Multiple Temperature Treating Zones Patents (Class 100/309)
  • Patent number: 6342115
    Abstract: A laminating heating module for use in a flatbed laminating machine. The heating module comprises an elongate body portion with at least one heating pad attached thereto. The heating pad is fabricated from silicone rubber and includes three separate heating zones for regulating the heat to the body portion. Attached to each heating zone of the heating pad is a respective thermocouple to control the temperature of each heating zone. The heating module further comprises a thermostat attached to the heating pad and operative to protect the temperature of the body portion of the heating module from overheating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Inventors: Nasser Pourmand, John James Boyer
  • Patent number: 6264792
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing calendered paper by an on-line manufacturing system comprising at least a paper machine and a multi-nip calender. The method comprises following steps: removing water from a formed paper web by pressing, drying the pressed paper web by at least one dryer, calendering the dried web by the multi-nip calender, measuring a cross-machine moisture profile or a variable relative thereto, and altering the moisture of the web so that the moisture profile of the web in the cross-direction is even when the web enters the first nip of the calender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Valmet Corporation
    Inventors: Harri Kuosa, Markku Kyytsönen, Juhani Partanen, Kari Sipi, Eero Suomi, Antti Heikkinen, Mikko Tani, Juha Lipponen, Mika Tammenoja, Kari Juppi
  • Patent number: 6189445
    Abstract: A heating device (1) for a corrugated cardboard installation includes several heating plates (3), arranged successively in the direction of advance of a corrugated cardboard web (2). Heating device (1) also includes at least one pressure unit (5), consisting of a bearing (6) arranged diagonally or transverse with respect to the direction of advance of the corrugated cardboard web (2). At least one pressure element (7) is attached to the bearing (6). The pressure element (7) is connected with the bearing (6) in a freely movable manner via at least one elastic medium (11). The elastic medium transfers the weight of the bearing (6) to the pressure element (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: BHS Corrugated Machinen und Anlangenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Knorr, Thomas Hecky
  • Patent number: 5915295
    Abstract: A machine and method for manufacturing corrugated board, including several machines for applying heat to both sides of the corrugated board during the manufacturing process. Different types of heat exchangers may be used on the top and bottom sides of the moving surface to transfer sufficient heat to the moving surface, to remove moisture and to cure the adhesive of the corrugated board. Independently controlled heat exchangers enable the manufacturer to regulate the heat applied to the corrugated board across the width of the machine and in the direction of the machine flow, in response to varying the desired width and thickness of corrugated board. Unused areas of the hotplate section may be isolated to minimize the heat loss in the machine when narrow width corrugated board is manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Corrugated Gear and Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David Lauderbaugh
  • Patent number: 5732622
    Abstract: A machine for manufacturing corrugated board including one or more flexible, disposable covers for the pressure-applying feet of the machine. The covers prevent wear and tear to the bottoms of the pressure-applying feet and may be easily replaced, as needed. In a belt-driven machine, the disposable covers may be located between the pressure-applying feet and the conveyor belt. In a machine with a beltless hotplate section, the conveyor belt is replaced by a pulling section located downstream from the hotplate section and the disposable covers may be located between the pressure-applying feet and the moving surface. The covers allow the thickness of the corrugated board to be varied while the board is moving through the machine without causing the leading edge of an added layer to catch on the upstream edges of the pressure-applying feet. In addition, the covers and/or the pressure applicators may be moved in the cross-machine direction to minimize waste when manufacturing different widths of corrugated board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Corrugated Gear and Services
    Inventor: David Lauderbaugh