A sheet-processing machine includes a conveyor for transporting processed
sheets at a processing speed and for releasing the sheets for braking to
a depositing speed. A braking element serves for the braking of the
released sheets to the depositing speed. A drive is provided for the
braking element, and a drive connection is provided for connecting the
drive to the braking element. Further included are an overrunning clutch
in the drive connection, and a brake for retarding the braking element.