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Publication numberUS1433047 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 24, 1922
Filing dateJun 28, 1917
Publication numberUS 1433047 A, US 1433047A, US-A-1433047, US1433047 A, US1433047A
InventorsFor Lining Can Ends
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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l; D. THORNBUR GH. ORGANIZED APPARATUSNFQR' L|N|N.G CAN ENDS AND SEAMING SAME TO CAN BODIES. APPucA-rmu HLE D JUNE 28, 1917.

I 1,433,047, Patented Oct. 24,1922.

5 SHEETS-SHEET l.

IN VEN TOR. 1m- BY W- l. D THORNBURGH.

ORGANIZED APPARATU$ FOR LINING CAN ENDS AND SEAMING SAME TO BODIES.

APPLICATION FILED JUNE 28, 1911.

1,433,047. Patented Oct. 24,1922

5 SHEETS-SHEET 2- IN VEN TOR.

" J4; ATTORNEY.

I. D. THORNBURGH. ORGANIZED APPARATUS FOR-LINING CAN ENDS AND S EAMING SAME T0 CAN BODIES.

' APPLICATION FILED JUNE 28,1917- 1,433,047. Patented Oct. 24, 1922.

s SHEETSSHEET a.

28 ifv A INVENTOR.

I. D. THORNBURGH.

ORGANIZED APPARATUS FOR LINING CAN ENDS AND SEAMING SAME T0 CAN BODIES.

APPLICATION FILED HLNE 28. 12m.

1,433,047. Patented Oct. 24,1922.

5 $HEETS-SHEET 4.

IN VENTOR.

BY W ATTORNEY.

I. D. THORNBURGH.-

ORGANIZED APPARATUS FOR LINING CAN ENDS AND SEA-MING. SAME TO CAN BOEIIES.

' APPLICATION FILED JUNE 28. I917 "1,433,047, I Patented 00t.24,1922.

5 SHEETS-SHEE'I 5.

I V OR. K4 37.3 IN ENT BY may) *EZITTORNEY.

Patented Oct. 24 1922.

mam S AT PATENT u I,

liven n. THonnBUnea-I, or BERKELEY, cAI'IInoRNrA, essrenon we AMERICAN CAN COMPANY, or sen nnenorsco, oemronmn, A conPoRA'rIoNornEw JERSEY.

ORGANIZED APrAnATns *ron Em e t ENDS AND snAMrNG sAME T0 CAN BODIES.

Application fi1edfJuneQ28,

To all whom it may concern: i 1 Be it known that I, IVAN D. T HORNBURGH, a citizen of the United States, residingat Berkeley, in the county of Alameda and State of California, have "invented certain new and usefulImprovements in Organized Ap'paratusforLining Can Endsand Seaming Same to Can Bodies, of which thefollowing is aspecification.

Thepresent invention relates to an or- "ganized'apparatus for cutting gasket ring liners from blanks or from a web of liner material, positioning said liners within the flanges of can/ends, and applying and seaming said can ends to can bodies. 1 The object of the invention is to provide a; machine for the described purpose, in which a can endis lined, appled anfd seamed toa canbody, all the operations incident thereto being automatically performed by the various inter-working parts of themachine. By then use of this apparatus the canner or can maker, as the-case may be, is enabled to line can ends, properly position the same relative to can bodies and permanently unite the lined can'ends with the can'bodies by means of one organized machine. The-various operations of cutting the gasket liner from liner material" and applying the same to the can end, positioning the lined can end relative to a can body, andseaming the same thereto,-wliich have heretofore required individual machines, can now be performed'under the present invention by a single organized machine; By thus combining the operations oi a number of machines into one interconnected apparatus, a considerable reduction in expense machine.

'bedor table havin an elevated 1917. Serial No. 177,499.

the form and construction of the machine wlthout departing from the spirit of the invent on, and it is therefore my wish to claim the invention as broadly as the state of the art will permit.

In order to comprehend the invention, reierence should be had to the accompanying sheets of drawings,- wherein,

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the complete Fig. 2 is a sectional the line2- 2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a sectional elevation taken in two planes represented by the lines 3- 3 of F lgs. 1 and 2, and viewed in the direction plan view" taken on a of the arrows;

4 is a sectional elevation taken on the l ne of Fig. I and viewed in the direction ofthe arrows.- I

r Fig. '5' is a detailed sectional elevation taken oni'the line 5-5 of Fig. 1 and viewed in the direction of the arrows.

. Fig. 6 is a detailed sectional elevation taken on the line 6-6 of Fig.1 and viewed in the direction of the arrows;

Fig. 7 is a detailed sectional plan or" a. portion of the machine, showing an arrangement for utilizing a continuous web of'liner material for the cutting therefrom of the ring liners.

