Abstract: A plastic film tear line forming device includes a chassis, at least one vertical driver, a first cutter, and a second cutter. The chassis forms at least one opening adapted to receive a plastic film to feed therethrough. The vertical driver is mounted to the chassis. The first cutter is arranged above the opening of the chassis and is driven by the vertical driver to do a vertical movement. The first cutter has a lower end forming a plurality of first teeth, which defines therebetween first gaps. The second cutter is mounted to the chassis to be located below the opening and has an end forming a plurality of second teeth, which defines therebetween second gaps. When a plastic film is fed into the chassis through the opening, the vertical driver drives the first cutter vertically downward to penetrate through the plastic film.
Abstract: A multi-tool punch assembly includes one or more types of quick-release-type engagement members for a stripper assembly thereof. Strippers of the stripper assembly may be formed by individual stripper members reversibly coupled to a plate of the stripper assembly; and the stripper assembly may further include an information storage device for storing punch tool information.
Abstract: A punch press arrangement for the manufacture of a stamped-out part from a sheet of “part” material, comprising a punch member for shaping a part from the part material, and a first shedder pin arranged in the punch member to plastically deform against the part being created to prevent “pulling” and retention of the stamped out part on the punch member on the punch member's return stroke.
Abstract: A stripper holder for holding a stripper plate conforms with the deformation of a die plate. A pressing force applied to the stripper plate and is greater than an elastic limit of a metal tape to be punched, and less than a pressing deformation or breakage force of the metal tape. The stripper holder may also be flexible, or such that the metal tape is pressed at two different positions for one punching position by two different pressing forces.
Abstract: A machine for cutting used tires into selectively sized pieces or segments which includes a cutter which is movable relative to a die against which a tire is supported. An indexing mechanism is engaged with the tire to rotate the tire relative to the die after each successive cutting motion of the cutter so that contiguous and/or adjacent segments or portions of the tire are progressively severed from the middle reinforced inner bead of the tire.
Abstract: A punch for removing material from lead frames has a substantially rectangular body with an array of grooves along one side and a step removed on one end from the side opposite the grooves to provide an array of punch teeth extending from the body of the punch. The grooves provide a means of reworking the punch to provide a new array of teeth, by machining away all or part of the teeth and then extending the step in the direction of the groove to provide substantially the original length for the individual teeth. By providing a punch with groove length several times the tooth length, the punch can be reworked several times before being discarded. Methods for forming the punch and for reworking the punch after breakage or wear are disclosed.
Abstract: A punch for removing material from lead flames has a substantially rectangular body with an array of grooves along one side and a step removed on one end from the side opposite the grooves to provide an array of punch teeth extending from the body of the punch. The grooves provide a means of reworking the punch to provide a new array of teeth, by machining away all or part of the teeth and then extending the step in the direction of the groove to provide substantially the original length for the individual teeth. By providing a punch with groove length several times the tooth length, the punch can be reworked several times before being discarded. Methods for forming the punch and for reworking the punch after breakage or wear are disclosed.
Abstract: A slitting equipment, piercing various patterns of ventilation slits in thin material, comprising a frame, a main cylinder, auxiliary cylinders, and a plate with knives. Upon an electric impulse from a bag-making machine, to which the present slitting equipment is attached, the auxiliary pneumatic cylinders press and stretch the thin material when the main pneumatic cylinder activates a plate, to which is attached a multitude of cutting knives, up and down the vertical plane. The sharp knives pierce and cut the stretched, thin film in the designed pattern. When the knives have disengaged from the material, the auxiliary cylinders release the film, and the latter is free to move horizontally, while restricted vertically by the top and bottom supports of the machine. As a result of this procedure, ventilation openings have been created simultaneously with the sealing and shaping processes carried on by the bag-making machine, without producing any waste material.
Abstract: A punch for removing material from lead frames has a substantially rectangular body with an array of grooves along one side and a step removed on one end from the side opposite the grooves to provide an array of punch teeth extending from the body of the punch. The grooves provide a means of reworking the punch to provide a new array of teeth, by machining away all or part of the teeth and then extending the step in the direction of the groove to provide substantially the original length for the individual teeth. By providing a punch with groove length several times the tooth length, the punch can be reworked several times before being discarded.
