Distributor of sheets in wads
Sheet sorting apparatus
Document handling and counting apparatus Patent #: 4615518
ApplicationNo. 06/888786 filed on 07/22/1986
US Classes:83/26, By accelerating travel271/302, By conveyor section movable to direct sheets along alternate paths271/303, With movable diverter83/102, Including means to divert one portion of product from another83/105, Deflecting guide83/106, Positionable gate in product flow path83/107Diverging product movers
ExaminersPrimary: Kazenske, E. R.
Assistant: Smith, Scott A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB65H 29/58 (20060101)
AbstractA sheet diverter, adapted for cooperative association with a cutter in a pinless folder assembly for a high speed printing press, wherein a ribbon is cut into a plurality of signatures destined for serially deflected parallel collation from a diverter path through the sheet diverter to a desired one of a plurality of collation paths to systematize the order of the signatures into a selected array, is comprised of an oscillating diverter guide member reciprocating in a diverter plane having a component generally normal to the diverter path of a signature through the guide member, for directing the lateral disposition of the leading edge of the signature into engagement with a diverter member separating a plurality of collation paths, each having a throat for receiving a selected signature and merging to a confined course for guiding it, the diverter member including a diversion surface disposed in each of the throats lying at a diversion angle respecting the travel of the signature from the oscillating guide member, the diverter member directing the leading edge of the signature and controlling its course through the throat into the collation path.