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Movable friction blocks for a rectangular baler

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Rectangular baler comprising a bale chamber adapted to contain one or more bales; a compacting plunger for advancing crop material in a direction towards a discharge opening of the bale chamber; wherein the rectangular baler further comprises at least one friction block mounted moveably in a wall of the bale chamber such that at least a part of each friction block is moveable out of the wall; and biasing element adapted for biasing the at least one friction block in a position wherein the at least one friction block protrudes out of the wall.

Telescoping type cover for truck beds and the like

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An enclosure assembly enabling the selective covering of an area such as the bed of a pickup truck. The assembly includes a plurality of extendable collapsible cover section interconnected by an actuation system. The actuation system enables the rear cover section of the assembly to be pivoted to a collapsed or extended position by a pivoting structure having unique cam and leverage characteristics. The entire assembly can be selectively power operated or locked into position using a clutch mechanism associated with the actuation system. The actuation system can be powered by an electric motor or by a hand crank operating through bevel gears in case of a system failure.

System and method for adjusting and cooling a densifier

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A system for adjusting the output of a densifier that includes a compression screw. The system may include a pressure system that includes a frame that at least partially surrounds at least a portion of a rail section of an extruder module associated with the densifier, at least one fluid spring associated between the frame and a wall of the rail section, and a compression system associated with the at least one fluid spring, wherein adjustment of the compression system is adapted to increase or decrease the compression force applied by the at least one fluid spring to the wall of the rail section.

Sorting and bundling all-in-one machine and banknote stacking and sorting module thereof

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A banknote stacking and sorting module comprises a banknote clamping and conveying sub-module, which comprises a clamping mechanism and a vertical reciprocating mechanism thereof. Clamping mechanism comprises bearing plate, support, cam, clamping rod and clamping spring. Cam is rotatably mounted on support. Clamping rod comprises clamping end, transmission end and hinged part between clamping end and transmission end. Hinged part of clamping rod is hinged on support. Cam engages with transmission end of clamping rod and can drive clamping rod in rotation around second rotary shaft between released position and clamped position. One end of clamping spring is fixed on support and the other end is connected to clamping end of clamping rod so as to provide to clamping rod an elastic force for clamping banknotes.

Method for applying a strap around a load

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In one aspect, the present invention contemplates a strapping station that integrates with a machine for wrapping and clamping a strap around a load, particularly a palletized load. The strapping station includes a transfer conveyor and a compression conveyor that is supported to be lowered onto the upper surface of a load to apply pressure to or compress the load during the strapping operation. The compression conveyor is maintained in that position, continuously applying pressure to the load, even as the load is moved for the application of straps at different locations.

Press machine and method of controlling the same

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a press machine for driving a slide by a motor, including a control device for controlling driving of the motor, in which the press machine has a press capacity which can be variably controlled by using field control for the motor.

Bonding apparatus and bonding method

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The bonding apparatus is capable of effectively increasing temperature of a substrate and reducing occurrence of position gaps and poor connection in a process of flip-chip-bonding semiconductor devices to the substrate. The bonding apparatus comprises: a supporting unit for supporting the substrate, on which the semiconductor devices have been adhered by a non-conductive; and a heating/pressing unit for heating and pressing the substrate, the heating/pressing unit having a built-in heat source and a clamping face, onto which the substrate supported by the supporting unit is pressed. The substrate supported by the supporting unit is moved toward the clamping face of the heating/pressing unit so as to preheat the substrate and the semiconductor devices by radiation heat. Then, the semiconductor devices are pressed onto the clamping face of the heating/pressing unit so as to cure the non-conductive adhesive and bond bumps of the semiconductor devices to terminal sections of the substrate.

Devices for thermally induced transformations controlled by irradiation of functionalized fullerenes

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electromagnetic radiation activated device comprises a property changing material and at least one functionalized fullerene that upon irradiation of the functionalized fullerenes with electromagnetic radiation of one or more frequencies a thermally activated chemical or physical transformation occurs in the property changing material. The thermal activated transformation of the property changing material is triggered by the heating or combustion of the functionalized fullerenes upon their irradiation. The device can include a chemical agent that is embedded in the property changing material and is released when the material is heated by the functionalized fullerenes upon irradiation.

Toggle clamping mechanism for injection molding machine

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A toggle clamping mechanism for an injection molding machine includes a toggle link, a crosshead connected to the toggle link, and a driving device for driving the crosshead. A ball spline shaft is provided parallel to a ball screw for driving the crosshead. Further, a ball spline nut provided in the crosshead is engaged with the ball spline shaft so that the crosshead may be guided by the ball spline shaft.

