Patents Assigned to Fischer & Krecke GmbH & Co. KG
  • Patent number: 8418614
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a rotary printing press, in which a bearing structure for a printing cylinder is adjusted relative to another component of the printing press, and positions of the bearing structure are measured, including the steps of mounting a calibration tool on a mandrel that is supported in the bearing structure, the calibration tool having at least one contact sensitive switch, moving the bearing structure until the at least one switch contacts the other component, and upon detection of a signal from the at least one switch, storing a measured position of the bearing structure as a reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Fischer & Krecke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gordon Whitelaw, Wolfgang Brusdeilins
  • Publication number: 20100018419
    Abstract: A method of adjusting a roller (18) in a rotary printing press (10), includes the steps of a) mounting the roller (18) in a preparation rack (24) so as to be rotatably supported therein, b) scanning the peripheral surface of the roller, thereby to detect a topography of the roller surface, c) deriving set data for the adjustment of the roller from the topography, and storing the set data, d) mounting the roller in the printing press (10), and e) adjusting the roller in accordance with the set data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: FISCHER & KRECKE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gordon Whitelaw, Georg Grautoff, Andreas Kückelmann
  • Publication number: 20100011978
    Abstract: A printing press having a roller and scanning equipment adapted to scan the peripheral surface of the roller while the roller rotates in the printing press.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: FISCHER & KRECKE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gordon Whitelaw, Georg Grautoff, Andreas Kückelmann
  • Publication number: 20090229480
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a rotary printing press, in which a bearing structure for a printing cylinder is adjusted relative to another component of the printing press, and positions of the bearing structure are measured, including the steps of mounting a calibration tool on a mandrel that is supported in the bearing structure, said the calibration tool having at least one contact sensitive switch moving the bearing structure until the at least one switch contacts the other component and upon detection of a signal from the at least one switch storing a measured position of the bearing structure as a reference position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: FISCHER & KRECKE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gordon Whitelaw, Wolfgang Brusdeilins
  • Patent number: 7513197
    Abstract: A method of exchanging printing units at a running rotary printing press, wherein a first printing unit is withdrawn from the printing medium, and a second printing unit for printing the same image with the same register is set against the printing medium, includes the steps of applying to the printing cylinder of the second printing unit, prior to start of the printing operation, a register printing block elevated relative to the regular printing block; prior to changeover of the printing units, setting the second printing unit against the printing medium such that register marks print with the register printing block without an image printing with the regular printing block; detecting register marks and adjusting the second printing unit register by reference to the detected register mark; and with the register adjusted, exchanging the printing units by withdrawing the first printing unit and setting the second printing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Fischer & Krecke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Kückelmann, Wolfgang Brusdeilins, Gordon Whitelaw
  • Patent number: 7484685
    Abstract: A method for knocking-off a web (12) round on a turret winder (10) by a knocking-off device (22) includes a pressure roller (24), in which the knocking-off device (22) and a coil (16) of the winder (10) are, through an abrupt relative movement, brought into a position in which the pressure roller (24) engages the periphery of the coil (16) and the abrupt movement is a pivotal movement (B) of the coil (16) about a pivotal axis that extends in parallel with the axes of rotation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Fischer & Krecke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Kückelmann, Wolfgang Brusdeilins, Gordon Whitelaw
  • Publication number: 20080141886
    Abstract: A method of adjusting a roller (18) in a rotary printing press (10), includes the steps of a) mounting the roller (18) in a preparation rack (24) so as to be rotatably supported therein, b) scanning the peripheral surface of the roller, thereby to detect a topography of the roller surface, c) deriving set data for the adjustment of the roller from the topography, and storing the set data, d) mounting the roller in the printing press (10), and e) adjusting the roller in accordance with the set data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: FISCHER & KRECKE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gordon Whitelaw, Georg Grautoff, Andreas Kuckelmann
  • Publication number: 20070163456
    Abstract: A flexographic printing cylinder (10, 40) includes a cylinder body (20) made of a carbon fiber composite material and carrying a printing pattern on its peripheral surface (34), the printing pattern being formed by a polymer jacket layer (36) that is formed integrally with the cylinder body (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicants: FISCHER & KRECKE GMBH & CO. KG, INOMETA COATINGS GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Kuckelmann, Wolfgang Brusdeilins, Bodo Steinmeier, Wilfried Tappe
  • Publication number: 20070144391
    Abstract: A method of exchanging printing units at a running rotary printing press, wherein a first printing unit is withdrawn from the printing medium, and a second printing unit for printing the same image with the same register is set against the printing medium, includes the steps of applying to the printing cylinder of the second printing unit, prior to start of the printing operation, a register printing block elevated relative to the regular printing block; prior to changeover of the printing units, setting the second printing unit against the printing medium such that register marks print with the register printing block without an image printing with the regular printing block; detecting register marks and adjusting the second printing unit register by reference to the detected register mark; and with the register adjusted, exchanging the printing units by withdrawing the first printing unit and setting the second printing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: FISCHER & KRECKE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Kuckelmann, Wolfgang Brusdeilins, Gordon Whitelaw
  • Publication number: 20070145177
    Abstract: A method for knocking-off a web (12) round on a turret winder (10) by a knocking-off device (22) includes a pressure roller (24), in which the knocking-off device (22) and a coil (16) of the winder (10) are, through an abrupt relative movement, brought into a position in which the pressure roller (24) engages the periphery of the coil (16) and the abrupt movement is a pivotal movement (B) of the coil (16) about a pivotal axis that extends in parallel with the axes of rotation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: FISCHER & KRECKE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Kuckelmann, Wolfgang Brusdeilins, Gordon Whitelaw