in inverted position allows it to be automatically flushed or washed while still on the turret. The turret can accommodate two carts simultaneously on opposite sides.
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United States Patent ardt 1 Jan. 8, 1974 REVOLVING TURRET FOR SUPPORTING 1,104,446 8/1959 Germany 101/216 PRINTING PRESS CART [75] Inventor: David R. Hardt, Milwaukee, Wis.

[73] Assignee: Faustel Incorporated, Butler, Wis.

[22] Filed: Aug. 4, I972 [21] App]. No.: 278,074

. 101/247, 101/425 [51] Int. Cl. B41f 9/18, B411" 31/32 [58] Field of Search 101/216, 425, 152,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,460,504 2/1949 Huebner 101/216 2,821,913 2/1958 Johnson... l0l/425 3,063,368 ll/l962 Liessemm. 101/178 3,150,002 9/1964 Justus l0l/425 3,173,361 3/1965 Verlik.... 101/216 3,227,078 l/1966 Johnson. l01/4 25 3,288,060 11/1966 Miller.... 101/219' 3,384,012 5/1968 Zernov 101/216 3,589,287 6/1971 Woessner 101/363 3,610,144 l 0/l'97l Woessner 101/216 3,630,148 12/1971 Schinke 101/425 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS Great Britain 101/153 1,110,083 9/1959 Germany 101/216 Primary Examinerl. Reed Fisher Assistant E.raminerWilliam Pieprz Att0rne v.lames E. Nilles [5 7] ABSTRACT A wheeled printing press cart comprising an ink pan, a removable printing roll, an ink applicator and a doctor blade is insertable and removable in an upright position through an opening in the side of a web type printing press. When inserted, the cart is raised slightly, pivotably connected to a revolving turret on the press, and the turret is rotated 180 to raise the cart to operating position. The turret is further rotatable 180 to return the cart to lowered position in either the upright position or in inverted position. Return of the cart in upright position allows for removal of the printing roll thereon or removal of the entire cart. Return of the cart in inverted position allows it to be automatically flushed or washed while still on the turret. The turret can accommodate two carts simultaneously on opposite sides.

15 Claims, 11 Drawing Figures PMENTED JAM 8 i974 SHEET 3 OF T PATENTEDJA'H a 1914 sum 6 or 7 BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of Use This invention relates generally to web printing presses, such as rotogravure presses, and particularly to those employing removable printing carts which have a printing cylinder detachably mounted thereon.

2. Description of the Prior Art Some multicolor rotogravure printing presses, for example, are provided with a plurality of printing stations, one for each color, and comprise a main frame on which'a plurality of impression rolls are mounted, one at each station. Such presses often employ a removable printing cart for each station comprising an ink pan, a removable printing cylinder, ink application means and doctor blade means. The printing cart is movable into the press through an opening in the side thereof and is then raised and locked in a position wherein its printing cylinder is in proper relationship with the appropriate impression roll. The advantage of such an arrangement are manifold. First, one entire cart can be removed and another substituted therefor when an ink color change and a printing cylinder change is to be made at a particular station. Second, if only a printing cylinder change is to be made but ink color is to remain the same, the cart can be removed, its printing cylinder changed and the cart then replaced in the press. Finally, the removable cart facilitates cleaning of the press and cart when necessary. U.S. Pat. No. 3,384,012 issued May 21,

1968 to Zernov for Detachable Printing Cart for R- tary Printing Presses is an example of a press of the aforesaid character.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In accordance with the present invention, there is provided an improved web'type press of the aforesaid character having a rotatable turret for moving a portable printing cart between the cart insertion position and the cart operating position adjacent an impression roll in the press. The turret is adapted to handle two carts simultaneously, one cart being removably attachable on each side of the turret. The turret is further adapted to enable 'return'of one cart from the operating position to the cart insertion position in either upright condition for removal or in inverted condition for automatic washing and flushing. As the one cart is being returned, another cart can be moved into operating position.

