Material Receiving Loop Channel Patents (Class 100/26)
  • Patent number: 11485528
    Abstract: A manual automatic device configured for fitting cable ties around a bundle of cables or the like. The device includes a control interface allowing the user of the device to choose an operating mode that tightens but does not cut the cable tie and in which the electric motor which drives the cable tie in tension is controlled in reverse rotation to eject the cable tie before cutting. A method for controlling the device is also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: HELLERMANNTYTON GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Dohrmann, Gisbert Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 11459778
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine includes a first movable gripping member that is displaced in a direction to come in contact with and separate from one side of a fixed gripping member. A second movable gripping member is displaced in a direction to come in contact with and separate from the other side of the fixed gripping member; and a bending portion brings the first movable gripping member and the second movable gripping member into and out of contact with the fixed gripping member. The fixed gripping member includes a shaft that rotatably supports the first movable gripping member and the second movable gripping member. In addition, the bending portion includes an opening and closing pin that pushes an opening and closing guide hole provided in the first movable gripping member and an opening and closing guide hole provided in the second movable gripping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nagaoka, Akira Kasahara
  • Patent number: 11377241
    Abstract: Strapping device including: frame defining supporting area to place thereon a strap being processed, tensioning assembly to lock and tension, on command, at least part of the strap, welding assembly for joining, on command, at least two edges of the strap, a first drive member to actuate at least part of the tensioning and welding assemblies, and second drive mechanism operatively connected to at least the first drive member, at least part of the tensioning assembly and the welding assembly, and including a first element to carry out at least first and second movements, the first element defining an intermediate position relative to the frame starting from which the drive member actuates at least part of the tensioning assembly if the first element carries out the first movement and alternately actuates at least part of the welding assembly if the first element carries out the second movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ITATOOLS S.r.l.
    Inventor: Flavio Finzo
  • Patent number: 11345497
    Abstract: A strapping machine may include a strap guidance frame having a strap guidance channel and a plurality of closure elements, which may be arranged in a distributed manner over the length of the channel and may be movable from a position closing the channel into a position opening the channel. The closure elements may be fixable in the position closing the channel by means of a closure force that is generated by a magnetic closure device. The wear of the closing elements of the strapping machine may be reduced compared to known strapping machines. The magnetic closure device may have a displacement means for displacing at least part of the magnetic closure device so that the closure force is cancelled or an opening force directed counter to the closure force is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Mosca GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Rossney, Felix Johannes Van Der Beek
  • Patent number: 11305899
    Abstract: The present invention is a pallet strapping device having a platform, a lower guiding strap portion, an upper guiding strap portion, a first frame portion, a second frame portion and a central guiding strap portion. By controlling a first guiding strap portion, a second guiding strap portion, and the central guiding strap portion that is moved to a retracted position, a first guiding strap circulation path can be formed. In addition, by controlling the first frame portion, the second frame portion and the central guiding strap portion that is moved to an extended position, a second guiding strap circulation path is formed. The present invention is capable of switching to different strapping paths corresponding to different pallets for strapping. Besides, it is quite convenient to conduct strapping tasks under the condition that the corresponding pallets is not needed to depart from the platform of the pallet strapping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: TEKPAK CORPORATION, TRANSPAK EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chin-Chang Liu, Chi-Jan Su
  • Patent number: 11305331
    Abstract: A binding machine includes a curl guide configured to guide a wire in a loop shape around a binding target and a twisting part configured to bind the binding target by twisting the wire guided in the loop shape around the binding target. The curl guide has a tapered protrusion at a tip end-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Morijiri, Takanori Ban
  • Patent number: 11014698
