05360213 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 79 patents.

A web separator is provided that cuts a web at predetermined separation locations. Downstream of the cutting, the web is folded at predetermined fold locations. A continuously swinging director, downstream of the folding, guides advancing sections of web to opposing fold edges of a supported zig-zag stack. The web is driven into the continuously swinging director by a driving member. The driving member is deactivated selectively by a clutch, while other elements of the separator continue to operate. A central drive motor may be interconnected with each of the drive member, swinging director, folding and support elements. Fold and separation locations may be determined by a bar code detector and selectively operable upper and lower conveyor belts may be disposed below the supported zig-zag stack.

Title
Apparatus for separating folded web
Application Number
534724
Publication Number
5360213
Application Date
September 10, 1992
Publication Date
November 1, 1994
Inventor
Joseph R Bilinski
Tewksbury
MA, US
H W Crowley
Newton
MA, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks
Assignee
Roll Systems
MA, US
IPC
B31B 1/00
B23B 3/04
B41L 1/32
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