More specifically, the press comprises spaced apart side frames between which the rotatable impression roll is horizontally mounted. At least one side frame has an opening through which the portable ink cart can be inserted or removed. The ink cart comprises an ink pan.

or trough, a horizontally disposed printing roll rotatably and removably mounted on the pan, ink applicator means and doctor blade means for the printing roll, and retractible ground wheels. The press is.p rovided with selectively operable cart lifting means located below the cart when the latter is inserted'in the press. Cart washing orflushing means are insertible through the side opening in the press. The turret for the press is horizontally disposed and rotatably mounted between the side frames above the cart opening. The turret is provided on two opposite sides with identical cart attachment means and is rotatable to a position wherein the cart attachment means on one side are inlower position and the cart attachment means on the opposite side are in raised position.

The cart attachment means are adapted to connect a cart to the turret so that the cart can be raised or lowered between a cart insertion position and an operating position as the turret is rotated. The cart attachment means normally allow for relative rotational movement between the cart and the turret as the latter is being rotated so as to insure that the cart remains in upright position. However, adjustable locking means are provided to prevent relative rotational movement between the cart and the turret. The locking means are applied when a cart is in raised position to enable the cart to assume an inverted position when the turret is rotated to return the cart from raised to lowered-position. The automatic cart washing means spray clean an inverted cart when the latter is in lowered position.

Pneumatically operable locking means, including a selectively movable pin, are provided to rigidly secure the cart to the turret and the turret to the press frame when the cart is rotated to raised position to insure proper registration between the printing roll and the web on the impression roll.

The press roll has bearing assemblies at its ends which adapt it to be supported on the cart and detachable cap means hold it in place thereon. The bearing assemblies also enable the cart and its printing roll to be releasably secured to the turret by cart attachment means. The printing roll is axially adjustable while on the turret.

When the cart is rotated to operating position by the turret, drive means on the press engage the end of the printing roll to effect rotation thereof.

DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a side view of the operators side of a printing station in a web type printing press in accordance with the invention andshows the end of a portable printing cart ready to be lifted by a hydraulic lift into engagement with cart attachment means on the low ered side of a rotatable turret,

FIG. is similar to FIG. 1 but shows one printing cart in upright position engaged with the cart attachment means on the lowered side of the turret and shows another printing cart in upright position engaged with the cart' attachment means on the opposite raised side of the turret; I

FIG. 3 is similar to FIGS. 1 and 2 but shows a printing cart on the lowered side of the turret in inverted position;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged isometric view of the inner side of a turret plate at one end of the turret;

FIG. 5 is an enlarged isometric view of a portion of the outer side of the turret plate shown in FIG. 4;

FIG. 6 is a side view of a printing cart;

FIG. 7 is a view of a portion of one end of the cart shown in FIG. 6;

FIG. 8 is a side view of a locking pin for securing the cart to the turret to prevent relative rotation;

FIG. 9 is an enlarged sectional view taken on line 9-9 of FIG. 2 on the operat'ors side of the press;

FIG. 10 is an enlarged sectional view taken on line l010 of FIG. 2 on the drive side of the press; and

FIG. 11 is an enlarged isometric view of the press roll drive means shown in FIG. 10.

DESCRIPTION OF A PREFERRED EMBODIMENT FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 show a side view of one printing station of a rotogravure type printing press 10. Press comprises a pair of spaced apart side frames 11 and 12 (edges visible in FIGS. 9 and 10, respectively which rest on a supporting surface 13. Eachside frame 1 1 and 12 is provided with an ink cart receiving opening 14 therein. An impression roll 16 is mounted for rotation on a horizontal axis between the side frames 1 1 and 12. A web 18 to be printed (and movable in the direction of an arrow 19) is threaded around impression roll 16 and idler rolls 17 mounted on the press frame. It is to be understood that the assembly comprising impression roll 16 and idler rolls 17 is vertically adjustable to place web 18 in desired operating positions.

Press 10 further comprises a turret 20 which is rotatable about a horizontal axis and which is adapted to have a printing cart removably attached to either or both of two opposite sides of the turret. Turret comprises a shaft 21 joumalled for rotation in bearings 22 and 23 located on the side frames 11 and 12, respectively. Turret 20 also comprises spaced apart end plate members 26 and 27 which are rigidly secured to shaft 21 by pins 26a and 27a, (FIGS. 9 and 10) respectively. Opposite ends of the plate members 26 and 27 are adapted, as hereinafter explained, to be detachably connectable to ink cart 15 by releasable attachment means 30. Turret 20 is selectively rotatable to desired positions by a motor driven worm which engages a gear 24 rigidly secured on shaft 21.

