Abstract: A grid pattern punch type multiaxis punch device is capable of simultaneously punching punched holes of the same shape showing different shapes for every location at each of the same positions in each of the areas defined in a work. Every time a work is moved in X-axis, Y-axis directions under its controlled state, a hammer holder is moved in a horizontal direction under its controlled state, a punch drive source (a servo motor) is driven under a state in which hammers are corresponded just above optional punches at the same positions in each group of units, each of the punches present at the same positions in the group of units is punched by each of the hammers, thereby the punch holes having the same shapes showing different shapes for every location are punched simultaneously at each of the same locations within each area defined in the work.
Abstract: Apparatus (1) for cutting a three-dimensionally shaped work-piece (C). The work-piece is placed in a mold (3) shaped to conform to the final shape of the work-piece. A first stationary frame assembly (11) holds the mold. A second frame assembly (31) is positioned above the first frame assembly and is vertically movable a short dimension with respect to it. A hoist (51) raises and lowers the second frame assembly. A plurality of cutting implements (81) carried by the second frame assembly cut the work-piece. The cutting implements are operable to cut the work-piece when the second frame assembly is lower to a position immediately above the first frame assembly.
Abstract: A Multi-Purpose Conveyor System particularly designed for efficiently handling different types of dough products which conveyor system includes a plurality of coordinated and synchronized conveyor mechanisms, constructed and arranged to eliminate the necessity for manual handling of the dough during the cutting of the dough onto individual pieces, and assembling the desired number of pieces into a product carrier and delivering the product carrier to a transport conveyor system for final processing.
Abstract: Between a plurality of side-by-side punches and an operating slide having reciprocating motion is arranged a selective motion transmission device which consists of two pluralities of toothed couplings in mutually opposed positions. The toothed couplings of a first plurality are made integral with the punches while the others follow the reciprocating motion of the slide but are shiftable transversally to it between a neutral position and a working position. In the latter position the teeth of the opposed couplings are mutually aligned and thus allow transmission of the reciprocating motion of the slide to the corresponding punches.
Abstract: Apparatus for forming arcuate corners on a vitreous sheet, the apparatus including a support for a vitreous sheet, a pair of carriages mounted above the support for relative movement so that the spacing between the carriages can be adjusted, a pair of scoring heads each mounted for arcuate movement beneath a respective carriage, and a mechanism connected for driving the heads in order to score corners of a vitreous sheet located on the support.
Abstract: An automatic mat cutting apparatus for simultaneously cutting a rectangular opening in a rectangular mat is disclosed. The mat cutting apparatus includes four mat cutters which are cooperatively mounted and moved to cut the rectangular opening. A control device controls the movement of the mat cutters. The size of the opening which is cut in the mat is adjustable by adjusting the mountings for the mat cutters relative to each other. Two mats having slightly different sized openings are easily cut by an easy adjustment of the mat cutters relative to the respective mountings.
Abstract: A cutting machine for cutting sheet metal plates and the like includes a support table for the material to be cut. A shears frame mounts a movable shears blade and the frame is movable back and forth along one edge of the support table. In addition to the movable blade, the shears frame mounts a circular saw in spaced relation to the movable blade. The circular saw is movable on the shears frame in the up and down direction relative to the support table. Further, the cutting line of the circular saw is parallel to the cutting line of the movable blade.
Abstract: An improved apparatus is disclosed for simultaneously electrically selecting an array of punches for forming holes in paper suitable for engagement with loose leaf binders or the like. The punches are electrically activated and are mounted in a housing and include a switch mounted on the housing whereby the insertion of paper into the housing will automatically activate the punches which simultaneously form holes in the paper. A corresponding set of indicator lights may be mounted on the housing to signal which punches have been selected.
Abstract: Apparatus for slitting an elongated bag enclosing an article. The apparatus includes a bag support and a mechanism for engaging a portion of the bag wall adjacent the middle of the bag and pulling the engaged wall portion in a direction transverse to the axis of the bag so that the engaged wall portion extends in such transverse direction away from the article enclosed in the bag. The apparatus includes a pair of blades and mechanism for forcing the blades through the wall of the bag between the engaged wall portion and the article to puncture the bag. The blade movement mechanism is arranged to move the blades in opposite directions towards the end of the bag after the blades have so punctured the bag wall to slit the wall of the bag longitudinally.
Abstract: A force may be applied to any point along a line which may be straight or curved in a plane or in space. For this purpose a force applicator is used which includes a pressure expandable hose section closed at its ends, a reaction member against which the hose rests, and a pressure transmitting plate moving in response to an expansion of the hose. These three elements are held in an operative position relative to one another by a modular frame section which also holds a guide member and a reset element for restoring the hose section to a starting position when no pressure is applied inside the hose. A piston rod extends through the guide member and is operatively connected to the pressure transmitting plate. The modular frame section, the guide member and preferably also the reset element form a modular unit.
Abstract: Described is a hand punch which can be constructed in a narrow compact form and of few and simple parts. It includes a narrow base formed with a plurality (e.g. two) punch pin openings in a straight line along the length of the base, a pair of lever arms pivotably mounted at opposite ends of the base on pivotal axes parallel to the width of the base, and punch pins received in openings in the lever arms and arranged such that a manual force applied to one of the lever arms to move same towards the base, also moves the other lever arm towards the base, and the plurality of punch pins through the openings in the base. The base is preferably constructed of a multi-leg channel member elongated in the direction of its length, the channel member having four spaced legs, the lower two of which define a compartment for receiving the paper chips, and the middle two of which define a slot for receiving the paper sheet to be punched.
