Plural Diverse Flying Cutters Patents (Class 83/300)
  • Patent number: 9682489
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the decoating at least in part of blanks made of metal which are coated on one or both sides in regions, which have a main extension direction, wherein the regions to be decoated can extend in both a straight or curved manner in the main extension direction. The invention further relates to a device for the decoating at least in part of a coated blank in order to carry out the method according to the invention. A method is provided in which the blank is placed on a blank support of a press and during the closing movement of the press at least one scraping knife preferably completely removes the coating of the blank by scraping substantially perpendicular to the main extension direction of the region of the blank to be decoated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Thomas Flehmig, Jörg Gorschlüter, Stefan Wischmann
  • Publication number: 20130139666
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of preparing an absorbent layer from an absorbent nonwoven web having a first plurality of slits with a first orientation and a second plurality of slits with a second orientation, wherein the first orientation is different from the second orientation. The first plurality of slits and the second plurality of slits are at least partially through the absorbent nonwoven web, and the second plurality of slits at least partially intersects the first plurality to form apertures in the absorbent nonwoven web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8402870
    Abstract: A reconfigurable flying cutting, notching and shaping machine operates upon a workpiece traveling along a generally linear axis of motion. The machine supports one or more flying tools upon one or more splined shafts and provides bearings for travel along a splined shaft in a direction of movement parallel to the direction of work travel. Rotation of the splined shaft is coupled through a double-acting cam to move one or more flying cutting tools transversely to the splined shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Michael S. Marquette
  • Patent number: 6745656
    Abstract: A flying shear has leader and follower blades rotating in opposite directions about parallel axes located above and below a horizontal plane. The radius of rotation of the leader blade is longer than the radius of rotation of the follower blade. The blades are configured and arranged to coact in a radially overlapping relationship at a cutting zone spaced vertically from the horizontal plane. A switch directs longitudinally moving products such as bars, rods and the like from the horizontal plane across the cutting zone for separation by the rotating blades into leading and trailing segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventors: Xiaolan Shen, T. Michael Shore
  • Patent number: 6619166
    Abstract: Image data representing an image to be printed is captured, and a cutting pattern for cutting the outer form of an image printed on recording paper is selected from a plurality of different cutting patterns. In accordance with the captured image data, one or more images are printed on the recording paper in sizes and layout proper for the selected cutting pattern. Then, the outer forms of one or more images are cut on the recording paper in the selected cutting pattern. This eliminates the necessity of entering the size and layout of the image to be printed on the recording paper and editing a cutting method. Moreover, one or more images can be printed on the recording paper in a desired size and layout, and the outer forms of one or more images are cut on the recording paper in a desired cutting pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Miyazaki, Noboru Komori, Koji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20030084768
    Abstract: A rotating cutting cylinder and an opposing member, wherein the cutting cylinder is fitted with a plurality of blade segments distributed along the length of the cutting cylinder and connected to one or more actuators for producing a movement of selective extension and retraction of said blade segments with respect to said cutting cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: Fosber S.P.A.