The turret 20 is rotatable to positions wherein the cart supporting or attachment means 30 on opposite sides are in either raised or lowered positions. Thus, FIG. 1 shows the printing cart 15 ready to be lifted into engagement with the cart attachment means 30 on the lowered side of turret 20. FIG. 2 shows one printing cart 15 in upright position engaged with the cart attachment means 30 on the lowered side of turret 20 and shows another printing cart 15A in upright position engaged with the cart attachment means 30A on the opposite raised side of the turret. FIG. 3 shows printing cart 15 engaged with the cart attachment means 30 on the lowered side of turret 20 and with the cart in inverted position and being spray cleaned by a sprayer assembly 32 inserted into side opening 14 of the press.

The cart attachment means 30 are adapted to connect cart 15 to one side of the turret 20 so that the cart 15 can be raised or lowered between a cart insertion position and an operating position as the turret is rotated. The cart attachment means 30 normally allow for relative rotational movement between the cart 15 and the turret 20 as the latter is being rotated so as to insure that the cart remains in upright position. However, selectively insertable locking pins, such as pin 33 shown in FIG. 8, are provided for use on turret 20 to prevent relative rotational movement between the cart 15 and the turret 20. The locking pins 33 are inserted into holes 34 in the turret plates 27 and 28 and into holes 35 in the end plates 37 and 38 of the cart 15 when the cart is -in raised position to enable the cart to assume an inverted position when the turret is rotated to return the cart from raised to lowered position.

As FIGS. 4 and 5 best show, the releasable attachment means 30 and 30A at the upper and lower ends of each turret plate member 26 and 27 comprises an arcuate member 55 which is disposed on the outer side surface of the turret plate member and is provided with a groove or slot 56 for engaging a portion of the bearing assemblies 58 and 59 (shown in FIGS. 9 and 10, respectively) for printing roll 45. Arcuate member 55 is understood to be movable inwardly and outwardly i.e., toward and away, from the outer side surface ofa turret plate, such as plate 27 shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, by means of a manually rotatable knob 60 which is affixed to a screw shaft 61 (shown in FIGS. 9 and 10). Screw shaft 61 engages a pair of threaded pins 63 (shown in FIGS. 4, 5 and 9) and 64 which are rigidly secured to arcuate member 55.

FIGS. 1, 2, 3 and 7 show end view of ink cart 15 and FIG. 6 shows a simplified side view. Ink cart 15 comprises a supporting framework, including end plates 37 and 38 and side frames 42, on which an ink pan 44, an ink applicator assembly 46, and a doctor blade assembly 47 are mounted. Ground wheels 48 are attached to the framework of ink cart 15 and are manually foldable inwardly in the direction of the arrows 49, shown in FIG. 2. Ink cart 15 also comprises a printing roll 45 which is mounted on the supporting framework of the cart for rotation about a horizontal axis and removable therefrom, as hereinafter explained in detail. In FIG. 7, cart 15 is shown without its printing roll 45.

In operation, cart 15 is rolled or inserted through side opening 14 in side frame 11 of press 10 into a position directly above cart lifting means comprising a vertically movable lift platform 50, shown in FIGS. 1, 2, 3 and 6, which is selectively movable to a lowered position (FIGS. 2, 3 and 6) and to a fully raised position by means of an air-operated bellows 51. Platform 50 is shown partially raised in FIG. 1 to a position wherein it engages the bottom of cart 15. Before cart insertion, turret 20 is rotated to a position to allow clearance for cart insertion. After cart insertion, turret 20 is rotated to the position shown in FIG. 1 wherein it is vertically disposed and the cart attachment means 30 on one side of the turret are directly above cart 15. Cart 15 is then fully raised to the position shown in FIG. 2 by platform 50 and secured by attachment means 30 to turret 20. As hereinafter explained, cart 15 is pivotably connected to turret 20 and, therefore, tends to remain in upright position as the turret is rotated 180? to move the cart from a lower position to a raised position wherein its printing roll 45 is in proper operative relationship with respect to web 18 and impression roll 16. FIG. 2 shows another cart 15A, identical to cart 15, which has been raised by rotation of turret 20 to raised position.