Square baler comprising a stuffer

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A stuffer includes an arm connected at a first pivot point to a crank arm that is driven to rotate at a multiple of the cycling rate of the plunger, and the arm is acted upon at a second pivot point by a cam track and follower arrangement selectively driven with the crank arm by a disengageable clutch.

Square balers

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A square baler includes a control system having a closed loop mode of operation in which at least one of the volume of the feeder duct and the threshold pressure of the pressure sensor is varied automatically to maintain the capacity parameter within one of a plurality of desired capacity ranges. The desired capacity range is selected by the control system in such a manner as to maintain the width of each slice in the finished bale within predetermined limits.

Baler with an improved stripper roll

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Stationary plates are mounted in the spaces between the segments of a roll. At least one of the plates comprises a cam-like extension, protruding from the roll surface for preventing wrapping material from wrapping around the roll.

Method for forming laminate and laminating device

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A surface of a laminate base body including a projection is caused to penetrate at least a film-shaped laminating body and surely laminated by a simple configuration, and a laminate thereof is formed at a uniform thickness without an occurrence of voids. A laminating device is provided with a heating unit configured to heat at least an insulating resin film; an upper plate and a lower plate configured to be capable of opening and closing, and configured to form a chamber that becomes sealed upon closing; a receiving member having an elasticity and disposed on the upper plate; an elastic membrane body disposed on the lower plate; a vacuuming unit configured to vacuum inside of the chamber; and a compressing unit configured to bloat the elastic membrane body.

Method and apparatus for conveying a cellulosic feedstock

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for conveying a cellulosic feedstock are disclosed. The apparatus, such as a holding tank, has a passage. At the outlet to the passage, a conveyance member is provided to convey the cellulosic feedstock laterally across the outlet. The conveyance member, e.g., at least one screw conveyor, may have a variable pitch along its length. The method comprises passing the cellulosic feedstock through an impregnation chamber to an outlet of the impregnation chamber; passing the cellulosic feedstock from the outlet of the impregnation chamber to an inlet of a holding tank; passing the cellulosic feedstock downwardly through the holding tank; maintaining a generally constant residence time in the holding tank; and subsequently subjecting the cellulosic feedstock to a hydrolysis process.

Reinforcing bar binding machine

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with a device for detecting a power supply voltage during a binding wire twisting step subjected to the heaviest load and comparing the power supply voltage with a predetermined CPU operation voltage, and a control device for driving a motor in a reverse direction when the voltage has dropped below the predetermined CPU operation voltage. The power supply voltage during operation is monitored, and twisting operation is suspended before the voltage drops below the CPU operation voltage, whereby the binding wire twisting mechanism is returned to the initial position. Therefore, it is possible to prevent the binding wire twisting mechanism from being stopped while grasping the binding wire, when the CPU stops.

Screw extruder

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In a screw extruder comprising a screw shaft on which at least one screw blade is disposed, a filter screen surrounding the screw shaft and including filter openings is arranged within oppositely located frames and a funnel-shaped filtrate trough is disposed below and on the outer side of the filter screen, the screw shaft is cylindrical in the region of an inlet port, widens conically in its central region, and is cylindrical in the region of the discharge port, and the filtrate trough comprises at least two chambers, which chambers are each provided with a drain for filtrate, and the first chamber in the region of the inlet port has a longitudinal extension corresponding to at least the length of the cylindrical portion of the screw shaft in the same region.

Liquid extraction for trash compactor

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present relate generally to devices and methods for separating and removing liquid waste from mixed waste. One embodiment relates to a trash compactor having a suction line for removing collected liquid. A further embodiment relates to a trash compactor having a sloped platen for allowing liquid to collect for subsequent removal or drainage.

Square baler with improved airflow past the knotters

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

At least part of the side of the crossbeam facing the knotter is inclined at an angle of more than ninety degrees to the upper wall of the baling chamber in order to permit a smooth flow of air from the fan past the knotter.

Method of producing switchgrass whole stalk bales at high densities optimized for transport on semi-trailer trucks to biorefineries

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Method of baling switchgrass whole stalks into square bales at bulk densities between 12.5 and 20.5 lbs/ft3, optimized for highway transport after dry down to maximize semi-trailer truck payloads.

