Abstract: An improved rotary pressure cutting apparatus that cuts, perforates, and scores plies of paper, window materials, label stock, and plastic laminates in conjunction with soft, discontinuous, and/or non-cylindrical anvil surfaces. A light weight, low mass anvil in the form of a metallic sheet is supported in a strike position beneath a rotating blade. The anvil is biased by springs or elastomeric members toward the strike position and moves with the material being cut and the moving cutting blade during a cut. The anvil is returned to the strike position by the biasing member upon completion of the cut.
Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a cutter includes a cutter cylinder that has a cutter blade on a peripheral surface thereof. The cutter blade extends in a longitudinal direction. A rotary die cutter has a receiving cylinder on a peripheral surface thereof to receive the cutter blade. A sheet conveying device is provided for feeding a nonmetallic sheet between the cutter cylinder and the receiving cylinder of the rotary die cutter at a speed synchronous with that of the cutter blade. An inverting device is also provided for pulling back the sheet after the tip portion thereof is severed by action of the cutter cylinder and the rotary die cutter.
Abstract: A cutting apparatus for separating packages from a line of interconnected packages. The technical problem is to simplify the cutting apparatus and shorten the set-up times and the work cycles. This problem is achieved with a lower knife (4) capable of being moved in between the packages in the vertical direction from below and with an upper roll (12) capable of being moved, together with a discharge gripper (11) for the separated packages, parallel to the conveying section while being pressed against the lower knife.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for producing communication articles such as postcards, envelopes or the like in each of which display surfaces for information or the like are separably bonded with a synthetic resin therebetween by heating for concealing information such as correspondence or a printed display medium and then mailing it. It is an object of the invention to enable easy and smooth separating of a film-containing sheet and accurate insertion of a film in a sheet.
Abstract: A revolving base roller and a stationary cutter are mounted on opposite sides of the path of a laminated strip, in order to partially cut the strip from one side at desired cut lines along its length. The laminated strip includes a strip of printed labels on the printed side of which is overlaid a transparent film strip which is disposed toward the stationary cutter as the laminated strip passes along its path. A sensor detects an indication that the labels are properly positioned, and a control circuit receives a signal from the sensor and causes a single rotation of the revolving base roller. As the base roller revolves, it pushes against the opposite side of the laminated strip, causing the film strip to be pushed against the stationary cutter, resulting in the cutting of the film strip along the desired cut line. The stationary cutter may be adjusted to provide a cut of the desired depth.
Abstract: The disclosed cutting method and apparatus produces a pattern cut in web material by providing a generally conically-shaped rotatable anvil and oppositely disposed knife edge shaped to produce the pattern cut. The axes of symmetry containing the apex of the cone is positioned at an acute angle to the axes about which the cone is rotated. With the web positioned over the knife, the knife is brought into pressure engagement with the anvil thereby piercing the web substantially at a point. Rotation of the anvil effects progressive cutting as the anvil surface traces the cutting edge of the knife.
Abstract: An apparatus which produces a precisely shaped and positioned perforated line in a blank for a parallelepipedic package has a blade and a roller for pressing the blank against the blade. The blade is stationary relative to the packaging blank and provides a perforated line which does not penetrate the inner layer of the packaging material. The roller is mounted on a connecting bar which is linked to a reciprocating drive. The roller moves in a guide which positions the roller relative to the blade during each stroke of the reciprocating drive.
Abstract: A cutting die assembly for cigar wrappers is manufactured by rigidly interconnecting a knife blade unit and a die assembly on a common carrier. The die assembly has an opening of particular shape bounded by a generally planar margin over which tobacco leaf may be draped. The knife unit is formed by shaping knife blade strip into a closed form to fit just inside the shaped margin of the die assembly with the knife edge just above same. The shaped knife blade strip is filled with a filling body interiorally to a height substantially below the cutting edge and is internally rigidified thereby. A suction air chamber is defined by the rigidly interconnected units and is bounded by the common carrier, the die assembly and the outer surface of the knife blade strip. Openings are provided through the margin of the die assembly to the suction air chamber to hold the draped tobacco leaf and stretch it over the knife edge.
Abstract: An apparatus for applying a printing or cutting force to an elongated strip of tape comprising a base, a printing station, a pair of side walls extending upwardly from the base and each including a tape receiving opening, a printing or cutting member and a force exerting element. The force exerting element includes a curved force exerting surface with the axis of its center of curvature being parallel to the path of travel of tape through the apparatus and a structure for supporting and guiding the force exerting element in movement between a first and second position.