    Abstract: A strapping apparatus (10) for packages (16) has a frame-like strapping channel which is composed of an upper and a lower channel section (19) which are connected by way of a first and a second vertical section (18, 20). A first diverting device connects (21) the first vertical section to the lower channel section, and a second diverting device (22) connects the lower channel section to the second vertical section. A bayonet (24) which can be inserted along a movement path alternative to the lower channel section (19) into the strapping channel, in which the insertion movement is directed from the first to the second diverting device. The first diverting device is mounted on a pivot axle (27) by means of which the first diverting device can be moved from a normal position, which connects the first vertical section and the lower channel section, into a deflected position, in which the connection is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Signode Industrial Group LLC
    Inventor: Friedhelm Schulz
  • Patent number: 10744810
    Abstract: A binding mechanism has a base, a feeder, a tape cutting unit, a tape holding unit and a tape support driving unit. The feeder is supported by the base. The feeder feeds an adhesive tape. The tape cutting unit is supported by the base. The tape cutting unit cuts the fed adhesive tape. The tape holding unit can hold the fed adhesive tape. The tape support units are installed as a pair. The tape support driving unit drives the pair of tape support units such that the pair of tape support units hold the fed adhesive tape simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takamitsu Sunaoshi, Takahiro Kokubo, Shunsuke Hattori, Kikuo Mizutani
  • Patent number: 10625887
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a banknote handling apparatus 100 functioning as a paper sheet bundling device configured to bundle stacked banknotes with a tape T. The apparatus includes bundling stackers 4, 4 configured to bundle the banknotes, a tape loop forming unit 92 configured to form a small tape loop L1 from the tape T and then feed the tape T to enlarge the small tape loop L1 into a large tape loop L2, and a second transport unit 8 configured to grip the banknotes stacked in the bundling stackers 4 to transport the banknotes into the large tape loop L2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Mitsusada, Toshihiko Kobayashi, Hitoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10597487
    Abstract: An extruded strap is produced of a material containing renewable raw materials and the ends of which strap can be welded together. A method for producing the extruded strap and a method for strapping an article using the extruded strap are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Mosca GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich Eberle
  • Patent number: 10535213
    Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus includes an inlet, a first transport unit and a second transport unit which are configured to transport banknotes taken in through the inlet, a recognition unit configured to recognize each of the banknotes, a bundling stacker configured to stack any banknote recognized, by the recognition unit, as a banknote to be bundled, a non-bundling stacker configured to stack any banknote recognized, by the recognition unit, as a banknote not to be bundled, a bundling unit configured to bundle the banknotes stacked in the bundling stacker, and a dispense port through which the banknotes bundled by the bundling unit are dispensed. The bundling stacker includes only two bundling stackers, and the non-bundling stacker includes only two non-bundling stackers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Ino
  • Patent number: 10238041
    Abstract: An agricultural baler. The agricultural bailer includes a baling chamber, a first plunger, a second surface opposing the first plunger, and a track assembly. The baling chamber includes a first wall and a second wall. Each of the first wall and the second wall includes a slot extending along a length of the baling chamber. The first plunger is moveable within the baling chamber and is configured to compress a compressible material into a bale. The second surface is configured to support the compressible material within the baling chamber. Each of the first plunger and the second surface includes a slot aligned with the slots of the first wall and the second wall. The track assembly includes a gated channel and is disposed within the slots of the first wall, the second wall, the first plunger, and the second surface such that the track assembly substantially surrounds the baling chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Donald P. Keller
  • Patent number: 10085718
    Abstract: An ultrasonic probe is composed of a beam having a fixed end and a free end, with an ultrasonic transceiver mounted on the free end. A driving mechanism is used to move said ultrasonic transceiver to one or more predetermined positions by applying an electromagnetic force on the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NOBLE SENSORS, LLC
    Inventors: Gaurav Pandey, Richard S. Koplin, Martin J. Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10029434
    Abstract: A trash compactor may include a frame, a cavity, a trash receptacle, a platen movable to compress trash collected in the trash receptacle, a set of linkages and a drive mechanism configured to drive said platen up and down, the drive mechanism further configured as one of the link elements, and a platen guide mechanism configured to restrict the motion of the platen in an up and down manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Compaction Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Hitchcock, Kenneth Judge, Luke Lundquist
  • Patent number: 9883632