    Inventor: Mauro Adami
  • Patent number: 6357327
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for cutting a resin-coated metal pipe. The apparatus includes first and second spaced apart pairs of holding members for holding the pipe. First and second cut-off blades are movable between the pairs of holding members for making substantially diametrically opposed pre-cuts in the pipe. The cutting members move substantially in the same tangential direction to substantially balance rotational forces on the pipe. A cut blade then is penetrated through the pipe from the one pre-cut to the other to provide a clean precise cut in the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Usui Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha Limited
    Inventors: Masayoshi Usui, Fumihiko Shiozaki, Fujio Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20010029818
    Abstract: A transverse food slicer includes a generally horizontal conveyor for advancing food products to be sliced to a vertical cutting wheel having radially mounted cutting blades thereon rotating in a cutting plane that transversely slice the conveyed food products. Between the end of the conveyor and the cutting plane, an inclined support surface is provided to stabilize relatively round food products advanced to the cutting plane by the conveyor. The inclined support surface may cooperate with cutting blades having thickness determining gauging surfaces thereon facing towards the conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Inventor: Brent L. Bucks
  • Patent number: 6209435
    Abstract: Image data representing an image to be printed is captured, and a cutting pattern for cutting the outer form of an image printed on recording paper is selected from a plurality of different cutting patterns. In accordance with the captured image data, one or more images are printed on the recording paper in sizes and layout proper for the selected cutting pattern. Then, the outer forms of one or more images are cut on the recording paper in the selected cutting pattern. This eliminates the necessity of entering the size and layout of the image to be printed on the recording paper and editing a cutting method. Moreover, one or more images can be printed on the recording paper in a desired size and layout, and the outer forms of one or more images are cut on the recording paper in a desired cutting pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Miyazaki, Noboru Komori, Koji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 6152002
    Abstract: A method for trimming flat printed products along a predetermined cutting line includes the steps of continuously feeding the printed products in succession in a feed direction parallel to a plane defined by the printed products. The printed products are passed between two superposed knives, each knife having a cutting edge facing the other cutting edge. The two knives are moved in cutting engagement with one another in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to the plane of the printed products. The apparatus according to the invention includes a conveyor for continuously feeding the printed products in succession in a feed direction parallel to a plane defined by the printed products. At least one cutting device having two superposed knives is provided. Each knife has a cutting edge facing the other cutting edge. The printed products are passed by the conveyor between the two knives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Grapha-Holding AG
    Inventor: Hans Muller
  • Patent number: 6119439
    Abstract: A non-contact rotary knife apparatus which perforates a seal area between two adjacent pouches in a continuous web by using perforating blades, preferably on the minor hub, and anvils on the major hub with the anvils having elongated, spaced apart recesses for receiving but not touching the teeth of the perforating blade. Thus, a major knife hub is mounted for rotation and has perforating anvils spaced about the exterior of the major knife hub. Each of the perforating anvils has elongated, spaced-apart recesses. A minor knife hub is also mounted for rotation proximate to the major knife hub and has perforating blades spaced about the exterior of the minor knife hub. Each of the perforating blades has an edge with spaced perforating teeth disposed along the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: R. A. Jones & Co. Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Stevie
  • Patent number: 5562009
    Abstract: A chopper and corner rounder (10) for a web material includes tool pairs (14, 16; 18, 20) driven by two double eccentrics (22, 24), the first double eccentric driving the upper knife by a first eccentric and the upper punch by a second eccentric, the first and second eccentrics being 180.degree. out of phase; the second double eccentric driving the lower knife by a third eccentric and the lower die by a fourth eccentric, the third and fourth eccentrics being 180.degree. out of phase. The first double eccentric is driven at the same speed but in the opposite direction as the second double eccentric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael Long, James A. White
  • Patent number: 5231908
