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Dokumentenidentifikation EP0499022 22.06.1995
EP-Veröffentlichungsnummer 0499022
Titel Vorrichtung zur Verarbeitung einer Materialbahn.
Anmelder Rolf Larsson Mekanisk Verkstad AB, Pålsboda, SE
Erfinder Larsson, Rolf Arne, S-69070 Palsboda, SE;
Larsson, Rolf Peter Mikael, S-69070 Palsboda, SE
Vertreter derzeit kein Vertreter bestellt
DE-Aktenzeichen 69202482
Vertragsstaaten AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, IT, LI, NL, SE
Sprache des Dokument En
EP-Anmeldetag 09.01.1992
EP-Aktenzeichen 921002408
EP-Offenlegungsdatum 19.08.1992
EP date of grant 17.05.1995
Veröffentlichungstag im Patentblatt 22.06.1995
IPC-Hauptklasse B41F 13/30
IPC-Nebenklasse B41F 13/36   F16C 13/02   

Beschreibung[en]

The present invention relates to a processing device for processing continuous webs, said processing device being adapted for use in printing presses or other processing machines for cutting and/or perforating and/or punching and/or printing the continuous web, whereby said processing device comprises a processing cylinder and a counter pressure cylinder cooperating therewith, whereby one of the cylinders is movable relative to the other cylinder for being set in different positions relative to said other cylinder and whereby the movable cylinder is mounted in bearing elements which are displaceable by means of a displacing system, preferably a compressed-air system.

There are many different displacing systems for displacing one cylinder relative to the other in processing devices of the above type. One of these prior art displacing systems is described in US-A-3 894 488 and comprises a wedge means which is moved back and forth for adjusting the mutual positions of the cylinders. When the wedge means is moved to any desired position, it is locked therein by means of a lock system. For being able to lock said wedge means in its various positions, the lock system is structurally very complex and expensive and the risk for quick wear is great.

The object of the present invention is to eliminate this problem and provide a simple and very effective lock system at devices of the above type. This is arrived at by means of the characterizing features of claim 1.

The most essential advantage with the wedge system of the invention is that the bearing elements for the movable cylinder are easily moved to desired positions preferably by means of a compressed-air system and when they have reached their desired positions, they are effectively wedged therein. Such a wedge-system like lock device is quickly operable with simple means, it has a simple and reliable construction, it is self-adjusting when worn and has therefore a long useful life.

The invention will be further described below with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which

  • fig. 1 is a front view of a processing device according to the invention;
  • fig. 2 illustrates an end side of the processing device according to fig. 1;
  • fig. 3 illustrates the other end side of the processing device of fig. 1;
  • fig. 4 schematically illustrates a wedge system in operating position, said wedge system forming part of the processing device of fig. 1;
  • fig. 5 illustrates the wedge system of fig. 4 during a releasing phase;
  • fig. 6 illustrates the wedge system of fig. 4 set in a free or rest position;
  • fig. 7 schematically illustrates, with a side view support elements forming part of the processing device, in a supporting position;
  • fig. 8 shows the support elements of fig. 7 in another supporting position; and
  • fig. 9 finally, is a plan view of the supporting elements of figs. 7 and 8 and a coupling device therefor.

The drawings illustrate a processing device 1 for processing continuous webs 2 such as paper webs, plastic webs or other types of webs. The processing device 1 is preferably intended for use at printing presses or other processing machines for cutting and/or perforating and/or punching and/or printing of the continuous web 2.

The processing device 1 comprises a frame 3 with two frame end members 4 and 5 which are connected to each other through upper and lower connecting axes 6 and 7. Between the frame end members 4, 5 there is provided a counter pressure cylinder 8 which is rotatably mounted in said end members 4, 5 and which preferably has a drive gear 9. Between the frame end members 4, 5 and above the counter pressure cylinder 8 there is provided a processing cylinder 10 which is equipped for relevant processing of the continuous running web 2 and which preferably also includes a drive gear 11. Both cylinders 8, 10 are rotated by means of a driving device (not shown) via the drive gears 9, 11.

The processing cylinder 10 is rotatably mounted in two bearing elements 13, of which one is displaceably mounted in an opening 12 in one frame end member 4 and the other in an opening 12 in the other frame end member 5 in such a way that the processing cylinder 10 can be displaced in vertical direction relative to the counter pressure cylinder 8. The displacement of the bearing elements 13 and thus, of the processing cylinder 10 is accomplished preferably by means of a compressed-air system 14, which can include a double-acting compressed-air box 15. Such a compressed-air box 15 can be provided on each frame end member 4, 5 and it can include a plunger or piston means 16 which is mounted on top of the bearing element 13 and adapted for displacement thereof.

