ApplicationNo. 06/588934 filed on 03/13/1984
US Classes:271/12, Endless conveyor270/52.26, Saddle associating271/204, Suspension gripper271/277, Including gripper-couple271/35, Bottom feed271/95Having additional movement
ExaminersPrimary: Eickholt, E. H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB65H 5/32 (20060101)
B42B 9/00 (20060101)
B42B 9/04 (20060101)
B65H 3/26 (20060101)
B65H 3/00 (20060101)
AbstractApparatus and process for collating folded signatures which are removed from a stack of signatures and placed in parallel side-by-side relationship on saddle members. The saddle members move in a direction transverse to the folds in the signature, and thus spacing of the saddle members is close together and the entire apparatus and process can be performed at a high speed, in that arrangement. A signature pickup device is employed for removing the signatures from the stack in a stream relationship and delivering them directly to a collector where a flap opener can be employed for positioning the signature flaps on opposite sides of the collector saddle members.