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a shearing blade specifically for use in a cut-off die set of the type used to cut tubing continuously emanating from a mill. The present invention is directed toward the shearing blade assembly used in conjunction with the notching blade of the cut-off die set. The subject device includes a mounting block fixed to the upper platen of the die set, a shearing blade mounted in a shearing blade cartridge, and a locking stud rotatably mounted on the mounting block which threadably engages and secures the shearing blade cartridge to the mounting block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Alpha Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Skvarce, John Graham
  • Patent number: 5211711
    Abstract: A package of substantially identical containers, such as beverage cans, and a carrier and a method of making such packages are disclosed. The carrier has band segments defining container-receiving apertures and additional apertures. The carrier is applied so that the containers are received in the container-receiving apertures and so that the band segments engage cylindrical side walls of the containers. Among the band segments, terminal cross segments define opposite ends of the carrier and medial cross segments separate the container-receiving apertures in each longitudinal row. Each medial cross segment is severed partially, for a substantial distance along its transverse midline, from one of the opposite edges of the carrier, toward one of the additional apertures and has at least one secondary slit extending transversely between the transverse midline and one of the container-receiving apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Leslie S. Marco
  • Patent number: 5195412
    Abstract: A cutoff system for exterior siding which includes a flying punch and shear. The system includes a main carriage which is adapted to reciprocate and, in one direction of travel, move at the same speed as the siding to be cut. A pair of punches are then actuated to form the hanger and butt notches at the lateral edges of the siding. Upon withdrawal of the punches, the travel of the main cylinder is slowed such that the siding travels away from the punching area. Upon sensing the notched areas, the main carriage is again moved to travel at the same speed as the siding. The speed is timed such that the center of the notches is located below a shear. This shear is then actuated to form a single parting line across the siding. The carriage is then retracted to await the next cycle of the system. As such, with each cycle of the system, the notches are formed in the trailing and leading edges of adjacent panel segments, and the leading panel segment cut from the continuous siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: Plastics Extrusion Machinery
    Inventors: Peter D. Flemming, Douglas M. Hawkinson, Douglas W. Stout, Robert T. Fry
  • Patent number: 5157999
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for moving workstations to perform work on a workpiece, includes moving workstations through a first path generally parallel to the workpiece and performing work on the workpiece. The workstation then returns along a second return path spaced further from the workpiece than the first path. The spacing between the plurality of workstations may be controlled such that sequential workstations work on the workpiece at predetermined intervals. Several embodiments of conveyors meeting the above-described broad features may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Inventor: John Borzym
  • Patent number: 5088365
    Abstract: A cut-off die set of the double cut type, in which sections of tubing are successively severed from a length of tubing, utilizing a notching cut followed by a severing cut. A rack and pinion assembly is used to transform the vertical reciprocating motion of the upper and lower platen into the horizintal reciprocating motion used for the notching stroke. The rack and pinion assembly comprises a rack mounted to the upper platen and a gear sector mounted to the lower platen, the gear sector includes a drive roller which engages a cam track on the cross slide. As the upper platen and lower platen are vertically reciprocated, the rack member causes the gear sector to rotate, sliding the drive roller through an arcuate path. Movement of the drive roller through the arcuate path causes the cross slide to move in a reciprocating manner in relation to the reciprocating motion of the upper and lower platens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Alpha Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Nolan
  • Patent number: 5009140
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus allowing an operator to securely position and clamp a cut-off die set to the carriage of a cut-off press. The clamping arrangement includes outwardly beveled sides on the die set coacting with an inwardly beveled stop and an inwardly beveled eccentric clamping member. The clamping member being rotatable to allow the die set to be placed in the proper position on the carriage. After positioning the die set on the carriage, the eccentric clamping members are rotated to contact the outwardly beveled edge of the platen thereby wedging the platen between the stop and the eccentric clamping members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Alpha Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Nolan, Dennis H. Skvarce
  • Patent number: 4856396