FIG. 9 shows that printing roll 45 is provided at the end closest to the operators side of press 10, with an integrally formed shaft which terminates in an end portion 71. A bearing assembly 58 is fitted onto the end portion 71 and adapts printing roll 45 to be rotatably and releasably mounted on ink cart 15, as well as serving as a part of the means by which the cart is pivotably attached, to turret 20.

Bearing assembly 58 comprises a sleeve 73 having an inner surface 74 and a cylindrical outer surface 75. Inner surface 74 is provided with a cutout 76 which registers with a cutout 77 in tapered end portion 71 of shaft 70. A bearing 78 encased in a sleeve 79 is slideably mounted on sleeve 73. Bearing assembly 58 also comprises a bearing support plate 80 having an inner annular shoulder 81 which engages bearing 78. Bearing support plate 80 is provided with an annular groove 82 on .its exterior side which is engageable with arcuate member and has internal threads 83 releaseably engageable with external threads 84 on a manually rotatable knob 85. A bearing 86 is secured within the hollow interior 87 of knob and is also secured to the exterior of a hub 90. A bolt 91 which takes into a threaded hole 92 in roll shaft 70 secures hub against the outer circular opening 140 therein which is releasably attachable to the first portion 137 by means of two machine screws 141. The portion 137 of adaptor 136 is so posiend of sleeve 73. Adjustable rotation of knob 85 causes 3 it to move inwardly or outwardly axially with respect to hearing support plate 80 and effects corresponding axial movement of printing roll 45. More specifically,

' as shaft 70 androll 45 are adjusted axially, bearing 78,

sleeve 79 and bearing support plate 80 remain stationary because of the entrapment of sleeve 73 between cart end 37 and clamping means 55.

A detachable cap means at each end of roll 45 secures roll 45 to the ink cart shown in FIGS. 7, 9 and 10. Theends of cap means 100 are attached to the end plates 37 and 38 of a cart by bolts 101. The cap means 100 is a curved member which is removably attached to positioning member 105. In normal usage, roll 45 with bearing assemblies 58 and 59 already attached is the turret arms 26 and 27 and the latter to the press.

frames 11 and 12 to insure that all three elements are rigidly secured together during printing operations so that proper printing registration will occur. This is accomplished by providing four turret lock pin actuators 119, two for each turret arm. Each actuator inserts a large turret lock pin through an opening 122 in the turret plate and into an opening 123 in an end plate of the cart, as FIG. 9 shows. The pin 120 is secured as by a stud 124 and nut 125 to a movable piston 126 which is disposed in the cylinder 127 of its turret lock pin actuator 119 which is rigidly secured to the side frame of the press as by bolts 128. The actuators 119 are preferably pneumatically operated to effect insertion and withdrawal of the lock pins. The pin must be withdrawn from the openings in the cart and turret arms before the turret can be rotated.

FIG. 10 shows that the end of roll 45 adjacent the drive side of the press is provided with bearing assem bly means 59 and cap attachment means 100 similar to 58 and 100, respectively, described in connection with FIG. 9. However, the bearing assembly 59 on the drive side of the press does not include a rotating knob 85 but, instead, is provided with a shaft extension 130 which is secured to the drive end of the shaft 70 by a bolt 131 and pins 132. The shaft 70 is axially slideable in its bearing during axial adjustment of roll 45.

As FIGS. 10 and 11 show, means are provided to connect the shaft extension 130 to the shaft 134 of a drive motor 135 which rotates roll 45. The drive motor 135 is mounted on'the outside of side frame 12 of the press and has anadapter 136 for engaging the shaft extension 130 on roll 45. The adaptor 136 comprises a first semi-circular portion 137 having a semi-circular opening 138 therein which is secured to the shaft 134 of the drive motor 135. The adaptor 136 also comprises a detachable semi-circular portion 139 having a semitioned on the drive motor shaft 134 that when the turret is rotated from its lower position to its raised position, the'shaft extension 130 automatically positions itself in the semi-circular opening 138 in the portion 137. Thereupon, the other portion 139 is manually attached by means of the screws 141.