Each bearing element 13 is adapted for displacement to a position FL (see fig. 4) at which the lower edge thereof engages support surfaces 17. In this position, the bearing elements 13 retain the processing cylinder 10 in such an operating position A relative to the counter pressure cylinder 8, that appropriate processing of the web 2 running between said cylinders 8, 10 is carried out.

In order to ensure that said bearing elements 13 are firmly retained in their operating positions FL and thereby, the processing cylinder 10 in its operating position A, to permit quick release of said bearing elements for movement out of said operating positions FL and thereby, movement of said processing cylinder out of said operating position A, and for being able to carry out these measures without wearing bearing members that are difficult to repair, the processing device 1 comprises a wedge system 18 which is provided to wedge up the processing cylinder 10 in its operating position A by wedging up the bearing elements 13 in their operating positions FL.

The wedge system 18 includes a wedge 19 for each bearing element 13 and each such wedge is preferably located between an inclined surface 20 on the bearing element, approaching one side 21 of the opening 12 as seen towards the support surfaces 17, and said side or surface 21 of said opening. Furthermore, the wedge 19 has such a shape that it with one wedge surface 22 can engage in inclined surface 20 of the bearing element 13, while an opposite wedge surface 23 engages said side 21 of the opening 12.

The wedges 19 or corresponding elements of the wedge system 18 are preferably operable by means of a compressed-air system 24 for moving the wedge 19 to its wedge position KA, whereby it presses the bearing element 13 against the support surfaces 17 and wedge up said element in said operating position FL with a large force. The compressed-air system 24 is also adapted to move the wedge 19 from its wedge position KA to a free or rest position KB by pulling it up a small distance (see fig. 5). In this rest position KB, the wedge 19 has released the bearing element such that it can be pulled up to a free or rest position UL by the compressed-air system 14 and thereby, the processing cylinder 10 is pulled up to a free or rest position B relative to the counter pressure cylinder 8.

The compressed-air system 24 preferably cooperates with a lever system 25 on each frame end member 4, 5. Each such lever consists of a pivotally mounted angled arm 26, of which one end portion is articulately connected to a piston and cylinder unit 27 forming part of the compressed-air system 24 while the other end portion is articulately connected to a rod 28, which in turn is provided on the wedge 19. By activating the piston and cylinder unit 27, the angled arm 26 is pivoted and the movement of said arm transferred to the wedge 19, whereby an advantageous lever effect is obtained.

Under certain circumstances, it can be necessary to adjust the operating position A of the processing cylinder 10 relative to the counter pressure cylinder 8, e.g. for punching operations. This is done at the embodiment shown by moving the support surfaces 17 towards or from the counter pressure cyliner 8. The support surfaces 17 are defined preferably by movable support elements 29, 30 in the shape of wedges, which with lower wedge surfaces 31 engage frame surfaces 32 that are inclined relative to the counter pressure cylinder 8 in such a way that the support surfaces 17 of the support elements 29, 30 move towards or from said counter pressure cylinder 8 when said support elements are moved along the frame surfaces 32. This movement of the support elements 29, 30 can be carried out manually by means of an adjusting device 33. This device is preferably operated by turning a steering wheel 34, the rotary motions of which are transferred to adjusting axes 37, 38 through clain transmissions 35, 36. Said axes 37, 38 cooperate with the support elements 29, 30 through followers 39 in such a way that said followers move said support elements along the frame surfaces 32 when the adjusting axes 37, 38 are simultaneously turned by means of the steering wheel 34 through the chain transmissions 35, 36.

In order to ensure that both support elements 29, 30 are moved the same distance along the frame surfaces 32 during the adjusting operation, the adjusting axes 37, 38 cooperate with both support elements 29, 30.

The invention is not limited to the embodiment described above and shown in the drawings, but may vary within the scope of the following claims with regard to its construction and function. Thus, the wedge system 18 can be designed otherwise than shown and still provide the required wedge-up effect. The wedge system 18 can be operable in other ways than by a compressed-air system 24. The processing cylinder 10 can be journalled in other types of bearing elements than shown and the support surfaces 17 can be defined by other support elements, and the adjusting device 33 can be constructed in other ways. Furthermore, the counter pressure cylinder 8 can eventually be movable relative to the processing cylinder 10 instead of the opposite and it is eventually possible to make both cylinders 8, 10 movable relative to each other. It is also possible to mount the cylinders 8, 10 in another way relative to each other than shown. Furthermore, the bearing elements 13 can be moved by means of another system than a compressed-air system and the processing device can be used at other types of machines than the abovementioned.