    Abstract: Apparatus for selectively forming a continuously moving web (5) with apertures or holes by means of a punching mechanism consisting of a rotating die (26) and a rotating punch (14) and with venting pinholes by means of a rotating needle bar (34) and a rotating abutment (13). The die (26) or punch (14) and the needle bar (34) are secured to a common shaft (28). The punch (14) or die (26) for cooperating with the die (26) or punch (14) on the common shaft (28) is secured to a first shaft (11) on the opposite side of the web (5). The abutment (13) for cooperating with the needle bar (34) is secured to a second shaft (12) disposed on the opposite side of the web (5). The first and second shafts (11, 12) are movably mounted in pivoted mounting arms (9, 10), which can be fixed in position. A rotation of the first and second shafts (11, 12) will either move the punch (14) or die (26) into engagement with the die (26) or punch (14) or will move the needle bar (31) into engagement with the abutment (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Windmoller & Holscher
    Inventors: Friedhelm Brinkmeier, Ulrich Eckelt
  • Patent number: 4846033
    Abstract: Polygonally-shaped blanks useful in making products such as can parts are formed by dividing a relatively wide web of material into a plurality of relatively narrow strips, each strip having longitudinal edges delimited by scroll lines formed from a plurality of straight scroll line sections. The strips can be arranged parallel to a longitudinal axis of the web or at an angle relative thereto. It is also possible to divide the strips into individual blanks at a scrolling station or at a remote can making station. The polygonal shape of the blanks permits them to be designed so as to compensate for earing caused by the anisotropy of the material from which the web is made. Various punches and slitting arrangements can be employed to perforate the web and to longitudinally and laterally cut it so as to form the strip and/or blanks therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: KM-Engineering AG
    Inventors: Werner H. Uehlinger, Jozef T. Franek
  • Patent number: 4805501
    Abstract: A system for processing a virgin web to yield printed documents such as business forms comprises a printing device adapted for printing non-repetitive (variable) and repetitive (constant) information and data as determined by a computer, and processing devices disposed--in relation to the transporting direction of the web--in front of and past the printing device and serving for shaping the web and possibly for printing onto the web in color. The processing devices are preferably built in the form of slide-in units adapted to be loosenably mounted into shelves of the system and to be driven for instance through separable connecting means by drive devices fixedly mounted on the frame. The system makes it possible to process the web within a small space and with small energy requirements, and to assemble and disassemble the processing devices with rapidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Assignee: Fobelmac Consulting AG
    Inventor: Pierre Nuttin
  • Patent number: 4742741
    Abstract: A versatile, space-efficient rotary sheeter including a pair of roll assemblies synchronously driven and rotating at web speed. Each assembly carries cooperating revolving cutter rolls and backup slot rolls staggered on opposed supporting roll assemblies and being readily shiftable, through gearing, between time-controlled operative and inoperative phasing modes for conveniently converting a moving web of roll stock of sheet material into cut segments of selectable lengths. The apparatus is physically fixed in place during operation and operates without any need for an accumulation loop in the moving web. The sheeter is readily adjustable, easily maintained, and has enhanced safety features. It operates over a wide range of adjustable speeds to accommodate web stock of various compositions and thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Edwin A. Hallberg, Gary C. Welsh
  • Patent number: 4681001
    Abstract: Polygonally-shaped blanks useful in making products such as can parts are formed by dividing a relatively wide web of material into a plurality of relatively narrow strips, each strip having longitudinal edges delimited by scroll lines formed from a plurality of straight scroll line sections. The strips can be arranged parallel to a longitudinal axis of the web or at an angle relative thereto. It is also possible to divide the strips into individual blanks at a scrolling station or at a remote can making station. The polygonal shape of the blanks permits them to be designed so as to compensate for earing caused by the anisotropy of the material from which the web is made. Various punches and slitting arrangements can be employed to perforate the web and to longitudinally and laterally cut it so as to form the strip and/or blanks therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: KM-Engineering AG
    Inventors: Werner H. Uehlinger, Jozef T. Franek
  • Patent number: 4614139
    Abstract: A cutoff apparatus for tubing and the like wherein a single electric motor is used to accelerate the apparatus into synchronous movement with the tubing and is also used to power the cutoff apparatus during the work stroke. A rotary crank is connected to the output shaft of the motor and to a control linkage which substantially reduces the cutoff work stroke length while at the same time preserving substantially the entire acceleration travel distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: Alpha Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Borzym