F ig. 8 is a vertical detail, enlarged, of the liner cutting dies employed for severing the ring liners from a web of liner material.

I Fig. 9 is an enlarged detailed. sectional elevation illustrating the apertured plate for supporting the lined can end IGlELlLlXe to the flanged can body positioned at the seaming station, disclosing the rotatable support for the can body and the chuck .for clamping the can end. to the seaming operations." r

The frame of the machine, as shown in Fig. l of the drawings, comprises upright end members 1, connected together by transverse webs 2 and 3 and a lower cross memher 4', and carrying ahorizontally disposed portion 5 can body during the and a depressed portion 6.

The various Working parts of the machine are operated from a horizontal drive shaft 7 journalled in the upper portion of the upright frame members 1, and carrying at one end a pulley 8 adapted to receive power from any desired source, not shown. The other end of said drive shaft is connected, by means of a pair of miter gears 9, with a vertically disposed shaft 10 carried in "suitable brackets 11, and said vertical shaft is in turn connected, by means of a pair of miter gears 12, with a lower hori-. zontal shaft 13 journalled in the lower por-' tion of the frame uprights 1.

A horizontal turret 14, Figs. 1, 2, and 3 of the drawings, is mounted above the upper table 5 and is carried by a vertically disposed shaft 15, suitably journalled in said table and the lower cross frame member ,4. Said shaft is intermittently rotated by means of a mutilated worm 16, Figs. 1 and 3 of th d wings, mounted upon the lower horizontal shaft 13, and adapted to. mesh with a correspondingly formed worm wheel 17 carried by said turret shaft. The turret 14 isv formed with a number of evenly disposed spaced apertures 18, Fig. :2 off the drawings, each being formed with two annular shoulders 19 and 20, Fig.3 of the drawings, the former of a diameter to re ceive a can end and the lattero-f diameter to receive a-gasket liner for. said end. Radial grooves 21, Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings,

are formed in the upper face of said tum-st, extending from the apertures 18 to the outer edge thereof, and each ofsaid grooves is formed with .a depressed portion -22 at its center. i

A magazine orholder,adapted to contain a stack of blanks when sharing lin r are to be vcut from previously formed blanks, is mounted upon a bracket 1 extended -rearwarclly from thetable 5 at the rear .of .theturret l4. As shown in Figs. 2 and 3-of1the drawings, the magazine comprises four spaced vertically disposed rods -23arising from a bracket -24 and adapted to contain a stack of liner blanks 25. The lowermost liner blank 25 of said stack is removed from the bottom of the holder by means of a suitably formed knife 26,, Fig. of-t'he drawings, carried v by a feed slide 27, the latter being mounted in suitably formed ln r-izontail guides and Opera-ted by means of a lilllf 29 and a belhcrank lever 30, the latter ceiving its motion in to, he pr sently escr bed- The knife 26 of the feed slide 2T engages the lowermost liner blank -25 of the stack and pushes the same forwardly -.thro,ugh the radial groove 21 in the turret 14 into the aperture 18 thereof, where said liner pressed portion of said radial turret groove 21.

It is understood that during this forward movement of the feed slide 27 to place the liner blank 25 upon the annular shoulder 20 of the turret aperture 18, the turret 14 remains stationary. Immediately upon the withdrawal of said feed slide to free its knife 26 from the turret, said turet is advanced one step in its rotation by the described mechanism, thereby carrying the liner blank from the. position A, Fig. 2 of the drawings, to the position B. At this position the liner blank, resting within the shouldered aperture of the turret, is in alignment with a pair of oppositely reriproeating liner cutting dies adapted to cut a ring liner from said blank, Figs. and t? of the drawings.

Upper and lower die heads 31 and 32 's 'speetively are mounted within suitably formed guides 33 and :35 and are operated by means of cranks 36 and 37, respectively canried by the upper and lower horizontal shafts 7 and 13, said cranks being connected with said die heads by adjustable eonnectingrods 38 and 89. The die heads 81 and are offset as shown, and carry on their adjacent ends coracting die members. The lower head 32 carries an annular ring die 40, the inte rior thereof, and also the interior of said head, being hollow to permit the clischarge of the waste from the web or blank. The upper head 3,1 carries a central die 41, surrounded by a stripper ring 42, which is normally held, in a position to allow its edge to project beyond said .die, by springs 43. It will be readily understood that when said dies come together, a ring is cut from the outer edge of the liner blank by means of i the co-acting dies 40 and 41, the waste core of said blank being forced through the hollow lower die 40 by the upper die 41. Upon the separation of said dies the ring liner is stripped from the upper die 41. by the action of the stripper ring 42, and is allowed to rest upon the shoulder -20 of the turretaperture l8.