Apparatus and method for forming bundles composed of printed products

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus for forming bundles of printed products includes a lift element that moves vertically inside a holding area. The printed products are deposited on the lift element when the lift element is in an upper position. The lift moves the deposited printed products downward into the holding area so that the printed products are in position to subsequently be compressed into a bundle by pressing the printed products with an upward movement against a pressing element. The lift transports the compressed bundle to a lower position in the holding area where the lift element moves out of the holding area to a position in which the bundle is released to drop onto a support element. The lift element thereafter is moveable from the lower position to the upper position for the depositing of additional printed products. An ejection element conveys the compressed bundle out of the holding area.

Debris sweep and dry assist device for strap printing

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A debris sweep and dry assist device is for use with a strapping machine. The debris sweep and dry assist device is positioned between the strapping machine and an associated strap supply. The device includes a body having a strap inlet and a strap outlet and defining a strap path therethrough. The body has a first wall at about the strap inlet and a second wall at about the strap outlet. The body has a first manifold and a plurality of first branches extending between the first manifold and the first wall to provide a plurality of flow paths from the first manifold to the environs through the first branches. A compressed is gas directed into the first manifold and flows out of the first branches, and is directed onto strap material at a location at about the strap inlet.

Waste containment apparatus

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A waste containment apparatus fits within, the same physical envelope as a typical 6 cubic yard bin. The apparatus has lifting fittings to permit conventional lifting and dumping by a garbage truck. The bin has, internally, a compactor including a motor and a compaction head driven by the motor. The unit has a single point power connection. The working mechanical assemblies and the electrical control unit are mounted well above the inlet chute. The inlet chute is a front or rear access chute, such that the lifting height of the inlet chute is significantly lower than the top opening level of the bin generally. The unit has an internal refuse flow accumulation path, and internal members such as deflector plates oriented to urge the refuse to fill and compact more evenly than otherwise. The unit may have a liquid drain and collection sump. The sump may have a sump heater.

Method for transporting, placing and compacting composite stiffeners

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A device for compacting a contoured elongate composite layup includes flexible first and second fiber reinforced resin flexible sections flexible along their lengths. The first section is flexible within a first plane and the second section is flexible within the first plane as well as within a second plane.

Automatic banding packing machine and automatic banding packing system

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An automatic banding packing machine is provided with a packing machine body having an upper-face table on which the object to be packed passes, a pair of vertical band guide arches arranged separately from each other above the upper-face table in a direction parallel with a passage direction of the object to be packed, and a horizontal band guide arch arranged above the upper-face table in the direction parallel with the passage direction of the object to be packed, and the pair of vertical band guide arches is configured to be movable between a standby position separated from the horizontal band guide arch and a communication position communicating with the horizontal band guide arch in a direction orthogonal to the passage direction of the object to be packed.

Round baler

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A round baler is provided having a frame, a baling chamber on the frame for forming a round bale, an unloading area provided between the baling chamber and a ground surface and at least one depositing element which is arranged in the unloading area and which extends parallel to the rotational axis of the round bale and serves for supporting the round bale during an unloading operation. To reduce mechanical stress on the round bale caused by the depositing element and as a result to prevent damage to the round bale, a flat section is provided which, compared to the rollers otherwise usually used as depositing element, provides a higher contact surface for the round bale such that the surface pressure during the impact of the round bale can be decisively reduced compared to the use of a roller.

Dual-pivoted quick bale ejector for round baler

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a baler ejection system that may be used with an agricultural harvester, such as a round baler, waste baler, combine, or cotton harvester. More particularly, the bale ejection system uses the motion of two pairs of parallel arms that extend transversely from the sidewalls of a bale chamber at two sets of distinct pivot points. When activated by the operator of the bale ejection system, the two pairs of parallel arms raise simultaneously to expose an outlet through which the bale may be ejected. The bale ejection system is designed to allow a larger outlet for the bale evacuation as compared to existing bale ejection systems that employ circular motion to expose the bale outlet. A formed bale may become ejected by one or more conveyer belts that exert a rearward force on the bale within the bale chamber.