  • Patent number: 4549454
    Abstract: A strip of tape is cut at intervals into precise cut lengths equal in length to that of a desired label of non-rectangular shape. The cut lengths of tape are positioned in exact alignment with a punch of a punch cutting assembly for punching out the label and the punched label is separated from waste about the rim of the label for delivery free of the waste. The cut lengths are transferred to a transfer drum periphery and held momentarily under vacuum pressure which vacuum pressure is released to allow the cut lengths to shift circumferentially about the periphery of the transfer drum against a stop to accurately locate the cut lengths prior to further transfer to the punch cutting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Koyo Jidoki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyouichi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 4499803
    Abstract: Tube cutoff apparatus of the double cut type wherein a horizontal blade passes across and notches a section of tube wall prior to the entry of a vertical severing blade. The horizontal blade holder assembly comprises a carriage which is interconnected with the base by means of a pair of parallelogram links. In one embodiment the horizontal blade holder assembly is driven through an arcuate path of travel by a depending dogleg cam which is mounted on the upper platen assembly of a die set. In a second embodiment the horizontal blade holder assembly is driven by a linkage including a triangular link and a drive link connected to the upper platen assembly. The result in both cases is to drive the horizontal blade holder assembly through an arcuate path which carries it downwardly and away from the path of the vertical blade in a minimum vertical stroke length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: Alpha Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Borzym, Alexander Borzym
  • Patent number: 4471641
    Abstract: A machine for continuously punching, shearing and forming sheet material comprises a frame and punching, shearing, and forming stations. Rollers are provided for continuously feeding sheet material through the stations. A cam periodically engages the tools of the respective punching and shearing stations to actuate the respective punching and shearing operations and simultaneously to advance the respective punching and shearing stations in unison with the direction of feed of the sheet material. The forming station includes adjustable rollers which permit adjustment of the space between the rollers. The method of the present invention comprises continuously feeding the sheet material through the punching, shearing, and forming stations. At the punching and shearing stations, the tools for punching and shearing the sheet material move in unison with the sheet material during the time that they are performing their punching and shearing operations, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Inventor: James L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 4407177
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting round corners on advancing sheets. The sheets are cut from a web and advanced continuously to a transport roll provided with aligned corner-rounding assemblies located to meet the line of cut between successive sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1983
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Alfred J. Schmidt, Michael H. Shearon
  • Patent number: 4404879
    Abstract: An "easy open" feature for a sealed flexible pouch and method and apparatus for accurately positioning said feature in the sealed border region of said flexible pouch. The feature comprises a stress concentrating aperture exhibiting a strong tendency to initiate a directional tear while maintaining integrity of the sealed pouch until an opening force is applied. In a preferred embodiment the pouches are cut from a moving web by a rotary shear cutter while a web punching means operatively connected with each cutter blade is engaged in the moving web. Because the web undergoes no movement relative to the cutting means or the punching means until both operations have been completed, the aperture is precisely positioned with respect to the severed edge of the pouch. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the sealed edge of the pouch is subjected to a high level of tension and is unsupported in the area of contact with the punching means during the aperturing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arthur E. Frohwerk, David E. Enting
  • Patent number: 4385479
    Abstract: A pair of parallel conveyor belts 20, 21 are spaced apart less than the width of a web 11 of packaging material to be transported, but greater than the width of a package to be wrapped in blanks 10 severed from the web. Suction holes 24 in the inner edges of the belts hold the overlapping outer edges of the web. A transverse knife 27 slightly wider than the web passes through oblong cutouts 30, 31 in the inner edges of the belts to sever the blanks, which are subsequently U-wrapped around packages 13 individually pushed between the belts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1983
    Assignee: Focke & Co.
