Global Patent Index - EP 1029669 A1

EP 1029669 A1 2000-08-23 - Method of operating a printing machine comprising at least one object holding device rotatably mounted on a conveyor, and corresponding printing

Title (en)

Method of operating a printing machine comprising at least one object holding device rotatably mounted on a conveyor, and corresponding printing

Title (de)

Verfahren zum Betrieb einer Druckmaschine mit mindestens einer Vorrichtung zum Halten von Gegenständer drehbar montiert auf eine Transportvorrichtung und entsprechende Druckmaschine

Title (fr)

Procédé pour la mise en oeuvre d'une machine à imprimer comportant au moins un support porte-objet monté rotatif sur un convoyeur, et machine à imprimer correspondante

Publication

EP 1029669 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 99402920 A

Priority

FR 9902074 A

Abstract (en)

Objects are unfilled tubular containers mounted on mandrels, or bottles held in neck-and-bottom clamps, and pass on step-by-step conveyor (12) through drying zone. Drier (13) has ultra-violet lamp (15) mounted in reflector (16). While conveyor is stationary, motor (18) rotates printed object through complete revolutions, exposing whole printed surface to radiant source. Rotation speed is constant hence energy is delivered at uniform rate, but overexposure occurs at start and end of revolution. To compensate, numerical controller (14) produces short peaks of speed over main portion of cycle, and modifies slightly speed over main portion of cycle. An Independent claim is also included for the description of the printing machine.

Abstract (fr)

Il s'agit d'une machine à imprimer comportant au moins un support porte-objet (11) monté rotatif sur un convoyeur (12) à avance pas à pas, au moins un four de séchage (13) à rayonnement disposé à l'aplomb du trajet de ce support porte-objet (11), et des moyens de commande (14) aptes à assurer un cycle de rotation au support porte-objet (11) au droit du four de séchage (13) lors d'un arrêt du convoyeur (12). Suivant l'invention, on module, par les moyens de commande (14), la vitesse de rotation du support porte-objet (11) au cours de son cycle de rotation au droit du four de séchage (13) en fonction de son orientation angulaire, et, pour ce faire, ces moyens de commande (14) sont par exemple sous le contrôle d'un moteur à commande numérique (18). Application aux machines à imprimer du genre concerné. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B41F 15/30; B41F 23/04; B41F 33/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41F 15/30 (2006.01); B41F 23/04 (2006.01); B41F 33/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41F 33/00 (2013.01); B41F 23/0409 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 1029669 A1 20000823; EP 1029669 B1 20030402; DE 69906471 D1 20030508; DE 69906471 T2 20040311; ES 2195530 T3 20031201; FR 2789933 A1 20000825; FR 2789933 B1 20010504; US 6230623 B1 20010515

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