ABSTRACT A system for stacking into containers flat articles such as leaflets received in a shingled stream, the flat articles being disposed essentially normal to the bottoms of the contain-ers into which they are stacked; mechanism is provided for rapid-ly diverting the shingled stream of flat articles from the rear of a just filled container to the front of the next empty con-tainer in a line of moving containers to feed flat articles into successive containers without interruption; containers having elongated slots in the ends are provided to facilitate the rapid shifting of the article stream from container to container in a line of containers; there also is provided a mechanism to gener-ate a gap in the shingled stream of flat articles to facilitate transfer of the stream from a filled container to an empty con-tainer; there further is provided mechanism for diverting the shingled stream of flat articles before it reaches the containers to sample the flat articles or to reject the flat articles should they be defective; also provided are novel container conveyor systems for conveying containers to the loading station to accom-modate the stacking mechanism.

Title
Systeme et methode dempilage de feuillets dans des contenants
System and method for stacking leaflets into containers
Application Number
271975
Publication Number
1054551
Publication Date
May 15, 1979
Inventor
Stevens Bernard
Milenkovic Veljko
Holmes Lawrence B
Buday John M
Assignee
Gard
IPC
B65H 31/30
B65H 31/28
B65H 31/06
B65H 29/66
B65H 29/14
B65B 25/14
B65G 57/00
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