    Inventor: Heinz H. Focke
  • Patent number: 4299151
    Abstract: Upright pouches are successively severed from the leading end portion of a continuously advancing strip of interconnected pouches by a pair of coacting blades which track the strip and which momentarily move at the same speed as the strip. At that time, one blade is shifted laterally toward the other blade to cut the leading pouch from the strip. Prior to the cutting, a notch is formed in the upper edge portion of the strip between adjacent pouches to impart a desired shape to the upper corners of the pouches and to enable the use of a relatively simple stationary splitter for keeping the two upper edge portions of each pouch separated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1981
    Assignee: Rexham Corporation
    Inventor: Charles A. Burton
  • Patent number: 4254601
    Abstract: An improved assembly for forming a plurality of individual packages, containing articles, such as crackers or the like therein. The assembly includes a first roller member and a second roller member which is mounted in cooperative relationship with the first roller member. Each of the roller members includes cooperating members for simultaneously heat sealing, crimping and transversely severing a tubular strip containing the crackers in order to form the individual packages containing the crackers. The improvement includes a slitter member mounted on each of the sealing, crimping and severing members carried by the first roller member. The slitter members slit the film along the end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1981
    Assignee: Keebler Company
    Inventors: Edward N. Prager, Louis E. Burnett
  • Patent number: 4216687
    Abstract: Method for shaping and/or cutting batts of loosely compacted fibrous material into individual panels of specific shapes without ragged edges or hard-cut edges. A pair of rolls rotating in opposite directions, with high-pressure air blown from the surface of one roll to a recessed portion of the other in a spaced apart nip area used to carry out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1980
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson
    Inventors: Anthony Passafiume, Clarence F. Lamber, William Dickover
  • Patent number: 4179962
    Abstract: A flying panel cutoff and punching machine which punches holes in a panel while that panel is being cut from a continuous length of material in a slugless manner. A camming arrangement drives a punch vertically downward while a shearing blade executes the downward and sideways movement used to cut off a panel in a slugless manner from a continuous length of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: Butler Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Hubert C. Crump
  • Patent number: 4179959
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for cutting extruded split tile columns in a quick, efficient manner that reduces the possibility of damage and effectively doubles cutting speed. The apparatus cuts the moving split tile column as it moves away from the extruder and includes oppositely mounted, freely movable cutting discs which roll through and cut that split tile column when moved vertically therethrough. Cutting occurs on both up and down strokes with the cutting apparatus being moved relative to the moving column to a predetermined amount to a new cutting position after each stroke. The discs can be mounted in the same plane, arranged 90.degree. to the column's moving direction positioned so as to just touch each other or the discs can be in two separate and slightly offset planes so that the discs can overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: Lingl Corporation
    Inventor: Hans Lingl, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4155282
    Abstract: A cutting mechanism includes a removably mounted backing roller having a longitudinal axis of rotation and a rotatably mounted cutting member having a cutting edge and a longitudinal axis of rotation disposed parallel to the axis of rotation for the roller member. The roller member rotates in a fixed relationship with respect to the cutting member so that the cutting edge operates at substantially the same surface location of the circumferential surface of the backing roller to cut film thereagainst upon each revolution of the cutting member. The roller member is mounted to resiliently float in a direction transverse to a plane extending through the axis of rotation for the cutting member. The drive of the rotating elements is effected through the use of a timing belt operating from the main drive of the machine on which the cutting mechanism is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: Scandia Packaging Machinery Co.
