Patents Assigned to Koenig & Bauer AG
  • Patent number: 10556422
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, that sequentially processes sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. Further processing stations are a primer application device that primes the substrates and a dryer for drying the primer applied to the substrates. The primer application device and the dryer precede the non-impact printing device, in the direction of travel of the substrates. The processing station including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Patent number: 10549524
    Abstract: A control station of a printing machine has at least one surface for receiving a sheet-like printing substrate, a measuring device for measuring a measurement variable of the sheet-like printing substrate on the surface, at least one camera for capturing at least one gesture performed by a person at the control station, and an image-processing device for processing and evaluating images captured by the camera. The measuring device has a measuring beam extending above the sheet-like printing substrate. The measuring beam of the measuring device can be moved over the sheet-type printing substrate on the surface. The camera which captures each at least one gesture, is arranged in or on the movable measuring beam. The measuring beam is driven by a controlled or by an at least controllable motor in order to carry out the movement. Controlling of the motor of the measuring beam is actuated by at least one gesture performed by the person in a capturing region of the camera and captured by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Steven Flemming, Jens Lochmüller, Gero Kosel, Stefan Budach, Martina Noack
  • Patent number: 10543674
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for treating substrates which device is modular and versatile in use. The device for treating substrates comprises a feeder and one or more first sub-structure modules which each comprise a pressure cylinder with devices for fixing a lift and a sheet-conveying device and one or more second sub-structure modules which respectively have a transport cylinder with openings formed on the cover surface thereof, and having devices for fixing a lift and a sheet conveying device. All of the first or second sub-structure modules have the same intersection point for connecting the sub-structure modules on one of the inlet and the exit side and they all can be equipped with an attachment module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Gunar Bormann, Johannes Naumann, Eberhard Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10538077
    Abstract: A machine arrangement, for sequentially processing sheet-type substrates, includes a plurality of different processing stations, one of which includes a non-impact printing device that prints the substrates. The processing station, including the non-impact printing device, also includes a printing cylinder, on the circumference of which, the non-impact printing device that prints the substrates is arranged. On the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder, four substrates are or can be placed behind each other in the circumferential direction. Each of the substrates that are to be conveyed are retained in one of a force-locking and a form-fitting manner on the circumferential surface of the printing cylinder by at least one retaining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Patent number: 10532903
    Abstract: A winding device for a web-shaped material has at least one first frame and at least one first roller holding device, with at least one roller holding assembly which can rotate about a first rotational axis. The winding has device at least one pressing element, and the at least one pressing element is arranged to be movable relative to the first frame in at least one adjustment direction and opposite that at least one adjustment direction. The at least one adjustment direction has at least one component which points towards the first rotational axis. A guide system for at least one drawing device, for drawing at least one material web, is arranged such that a first guide section of the guide system is arranged in a stationary manner relative to the at least one first frame. At least one linear connection between the at least one pressing element and the first rotational axis always intersects a second guide section of the guide system, regardless of the position of the at least one pressing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Haag, Uwe Rambacher, Walter Ritter
  • Patent number: 10525697
    Abstract: An inspection system has a plurality of detection regions. The plurality of these detection regions of the inspection system are arranged to jointly inspect a printed sheet which has a plurality of printed regions. A first detection region is arranged to inspect a first printed region of the printed sheet and a second detection region is arranged to inspect a second printed region of the same printed sheet. A first measurement technology sensitivity is set for the first detection region and a second measurement technology sensitivity is set for the second detection region in the inspection system. The first measurement technology sensitivity and the second measurement technology sensitivity are set to be different from one another. The first measurement technology sensitivity and the second measurement technology sensitivity are set in each case either manually, by the use of an operating element, or automatically by the use of a program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: David Engelhardt, Harald Willeke
  • Patent number: 10493746