Screw filter press

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Described is a screw filter press comprising a screw shaft, which has at least one coil turn and two screw shaft ends, the shaft axis of which is oriented parallel to the gravity vector and which is supported on one side via the upper screw shaft end thereof and which is connected to a rotary drive, and which is enclosed coaxially, at least in its lower partial area in a so-called filter area by a cylindrical filter tube, which is provided with openings and at which a filtrate space adjoins radially, to which underpressure can be applied. The invention is characterized in that a sliding tube, which radially surrounds the screw shaft in the direction of the upper screw shaft end in a fluid-tight manner, follows coaxially to the filter tube at the same inner diameter as the filter tube, that provision is made between the at least one coil turn of the screw shaft and the sliding tube for a radial play and that the at last one coil turn of the screw shaft adjoins the filter tube in the area of the filter tube either indirectly or directly at the inner wall.

In-line bale eject system

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An ejector system for ejecting bales from a bale-forming chamber of an agricultural baler includes a first and second shuttle assembly. The first shuttle assembly reciprocates when being driven. The first shuttle assembly is adapted for establishing mechanical contact with the second shuttle assembly and for driving the second shuttle assembly during movements of the first shuttle assembly in a reverse direction substantially opposite to the forward direction of the bales in the bale-forming chamber, thus synchronizing reverse movement of both shuttle assemblies.

Baler attachment for optionally changing the orientation of bales being released from a baler

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A bale turning apparatus for attachment to a baler to generally align the cylindrical of the bales in each row as the bales are released from the baler. Using the disclosed invention, the bales are essentially turned ninety degrees from the orientation of bales from the position that they are typically released from a round baler. By accomplishing this general alignment of the cylindrical axis of each bale in each row, when baling corn stover or other row crops, the bale loading operation can later be done more efficiently by driving down the rows in the same direction as the combine and baler have traveled.

Pelletizing device

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A pelletizing device comprising a rotary drivable at least partly cylindrical die, wherein the cylindrical part comprises a multitude of radial openings for making of pellets and at least one roller rotatable around a stationary shaft, for pressing of material to be pelletized through the radial openings in the die, wherein the roller is mounted to the corresponding stationary shaft by means of at least one roller bearing and wherein the pelletizing device comprises an oil circulation system for lubricating each of the roller bearings of each of the rollers with oil.

Square baler having flywheel planetary drive

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A powered square baler is operable to be powered by a prime mover to form a bale by compressing loose material. The powered square baler broadly includes a chassis, a plunger assembly, a flywheel, and a planetary gear train. The chassis includes a baler frame that presents a baling chamber to receive the loose material. The plunger assembly includes a reciprocating plunger head slidably mounted relative to the baler frame and operable to reciprocate into and out of the chamber and apply a compressive force to the loose material. The flywheel is rotatably mounted on the chassis and is operable to be driven by the prime mover. The planetary gear train is drivingly attached to the flywheel and is drivingly attached relative to the plunger assembly to transmit power between the flywheel and the plunger assembly and thereby drive the plunger head.

Hand-held strapper

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EST

A strapping tool for tensioning and securing a strap on or around an object or load includes a motor, a tensioning assembly coupled to the motor, and a weld plate assembly coupled to the motor. The motor is actuated in a first direction to control the tensioning assembly to tension the strap during a tensioning operation and the motor is actuated in a second direction to control the weld plate assembly to weld the strap to itself during a welding operation.

Methods and apparatus for compacting trash

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EST

Methods and apparatus for compacting trash are disclosed. A disclosed example trash compacting system includes a trash receptacle, a collection bin, a compaction bin proximal to the collection bin, having a receiving opening to receive trash via the trash receptacle, and having an ejection opening through which compacted trash is ejected into the collection bin, and a compactor mechanism operatively coupled with the compaction bin to compact the trash within the compaction bin.

Camera for monitoring functions of a round baler

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A system is provided to utilize one or more video cameras placed proximal to one or more operating systems of a round baler and one or more signals on the baler to switch screens on a display to display video during bale ejection, crop feeding, twine or net wrapping and back up. The display switches screens back to other baler application when for example the ejection cycle is completed, the wrapping cycle is completed etc. This allows an operator to visually monitor various baler functions while facing forward and without the need to manually change setting on the display.

Forging press and method of controlling same

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A forging press includes a slide configured to have a die attached thereto; a drive shaft configured to cause the slide to rise and lower by rotating; a flywheel connected to the drive shaft via a clutch; a servomotor connected to the drive shaft; and a control part configured to control respective operations of the clutch and the servomotor, wherein the control part is configured to perform such control as to cause the drive shaft to rotate with the driving of the flywheel in at least one of a rising process, in which the slide is caused to rise, to cause the slide to rise and a lowering process, in which the slide is caused to lower, to cause the slide to lower.