    Inventor: Andrew W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4108029
    Abstract: A cut-off die set is disclosed for use in a cut-off apparatus of the type in which continuous length of tubing or other elongated stock emanating from a tubing mill is severed into lengths as the tubing emanates from the tubing mill by means of a cut-off die set mounted within the cut-off apparatus. The cut-off die set is adapted to be clamped to the tube so as to move therewith during severing of the tubing by a ram operated cut-off blade descending vertically to shear the tubing. The present disclosure involves a improvement to a notching mechanism often included in such cut-off apparatus in which a horizontally reciprocated blade notches the upper portion of the tubing just prior to severing by the main cut-off blade so as to eliminate dimples in the severed tube cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1978
    Assignee: Alpha Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Borzym
  • Patent number: 4085569
    Abstract: A device for preparing pieces of wrapping material for use as inner wraps in hinge-lid cigarette packets. The device comprises a pair of rollers, rotating in opposite directions, which move a web of wrapping material downwards; a scoring disk rotating with one of the rollers to trace a sheet-weakening line of the web, longitudinally in the direction in which the web moves in such a way as to delimitate a part that can be subsequently detached from the web; and cutting rolls which transversely cut the web into individual sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1978
    Assignee: G. D. Societa per Azioni
    Inventor: Enzo Seragnoli
  • Patent number: 4072076
    Abstract: Apparatus for punching out a plurality of notches of successively different lengths in an edge portion of a travelling web formed by a pair of rotatable wheels between which the web travels. A plurality of cutting elements, each formed by a bridge-type member having a pair of limbs, are located on one of the wheels with the space between the pair of limbs of each bridge-shaped member being different. The other wheel carries a plurality of cutting punches, each of a size and arranged to fit between the pair of limbs of a bridge-shaped cutting element on the other wheel to provide a shearing action upon engagement with the limbs of a said cutting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1978
    Assignee: Timsons Limited
    Inventor: Geoffry R. H. Miles
  • Patent number: 4036091
    Abstract: A tubing cutoff die having a horizontally moving scarfing blade and a vertically moving cutoff blade. The tubing being cut off is held in clamping jaws movably mounted on the lower die shoe of the die and actuated by a cam extending from the upper die shoe. The scarfing blade is also mounted for horizontal reciprocation on the lower shoe and actuated by another cam fixed to the upper shoe. The cutoff blade is mounted on the upper die shoe. The two die shoes are reciprocably connected by post and bushing arrangements. There are three of these disposed so that the centerlines are at three of the corners of a rectangle. One of the clamping jaws is mounted on a holder reciprocably mounted on the lower die shoe and the other jaw is mounted on a second holder reciprocably mounted on the first holder. The mounting for the cutoff block provides for either of two rigidly located positions, for different tubing sizes, and the scarfing blade is also adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1977
    Assignee: Alpha Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Borzym
  • Patent number: 3961512
    Abstract: Punching apparatus, preferably for metal strip, comprises at least two pairs of shafts rotatably mounted in a framework wherein the pairs are spaced apart along a feed path and the shafts of each pair are spaced apart one on each side of this path. Each shaft carries an eccentric with the eccentrics on the same side of the feedpath being similarly orientated and the eccentrics of each pair of shafts being orientated 180.degree. apart. A beam is mounted on each side of the feedpath on the corresponding eccentrics and parallel to the path and at least one punch is mounted on one beam extending towards the other beam which carries a complementary die. Means are included for holding and moving a metal strip along the feed path and also for rotating the shafts in unison but such that the shafts on opposite sides of the feedpath rotate in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1976
    Inventor: Andrew Mentis
  • Patent number: 3948126
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of producing continuous, cross-perforated, snap-out business forms and the like consisting of a plurality of properly aligned, superimposed sheets in which the interval between crossperforation lines may be varied with a minimum of "downtime" to provide business forms of diverse sizes while maintaining a uniform fold interval for stacking the continuous sheets one on top of the other into a pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1976
    Assignee: Service Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry B. Wolfberg, John Harper
  • Patent number: RE30025
    Abstract: A tubing cutoff die having a horizontally moving scarfing blade and a vertically moving cutoff blade. The tubing being cut off is held in clamping jaws movably mounted on the lower die shoe of the die and actuated by a cam extending from the upper die shoe. The scarfing blade is also mounted for horizontal reciprocation on the lower shoe and actuated by another cam fixed to the upper shoe. The cutoff blade is mounted on the upper die shoe. The two die shoes are reciprocably connected by post and bushing arrangements. There are three of these disposed so that the centerlines are at three of the corners of a rectangle. One of the clamping jaws is mounted on a holder reciprocably mounted on the lower die shoe and the other jaw is mounted on a second holder reciprocably mounted on the first holder. The mounting for the cutoff block provides for either of two rigidly located positions, for different tubing sizes, and the scarfing blade is also adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1979
    Assignee: Alpha Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Borzym