    Abstract: An agricultural baler including a sealing assembly positioned adjacent to a baling chamber. The sealing assembly is configured to receive a strap and to seal the strap into a loop around compressible material within the baling chamber to form a strapped bale. The agricultural baler also includes a strap gripper positioned adjacent to the sealing assembly. In some embodiments, the strap gripper includes a pivot plate, a guide wheel rotatably coupled to the pivot plate, and a drive wheel. The pivot plate is biased to rotate about an axis in a first direction to urge the guide wheel toward the drive wheel, and the drive wheel and the guide wheel are configured to receive the strap after the strap is looped around the compressible material, to block movement of the strap away from the sealing assembly, and to drive the strap toward the sealing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Dominick Brian Rizzon, Joshua Lee Lounder, Robert D. Crandall, Shaun Ahrens O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 9828126
    Abstract: A track system, for use in connection with bundling one or more objects positioned within a bundling station, includes guiding a length of wire through a track guide assembly. The track guide assembly includes a plurality of straight and corner track segments coupled to each other and to a carrier plate subassembly, the track guide assembly substantially enclosing a wire guide path to guide the length of wire about the one or more objects. The track system further includes a pneumatic system configured to reduce a pressure to release the plurality of straight and corner track segments to free the length of wire during a tension cycle and to increase the pressure to fix the plurality of straight and corner track segments during a feed cycle. Related systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Enterprises International, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell Robinson, Donald Smith, Lyndon Cozzutto, Philip Floyd Jones
  • Patent number: 9789631
    Abstract: A system and method (10) for heating objects (O) during a thermal treatment process in a production line (P) is described. The system (10) comprises a transport system (11), a minor arrangement (201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206) comprising a first mirror surface (21, 21?, 21?) and a second minor surface (22, 22?, 22?) arranged at opposite sides, so that the objects (O) may be transported between the minor surfaces (21, 22, 21?, 22?, 21?, 22?) along the production line and a radiation device (30) comprising a number of lasers for generating light (L).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Holger Moench, Johannes Baier, Jaione Bengoechea Apezteguia, Ulrich Weichmann, Serge Monteix
  • Patent number: 9745091
    Abstract: The present description discusses apparatuses and methods for applying straps around a bundle of objects by applying a variable force to tension the strap around the bundle of objects and then actuating a series of cams to control the sealing of the strap around the bundle of objects. The apparatus includes a track assembly extending substantially about a strapping station. The track assembly is adapted to receive a strap and to release the strap during a tensioning operation. An accumulator delivers strap to the track assembly. The accumulator has a strap conveyor system that defines a strap path and an accumulator container adjacent to the strap path. Strap can be accumulated in the accumulator container and subsequently delivered to the track assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Enterprises International, Inc.
    Inventors: David Richard Doyle, Knut O. Totland, Philip Floyd Jones, Donald Arthur Smith
  • Patent number: 9669953
    Abstract: A packaging machine comprises a vertical mounting plate and a horizontal mounting plate fixed at an upper part of the vertical mounting plate. The horizontal mounting plate comprises a fixed frame that encloses an article binding workstation from left, right and above. The vertical mounting plate and the fixed frame are mounted on a packaging machine frame. The packaging machine also comprises a tape spool. A packaging machine core and a belt pre-feeding device are mounted on the horizontal mounting plate. The packaging machine core comprises a belt feeding and retreating and belt tensioning device. The belt feeding and retreating and belt tensioning device comprises a belt feeding and retreating mechanism and a belt tensioning mechanism. The packaging machine provides improvement in packaging quality, overall packaging efficiency and operation reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: HANGZHOU YOUNGSUN INTELLIGENT EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bangyi Luo
  • Patent number: 9616481
    Abstract: A switching unit is capable of switching in a stepwise manner a relative position of a second die with respect to a cutting member in an approaching-and-separating direction. A restriction member abuts on the second die and restricts a position of the second die with respect to a movable body in the approaching-and-separating direction. A driving unit changes a position of the restriction member with respect to the second die, and switches an abutment state of the restriction member with respect to the second die. A level difference is formed on a surface on a side of the restriction member facing to the second die, and/or on a surface on a side of the second die facing to the restriction member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshimi Okuda
  • Patent number: 9475599