Abstract: A mechanical press having twin working stations comprising a bed, a pair of bolsters mounted on both sides of said bed, four uprights extending upwardly from said bed, a frame structure mounted on said uprights, said frame structure having a pair of guide portions defined at both ends thereof, and a pair of slides slidably mounted in the respective guide portion of said frame structure, each of said slide structures being adapted to face with each of said bolsters.
Abstract: The disclosure relates to a frame which is intended to be passed onto reinforced concrete piles which are to be cut. The frame has at least two cutter blades which are operated by piston and cylinder assemblies such that the cutter blade edges penetrate into the pile, sever the reinforcing rods and crack that portion of the pile, in the plane of penetration, which is not reached by the cutter blade edges.
Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for making improved grafting joints between plant components, particularly woody plants. Selected plant materials may be grafted one upon another by cutting out two diametrically opposed, longitudinally diagonal sectors from each end of the plant parts to be joined. The sectors are of equal length on each plant part and are joined by slipping the sectored end of one plant part into the cooperating sectored end of the other plant part so that the parts interlock. The joint is then enveloped by tape or the like to seal the joint.Hand tools and semi-automatic machinery are disclosed for sectoring plants in a single operation and include radial cutting elements arranged perpendicularly to one another and adapted to make four simultaneous slits lengthwise and diagonally along the plant simultaneously removing the waste slit sectors.
Abstract: The invention relates to a hole forming machine which has two or more punching heads for punching holes in a sheet of metal. The sheet of metal is moved relative to the punching heads in a guide frame to which is attached a stylus. The stylus is swept over a template having a pattern of pilot holes formed therein. By locating the stylus sequentially in the pilot holes and operating the punching heads, the pattern of holes on the template can be mapped on to the sheet of metal. The provision of two or more punching heads substantially reduces positional errors in the punched pattern.
Abstract: A photographic packaging system includes a monitoring system which permits the operator to compare frames of the film negative with prints which are being cut so as to assure that the proper prints will be packaged with the corresponding film negatives. The monitoring system includes a television camera and display and a view splitter which is positioned between the television camera and the film negatives. The view splitter splits the field of view of the television camera so that the camera views two separate frames.
Abstract: A machine provided with a bed on which is mounted a frame having an explosion chamber communicating with the space of a power cylinder whose plunger supports a punch, an anvil block located opposite to the punch and carrying a die arranged coaxially with the punch, and a device for returning the plunger to the initial position. The frame and the anvil block are rigidly secured on the bed, the space of the power cylinder is open at both ends and a hole providing communication between the space, the explosion chamber is located substantially in the middle of the length of the space, the plunger supporting the punch and a second similar plunger with a second punch being installed in the space opposite to the axis of the hole while a second anvil block is rigidly installed on the bed opposite the second punch symmetrically with the first anvil block relative to the same axis, the second anvil block being rigidly connected to the first anvil block and carrying a rigidly-secured second die.
May 26, 1976
Date of Patent:
June 21, 1977
Nikolai Borisovich Ponomarenko, Vadim Grigorievich Kononenko, Viktor Alexeevich Stelmakh, Vladimir Ivanovich Kotelnikov, Ivan Jurievich Valenya, Vladimir Nikolaevich Sarancha, Anatoly Avramovich Petrenko, Valery Pavlovich Bozhko, Sergei Vasilievich Yatsenko, Igor Pavlovich Komnatny, Levon Khachaturovich Akhnazariants, Vitaly Evgenievich Strizhenko, Boris Alexeevich Kolokolov, Stanislav Anisimovich Maznichenko, Viktor Vasilievich Bozhko, Oleg Alexandrovich Bondarenko, Robert Sharafutdinovich Zakirov
Abstract: A method and apparatus for cutting cylinders of gelatinous material such as polyacrylamide gels into discs of precise thickness comprises a cutting surface which is placed in contact with the entire circumference of the cylinder. Cutting force is then applied from all points on the circumference at once, resulting in cutting the gel cylinder towards the center from all points on the circumference. This is accomplished by the use of a multi-bladed diaphragm similar to an iris diaphragm used for camera aperture control. The edges of the blades of the diaphragm form a variable dimension cutting surface.
June 27, 1974
Date of Patent:
May 4, 1976
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare
Abstract: An apparatus for simultaneously forming a plurality of terminals from a plurality of lengths of wire and inserting the terminals simultaneously into preformed openings in a plastic part. The apparatus includes a mechanism for simultaneously moving a plurality of lengths of wire which are held in spaced relation to one another to a severing position. The wires may be arranged in both horizontal and vertical planes. At the severing position, a shear is provided for simultaneously severing end portions from the lengths of wires to form a plurality of short wire terminals. The shears and an anvil support the terminals and maintain them in spaced relation to one another after severing for insertion into the preformed openings in the plastic part. The apparatus further includes a tool which supports the plastic part. A slide moves the plastic part and the terminals into engagement with one another to thereby embed the terminals in the preformed openings of the plastic part.