The operating lever 30 of the feed slidev 27 is connected. with the lower die head 32 by means of a link 30, as shown, so that said feed slide is openated, to place a liner blank -25 within a turnet aperture 18 at the position A, by the movement of said die head 32, which moyen ent also causes a ring liner to be cut from ithe previous blank at the position B.

The turret 14, after said dies have been separatedjis advanced one step toln-ing the ,a pertunef18, with the cut ri liner resting therein, into the position :C, Fig. 2 of the drawings. At *this position the ring liner is not acted upon, but merely rests during the cutting of a second liner and the positioning of a third blank upon the turret. The third the cut ring liner to the position D,-at which HESS.

it is axiall'v 'aligned heneath a holder containing a stack ofcan ends. c

' As shown in Figs" 2 and 3 of the drawings, said can end holder comprises four vertical rods 15 arising frornan annular base 46, the latter being carried by a forwardly extend inp; bracket 47; *The stack of canends 48 Within said holder is normally supported by a pair of oppositely disposed cut-out arms 49 Flg. 2 of the drawings, carrying fingers projecting "from opposite sides into the annular base 46 of said holder Said stack of ends 48 is shown in l ig. 3 of the draw-- ingrn hutis omitted from Fig. 2 For clear- Said cut-out arms d9 are pi'iiotally mounted at 51 Fig. 20f the drawings,a11d are inter-connectedhy means of'gear teeth 52 to operate innnison and in opposite directions. One of said'arms carries a projecting lever 53 Which is connected by means of a rod 54 with a crank 55 mounted upon the upper end of a'verti cally' disposedshaft Sa1d. s11aft,as shown in Figs. 1 and l oirthedrajwlnggs, is journalled in the table 5 and in the Web 3 and carries upon-its lower enda crank 5? c nnected with a yoke 58 positioned to straddle the lower drive shaft 13, and carryinefa'o'am following" roller 59, v F w 4- oil the drawings, adapted to .follow an ecoentricifgz roove 6O formed in the face of.

a cam member Gil more l upon'said shaft 13 Thus each revolution of said shaft "13 the vertical shaft 56 is oscillated toswing the can'end feed cut-out ar1ns49 to release the stack of can ends 48 Within the holder stack to drop until the lowermost end 48 rests upon the upper annulair shoulder .19 of the turret aperture 18; Said cut out armsare then broughttogether,

the fingers 50 thereof being interposedhetween the jlowerinost can'end 4:8 and the end next above, and thereby raising the stack free sa d lowermost end thereof ends to from; I v

The turre aperture 13 now cont V liner 4 rest" 1;: upon the'loiver la r shoulder 29 a cam end 7 v 1 upon the ups-3%" ,1 arshoulder' it one step toqhri d liner and c 2 and dr inggs' cmhled.

62 positioned in e turret aperture 18 ahead 5.

} 'iounted Within a me (id-and-secure o onearin of jth said table sa' ,T-head being carried on dnpperend a r il sliding rodiil i the dra in thelr' l L (1G attached tot-he yt'eb and connected sli d a l lo assenihl 1 n. alignnient henea l at I said posi 1 upon a sl' 1 T headi65 hem "the same up into the flai rod being carried by the T-shaped he formed hythe fixed plate 7.5

and '5 of the drawings.

1 to the position "En trues" a vertically spur n a siiitable at'its lowerend with one arm of a helhcranlf follow an eccentric groove 69 formed in'the face of a cam memberjfimounted upon the lower transverse shaft 13. The'asseinhlingg head 62 formed with, upwardly projecting annular flange 62 5 of the drawings, adapted toengage the ring lin l4; resting upon the shoulder 20am to 'oji the can end 4.8 resting uponthe upper annular sh lder 19. The outer edge of the flange, or said' can end is understood to he inwardly curled in the usual manner to retain the ring: liner therein after the removal of the head 62. 4

