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Publication numberUS3758367 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1973
Filing dateOct 27, 1969
Priority dateNov 19, 1968
Also published asDE1953993A1
Publication numberUS 3758367 A, US 3758367A, US-A-3758367, US3758367 A, US3758367A
InventorsBerg B
Original AssigneeMoelnlycke Ab
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
An article o a moving support surface in the form of a continuous web a sheet orapparatus for applying adhesive tape particulare self adhesive tape t
US 3758367 A
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Sept. 11, 1973 B. H. o. BERG 3,753,357

APPARATUS FOR APPLYING ADHESIVE TAPE, PARTICULARLY SELF-ADHESIVE TAPE, TO A MOVING SUPPORT SURFACE IN THE FORM OF A CONTINUOUS WEB, A SHEET OR AN ARTICLE Filed Oct. 27, 1969 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. dame #060 040; 515196 BY WW W p 1973 B. H. o. BERG ,758

APPARATUS FOR APPLYING ADHESIVE TAPE. PARTICULARLY q SELF-ADHESIVE TAPE, TO A MOVING SUPPORT SURFACE IN THE FORM OF A CONTINUOUS WEB, A SHEET 0R AN ARTICLE 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 27, 1969 lag- INVENTOR. 520 17060 0.4 0/: daze firm s.

p 1973 B. H. o. BERG ,758,367

APPARATUS FOR APPLYING ADHESIVE TAPE, PARTICULARLY SELF'ADHESIVE TAPE, TO A MOVING SUPPORT SURFACE IN THE FORM OF A CONTINUOUS WEB, A SHEET OR AN ARTICLE Filed Oct. 27, 1969 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 FIG. 3

INVENTOR. 520,? 16 060 040/6526 BY United States Patent 3,758,367 APPARATUS FOR APPLYING ADHESIVE TAPE, PARTICULARLY SELF-ADHESIVE TAPE, TO A MOVING SUPPORT SURFACE IN THE FORM OF A CONTINUOUS WEB, A SHEET 0R AN ARTICLE Bror Hugo Olof Berg, Goteborg, Sweden, assiguor to Molnlycke AB, Goteborg, Sweden Filed Oct. 27, 1969, Ser. No. 869,702 Claims priority, application Sweden, Nov. 19, 1968, 15,72 1/ 68 Int. Cl. B32b 31/20 US. Cl. 156-519 2 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Apparatus for applying adhesive tape to a moving recipient surface in the form of a continuous web, a sheet or an article, having means for advancing the leading end of the tape into contact with the recipient surface and an applicator foot which has an arcuate working surface and secures firstly the leading end of the tape to the recipient surface and then presses successively the remainder of the tape into adhering engagement with the surface as the tape accompanies the same. The applicator foot has essentially the form of a sector of a circle, the arc of which constitutes the working surface and at the apex of which there is arranged a hub, by which the foot is journalled to a driven shaft which is in rotary engagement with the foot through an idling or free wheel movement corresponding at least to the length of the arcuate working surface of the foot.

The present invention relates to an apparatus for applying adhesive tape, particularly self-adhesive tape, to a moving support surface in the form of a continuous web, a sheet or an article.

In conventional apparatus for applying a strip of adhesive tape, a label or the like to a support surface, the actual attachment of the tape to the surface is normally caused by actuating a tape applicator foot with a stamping movement, thereby to press the tape, label or the like securely onto the surface, the tape or label being advanced to the surface with the adhesive coated side turned downwards. In connection with attachment surfaces in the form of continuously moving webs, sheets or the like, which move at a comparatively high speed, this method has been found less suitable, since the stamping movement cannot be effected at a sufficiently high frequency. Consequently, the speed of the surface has heretofore been adapted to the highest frequency with which the tape applicator foot can be actuated, which in other words means that application of the adhesive tape or label has, in many instances, reduced the production rate, for example in a manufacturing line where other working operations could otherwise have been effected at a higher rate if the speed of the moving surface had permitted it.

Apparatus are also known where the tape applicator foot comprises a rotatable tape transfer drum, which rolls with its circular cylindrical surface over the tape to be applied to the surface, but the drums of such apparatus require complicated suction means, adapted to cooperate with the rear surface of the tape, to retain the tape against the drum. Consequently, the cost of the apparatus is significantly increased and cannot, unfortunately, function at the desired high speed. Such apparatus have therefore only found use when bonding cartons.