    Abstract: A machine arrangement sequentially processes sheet-like substrates with multiple different processing stations each having a substrate-guiding unit and a substrate-processing unit. At least one of the processing stations has, as a substrate-processing unit, at least one non-impact printing device which prints on the substrate. The processing station with the at least one non-impact printing device has a printing cylinder. Each non-impact printing device is arranged at the circumference of the printing cylinder. The printing cylinder is triple-sized or quadruple-sized. A double-sized or a triple-sized transfer drum, or a corresponding feed cylinder, is arranged directly upstream of this printing cylinder. Alternatively, a double-sized or a triple-sized transfer drum, or a corresponding transfer cylinder, is arranged directly downstream of this printing cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Uwe Becker, Ulrich Köhler, Frank Schumann, Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Patent number: 10486416
    Abstract: A device for overlapping sheets includes at least one blower box and a supply table. Multiple sheets are guided into a region of the blower box consecutively, in the same transport direction, and are arranged at a distance from one another on the supply table. A blower nozzle is arranged in the blower box, on the side thereof facing the supply table. A blowing direction of the blower nozzle is oriented and parallel to the supply table and against the transport direction of the sheets. The supply table is arranged below the blower box and multiple blower nozzles are arranged in the blower box, one after the other, in the transport direction of the sheets, on the side thereof facing the supply table. A respective blowing direction of the blower nozzles is oriented in parallel to the supply table, and against the transport direction of the sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Carsten Reinsch, Michael Koch
  • Patent number: 10442103
    Abstract: A device for processing substrates uses a separation system. Processed substrates can be separated into one or more waste parts and at least one blank. Improved flexibility for treating substrates is provided. The separation system comprises a transport cylinder and a stripping cylinder associated therewith. The transport cylinder has first openings and has a detachably secured packing having depressions in which perforations are formed, with at least one perforation covering at least one first opening. The stripping cylinder has a detachably secured packing having raised areas that correspond to the depressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Gunar Bormann, Johannes Naumann, Jörg Reber, Eberhard Fuchs, Kay Klawitter
  • Patent number: 10442183
    Abstract: A method is provided for configuring a drying device in a printing machine, in particular in a value document printing machine. The printing machine has at least one printing unit which comprises an imaging cylinder having a plurality of imaging printing elements or groups of imaging printing elements which are arranged in rows and columns on its circumference. A drying device has a dryer, by which print material, passing through the dryer, is subject to radiation. The drying device is configured for ongoing or upcoming production in such a way that the print material passing through the dryer, in order to be dried, is subjected to radiation in a plurality of tracks spaced from each other by non-irradiated tracks according to the same switch-on and switch-off sequence extending over cycle length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Franz, Michael Scheller
  • Patent number: 10427398
    Abstract: A squeegee device for a printing press, which prints a printing material, at at least one printing point, in accordance with a screen printing process, comprises a screen printing screen, a squeegee which is one of set against the screen printing screen in a thrown-on position and can be set against the screen printing screen In a thrown-on position, a bearing device which makes a throwing-on and throwing-off movement possible between the thrown-on position of the squeegee and a thrown-off position, and a drive device, by the use of which, the squeegee can be set against the screen printing screen and can be set away from the latter during operation in a manner which is correlated to a press or printing material phase position. The drive device is set up to one of bring about and to make possible throwing-on and throwing-off of the squeegee in sequences which differ from one another in one of different positions and the phase lengths in relation to the length of the screen printing screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Bradley Booth, Matthias Gygi, Volkmar Schwitzky, Manfred Stöhr
  • Patent number: 10384429
    Abstract: A lamination machine has at least one material source which is in the form of a sheet feeder for material to be laminated. The lamination machine has at least one lamination unit that includes at least one first lamination source for laminating material, the at least one first lamination source being configured as a first roll changer and having at least two first roll holding devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Matthias Gygi, Bjorn Kriege, Manfred Liebler
  • Patent number: 10357954
    Abstract: A separation device is usable for separating portions of a material web. The separation device has at least one front clamping device, with at least one front clamping point, and at least one rear clamping device, with at least one rear clamping point, and at least one first stretching element. The separation device can be switched between at least one traversing mode and at least one separation mode by the movement of at least the at least one first stretching device between at least one first traversing position and at least one first separation position. A transport line is the shortest connection between the at least one front clamping point and the at least one rear clamping point, that connection line completely on a vertical reference plane and traversing or running at a tangent to any component of the separation device on the respective same side as one of a transport path provided for the material web and the portions to be separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventor: Manfred Liebler
  • Patent number: 10343395