Anspruch[en]
  1. Processing device for processing continuous webs, said processing device being adapted for use in printing presses or other processing machines for cutting and/or perforating and/or punching and/or printing the continuous web,



    whereby said processing device (1) comprises a processing cylinder (10) and a counter pressure cylinder (8) cooperating therewith,



    whereby one of the cylinders (10 or 8) is movable relative to the other cylinder (8 or 10) for being set in different positions (A or B) relative to said other cylinder, and



    whereby the movable cylinder (10 or 8) is mounted in bearing elements (13) which are displaceable by means of a displacing system (14, 15), preferably a compressed-air system,



    characterized in



    that the processing device (1) further comprises a wedge system (18) which is provided to wedge up the bearing elements (13) when said elements have been displaced by the displacing system (14, 15) such that the movable cylinder (10 or 8) is situated in the desired position (A) relative to the other cylinder (8 or 10).
  2. Processing device according to claim 1, characterized in that the wedge system (18) is operable by means of a compressed-air system (24) either to wedge up the movable cylinder (10 or 8) in the desired position (A) relative to the other cylinder (8 or 10) or to release said movable cylinder such that it can be moved relative to said other cylinder.
  3. Processing device according to claim 1 or 2, charcterized in that the movable cylinder (10 or 8) is movable relative to the other cylinder (8 or 10) by means of a compressed-air system (14).
  4. Processing device according to any preceding claim, characterized in that the movable cylinder (10 or 8) is journalled in two bearing elements (13) which are displaceably mounted in a frame (3) for being able to move said movable cylinder relative to the other cylinder (8 or 10), that said displaceable bearing elements are engageable with support surfaces (17), whereby said bearing elements retains the movable cylinder (10 or 8) in an operating position (FL) relative to said other cylinder (8 or 10) and that the wedge system (18) is provided to wedge up the bearing elements (13) relative to the frame (3) when said bearing elements engage said support surfaces (17).
  5. Processing device according to claim 4, characterized in that the wedge system (18) includes at least one wedge (19) which is insertable between a bearing element (13) and the frame (3) and which is displaceable towards the support surfaces (17) such that the wedge can be brought to press the bearing element against said support surfaces and wedge up said bearing element in this position (FL).
  6. Processing device according to claim 4 or 5, characterized in that the frame (3) has an opening (12) for each bearing element (13) in which opening said bearing element is movable and that the wedge (19) is located in this opening with a wedge surface (23) engaging a side or surface (21) of said opening and another wedge surface (22) engaging the bearing element (13).
  7. Processing device according to anyone of claims 4-6, characterized in that the operating position (A) of the movable cylinder (10 or 8) relative to the other cylinder (8 or 10) is adjustable by moving the support surfaces (17) for the bearing element (13) towards or from said other cylinder.
  8. Processing device according to claim 7, characterized in that the support surfaces (17) are defined by one or more movable support elements (29, 30) shaped as wedges which with wedge surfaces (31) engage frame surfaces (32) that are inclined relative to one cylinder (10 or 8) such that the support surfaces (17) defined by the support elements (29, 30) for the bearing element (13) moves towards or from the other cylinder (8 or 10) when said support elements are moved along the frame surfaces (32).
  9. Processing device according to claim 7 or 8, characterized in that a support element (29) for a bearing element (13) and a support element (30) for another bearing element (13) are movable simultanuously by means of adjusting axes (37, 38) and the same distances along the frame surfaces (32).
  10. Processing device according to claim 2, characterized in that the compressed-air system (24) cooperates through a lever system (25) with a wedge (19) forming part of the wedge system (18) such that said lever system with force can press said wedge to a wedge position (KA) and pull it out of said wedge position.






IPC
A Täglicher Lebensbedarf
B Arbeitsverfahren; Transportieren
C Chemie; Hüttenwesen
D Textilien; Papier
E Bauwesen; Erdbohren; Bergbau
F Maschinenbau; Beleuchtung; Heizung; Waffen; Sprengen
G Physik
H Elektrotechnik

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