    Abstract: A processing device of sheet mediums, in particular, a full-automatic stacking and bundling device of notes and the like. The bundling device mainly includes a sheet medium stacking mechanism, a bundling mechanism and a pinching mechanism, the bundling mechanism mainly including a paper belt looping mechanism, a hot-pressing and bonding mechanism and a paper belt cutting-off mechanism. The paper belt looping mechanism includes a guide groove for guiding the paper belt; the head and the tail of the guide groove are connected to form a conveying loop; an opening of the guide groove faces an inner side of the conveying loop; a bottom part of the guide groove is provided with a paper-belt inserting port and at least one paper-belt conveying wheel; and an opening end of a side wall of the guide groove is provided with an elastic guide piece parallel to the bottom part of the guide groove. The stacking and bundling device also includes a pressing mechanism in bundling and a leveling mechanism after bundling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heng Liu, Dong Tan, En Wu
  • Patent number: 9278772
    Abstract: A system and method of using a combination strapping machine including a wire tying system and a plastic tying system is provided. Embodiments of the strapping machine include a common frame coupled to a wire strapping system, a single wire track, a plastic strapping system, and a single plastic track. In some embodiments, the combination strapping machine includes a strapping machine frame having a common track perimeter and a top side. Further, the strapping machine includes a plastic tying system configured to apply a plastic strap to a baled material, and a wire tying system configured to apply a wire strap to the baled material, wherein the track for the wire tying medium is adjacent the track for the plastic tying medium. In some embodiments, the combination strapping machine is controlled by a common interface that coordinates both plastic and wire strapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Vaughn, Timothy Charles Stamps, James R. York
  • Patent number: 9205938
    Abstract: A system and method for applying plastic strapping to bales of material. A strap track assembly comprises a frame, a track, and a flap assembly. The frame is frame sized and configured to permit a bale of material to pass therethrough. The track is coupled to and positioned along an inner surface of the frame, with the track sized and configured to house a length of strapping material therein. The flap assembly is operatively connected to a portion of track positioned along a lower portion of the frame, with the flap assembly including a first flap in selective contact with a second flap. The first flap may be constructed of a metallic material, and the second strap may be constructed of an elastomeric material such as rubber. A debris cover may be operatively connected to a front surface of the frame, with a portion of the debris cover positioned above at least a portion of the track so as to inhibit individual pieces of baled material from contacting the flap assembly and/or the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: SAMUEL STRAPPING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Del Bradley Stein, James Andrew Ross
  • Patent number: 9003750
    Abstract: A debris sweep and dry assist device is for use with a strapping machine. The debris sweep and dry assist device is positioned between the strapping machine and an associated strap supply. The device includes a body having a strap inlet and a strap outlet and defining a strap path therethrough. The body has a first wall at about the strap inlet and a second wall at about the strap outlet. The body has a first manifold and a plurality of first branches extending between the first manifold and the first wall to provide a plurality of flow paths from the first manifold to the environs through the first branches. A compressed is gas directed into the first manifold and flows out of the first branches, and is directed onto strap material at a location at about the strap inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Signode Industrial Group, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin A. Bruzzesi, Wayne J. Thas
  • Patent number: 8997641
    Abstract: An automatic banding packing machine is provided with a packing machine body having an upper-face table on which the object to be packed passes, a pair of vertical band guide arches arranged separately from each other above the upper-face table in a direction parallel with a passage direction of the object to be packed, and a horizontal band guide arch arranged above the upper-face table in the direction parallel with the passage direction of the object to be packed, and the pair of vertical band guide arches is configured to be movable between a standby position separated from the horizontal band guide arch and a communication position communicating with the horizontal band guide arch in a direction orthogonal to the passage direction of the object to be packed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Strapack Corporation
    Inventors: Keisho Yamamoto, Yoshikatsu Aizawa, Mitsuru Sato, Eiji Tobita
  • Patent number: 8931404
    Abstract: A feeding and reversing mechanism for a strapping machine includes a forward-reverse wheel assembly and a tension wheel assembly which are mounted on a base and arranged in such a way to provide larger contact areas between a strapping band and the two wheel assemblies. The feeding and reversing mechanism further includes first and second spring units. The first spring unit helps to keep a suitable gap between an active wheel and a passive wheel of the tension wheel assembly for the strapping band to pass through. The second spring unit helps to move the passive wheel toward the active wheel of the tension wheel assembly, so that the strapping band can be clamped between the passive wheel and the active wheel tightly to facilitate reversing and tightening of the strapping band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Chien-Fa Lai