    Abstract: A device for printing hollow bodies includes a rubber blanket cylinder. A supply device, which guides the hollow bodies to the rubber blanket cylinder, is provided. The supply device comprises a mandrel which is rotated by a drive. One of the hollow bodies to be printed is arranged coaxially on the mandrel. An axial spacing between the mandrel and the rubber blanket cylinder can be changed as a result of an adjusting movement of the supply device. The adjusting movement of the supply device is a linear adjusting movement. The supply device is configured as a linear system which radially supplies the hollow bodies to the rubber blanket cylinder individually and one after the other. The supply device has multiple different positions, each of which places the respective hollow body to be printed, along the adjustment path of the supply device. The positions are arranged at different respective radial distances with respect to the rubber blanket cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Ewald Röthlein, Thomas Schneider
  • Publication number: 20190202197
    Abstract: A processing machine system has at least one mobile control unit. At least one substance-related feature of the processing machine system can be detected by the mobile control unit. Upon detection of the substance-related feature by the mobile control unit, data which is associated with the feature can be made available to a user by the mobile control unit. A method is provided for operating such a processing machine system. The invention provides an alternative processing machine system or an alternative method for operating a processing machine system. The data associated with the feature contains data concerning at least one consumable of the processing machine system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Stefan SINGER, Matthias ENGELMANN, Mario LINDNER, Matthias VOGT, Frank BROSCH, Matthias FÖRSTER
  • Patent number: 10328590
    Abstract: A device for treating substrates has a separation system, with which processed substrates can be separated into one or more waste parts and at least one blank. The device for treating substrates offers improved flexibility. The separation system comprises a transport cylinder and a stripping cylinder associated therewith. The transport cylinder is able to secure replaceable packing, along with first and second openings which, when the packing is secured, are covered at least partially by perforations that may be formed in the packing. A first air supply supplies air to the first openings and a second air supply supplies air to the second openings independently of the supply of the air to the first openings. The first and the second air supply are switchable between a suction air supply and a blower air supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Gunar Bormann, Johannes Naumann
  • Patent number: 10308012
    Abstract: A method for checking the maintenance of register of printing images to be printed on two opposite sides of a printing material, in which the first side of the printing material is printed in a rotary printing press by a first printing unit cylinder, and in which the second side of the printing material, which lies opposite to first cite, is printed in the printing press by a second printing unit cylinder which interacts with the first printing unit cylinder. A printed image is printed by the first printing unit cylinder under the second printing unit cylinder. Afterwards, the printing material is printed in contact with the two interacting printing unit cylinders with the printing image, which is printed under the second printing unit cylinder, being printed onto the same side of the printing material together with an identical or a different printing image which is to be printed by the second printing unit cylinder during continuous printing of the rotary printing press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Florian Bumm, Steffen Fischer, Sebastian Franz
  • Patent number: 10293623
    Abstract: A press assembly has a plurality of processing stations for the processing of sheets. These processing stations are arranged in sucession in a transport direction of the sheets for inline processing of the sheets. At least one of these processing stations is a non-impact printing unit and at least one processing station downstream of the non-impact printing unit is embodied as a dryer. At least one additional processing station is embodied as a coating unit. The coating unit is configured for applying a coating in a form of a varnish to each sheet. A plurality of individually controlled, non-impact printing units are arranged along the transport path of the sheets. Each of the plurality of non-impact printing units is configured as an ink jet printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Arndt Jentzsch, Christian Ziegenbalg, Bernd Patzelt, Hartmut Nickell, Martin Riese, Stefan Singer, Michael Koch, Carsten Reinsch
  • Patent number: 10279607
    Abstract: A printing assembly has at least one transport direction defined by a transport path provided for the transport of printing material through the printing assembly. The printing assembly has at least one first support body on which at least one first image-generating device is arranged and which at least one first support body extends both in the transport direction and in a transverse direction that is oriented horizontally and orthogonally to the transport direction. The printing assembly has at least one first temperature-control device for the targeted generation of a temperature difference between a first point of the at least one first support body and at least one second point of the at least one first support body. That second point is spaced apart from the first point, at least in the transport direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Thomas Baumeister, Alexander Blank, Klaus Förtig, Andreas Rumpel, Christian Schlund, Patrick Walter
  • Patent number: D870203
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventor: Karsten Grossmann