Device for printing and feeding covers to containers
Feeder mechanism Patent #: 4674935
ApplicationNo. 07/207502 filed on 06/16/1988
US Classes:53/308, Turret supporting closure below header53/307Closure delivery into inverting header
ExaminersPrimary: Culver, Horace M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB65B 7/28 (20060101)
AbstractThis relates to a mechanism for transferring carton lids from a hopper or magazine to a carton closing machine and more particularly to a sealing head of such a machine. The carton closing machine has a plurality of sealing heads each carried at a work station and mounted for rotation with the machine. The carton lid transfer mechanism includes a picker for pulling a lower most lid from the hopper and thus assisting in the transfer from the hopper to a ferris wheel assembly in sequence carton lids. The ferris wheel assembly then deposits each picked up lid on to a lid carrier of a merry-go-round assembly. The merry-go-round assembly then transfers each lid to the respective sealing head of the carton closing machine. The merry-go-round assembly is provided with control plates which serve to orient lid carriers both at the time a lid is being transferred thereto and at the time a lid is being transferred to the carton closing machine so that the lid carrier is in proper alignment for receiving a lid and furthermore in proper alignment for transferring a lid to a sealing head.