  • Patent number: 8931405
    Abstract: A reverse tension mechanism for a strapping machine includes an active wheel, a supporting arm installed with a passive wheel, a lever, and a spring. The supporting arm can be moved relative to the active wheel, so that a strapping band which passes between the passive wheel and the active wheel is clamped to control retracting and tightening of the strapping band. A first end of the lever is pivotably connected to a section of the supporting arm, and the spring is vertically installed between a second end of the lever and the section of the supporting arm. The first end of the lever can be activated by a cam to press the spring vertically to produce a pushing force to swing the supporting arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Chien-Fa Lai
  • Patent number: 8925448
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an accumulating and strapping apparatus includes a first accumulation device configured to accumulate paper sheets, a second accumulation device, a strapping device configured to strap a bundle of the accumulated paper sheets by a tape, a base carrier provided movably up and down among a first position, a second position, and a third position, and a sheet carrier movable on the base carrier. The sheet carrier is configured to receive the accumulated paper sheets from the first accumulation device at the first position of the base carrier, move from a standby position to an advanced position at the third position of the base carrier to transfer the accumulated paper sheets to the strapping device, and move from the standby position to the advanced position at the second position of the base carrier to receive the accumulated paper sheets from the second accumulation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sakoguchi, Kazuhiro Mukai, Takahito Shinfuku
  • Patent number: 8904925
    Abstract: A modular strapping head assembly includes a body, a weld head assembly, a drive motor configured to control the weld head assembly to grip and seal strapping material, a transformer assembly, and a single power interface configured to direct power from a source to the drive motor and the transformer assembly. The transformer assembly is configured to supply current to the weld head assembly and the weld head assembly is configured to seal a lagging end of the strapping material and a leading end of the strapping material together. Each of the transformer assembly, the drive motor, the weld head assembly, and the power interface are mounted to the body and removable from the strapping machine as an integral unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Haberstroh, Christopher S. Krohn
  • Patent number: 8887629
    Abstract: A retainer unit for use in a wire binding machine in order to retain and subsequently release a wire during the tightening thereof around one or more objects. The retainer unit comprises: a wire retaining member pivotable, under the action of a press force exerted by a wire, from an advanced wire retaining position to a retracted wire releasing position; a blocking mechanism moveable from a blocking position, in which it prevents the wire retaining member from being pivoted to the wire releasing position, to a non-blocking position, in which it allows the wire retaining member to be pivoted to the wire releasing position. The blocking mechanism is arranged to move to the non-blocking position under the effect of said wire when the wire reaches a given inclination towards a wire contacting part of the wire retaining member. The invention also relates to a wire binding machine comprising several such retainer units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sund Birsta AB
    Inventors: Lennart Nilsson, Thomas Biberg
  • Patent number: 8746135
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an accumulating and strapping apparatus includes a first accumulation device configured to accumulate paper sheets, a second accumulation device, a strapping device configured to strap a bundle of the accumulated paper sheets by a tape, a base carrier provided movably up and down among a first position, a second position, and a third position, and a sheet carrier movable on the base carrier. The sheet carrier is configured to receive the accumulated paper sheets from the first accumulation device at the first position of the base carrier, move from a standby position to an advanced position at the third position of the base carrier to transfer the accumulated paper sheets to the strapping device, and move from the standby position to the advanced position at the second position of the base carrier to receive the accumulated paper sheets from the second accumulation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sakoguchi, Kazuhiro Mukai, Takahito Shinfuku
  • Publication number: 20140137754
    Abstract: A retainer unit (1) for use in a wire binding machine in order to retain and subsequently release a wire during the tightening thereof around one or more objects. The retainer unit comprises: a wire retaining member (10) pivotable, under the action of a press force exerted by a wire, from an advanced wire retaining position to a retracted wire releasing position; a blocking mechanism (20) moveable from a blocking position, in which it prevents the wire retaining member from being pivoted to the wire releasing position, to a non-blocking position, in which it allows the wire retaining member to be pivoted to the wire releasing position. The blocking mechanism is arranged to move to the non-blocking position under the effect of said wire when the wire reaches a given inclination towards a wire contacting part (11) of the wire retaining member. The invention also relates to a wire binding machine comprising several such retainer units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Sund Birsta AB