The can end 48, with the ring liner 4 k placed in the flange thereof is then carried by the next movement of the turret 14,; to the position Fy at which it isautomaticall g' removed from saidturret and transferred 71, Fig 5 of the drawings carried-uponthe upper end of a sliding rod 72 mounted in a suitahlegulde ('8 beneath the-table 5, said i 65. "The plunger head'll operates Lu the-turret aperture 18 and liifts'the lined can end out of the said, alpertnre through an o c aperture 7d in a fixed plate 1 5 positioned above theturret 14. In tlllS'POSltlOIl the lined can end is engaged by, a swinging transfer arm 76 Fig. 2 or the drawings,

mounted upon the upper end of the it ertical oscillating shaft 56, and adapted to* sa d lined can end through an arcuat superposed plate 77 spacedthereahove F This inoveinent or the transfer arm 76, carries the lined can end 1-8 from Within theguide-Way formed {by the plates 7 5 and 77, and deposits the said end Within the shouldered. seat a, of an apertured plate 77'.,-Wl1l0l1 plate maybe said to constitute acontinuatlon of the fixed plate 75. As thus positioned the lined can end is held above and in axial.alignment'With a can body at theposition G;

A secondturret '78; Figs. 1; 2, L, and Got the drawings having can receivingpockets T9 '2, formed in its 'peripheryris posi-- .tioned' above the lower table 6 and is carried by the upper; end'ot a vertical shaft 793.- -l ;1g- 6i journalled in saidtahle'and the frame Weband. driven by means-oi apair of? gearsSO and 81 an idler shaft 82 Figs. 1 an'd'6, anda train of gears 83,84 and 85,- Fig. 1,;the latter mounted u vertical turret shaft 15'. Thecan h:

are brought into'the machine between suit able spaced guide rails '8? upona heltMSSR Figs.- 1 and 2 of the draWinga'and are placed thereby i'vithin the-pockets 79 ofthe turret 78, by which said can bodies'are advanced W1 11 l1ecurved snide rail 89 from the position H to the position i Fig.

At said position as be'tore statedythe lined can end 48 is placed above and in axial alignment with, and is held by the said apertured plate 77 spar-ed a slight dis tance from the flanged end of the positioned can body Fig. 9 or the drawin s. By means of the hereinafter described means the can body is lifted through the aperture (1, oi the plate T1 to engage with the can end and with the end thus held aised to the seeming mechan tor permanently uniting the lined can end to the can body, by the usual seaming process. For this purpose, a seaming head is provided, as

,- shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings,

, 90 is provided with a pair of seaming rolls 98 and 99, Figs. 2 and etot the drawings,

adapted to be brought successively into i.-

gagement with the flange ot'the can end by the oscillation of said head audits shait't.

Atthe position G the can body" rests upon a rotatable plate 1 0.0, Fi of the drawings,

mounted upon a verticallyslidable plunger 101, the latter being-carried by downwardly extending rod 102. whose lower end carries a cam following roller 103 adapted to lie within an eccentric groove 104, formed in a. cam member 10 5 mounted upon the lower horizontal shaft 18. By means of this mechanism, the can body is raised through. the aperture a" of the plate 'i'i to first bring its flanged end into engagement with the lined can end and then by its continued up ward movement to place the said end against a rotary chuck 106, Fig. 4 of the drawings, carried uponthe lower end of a continuously rotating spindle 107, driven by bevel gears 108 and 109, Fig; 1 of the drawings, from I the upper horizontal shaft 7. The can with its lined end inthe position Gr clamped to the chuck 106 is thus rotated at a high rate of speed by said. chuck 106, and the seaming rolls 98 and 99 are successively brought into engagement with the flange of the can end to curl and seam the same over the flange of the can body to make a permanent tight seal in the usual well-known manner.

After the completion of the seaming operation the diameter of theseamed end of the can body is slightly less than the diameter of the aperture a, so that with the lowering movement of the plunger 101 the seamed end of the can body passes through are a to place the can body beneath us. 77, at which time the turret 78 is advanced one step to bring the sea-med can and its end to the position I Fig. 2 ofthe wings, and at the next step movement of said turret said, can is discharged therefrom between the spaced guide rails 110 and 111.

For operating the can body feed belt 88 l have showna shaft 112, Figs. 1 and 6 01' thev drawings, upon which the endpulley "vcnicnt means not shown, and is directed across immediately above the turret 14- by means of guides 117, so that it overlies one of -lie apertures 18 of said turret at the on B. Beneath the web and above the turret is placed. a stationary die ring 118, mounted upon one of the upright frame members 1, and provided with an opening axially aligned with said aperture 18 at the position B. An apertured guide or stripper plate 119- is also provided above the web of liner material to retain" the same in position.

