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Aug. 6, 1963
w. A. ANDERSON ETAL
3,099,955
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INVENTORS;
WALLACE A. ANDERSON
WILBER C. BRUNNER
CLARENCE L. HORNBERGER
EDWARD W. STANLEY
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the web so that proper registry is maintained at all times
due to a constant tension on the web even with one of
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Wallace A. Anderson, Wilber C. Brunner, Clarence lL.
Hornberger, and Edward W. Stanley, Lancaster, Pa,
assignors to Armstrong Cork Company, Lancaster, Pa,
a corporation of Pennsylvania
Filed Aug. 29, 1961, Ser. No. 134,606
12 Claims. (61. 1ll1—154)
the stands in inoperative condition.
Another ‘object of the present invention is to provide in
such a press :an arrangement of the cylinders or rolls such
that the off-set cylinder can be easily and readily replaced
by a ?exographic roll and permit a flexographic printing
for certain types of designs and/or over-printed borders.
A still further object of the present invention is to pro
The present invention relates broadly to rotary print 10 vide in such a press a mounting and control ‘of the off
ing and more particularly to a rotary printing press and
system adapted to manufacture gravure-printed floor
coverings or the like.
More specifically, the present invention relates to oil
set cylinder such that it can, in any desired stand, be se
lectively raised or lowered to inactive and active posi
tions and so timed with the remainder of the over-all
press as to e?ect a skip printing which is particularly suit
set gravure printing of a rotary character having ex 15 not
able affect
for cross
in anyway
border the
printing,
operation
and of
such
theoperation
remainder of
tremely high operating features, high quality of end prod
uct produced, and provided for optimum working condi
the press.
An additional ‘object of the present invention is to pro
tions.
vide in a press of the character described, a novel doctor
It has been found that when printing designs on felt
rug bases and the like, and which design necessitates a 20 blade holder susceptible of so mounting and being driven
as to be substantially trouble free, susceptible of easy
plurality of colors in ink, off-set gravurc printing results
mounting and operation and removal vertically from a
in favorable working conditions and optimum quality in
stand of the press.
the end product. While ?at bed rand/or direct gravure
An additional object of the present invention is to pro
presses have heretofore been utilized, certain limitations
as to the design which could ‘be printed or undesirable 25 vide in a press system of the character described, an ar
rangement whereby the web to be printed is so disposed
and led through the apparatus as to provide easy access
ent therein.
to the mechanism and permit removal or‘ the oil-set and
It is accordingly a principal object of the present inven
engraved cylinders ‘as also the doctor blade and holder
tion to provide :a rotary press of an oil-set gravure type
for printing of designs in ink on felt base to produce a 30 from ‘overhead without interfering with the web, and addi
tionally permits maintaining tension on the web with the
printed rug which overcomes the drawbacks and unsatis
off-set cylinder raised to inoperative position or removed
factory characteristics of previously known devices.
for replacement.
The principle involved in use of a press of the character
A still further object of the invention is to provide a
of the present invention involves depositing various col 35
press in which the oil-set cylinder can be moved to in
ored inks in proper position on a continuously moving
operating characteristics of the machine have been inher
web by rotating cylinders.
Considered broadly, three
such rotating cylinders are involved in placing any one
operative position without a?ecting the position of the
impression or engraved cylinders while maintaining con
color, and when properly assembled with relationship to
stant rotation of the off-set cylinder so as to maintain
of the over-all press and press system. As contemplated
by the present invention, the entire press can consist of
a plurality of such as ?ve of these printing stands spaced
from one another along a continuous line. Another prin 45
in a printing press ‘arrangement mounting and intercon
necting drive means permitting of adjustment of the rolls
for proper pressure relationships and registry.
Additional objects, features and advantages of the pres
ent invention will be more readily apparent from the fol
lowing detailed deseription of an embodiment thereof
a driving means and a means of transporting the web 40 proper registry of the various cylinders.
A further object of the present invention is to provide
through an ink drying area, they constitute one stand
cipal object of the present invention is to provide app-ara
tus and a system such that removal and/ or replacement
when taken together with the accompanying drawings in
of various of these cylinders can be effected easily and
which:
quickly with a minimum of effort, and with a minimum
FIGS. 1a and 1b are complementary schematic eleva
possibility of damage to the rolls. As will appear herein 50
tional views illustrating the subject invention in a typical
after only two of the rolls in any one stand need be
plant installation embodying a multi-unit press set-up;
changed for such purposes as change of design to be
FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary plan view as viewed
printed and/ or damage or wear of the rolls. The con
from line 2—2 FIGS. 1a and 112 respectively illustrating
struction and arrangement of the present invention is
such that these two ‘rolls namely, the oil-set and engraved 55 the drive arrangement between the various components;
FIG. 3 is a transverse section as viewed from line- 3-3
cylinders in any stand of the press can be removed ver
of FIG. la, of the transport system for ‘facilitating press
tically from ‘the machine by means of a single overhead
cylinder changes and servicing;
crane and removed to a cylinder cleaning station and
FIGS. 4 and 5 are enlarged fragmentary end and side
rack removed from the work area or space. This is pos
sible due to the arrangement and mounting of the rolls. 60 elevations of a press cylinder and associated bearing in
course of transit;
This arrangement and mode of operation negate the
FIG. 6 is a fragmentary sectional view on the line 6--6
necessity of moving the rolls laterally out from the
of FIG. 2, of the infeed tension stand;
stand for placement on dollies or the like with a possibility
FIG. 6a is a similar view on line 611-641 of the outfeed
of damage to the rolls and to operating personnel while
at the sarne time greatly decreasing the time required for 65 tension stand;
FIG. 7 is :a fragmentary schematic on line 7—-7 of
such a change-over.
FIG.
6 showing details common to both infeed and out
Another important object of the present invention is
feed stands;
to provide in a rotary o?-set gravure printing press a
FIG. 8 is a side elevational view of one of the press
mounting and arrangement of the rolls such that any in
units
with associated dryer section;
dividual stand in the press may be rendered inactive by 70
FIGS. 9a and 9b are complementary front elevational
movement of solely the off-set cylinder or roll to inopera
views of the press unit;
tive position without in anyway affecting the tension on
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