    Inventors: Lennart Nilsson, Thomas Biberg
  • Patent number: 8707863
    Abstract: A machine for wrapping a strap in one or two loops around a package has a support frame and first and second upright generally annular strap-guiding channels. The channels each have confronting ends defining a respective gap that are immediately adjacent each other, and the package is engageable within the annular channels. A single-loop guide fittable in the gap of the first channel has a guide groove extending in a single-loop mode between the ends of the first channel. A double-loop guide fittable in a dual-loop mode in the gaps of the first and second channels has first and second crossing guide grooves that extend between one of the ends of the first channel and one of the ends of the second channel and the second guide groove extending between the other of the ends of the first channel and the other of the ends of the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Titan Umreifungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Zitzmann
  • Patent number: 8689684
    Abstract: A strap loading assembly for a strapping machine provides a feed path for the strap material. The loading assembly includes a first rail and a second rail movable between a deployed position and a stowed position. The second rail, when in the deployed position, confronts the first rail and defines a strap guide with the first rail. The second rail, when in the stowed position opens the strap guide. A link operably connects the first and second rails. Strap material in the strap guide, when in tension, exerts a force on the first rail to move the link which moves the second rail from the deployed position to the stowed position. A strapping machine with a strap loading assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Haberstroh, Andrew J. Nyckowski
  • Patent number: 8683919
    Abstract: A strap forming assembly for a strapping machine includes a first forming wheel having a circumferential groove formed in a rim thereof and a second forming wheel cooperating with the first forming wheel and having a mating a circumferential crown extending therefrom. The first and second forming wheels cooperate to define a forming wheel nip therebetween. The forming wheel nip is non-planar. Strapping material fed into the forming wheel nip is permanently, longitudinally deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Haberstroh, Jeffrey D. Termanas, Wayne J. Thas, Michael J. McMahon, Robert G. Kobetsy
  • Publication number: 20140013969
    Abstract: A track system, for use in connection with bundling one or more objects positioned within a bundling station, includes guiding a length of wire through a track guide assembly. The track guide assembly includes a plurality of straight and corner track segments coupled to each other and to a carrier plate subassembly, the track guide assembly substantially enclosing a wire guide path to guide the length of wire about the one or more objects. The track system further includes a pneumatic system configured to reduce a pressure to release the plurality of straight and corner track segments to free the length of wire during a tension cycle and to increase the pressure to fix the plurality of straight and corner track segments during a feed cycle. Related systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Darrell Robinson, Donald Smith, Lyndon Cozzutto, Philip Floyd Jones
  • Patent number: 8607695
    Abstract: A strap driving device for a strapping machine including an insertion-return unit; a tensioning unit; and guide channel portions for the strap which lead toward the device for inserting, returning and tensioning the strap and away from the strap driving device, with the guide channel portions being provided with cheeks guiding the strap along both sides of its flat sides, wherein rollers on one side of the insertion, return and tensioning unit and the cheeks of the guide channel portions are mounted preferably in a stationary manner on the same side while the cheeks of the guide channel portions on the other side are mounted on a movable carrier which is displaceable, using an actuation device, between a working position with closed pairs of rollers and guide channel portions and a service position with open pairs of rollers and guide channel portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: SMB Schwede Maschinenbnau GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Schwede
  • Patent number: 8584438
    Abstract: The present description discusses apparatuses and methods for applying straps around a bundle of objects by applying a variable force to tension the strap around the bundle of objects and then actuating a series of cams to control the sealing of the strap around the bundle of objects. The apparatus includes a track assembly extending substantially about a strapping station. The track assembly is adapted to receive a strap and to release the strap during a tensioning operation. An accumulator delivers strap to the track assembly. The accumulator has a strap conveyor system that defines a strap path and an accumulator container adjacent to the strap path. Strap can be accumulated in the accumulator container and subsequently delivered to the track assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Enterprises International, Inc.