Metering process and device for performing the process

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

An apparatus for compacting a divided material is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a chamber. The chamber includes an opening at one end. A valve is positioned proximate the opening. The apparatus further includes a container capable of dispensing a divided material into the chamber. A plunger is configured to compact the material into the chamber when the valve is closed. The plunger is also capable of pushing the compacted material through the opening and out of the chamber when the valve is open. A process and system for metering a material are also disclosed.

Blocked orifice tube sensor for citrus juice extractor

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A juice extractor includes a strainer tube mounted to receive juice and pulp of a fruit. An orifice tube reciprocates within the strainer tube and has an ejection port and is configured to generate pressure and separate juice and pulp, collect core, and discharge core out of the ejection port. A sensor is positioned adjacent the orifice tube and configured to sense material ejected from the ejection port.

Portable roller press

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A portable roller press that includes a base frame having a pair of opposing stanchions, a drive roller assembly having upper and lower rollers extending between and rotatably mounted to the stanchions, a pair of opposing wings that are hingedly coupled to the base frame and selectively movable between open and closed positions, and an idler roller rotatably mounted to each of the wings. The wings have recessed portions that together substantially enclose the drive roller assembly when the wings are in closed positions. Additionally, when the wings are in their closed positions, the idler rollers are contained in a void space between the upper and lower rollers. The wings can be substantially hollow and arc configured for holding and transporting items therein.

Pellet press for producing pellets

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A pellet press for producing pellets from material which is to be compressed. In the pellet press, the biomass is compressed through the holes of the die by at least one press device comprising a roller which rolls on the die, to form pellets. The die and/or the roller move in relation to each other during the production thereof. Provides essential machine elements or modules which are simple to access and also quick to exchange. The construction and operation of the pellet press should be modular so that the production power can be variably adjusted and/or the production is independent of the repairs of individual modules. At least one press device comprising at least one roller and/or the die is arranged inside a press frame in the pellet press, the press frame being embodied in the form of at least one C-frame and/or at least one window frame.

Device and method for compressing an edge of a building panel and a building panel with compressed edges

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A device and method of producing a building panel with a compressed and curved edge including a press tool, a heat device and a lubricating device and a building panel with a curved edge produced by the device and method.

Method for forming and applying composite layups having complex geometries

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A composite layup is formed on a tool and placed on a contoured part. The tool is contoured to substantially match the contour of the part. A set of location data is generated which represents the location of the part in space relative to the tool. An automated manipulator uses the location data to move the tool into proximity to the part and place the contoured layup on the part.

Even bale block for monitoring bale shape in a round baler

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A bale size sensing mechanism for an agricultural round baler having bale chamber partially defined by continuous side-by-side belts disposed between a pair of spaced-apart side walls and trained around a plurality of rolls. Bale size sensing mechanisms disposed in each side wall detects the density of the transverse ends of a bale forming within the chamber and provides the measure to a controller which determines the transverse uniformity of the bale. Each sensing mechanism includes a generally planar element having a wedge-shaped periphery with a vertex, the planar element being pivotally coupled to the baler adjacent to the vertex and a portion of the wedge-shaped periphery projecting into the bale-forming chamber to interact with the bale forming therein. The wedge-shaped periphery minimizes open areas within the bale chamber into which turbulent crop could enter and jam the sensing mechanism.

C frame structure configured to provide deflection compensation and associated method

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A C frame structure, a robotic system and an associated method are provided respond to and accommodate the loads placed upon the C frame structure during actuation of a working tool. The C frame structure includes a plurality of links and a plurality of pins interconnecting the links to form a pinned truss configuration. The pinned truss configuration is responsive to loads imparted in response to actuation of the tool such that each link is placed in compression or tension. The C frame structure also includes a plurality of hydraulic cylinders connected to the links such that each hydraulic cylinder extends in parallel to a respective link. A first hydraulic cylinder operates in a compression mode in response to strain attributable to actuation of the tool. A second hydraulic cylinder operates in an extension mode in response to the first hydraulic cylinder operating in the compression mode.