The object of the present invention is to eliminate the aforementioned disadvantage and to provide a novel and improved apparatus of the type described in the introduction, which permits a much higher working frequency and which also allows the attachment surface to move at a much higher speed than in those apparatus known here- 3,758,367 Patented Sept. 11, 1973 tofore for applying adhesive tapes, labels or the like to moving surfaces. This purpose is achieved by means of an apparatus constructed in accordance with the invention and mainly characterized in that it includes means for advancing the leading end of the adhesive tape into contact with the moving surface; a member which is capable of being urged against and exerting pressure onto said end of the tape advanced into contact with the surface, said member being in the form of a rotatable applicator foot provided with an arcuate working surface and which by applying the end of the tape to the attachment surface first presses said tape fast onto said surface and then, as the tape follows the surface, successively presses the whole of the tape fast thereto, the applicator foot substantially being in the form of a sector of a circle, the arc of which comprises the working surface of the foot and at the apex of which is arranged a hub, by means of which the foot is 'journalled to a driven shaft, the foot being in rotary engagement with said shaft and having an idling or free wheel movement which corresponds at least to the length of said arcuate working surface.

In a particularly suitable embodiment of the apparatus of the invention this idling or free wheel movement can be provided for in a simple and practical manner by arranging a gap in the hub between a dog member or similar movement transmitting means mounted on the shaft and an abutment for said dog member in the hub. In addition, in order that the dog member and the abutment are normally held in contact with each other, a torsion spring or like element can be mounted in the hub and connected between the foot and the shaft. The working surface of the applicator foot should have a length which corresponds to the length of the piece of tape to be applied by the foot.

In order to ensure reliable function, the devices for advancing the leading end of the adhesive tape into contact with the moving surface should include at least one driven feed roller and one holder roller urged against said feed roller by means of, for example, a spring, the adhesive tape being passed between said rollers. If the apparatus of the invention is primarily intended for applying pieces of tape or labels of limited size, the feed roller or rollers should be driven intermittently. In a particularly suitable embodiment of the apparatus of the invention the feed roller or rollers are driven for this purpose via a gearing, and the drive is provided by means of a shaft provided with a crank web, said shaft being in turn continually driven in an arbitrary manner, for example by a pulley, a connecting rod being arranged between the crank web and the rotatable end of a single path or free wheel coupling, the fixed end of which is connected with the input wheel of the gear drive. The length of the connecting rod is suitably adjustable, to enable the feed movement to be set or adjusted.

In order to impart to the adhesive tape a small return movement in a direction opposed to the feed direction, the apparatus constructed in accordance with the invention may be provided with a friction generating means substantially comprising two coacting spring biassed clamps, said arrangement being clamped around the stationary end of the single path coupling and presenting an arm which is movable between two fixed abutments in the apparatus. In this way the apparatus, through the intermediary of its arm, its stationary abutments and the friction against the stationary end of the coupling is able to restrict corotation of the input wheel in the gear drive in the idling direction of the single path coupling to a slight rearward movement of the feed roller or rollers, permitted by the movement of the arm between the two stationary abutments. As a result of this slight rearward movement, the leading end of the tape is accordingly imparted a small return movement, which avoids unnecessary contact between the tape end and a device intended to sever the same, said severing device suitably being mounted between the feed roller or rollers and the applicator foot.

The tape severing or clipping device in an apparatus constructed in accordance with the invention is not restricted to any one particular construction. One device, however, which has been found particularly simple and effective is one which presents a stationary and a pivotable cutting member, the latter cutting member being pivotally connected via a link rod with one end of a single arm lever, which in turn is pivotally mounted at its other end and which between the ends thereof supports a cam follower roller which lies against a cam disc mounted on a driven shaft, the movement of said disc being imparted to the pivotable cutting member as the shaft rotates via the said intermediate elements. So that the clipping or severing device may be adjusted to some extent, the length of the link rod of said device may be made adjustable in a known manner. Furthermore, the single arm lever on the device should be spring biassed against the cam disc, to ensure positive abutment between said disc and the cam follower roller.