Abstract: A hydraulically actuated tire cutter includes a first conveyor belt which loads a tire into a tire cutting position between a fixed plate, a moving plate and a plurality of adjustable bars. Twelve corresponding pairs of gripping jaws project from the fixed and moving plate. The gripping jaws have a saw tooth edge. Each pair of gripping jaws of the fixed and moving plate are in registration with one another to compress the tire until one of the tire's beads essentially touches the other. Twelve blades attached to a blade plate are hydraulically actuated to pass through a passage in the moving plate and the fixed plate to radially cut the tire. After the tire has been cut, a second conveyor belt removes the pieces of tire from the bottom portion of the tire cutter.
March 6, 1992
Date of Patent:
December 7, 1993
Ray D. Roach, Cecil H. Roach, Daniel A. Crane
Abstract: A first tool assembly includes a punch holder assembly and a circuit board clamp and a second tool assembly includes a die for receiving punches held and driven by the punch holder assembly. A circuit board has holes formed by the punches and is clamped by the clamp to the die. The circuit board and die are aligned to the punch assembly by an alignment pin secured to the punch assembly operated independently of the operation of the punch assembly. The punch assembly and the clamp are independently controlled by actuators with a convex distortion of the punch assembly and clamp during punching to provide an improved clamping and punching action.
Abstract: An apparatus has a base plate having a plurality of penetrating holes, a vertically movable plate slidably mounted on guide posts, and a stripper plate slidably mounted on the guide posts and hung from the movable plate. A plurality of stripper pins are vertically slidably mounted in the stripper plate. Each stripper pin is arranged to be inserted in corresponding one of the penetrating holes of the base plate. A sheet holding plate for mounting a product sheet is provided to be detachably mounted on the base plate. The stripper pins are arranged to push each molded rubber product on the product sheet in the corresponding penetrating hole so as to strip it from the product sheet.
Abstract: A punch for a punch press includes a punch holder which is installed on a punch installing portion of the punch press and a plurality of punch bodies so supported on the punch holder as to be independently movable in the vertical direction. Shearing blade portions are formed on the lower ends of the respective punch bodies. The shearing blade portions have elongated configurations, each extending in a different direction in the horizontal plane.
Abstract: A multitool punch holder is disclosed in which a tool carrier (22) holds a circumferential array of punches (76) in a corresponding series of bores. Each punch (76) is attached to a stem rod (50) having an upper end protruding above the tool carrier (22). The tool carrier (22) is rotated by an index drive (102, 104, 106, 108) so as to bring a selected one of the stem rods (50) beneath a ram drive features (100) protruding radially outward to lie above the stem rod ends (52). The tool carrier (22) is coupled to the ram (14) by a head member (20) which is telescopically received therein allowing the ram (14) to continue its descent after contact of the tool carrier (22) with the workpiece, the ram (14) having a feature (100) engaging a selected stem rod end (52) lying beneath the ram drive feature (100) to cause advance of the attached punch (76) against the resistance of an encircling stripper spring (62).
Abstract: A revolving cutting press comprises at least one rotatable supported revolving plate having a peripheral region provided with a plurality of tool receptacles which are formed for receiving tool sets and are spaced from one another, a working station arranged so that any of the tool sets can be transferred to the working station during rotation of the revolving plate, a plunger which can be coupled with the tool set in the working station, and a tool magazine containing at least two tool receptacles for tool sets and arranged in the peripheral region of the revolving plate so that tool magazine is supported on the revolving plate and movable relative to the revolving plate, and any of the tool sets which are held in the tool magazine can be transferred to the working station and coupled with the plunger.
Abstract: A device for punching two parallel narrow slots in a sheet of paper at 45 degrees to one edge of the sheet and spaced apart slightly less than the corner-to-corner diagonal dimension of a card which is to be attached to that sheet by inserting diagonal corner segments into the slots. The slot-punching device has a generally flat base with an adjustable stop. A lever arm pivoted on the base carries two punches with respective narrow blades for reception in the base when the lever arm is lowered. A reciprocable head on top of the lever arm is depressed to push the punch blades down into the base when the lever arm is down.
September 12, 1988
Date of Patent:
January 16, 1990
Glenn D. Bentrim, Michael A. T. McKnight
Abstract: A wood stump splitting apparatus includes a splitting chamber for receiving a plurality of various sized wood stumps. The splitting chamber has one wall including a splitter grid. Press is provided for pressing the wood stumps against cutting edges of the splitter grid and pushing the plurality of wood stumps through the splitter grid apertures. Press includes a plurality of longitudinal, spaced-apart pushing members which push the stumps through grid apertures and ensure complete extrusion of wood pieces and prevent sticking of the compressed wood pieces in grid apertures.
