Automatic strapping machine
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Track mechansim for guiding flexible straps around bundles of objects Patent #: 6415712
ApplicationNo. 966191 filed on 09/28/2001
US Classes:100/26, Material receiving loop channel53/589, Applied by guiding band end about contents100/29Binder tighteners and joiners
ExaminersPrimary: Ostrager, Allen M.
Assistant: Nguyen, Jimmy
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassB65B 013/04
AbstractA strapping machine for positioning a strapping material around an associated load and sealing the strapping material to itself around the load includes a frame, a chute mounted to the frame, a feed assembly mounted to the frame a guide mounted to the frame adjacent the feed assembly and a strapping head mounted to the frame independent of the feed assembly and the guide. The feed assembly is configured to feed the strapping material therethrough. The guide receives the strapping material from the feed assembly and provides a path for the strapping material toward the strapping head. The strapping head includes a body and provides a first conveyance path for the strapping material from the guide to the chute. The head includes a second conveyance path to receive a free end of the strapping material to seal the strapping material to itself. The strapping head has an anvil pivotally mounted to the body that forms a part of the second conveyance path. The anvil pivots between a first conveying position in which the anvil is pivoted away from the body to enlarge the second conveyance path and a second sealing position in which the anvil is pivoted toward the body to narrow the second conveyance path.