The ring liner is cut by the dies l0 and 41 substantially as in the previously described mechanism. In the modified term however, the stripper ring 42 of the upper die 41 stamps out a disk blank by being introduced tirough the stationary die ring 1.18,. and the disk thus formed is carried downward into the aperture 18 of the turret and is there clamped at. its edgebetween said stripper ring 42 and lower die ring 40. The upper die 11 continues to move downwardly into the lower die ring 4.0 to stamp out a waste blank or core and to thus form the ring liner. The dies are then drawn apart, the lower die moving out of the aperture 18 and theupper die moving upwardly to clear the web 116. v

The web of liner material is advanced by means of a pair of rollers 120, between which it is passed, and one of said rollers is driven by means of gears 121 and 122, the latter being intermittently rotated by means of a ratchet mechanism 123. A connecting rod 12d, attached to the strap of an eccentric 125 mounted upon the end of the lower horizontal shaft 13, operates the ratchet 123. A spring 126 is provided to retain the ratchet mechanism in driving relation. each revolution of the drive shaft, and after each ring liner has. been formed, the web is Thus at scrihedQ From'this point on can body and. it

can" end.

advanced one step to provide a neWplace tor the stamping ot the next liner. v Inthis form of mechanism. the liner is out and positioned upon the turret at the position l3, no action taking 'ilace at either A or C.

The operation of the complete machine may be briefly described astollowsu,

In the prefer) d form of the apparatuaa liner .blank 25" isfplaced upon thelower shoiilderFZO of onset the apertures-18 of the turret 14; at the position A, Fig. 2- of the I and carriedby the step moves.

drawiu ment 0 i said turret to the position B, at

which the Waste Zeore cut from the blank 3 by means of theoppositely operating no acting dies. 40 and tLFig. 3, and the ring liner left resting upon the flange 20 of the turret aperture -lithe cutting :ot'the ring liner is from a continuous Web of liner material, the ring liner is cut from said Web 0t liner mater al at the position v.B and is placed immediately upon theiiange 20 ot'. the

Withinthe holder 45. -During' the period of rest oi the turret with the liner inthe posiv tion the lowermost can end 48fiseut out from the bottom oitthestack ,by the swinglng arms 4:9 and is allowedto rest upon the upper shoulder 19 otthe turret aperture 18.

The lined can end and ring liner are' then carried by the tourth step movement of the turret ll to the position E, at" which the plunger 62, F 1g. 5 on /the drawings, elevated to force the liner. into the fiange ot the The lined can end, still resting upon the flange 19 ot the turret aperture 18, is then carried tie/the position F, Where it is elevated by the plunger 71 and engaged x by the sw nging" transfer arm: 76., and

thereby transferredfrom the turret 14 and placed intothe seat a oit'the apertured plate 7 7 and supported'thereby abovea can body at the position G. y The can body has previously he-en brought into the machine by thebelt 88, and engaged by the can body turret 78 and moved thereby to the position G to stand in axial alignment with the lined positioned can end. The can body is then moved thrmigh the aperture a of the plate 77 into engagement Withthe,

lined can end hy an upward movement of the plunger lOL the continued movement there:

of placing the lined end carried by the can body againstjthe chuck 106, by which the V loosely applied lined end 'dly rotated; "During; thisrotationof cessively brought into engagement with the flange of the can end. to curl the sameover by Letters Patent is:

placing the same upo V 'nis'm, means for positionmga flanged can seamingflrolls 98 and 99ers su cv the flange of the lean body 'to form a tight various parts of the machine is entirely auto hmatic. A supply ott liner blanks is held Within the holder- 23, a supplylof can ends, Within the holder 45, and the can, bodies are j' brought in by the belt 88. The rim? liners 1 are formed from the blanks and placedwithg in the flanges ofthe'can ends, and the lined ends are loosely positioned upon the can bodies and secured thereto, entirely by auto matically operatedmeans, so that one g'i'p erator can easily handle the couplets machine, the only attention required being;- the replenishin of the. sup lies of linerhlanhs and g b ,X i

can ends Within their respective magazines. Having thus described the invention What is claimed as new and. desired to be protected.

1. In a machine having means for apply ing c an ends to can bodies. the con nation therewith of cooperating mechanism for forming from suitable material ringliners for said can ends, and means for inserting such ring liners in the can'ends before they are applied to the can bodies. g

2. In a machine having means for applying can ends tocan bodies, the combination therewith of cooperating mechanism and dies for cuttingtron'r sheet material ring liners for said can ends, and means for .inserting such ring liners in the can ends be torethey are applied to the can bodies. v

SqIn a machine having means for applying can ends to can bodies at" on applying station, the comliiination therewith otm'eans for feeding e anh'odics to said agfiplying sta tion, means for feed ng can endsto said applying station, means for forming ring liners vfrom flat material, means for insertingths formed liners in the'said can ends While they are under the control ot'said can end feedin means, and mechanism for actuating all of said instrumentalities in timed relation.

