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Publication numberUS3648823 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1972
Filing dateDec 28, 1966
Priority dateDec 28, 1966
Publication numberUS 3648823 A, US 3648823A, US-A-3648823, US3648823 A, US3648823A
InventorsNeer Clifford H
Original AssigneeBurt Machine Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Labeling machine
US 3648823 A
Abstract
A labeling machine having a single narrow endless can feed belt that engages the median areas of the sidewalls of the cans mounted on respective pulley assemblies with an articulated drive and supports therefor that are adjustable to different diameter cans and supported from one side of the machine, comprises pairs of rigid vertical rack and stiffening bars positioned at opposite ends of the machine, with adjustable lower and upper sets of pressure rollers for the belt. A can runway with adjustable rigid and flexible can guides. The initial portion, at the feed end of the machine, of the can runway is in the form of a narrow can runway strip for supporting the cans from below at their median sidewall areas. This, together with the narrow feed belt engagement with the upper exposed median areas of the cans enables the cans to travel and be fed over the narrow runway strip with the greater portion of the upper and lower sidewall areas of the cans uncontacted and undisturbed beyond the median contact areas by the belt and runway strip for a desired operation thereon by the labeling machine function.
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Patent Citations
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US1555431 *Nov 1, 1924Sep 29, 1925Borden CoApparatus for drying tin cans
US1995306 *Nov 12, 1932Mar 26, 1935Hanover Machine CorpLabeling machine
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US5143207 *Jun 6, 1991Sep 1, 1992Portec, Inc.Tension controlling and shock absorbing apparatus for an endless conveyor
US7150350 *Jan 27, 2005Dec 19, 2006Hul-Chun HsuProcessing apparatus with conveying unit for continuously conveying heat pipes
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Classifications
U.S. Classification198/725, 198/814
International ClassificationB65C9/00, B65C9/42, B65C9/02
Cooperative ClassificationB65C9/02, B65C9/42
European ClassificationB65C9/02, B65C9/42