Abstract: A cutting table for whole tobacco leaves out of which wrappers or binders are to be cut, comprises a perforated plate forming the top of a suction box and presenting a field illuminated from below, within which the mid rib of the tobacco leaf should be positioned, and also presenting indication lines likewise set off by illumination to facilitate the optimum position of the tobacco leaf in relation to the desired cutting pattern.
Abstract: There is provided an improvement in an apparatus for cutting a profile of a selected shape from a natural sheet material at a given location, which apparatus comprises a cutting platen having an upper generally flat cutting surface and a lower generally flat support surface. The platen is movable to the desired position relative to a cutter which moves along an axis downwardly against the cutting surface to cut the preselected shape from the natural material. In accordance with the improvement, there is provided a fixed anvil having a flat force reaction surface parallel to and facing the supporting surface of the platen so that the cutting action is against the anvil. The anvil can also form the structure for supporting the platen as it is moved into the cutting position.
Abstract: In an apparatus for cutting portions such as labels or tickets from a continuously moving web, the web is passed between a blade and a co-operating support member. As the web moves past the blade, the blade is displaced during the cutting operation in the same direction as the web and synchronously therewith, but over a shorter distance than the length of the portion to be cut out. The blade is then disengaged from the web and returned to its initial starting position. The support member may also be displaced in the opposite direction to the movement of the web and blade during the cutting operation.
Abstract: A device for transferring a leaf-like material, such as tobacco leaves, and for cutting out pieces, such as wrappers for cigars, from said material. A drum is employed to remove the leaf-like material from a conveyor and to support the same during the cutting operation. The cutting device comprises a support with cutting members secured thereto, and the drum and support are moved relative to each other in such a manner that the drum presses the leaves into contact with the cutting members.
September 11, 1979
Date of Patent:
January 20, 1981
Service d'Exploitation Industrielle des Tabacs et des Allumettes
Claude Boutron, Robert Caffoz, Claude Juston
Abstract: In a process and apparatus for cutting portions such as labels or tickets from a continuously moving web, the web is passed between a blade and a co-operating support member. As the web moves past the blade, the blade is displaced during the cutting operation in the same direction as the web and synchronously therewith, but over a shorter distance than the length of the portion to be cut out. The blade is then disengaged from the web and returned to its initial starting position. The support member may also be displaced in the opposite direction to the movement of the web and blade during the cutting operation.
Abstract: Apparatus for providing various different lines of perforations in a paper sample for use in a testing apparatus. The perforating apparatus includes a replaceable blade mounted on a base. A roller is mounted on the base for movement along the blade. Means are provided for adjusting the pressure applied by the roller to the paper sample disposed between the blade and roller.
Abstract: A method and a device for cutting up a tobacco leaf into portions suitable for use as binders or wrappers, in which cutting members are employed, which have a cutting edge matching uninterruptedly the desired circumference of a wrapper or binder wherein a plurality of cutting members are arranged on a carrier in an arbitrary configuration, the tobacco leaf is spread across said number of cutting members, the tobacco leaf is divided up by the corresponding number of cutting edges and the leaf portions located within the cutting edges are removed from the cutting members, whereby the tobacco leaf is completely divided up in one run into usable and waste portions which considerably enhance the production of binders and wrappers.
October 17, 1978
Date of Patent:
September 23, 1980
B.V. Arenco P.M.B.
Wilhelmus P. L. Boogers, Albertus C. H. Van Liempd
Abstract: An apparatus for cutting wrapper for cigars from a ribbon, comprising a frame including a guide for a conveyor, a conveyor belt parallel to said guide passed over rollers in the frame, a blade cooperating with cutter means and corresponding with the contour of a wrapper, a conveyor movable over the guide and being at some distance above the conveyor belt and parallel thereto, a support means for a roller of tobacco ribbon, a suction head spaced a little from the conveyor belt, which is located directly behind the support means for the roller of tobacco ribbon, outside the track of travel of the conveyor, means for moving the conveyor over the guide and pneumatic means connected to the drive of the conveyor to govern the control functions of the apparatus.
Abstract: Apparatus for supporting a die plate having indicia formed thereon by a raised rib and for forcing a tape into engagement with the raised rib to cut indicia from said tape corresponding to the indicia on the die. The apparatus utilizes a flat platen supporting one side of the die, a roller mounted on a movable frame and spring biased toward the die plate. A tape is guided across the surface of the die plate at an oblique angle to the direction of movement of the roller such that to cut alphabetic or numerical indicia the cutting is generally taking place at spaced points on the surface of the roller and generally no cuts are made along a line defining a portion of the indicia. The apparatus is cycled by an operating lever to move the roller across the surface of the tape under sufficient spring pressure to afford the cutting operation and then the roller is retracted as the operating handle is returned to the normal position.
July 28, 1975
Date of Patent:
March 29, 1977
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company