&. An organized apparatus 1 tor the (l scfihed purpose, comprising carrier .mechanism, means for forming a ring liner and said carrier mechaend upon said carrier mechanism in axial alignment With the ring liner thereon, means for applyin r said ringlinerto-the' flange of *saidcan end, means for removing the lined can end fr'oin said carrier mechanism and placing the same in axial alignment yvith a positioned can body, means for hermetically sealing said can end upon said can body and inechanism' for actuating said mentioned parts in timedrelation.

An organized apparatus for the described purpose comp-r1.

11g. a rotary earner,

means for forming a rim liner and placing a the same upon said carrier, a holder; adapt alignment with a flanged can end, means.

for removing said can end from said holder and placing the same upon said carrier above the ring liner, means r'or applying said ring:

,tioned can body, and. dev

. ntercoi linertd the flange of said can end, means for removing the lined can end from said carrier and placing the same in spaced relat on above a positioned can body, vert cally movable means vtor assembling the can hodv and l ned end, devices for hermetically sealing said end upon said body, and mechanism for actuating said parts in timed relation.

6. An organized apparatus for the described purpose, the same comprising means for forming a ring liner, means for applying the, same to the flange of a can end, means for positioning a can body to receive said lined end, means for loosely placing said lined can end upon said can body, devices for hermetically sealing said can end upon said can body, and mecha 1am for actuating said mentioned parts in timed relation.

7'. An organized apparatus for the described purpose, the. same comprising a holder adapted to contain a sup-ply of disk blanks, means "for removing a blank from said holder, cutting means for forming a ring liner therefrom, means for transferring the said liner from the cutting means and positioning the same for axial alignment with a can'end, devices for positionng a flanged can end above the said ring liner, means for applying said ring liner to the flangeoi? said positioned can end, means for loosely applying the lined can end upon a positioned can body, and moving the assent bled parts to sean'linfzf nos on, mechanism for hermetically sealin a d can end upon said can body, and inter connected means for actuating the foregoing in timed relation.

An organized. apparatus for the described purpose, the we comprising aholder adapt to conta n a supply of disk blanks, mean; for I moving; a black from, said holder and tormin a rin liner therefrom, a second holder adapted to contain a; supply of flanged can ends. means tor rcmoving a can end from said second holder and positioning the same above and in. alignment with said ring liner, mechanism for applying said, liner to the flan go of said can. one, means for placin the lined can end above and in axial a rose for moving the :cment with the can end. ni 'iled parts titl' in a macho mocha nilsnl an end upon said. can. bodv U rooted mean: f actuatina 'tlie iforegoing in timed relation. I

ca11,.body into c, I and carrying the a sphere of for sealing i mcnt ith a posithe I 9, An organized apparatus for the described purpose, the same comprising oon veying means for placing a disk blank upon said conveying means, means for tormlng a ring liner from said disk blanln neans for placing a flanged can end upon said conveyin means above an d. inertial alignment with said ring liner, means for applying said ring liner to the flange of said can end, mechanism for positioning a can body in axial alignment withthe linedcan end, devices tor her metically sealing said can end upon said can body, and interconnected mechanism for ac tuating said parts in timed relation.

l0. An organized apparatus forthe described purp0se, the same comprising conveying means. a holder adapted to contain a supply of disk blanks, reciprocating means for removing a blank from said holder and placing the same upon said conveying means, means for forming a ring liner ;trom said blank, a holder adapted to contain a supply of flanged can ends, reciprocating means tor removing a can end from said holder and placing the same upon said conveying means above and in axial alignment with said ring: liner, means for applying said ring liner to the flange of said can end, mechanism for positioning a can body in axial alignment with the lined can end, devices for moving the can body into clamped engagement with the lined can end, mechaiug flanged can end upon said turret above and in axial alignment with said ring liner, means toriapplying said ring liner to the flange'ott said can end, mechanism for removing the lined can end from said turret and placing the same above and in axial alignment with a'positioned can body, de-

vices tor hermetically sealing said can end upon said can body and interconnected Working instrumentalitios for actuating said parts in timed relationQ l2. Inan organized apparatus for the de scribed purpose, the, combination with means for cuttingand applying a'ring-liner to a flanged can end, feed means for placing a can body in verticalposition at an assemstation, mechanism for transferring the lined canend to the assembling station and in superposed axial alignment with the can body, a rotatable can chuck, devices for raising the canbody into assembled engagementwith thecan end and'clamping the assemblingparts to the can chuck, and mechanism for seaming the flange oi the can end to the can body when the parts are in raised I eall y m'ovable means for moving said can body through said anertured plate into as- I sembling engagement with a positioned can-* position. I I