As FIG. 3 shows, the press is adapted to receive printing cart washing means or sprayer assembly 32, in the form of a portable cart, which is insertable into and removable from the press through the side opening 14. The cart washing means 32 are inserted into position when the printing cart is returned to its lower position in invertedcondition, when effected by insertion of the pins 33 into the holes 34 and 35 prior to revolution of the turret to lower the cart. The washing means 32 comprise a supporting framework on which a trough 151 is mounted and is provided with ground wheels 152. The washing means 32 includes a plurality of spray nozzles 153 which are located inside the trough and direct a pressurized washing solution upwardly toward the inverted printing cart. The nozzles 153 are connected to a fluid supply hose 154 located on the outside of the washing assembly 32 which, it is to be understood, is connectible to a suitable pressurized source of washing solution such as a pump P. If preferred and depending on particular press configurations, the sides of the trough 151 may be provided with hinged extensions 158 which can be folded upwardly to insure that the sprayed washing solution remains confined to the region of the printing cart. It is to be under stood that prior to inversion of the printing cart in preparation for a washing operation, as much ink as possible is allowed to drain in the conventional manner from the ink applicator assembly 46 and the ink pan 44 and other portions of the printing cart. Furthermore, during the washing operation, the printing roll 45 may easily be rotated manually as required so that fluid from the nozzles 153 may strike all surfaces of roll 45 directly.

After washing, the printing cart maybe allowed to drain and air-dry while still on the turret in inverted position or it may be rotated to an upright position and removed from the press, as hereinbefore explained, while it dries prior to being used again.

RESUME A web type press has a rotatable turret 20 for moving a portable printing cart 15 between a lower cartinsertion position and a raised cart-operating position adjacent an impression roll 16 in the press. The turret .to the cart insertion position in either upright condition for removal or ininverted condition for automatic washing and flushing. As the one cart is being returned, another cart can be moved into operating position.

The press comprises spaced apart side frames 11 and i 12 between which the rotatable impression roll 16 is horizontally mounted. At least one side frame, such as 11, has an opening 14 through which the portable ink cart 15 can be inserted or removed. The ink cart 15 comprises an ink pan or trough 44, horizontally disposed printing roll 45 rotatably and removably mounted on the pan, ink applicator means 46 and doctor blade means 47 for the printing roll 45, and retractible ground wheels 48.

The press is provided with selectively operable cart lifting means 50 located below the cart when the latter is inserted in the press. Cart washing or flushing means 32 are insertible through side opening 14 in the press. The turret is horizontally disposed and rotatably mounted between the side frames 11 and 12 above the cart opening 14. The turret 20 is provided on two opposite sides with end plates 26 and 27 which have identical cart attachment means 30 at each end. Turret 20 is rotatable to a position wherein the cart attachment means on one side are in lower position and the cart attachment means on the opposite side are in raised position.

The ca'rt attachment means 30 are adapted to connect a cart 15 to turret 20 so that the cart can be raised or lowered between a cart insertion position and an operating position as the turret is rotated. The cart attachment means 30 normally allow for relative rotational movement between the cart and the turret as the latter is being rotated so as to insure that the cart remains in upright position. However, adjustable locking means including manually insertable pins 33 are provided to prevent relative rotational movement between the cart and the turret. The pins 33 are insertable to holes 34 in the turret and holes 35 in the ends 37 and 38 of the cart and are used when a cart is in raised position to enable the cart to assume an inverted position when the turret is rotated to return the cart from raised to lowered position. The automatic cart washing means 32 has nozzles 153 which spray clean an inverted cart when the latter is in lowered position.

Pneumatically operable locking means 119 including a selectively movable pin 120, are provided to rigidly secure the cart 15 to the turret 20 and the turret to the press frames 11 and 12 when the cart is rotated to raised position to insure proper registration between the printing roll and the web 18 on the impression roll 16. The pins 120 are insertable into holes 122 in the turret and into holes 123 on the cart.

The press roll 45 is provided with bearing assemblies 58 and 59 at its ends which adapt it to be supported on the printing cart 15 and also enable it to be releasably secured to turret 20 by cart attachment members 55. The bearing assembly 58 includes a handle wheel 85 which effects axial adjusting movement of the printing roll 45 on the turret 20. Cap means 100 secure the roll 45 to the printing cart 15.