    Inventors: David Richard Doyle, Knut O. Totland, Philip Floyd Jones, Donald Arthur Smith
  • Patent number: 8522678
    Abstract: A strapping machine having a movable working assembly includes comprises a machine body, a chute, and a movable working assembly. This machine body contains a storing space. The chute has an upper chute portion and a lower chute portion. The movable working assembly which is in the storing space includes a horizontal movable portion, a vertical movable portion, a working device, and an operation linkage mechanism. When the vertical movable portion moves to the move-down position, the lower chute portion is separated from the upper chute portion. Then, the movable working assembly can be moved out for easy maintenance. So, it is quick and easy to repair any internal device or part inside the strapping machine. The repairer does not need to stoop or squat down for repairing it. In addition, it saves strength and time to move out the working device or related part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignees: Tekpak Corporation, Transpak Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Chin-Chang Liu, Chi-Jan Su
  • Publication number: 20130180416
    Abstract: A system and method for applying plastic strapping to bales of material. A strap track assembly comprises a frame, a track, and a flap assembly. The frame is frame sized and configured to permit a bale of material to pass therethrough. The track is coupled to and positioned along an inner surface of the frame, with the track sized and configured to house a length of strapping material therein. The flap assembly is operatively connected to a portion of track positioned along a lower portion of the frame, with the flap assembly including a first flap in selective contact with a second flap. The first flap may be constructed of a metallic material, and the second strap may be constructed of an elastomeric material such as rubber. A debris cover may be operatively connected to a front surface of the frame, with a portion of the debris cover positioned above at least a portion of the track so as to inhibit individual pieces of baled material from contacting the flap assembly and/or the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Del Bradley Stein, James Andrew Ross
  • Patent number: 8443723
    Abstract: A cross-strapping device includes a base, a lateral strapping mechanism, and a longitudinal strapping mechanism. This base has a working surface. The lateral strapping mechanism has a lateral chute, a first strap supplying assembly, and a first sealing/cutting assembly. A first strap is guided by the lateral chute and is strapped around the object to finish a lateral strapping procedure. The longitudinal strapping mechanism has a longitudinal guider, a second strap supplying assembly, and a second sealing/sealing assembly. A second strap is guided by the longitudinal guider and be strapped around the object to finish a longitudinal strapping procedure. So, this object is placed on a fixed working surface without rotation. The lateral strapping procedure and the longitudinal strapping procedure are completed on the same working surface. Hence, both the lateral strapping procedure and the longitudinal strapping procedure can be done in only one machine. In addition, the turn table is not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignees: Tekpak Corporation, Transpak Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Chin-Chang Liu, Chi-Jan Su
  • Patent number: 8413574
    Abstract: A strapping machine that includes a strap chute defining an arch through which loads are conveyed, the arch having an entrance and an exit, infeed and outfeed conveyors positioned at the arch entrance and exit, respectively, the conveyors defining a work surface, and a strapping head disposed at about the arch for conveying the strap around the loads, tensioning the strap, and securing the strap. The machine further includes a sensor disposed above the work surface and a controller. During operation in a back-to-back mode, the infeed and outfeed conveyors are actuated to move a first, strapped load, and a second, to be strapped load, through the arch, wherein the outfeed conveyor is driven at a faster speed than the infeed conveyor to create a gap between the first and second loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Torsten Oehm, Kevin A. Bruzzesi
  • Patent number: 8327759
    Abstract: A strapping system includes a strap exchanger that is capable of delivering one or more straps to a component of the strapping system. The strap exchanger feeds a strap to a downstream component of the strapping system. A track assembly receives the strap and uses that strap to bundle product. The strap exchanger is capable of repeatedly delivering straps to the strapping system to reduce, limit, or substantially eliminate downtime associated with manually loading straps into the strapping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Enterprises International, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Doyle, Gerald A. Ryan
  • Patent number: 8327758