v 13. In an organized apparatnstor the described purpose, the combination of mechanism for placing a can'body andia lined flanged can end in axial alinenient at an assembling station with the can end in posed relation to the can body, devi' I raising the can body and clamping the can end to said can body, 1neans for imparting rotation to the clampingdevices and to the can body ,and end clamped .therebetween, n' echanisrn for seaming the flange o f the can end to the can body hile the said parts are il 5 held jn olamped position, cooperating means for lining said canfend beforeit is alined with the can body, 'andaetuating mech nism connected with the canbo'dy and can end positioning means andwith said-devices forraising the can body and clainpingthe same and the can end and with said means.

for impartii ig rotation tothe clampingv de vices, and ithlsaid mechanism t'or seaming" the flange and -vVltl1"S i1Cl can end lining means,'and" operating all of said automatically in timed relation) 14. A combination With mechanism for cutting a ring llner from fiat liner material:

and applyingthe same to a'flanged can end,

mechanism for. moving said lined can end;

to 'assemblingpos tlon, means for po's1t1on-'- ing a can body at said-assembling station for axial aligninentwith al nedjcanend, devices for assembling the can body with the can end and holding the same so assembled diir- I ing seaming operation, and mechanism for double seaming the flange of the can end to the can body. I

15. Inan apparatus for'the described pur- .40' pose, the combination)offlinechanism f'lfor feeding 'a flanged can body to an assembling);

station, means for positioning a lined flanged, can end above and in'axialaalinement with; said can body, {devices for assembling the canbody with the can end and holding the same so assembled during a seamingopera tion,'. nieohanisin doiible seaming the flanged can end to the can body While the parts areheld in assembled;position,'coop-' crating means for lining said can end before itis so positioned in alineinent with the can body, and actiiatin'g' mechanism connected"- with said feedingmechanisin and withjsaid v positioningnieans and with said assembling and holding f devices and'with said double seaming: mechanism, and with sai'djliningj elements means, and operating all of said automatically in timed relation.

16'. In an apparatus for the described pnrpose, the combination of an apertnred' e provided with a recessed shouldered means for" positioning; ali'n'ed flanged can end Within: the shouldered seat of said apertured plate, rotary jeans for'placing a can body beneath I said plate for axial nine- 3 clamped engagement with s d double seamingthc flanged can; end to the hotly elements "ring liner, I relat v'g tothe' flanged can end, means for tiansierringthe lined can end to an assefm-- "'bling st 4 ,booy-at said "and nie chanisin for fflange ofthe can'e'ndkto-the c'anbo'dy Whi e ithe' members Intent with said. can end; a can chuck, vertip arts into end and "for litttiiigthe ass Jan. "chuck,

means ass'ociated therewith for While held clamped/to the said chuck," cooperating means for lining said ca1i end-bet0re it is so positioned in "said plat'efand actuating mechanism connected ith said position- I ing'- n"iea11s*a11dwith said "rotary means and With-said vertically moyable means and with said double seaming means and with said nients antoinat Cally in tined relationJ [-7 1 s v I s moving" flanged can body into positionflior in siiperpo'sed axial alineinent with said positioned can. body, devices For assembling the can body an i endand holding the same assem'bled during a seaming operation, mech-s ,at'us I for the" described pu s-. 1 combination, mechanism for lining means for operating all of saidz'ele" anisrn for double "seaming'the flange of the can end to the can body While so held, coop erating means for-lin ng sa d "can end' before" it is so positioned iiifsaid plate, actuating mechanism connected with saidpositioning means and with said rotary rnean's and with said Vertically moyable'ineans and with said double" se amin'g 'nieans and with said" Lining" eansand operating all of said elements automatically in timed relation. 1

18. An'apparatns' for the describedpurpose, the coinbinatiojn with mechanism for cutting" airing liner from flat'liner "material angd depositing the same Within an orifice of a rotary carrier, nieans forpositioning a flanged can end-in an orifip-eo'f saidie'arrier and in sii non; ineehanisnr tor gplacing a can positioned can end and clamped theretov daring f or the described pnr eiposed axial alignment with said llO on inaposit'ionbelotv and alignment 'it'ith the lined can" end transferred to saidlst-ation, devices "for mov *"ingthe can body-1 into engagement with the holding the end teaming operation, j double seaming the i in timed relation.

scribed purpose, having in combination axial alinement withsaid' can body and in end to an assembling position, means for positioning a i langed can body for, axial alignment with saidycan end, devices for moving thejcan body into engagement with the can end and carry ng the assembled members in unison within-tie sphere of seaming mechanism, and mechanism for double seaming the flange of the can end to the can body while the parts are held in assembled relation.

