METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REMOVING AT LEAST ONE BOOK CASE FROM A STREAM OF BOOK CASES CONVEYED ALONG A BOOK PRODUCTION LINE

  • US 20120255889A1
  • Filed: 04/05/2012
  • Published: 10/11/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/07/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for production of books, in particular for producing small book editions, wherein the books include at least one book block and a book case that protects the book block, comprising:

  • supplying a stack of book cases in a stream along a book production line in a main transporting direction;

    supplying a plurality of book blocks successively along the book production line;

    identifying a marking on each of the book blocks and book cases;

    transmitting an identified marking on at least one book case to a machine control of the book production line;

    assigning, as a result of the marking on the at least one book case, a dataset stored in the machine control for a sequence of book cases to the supplied stack, wherein the assigning of the dataset is done by one of the machine control or an operator;

    determining, based on the identified markings of the supplied book blocks, a sequence in the machine control for book blocks positioned on the book production line;

    comparing the dataset for the sequence of the book cases to the sequence of the book blocks; and

    if, based on the comparison, at least one book block is missing, relative to the sequence for the book cases, removing at least one book case from the stream of book cases that corresponds to the at least one missing book block, using the machine control.

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