Abstract: In a knockout device which is mounted in a press-machine in order to knock out a punched work plate such as a printed board and the likes from punches through a knockout actuation-plate, cylinder chambers as an oil hydraulic knockout cylinder is formed in the upper portion of a base plate fixedly secured to the underside of a slide and an actuation-plate guide hole is formed in the lower portion of the base plate respectively. The cylinder chambers are disposed at the eccentric positions offset toward the periphery of the actuation-plate hole respectively. The knockout actuation-plate provided in the actuation-plate guide hole is adapted to be driven downwardly protrusively by the pistons provided in the cylinder chambers, and to be linearly guided by the peripheral surfaces of the knockout actuation-plate and of the linear guide boss protruded upwardly from the central portion of the knockout actuation-plate.
Abstract: A stationary grid of crossed blade members is provided and force structure is movable toward and away from one side of the grid and operative to engage a farm commodity such as an onion and gradually move the onion toward the grid. Knife structure is supported relative to the grid for repeating movement in a plane generally paralleling and slightly spaced outward of the other side of the grid and across the latter. Drive structure is operatively connected to the knife structure for repeated movement of the latter across the grid at a speed proportional to the speed of movement of the force structure toward the grid. The force structure includes a plate paralleling the grid and spaced outwardly of the aforementioned one side thereof. The plate includes a plurality of blunted pins projecting outward therefrom toward the grid and projectable into the spaces defined between adjacent portions of the crossed blade members of the grid.
Abstract: Apparatus for cutting holes and notches in thermoplastic film by using heated steel rule dies. The dies are set into a heated die block, and scrap passes through the die, and through a hole in the heated die block so pieces of scrap fuse together as they pass through the block. The die block is fixed, and a movable platen urges the film down against the heated dies. A stripper is biased up to strip the film from the dies after cutting, and is resiliently movable down to allow cutting. Air can be directed through the stripper to blow the film up, off the stripper, to prevent melting when the film motion stops. Use of two dies accurately spaced can cut wicket holes and provide accurate cutting to assure proper operation in a bagging machine.
Abstract: For use in combination with a die plate having through bores, matrix means for mounting to the die plate including die means for cooperation with tools of a die assembly to function therewith to work material fed therebetween, one end of said matrix means being constituted by a matrix segment the external dimension of which is greater than that of the through bores in the die plate, the matrix means also including a mounting segment dimensioned for a press fit within a through bore of the die plate, providing thereby that the outer peripheral portion of the matrix segment will seat on the die plate. The matrix means has a passage therethrough at least a defined portion of the length of which within the matrix segment has a uniform cross sectional area. The operating surface portion of said matrix means, provided by said matrix segment, positions outermost from the die plate to which it is applied to define a limited matrix surface displaced from the die plate.
Abstract: An apparatus for tenderizing a comestible product, such as meat, comprising an intermittently advanced horizontal conveyor for conveying a product to be processed underneath a set of knives in a knife carriage supported for vertical reciprocation toward and away from the conveyor. The knife carriage has a plurality horizontal plate-like members fixed in vertical spaced relative to one another and discrete knife assemblies each comprising a rod-like member slidable in closely spaced vertically aligned apertures of upper plate-like members and extending to opposite sides thereof. The rod-like members each have a flange at the upper side of an intermediate plate-like member normally engaging the same. A discrete compression spring surrounding each of the rod-like members is interposed between the flange thereon and the under side of an upper plate-like member which is adjustable towards and from the intermediate plate-like member.
Abstract: An assembly adapted for use in substantially increasing the accuracy of a reusable type punching system features a floating locater or guide templet and associated stripper-punch tip guide element to accurately, positionally locate a punch relative to an associated die part.
Abstract: A piece of film is prepared for photographic exposure with a film font so as to produce a duplicate font. The piece of film is initially cut to a proper size and placed between a first supporting platen and a cover plate which is adapted to fit snugly against the film. Hole punches fixed to the bottom of an overlying second platen are moved down and through the film. The film and the original film font are then impaled on a register pin which holds them rigidly together for photographic exposure.