20 an apparatus for the described purpose, having in combination, instrumentalities for successively delivering flanged can bodies and lined flanged can ends in axial the can end there positioned, devices 'for moving the can body into engagement with the can end and clamping said members to the rotary can chuck, and so holding the same during a sealing operation,mechanism situated adjacent the cancluick for double seamingthe flange ottftlie can end to the can body WlillGtllG SEUCl parts'are held clamped g ,purposes, and for moving the intermediate to the can chuck, cooperating means for lining said can end before-the same is clamped with the can body, and actuating mechanism. connected with said delivering instrumentalities and with said can chuck and with said devices for moving-and holding the can body and with said double seaming mechanism and with said lining means, for operat ng all of said elements automatically 21,,An organized apparatus for the described purpose, the same comprising associated instrunicntalities for cutting a gasket ring liner from flat liner material and positioning the same for axial alignment with a flanged can end, placing a flanged can end in superposed axial alignment with said ring liner and assembling the liner relative to the flanged can end, means for transferring the lined can end to an assembling station, inter; connected means for positioning a flanged. canbody at saidstation for axial alignment with a lined can endsupported thereabove, devices for moving the can-body into engagement withthe can end and holding'the same thereto during a sealing operation, and mechanism for double seaming the fiangeof theican end to the can'bod-y while the mem bers are heldone tothe other. p

22. An organized apparatus for the demeans for positioning a can body to an as sembling station, means associated therewith for positioning a lined flanged canend in superposed relation therewith, devices for assembling the can body Wltll the can end and formoving the parts-thus assembledto seaming position, mechanism for double seaming the flange of the can end to the can body while the parts are so held, cooperating means for lining the can end before the can end and body are assembled, and actuating mechanism connected with said posi tioning means and with saidassembling and moving devices and with said double seaming mechanism and with said. lining means,

for operating all of said elements autoinat- I ically in timed relation.

23. In .a machine oi the character described, the combination of dies for cutting V ackin material to produce a )ackin' rin' b it 7 1'') D7 means for feeding an unlined can end to an assembling station, ineans'for feeding a cut ring liner from said dies to said station, mechanism for assembling said produced ring liner and can end ready to be applied to close a can, means for feeding an unclosed can to a seaming station, devices for feed- .ing the lined can end to said seaming station, means for applying the linedcan end to said can, attaching means for uniting the same with the can, and actuating mechanism for moving. said ring. liner cutting dies and attaching means in. timed relation for said instrumentalities as described 24. In a machine of the. character described, the combination'of dies "for cuttingpacking material to produce a packing ring, means for feeding an unlined can end to an assembling station, means for feeding a cut ring liner from said dies to said station com prising an apertured member adapted to receive and carry said ring liner and can end,

mechanism for assembling said produced ring liner and can end ready to be applied to close a can, means for feeding an unclosed can to a seaming station, devices for feeding the lined can end from said apertured member to said seaming station, means fol-applying the lined can end to said can, attaching means for uniting the same with the can, and actuating mechanism for moving said ring liner cutting diesand 'attachingmeans in timed relation for said purposes, and ior'moving the intermediate instrumentalities as described.

25. In a .machine of the character demeans for feeding an unlined can end to an ofwhich is provided with a lower shoulder for supporting a can end and an upper shoulder for supporting a cut ring liner,

-mechaii ism for assembling said produced,

ring liner and can end ready to be applied 'to close a can, means for feeding anunclosed can to a seaming station, devices for feeding thelined can end to said seaming :J StiLtlQIl, means. for applying the-lined can scribed, the combination of dies for cutting v packing material to produce, a packing ring,

end to said can, attaching means for uniting name to th isspecificaticn in the presence of nism for mcvingsaid ring liner cutting dies and attaching means in timed relationfor said purposes, HJDd i OI I IIOViIIg the intermediate instrumentalities as described. v

In testimony "whereof I have signed my v the same with the can, and actuating mechatwo subsciibing Witnesses.

IVAN 1D. THORNBURGH.

Witnesssz.

N. A; AQKER,

D. B. RICHARDS.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2520315 *Jun 3, 1944Aug 29, 1950Anchor Hocking Glass CorpMachine for assembling closure caps and sealing gaskets
US5027580 *Aug 2, 1990Jul 2, 1991Coors Brewing CompanyCan seaming apparatus
Classifications
U.S. Classification413/27
International ClassificationB21D51/32, B21D51/30
Cooperative ClassificationB21D51/32
European ClassificationB21D51/32