    Abstract: An apparatus for strapping an article by means of a flat tape includes least one tape guide frame having a flat tape guide passage, and a tape drive for feeding the tape into the tape guide passage, wherein arranged at the tape guide frame is an opening device which opens a narrow side of the tape guide passage, and a method of strapping an article with such an apparatus. The opening device may include at least one cover element which is movably secured to the tape guide frame and which is movable from a closed position in which it covers the narrow side of the tape guide passage into an open position in which it opens the narrow side of the tape guide passage. In that way a fresh tape loop can be introduced into the tape guide passage before the welding operation is concluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Gerd Mosca AG
    Inventors: Timo Mosca, Lorenz Helmrich, Peter L├╝dtke
  • Patent number: 8312808
    Abstract: An apparatus for bundling bars comprises an accumulator rotatable about a horizontal axis. The accumulator has a plurality of notches spaced angularly around its axis. A drive rotates the accumulator about its axis to sequentially locate the notches at a first station at which long bars are received in the notches and accumulated into batches; a second station at which the batches are tied into bundles; and a third station at which the bundles are delivered from the notches to a bundle collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Michael Shore, S. Mark Shore, Xiancheng Lu
  • Patent number: 8281711
    Abstract: A feed head for a strapping machine includes a frame, a feed wheel, a tension wheel, and a feed and take-up motor mounted to the frame and operably connected to the feed wheel. The feed and take-up motor operates in forward and reverse directions to feed strapping material through the strapping machine, and to take up strapping material from the strapping machine. A tension motor is operably connected to the tension wheel and operates in a reverse direction to tension the strapping material around the load. The tension wheel is movable toward and away from the feed wheel and engages the feed wheel during strap tension and disengages from the feed wheel during strap feed. A pivot assembly operably mounts the tension motor and tension wheel to the frame to move the tension wheel toward and into engagement with, and out of engagement with the feed wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Haberstroh, Timothy B. Pearson, Jeffrey D. Termanas
  • Patent number: 8234976
    Abstract: A device for compressing wood is formed as a container (10) with a bottom plate (12) and a longitudinal side plate (14). A first compression arrangement (40) in the form of a compression plate (48) attached to a number of moving devices (42) which are rotatable about a spindle (44) in the longitudinal side plate (14) carries out compression of the wood in a first direction. A second compression arrangement (30) in the form of a compression plate (38) attached to a number of moving devices (32) which are rotatable about a spindle (34) in the bottom plate (12), carries out compression of the wood in a second direction. The device (1) further includes a bundling arrangement (60) comprising a stay (62) with a retainer body (67) for securing a strap from a strap drive device (64) around the compressed wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Rognan Bioenergi AS
    Inventor: Per Erik Harr
  • Patent number: 8146491
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically circumferentially wrapping a cable with a wrapping tape connectable to a fastener, wherein the apparatus comprises: a gripper device with movable jaws, a joining tool, a first feeder; a second feeder, and a control device. The jaws permit the fastener and the wrapping tape to be circumferentially guided around the cable. The joining tool joins overlapping portions of the tape, and is adapted to join the tape separately to the fastener. The first feeder advances tape to the gripper device during the wrapping operation and retracts the tape during tautening. The second feeder feeds the fastener to the gripper device. The control device locks the fastener in a predefined circumferential position relative to the cable, and causes the first feeder to advance the tape forward relative to the fastener by a predefined tape length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Harald Schaety, Mario Stigler, Hans-Peter Seng, Wolfgang Gerlach
  • Patent number: 8127669
    Abstract: A strapping system includes a strap exchanger that is capable of delivering one or more straps to a component of the strapping system. The strap exchanger feeds a strap to a downstream component of the strapping system. A track assembly receives the strap and uses that strap to bundle product. The strap exchanger is capable of repeatedly delivering straps to the strapping system to reduce, limit, or substantially eliminate downtime associated with manually loading straps into the strapping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Enterprises International, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Doyle, Gerald A. Ryan
  • Patent number: 8042460
    Abstract: A head unit for coil packaging is disclosed to transfer and fasten band for fixing a packaging material to a coil. The head unit for coil packaging, including: a band transfer unit that transfers a front end of a band supplied for coil packaging to a position at which a robot for winding the band to a coil can grip the front end of the band, and transfers the front end of the band such that it overlaps with the band as the robot provides the front end of the band wound on the coil; and a band fastening unit that fastens the front end of the band to the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Posco M-Tech
    Inventor: Seung Yong Song