Electric-hydraulic riveter and crimper hand power tool

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

An electrically-hydraulically powered rivet setting and crimping hand power tool is provided, having a battery driven electric motor mechanically powering an offset drive cam through a dual planetary drive gear, the drive cam being in direct mechanical contact with a dual volume, dual stage concentrically delivering longitudinally reciprocating piston pump being in direct hydraulic communication with a work engaging hydraulic cylinder surrounding a centrally fixed and stationary work piece puller shaft, wherein the work engaging hydraulic cylinder is thrust forward around the work piece puller shaft when the tool is activated thereby providing the mechanical motion to activate a user provided riveter nose assembly attachment. When activated by a trigger mechanism, the work engaging cylinder moves forward relative to the centrally fixed work piece puller shaft having a user provided riveter tool nose assembly attachment positioned such that a rivet fastener pin is pulled away from the rivet relative to the surrounding work engaging cylinder thereby fixing the rivet in place. The centrally fixed work piece puller shaft further comprises a hydraulically activated work piece extraction mechanism. A pressure relief trigger is further provided so as to retract the work engaging cylinder upon setting a rivet fastener. An alternate embodiment of the tool receives a user provided crimping nose assembly attachment may optionally be fitted wherein the work piece engaging cylinder motion relative to the centrally fixed work piece puller shaft is translated into a crimping action.

Reverse tension mechanism for a strapping machine

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A reverse tension mechanism for a strapping machine includes an active wheel, a supporting arm installed with a passive wheel, a lever, and a spring. The supporting arm can be moved relative to the active wheel, so that a strapping band which passes between the passive wheel and the active wheel is clamped to control retracting and tightening of the strapping band. A first end of the lever is pivotably connected to a section of the supporting arm, and the spring is vertically installed between a second end of the lever and the section of the supporting arm. The first end of the lever can be activated by a cam to press the spring vertically to produce a pushing force to swing the supporting arm.

Feeding and reversing mechanism for a strapping machine

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A feeding and reversing mechanism for a strapping machine includes a forward-reverse wheel assembly and a tension wheel assembly which are mounted on a base and arranged in such a way to provide larger contact areas between a strapping band and the two wheel assemblies. The feeding and reversing mechanism further includes first and second spring units. The first spring unit helps to keep a suitable gap between an active wheel and a passive wheel of the tension wheel assembly for the strapping band to pass through. The second spring unit helps to move the passive wheel toward the active wheel of the tension wheel assembly, so that the strapping band can be clamped between the passive wheel and the active wheel tightly to facilitate reversing and tightening of the strapping band.

Hand-held machine press apparatus

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A hand-held pressing apparatus comprises a pressing assembly and a controlling valve. The pressing assembly comprises a piston cylinder, a piston, a piston rod mounted on the piston, and a tool. The piston cylinder defines a piston chamber. The piston is slidably received in the piston chamber. The piston rod is partially protrudes from the piston chamber. The tool is mounted to the protruding end of the piston rod. The controlling valve connects to a pressure source, and is for controlling the gas pressure in the piston chamber. When the pressing head aims at the workpiece, the controlling valve controls the piston chamber to pressurize the pressure cylinder assembly using pressurized gas from the pressure source, to drive the piston, the push rod and the tool to act on the workpiece.

Engineered top infeed hopper system with side-mounted cutting device

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A baler for making compacted bales of a cellulosic biomass material, the baler comprising: a housing defining a compaction chamber therein, wherein the housing comprises a top wall, an infeed opening defined in the top wall for introducing the material into the compaction chamber, and wherein a cutting device is mounted on the housing alongside the infeed opening.

Variable density pre-compression chamber

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

In one embodiment, a stuffer system for a baler, the stuffer system comprising: a pre-compression chamber used to transport crop material to a plunger; and plural stuffer arms having coupled to the plural stuffer arms a retractable fork, each of the plural stuffer arms pivotable about an axis and driven in a clockwise and counterclockwise shared path by a first motive apparatus, the fork driven by a second motive apparatus, the fork and stuffer arm independently controlled, wherein the first and second motive apparatuses cause the plural stuffer arms and the fork, upon engagement, to advance plural crop material charges along the pre-compression chamber before delivering the plural charges to the plunger.

Roll for devices for the treatment of ribbon-shaped paper material and related device

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

In one embodiment, a roll for devices for the treatment of ribbon-shaped paper material includes a central shaft, on which a coaxial tubular jacket is fitted, among which two oscillating and non-rotating connection organs are positioned, the central shaft of the roll having, at opposite ends, oscillating bearings housed in a supporting structure, wherein the central shaft and jacket are both rotating and are also made torsionally integral by means of at least one flexible organ capable of transmitting a torque. In another embodiment, a device for the treatment of ribbon-like paper material includes with a pair of rolls opposed as specified above, wherein a first roll has a tubular steel jacket and a second roll has a tubular rubber jacket.