Drive means on the press, including a motor 135 and adapter members 137 and 139, engage roll 45 to effect rotation thereof.

1 claim:

1. In a printing press: a supporting frame; an impression roll supported for rotation on said frame; a turret supported for rotation on said frame and having at least two spaced apart ink cart attachment locations on the circumference thereof at each of which a portable ink cart is releasably attachable, and a portable ink cart releasably mounted at either location on said turret including a printing roll rotatably mounted thereon for cooperation with said impression roll and inking means adjacent said printing roll, said turret being rotatable between one position wherein said cart can be attached to or detached from a location on said turret and another position wherein said printing roll of an attached cart is in printing relation with respect to said impression roll, means permitting said cart to rotate relative to said turret during movement from said one position to said another position, and means to selectively per mit or prevent relative rotation between said turret and said cart during movement from said another position to said one position whereby said cart can be returned to said one position either in an upright or inverted position.

2. A press according to claim 1 including means to releasably and rigidly secure said turret, said cart, and said frame in fixed position with respect to each other when said turret is in said other position. I

3. A press according to claim 2 wherein said means comprises a movable locking member mounted on said frame and selectively movable into and out of engagement with said turret and said cart when said turret is in said other position.

4. A press according to claim 3 wherein said means comprises a remotely operable actuator on said frame and wherein said locking member is mounted on and' movable by said actuator.

5. A press according to claim 1 wherein said cart is pivotably mountable on said turret at either location and normally assumes an upright position as said turret rotates, and including means for releasably securing said cart to said turret when the latter is in said other position to prevent relative movement therebetween so that said cart assumes an inverted position when said turret is rotated to said one position.

6. A press according to claim 5 wherein said last recited means comprises a member releasably engageable with said turret and said cart.

7. A press according to claim 5 including selectively operable cart washing means including spray means for washing said cart when the latter is in inverted position.

8. A press according to claim 1 wherein said frame includes an opening in a side thereof through which said cart is insertable and removable for attachment to or detachment from said turret, and further including means for raising and lowering said cart into and out of engagement with said turret when the latter is in said one position.

9. In a printing press having a pair of spaced apart supporting frames and rotatable impression roll horizontally mounted between the frames: a rotatable turret horizontally mounted between said frames and on which at least two ink carts are attachable, said turret comprising a shaft and a pair of spaced apart end plates rigidly mounted thereon, cart attachment means on opposite sides of each end plate, a portable ink cart releasably and pivotably connected to either side of said turret by said cart attachment means on one side of said end plates, said ink cart including a rotatable printing roll horizontally mounted thereon for cooperation with said impression roll and inking means adjacent said printing roll, means permitting said cart to rotate relative tosaid turret during movement from said one position to said another position, and means to selectively permit or prevent relative rotation between said turret and said cart during movement from said another position to said one position whereby said cart can be returned to said one position either in an upright or inverted position, and drive means on said press releasably engageable with said printing roll to drive the latter when said turret is rotated from one position wherein said cartis attachable to or detachable from said cart to said frame when said turret is in said other A position, said locking means comprising a movable locking member mounted on said frame and selectively movable into and out of engagement with holes in said turret and said cart when said turret is in said other position.

. 11. A press according to claim wherein said cart attachment means enable said cart to normally assume an upright position as said turret rotates, and including removable pin means for releasably securing said cart to said turret to prevent relative movement therebetween when the latter is in said other position so that said cart assumes an inverted'position when said turret is rotated to said one position.

12. A press according to claim 11 including selectively operable cart washing means including spray means for washing said cart when the latter is in inverted position.

13. A press according to claim 9 wherein at least one of said frames includes an opening in a side thereof through which said cart is insertable and removable for attachment to or detachment from said turret, and further including means for raising and lowering said cart into and out of engagement with said cart attachment means on said turret when the latter is in said one position.

14. A press according to claim 13 wherein said cart attachment means are selectively movable into and out of engagement with bearing assemblies which support said printing roll on said ink cart.

15. A press according to claim 14 wherein said printing roll is removably mounted on said printing cart and is secured thereto by releasable attachment means.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification101/216, 101/152, 101/425, 101/247, 101/153
International ClassificationB41F9/18
Cooperative ClassificationB41F9/18
European ClassificationB41F9/18