For the purpose of obtaining a particularly simple and robust structure, the applicator foot of an apparatus constructed in accordance with the invention and the crank elbow and cam disc thereof may be mounted on the same shaft, which can be driven in an arbitrary manner, for example by a pulley drive system.

The apparatus of the invention will now be described in detail with reference to the appended drawings, which show one particularly suitable embodiment of the apparatus, further characterizing features of the invention being disclosed in conjunction therewith. In the drawings FIG. 1 is a side view of an apparatus constructed in accordance with the invention, FIG. 2 is a view of said apparatus seen from the left in FIG. 1, FIG. 3 is a plan view of the apparatus, and FIG. 4 shows a section taken through the apparatus along the line 44 in FIG. 2.

The embodiment of the apparatus shown in the drawings is primarily intended for applying restricted lengths of adhesive tape to a moving surface in the form of a continuously moving web, a moving sheet or the like. The lengths of tape, which may be in the form of adhesive labels, tape presenting coatings of adhesive on both sides thereof, with a liner coating arranged on the upper side, or the like, are passed from a storage roll, from which they are separated before being stuck to the receiving surface. The apparatus is particularly suitable for fastening lengths of tape to plastic diaper holders with the diapers attached thereto, said holders being shaped, provided with diapers and adhesive tape and cut to the intended length from a rapidly moving, relatively thin, continuous plastic web.

The drawings show how the apparatus 1 of the invention is mounted for this purpose over the moving web or recipient surface 2, which moves on a support surface 3, at least within that area of the line within which the apparatus is situated. The actual apparatus in the exemplary embodiment includes a housing which is formed of two side pieces 4, between which distance pieces 5 are attached and retained by means of bolts 6 passed through the side pieces. Between the two side pieces 4 extend three shafts 7, 8, 9 which are journalled at their ends in the side pieces 4. On the first of said shafts, 7, is pivotally mounted a lever 10 by means of a cylinder-shaped hub 11 arranged at one end of the lever and extending substantially over the whole length of the shaft between the side pieces 4. The second of the shafts 8, is the drive shaft of the apparatus, and for this purpose is rotatably journalled in the side pieces 4 and provided with an end 12 projecting out beyond one side pieces of the apparatus, said end 12 supporting a pulley 13 for driving the shaft. In addition to a pulley, the shaft 8, for the purpose of driving the apparatus, may also be provided with a gear, a crank or any other suitable means for transferring a driving movement to the shaft. On the opposite end of the shaft 8, which projects beyond the second of the side pieces 4, is mounted an applicator foot 14, adapted during operation of the apparatus to fixedly apply pieces of adhesive tape to the recipient surface 2 moving on the support surface 3. The shaft 8 presents at its centre portion situated between the two side pieces 4 a crank web 15 and a cam plate 16. One end of a crank shaft 17 is rotatably mounted on the crank web 15. The rotary movement of the drive shaft 8 is transmitted via the crank web 15 and the crank shaft 17, whose length can be adjusted in any known manner, in the form of a reciprocatory movement to the elements in the apparatus which promote the advancing movement of the adhesive tapes or labels to be applied to the surface 2. The cam plate 16 is rigidly mounted to the drive shaft 8 and serves to transmit the rotary movement thereof to a swinging movement of the lever 10, which for this purpose supports between its two ends a cam follower roller 18 which is mounted between said ends and which constantly bears against the cam plate 16 and is urged against said plate by means of a tension spring 19 or like member, which in the exemplary embodiment is mounted between the lever and a bolt 20 screwed into a threaded hole in one side piece of the apparatus, in the proximity of the under edge thereof. The manner in which the swinging movements of the lever 10 are utilized to drive a device for clipping the tape advanced by the feed members will now be described. The third, 9, of the shafts extending between the side pieces 4, similar to the second shaft 8, is mounted for rotation in the two side pieces 4. The shaft carries a known singlepath or free wheel coupling 21, and a gear 22 between the two side pieces. Both the coupling and the gear are associated with the elements in apparatus intended for advancing the tape.

In addition to the single-path or free wheel coupling 21 and the gear 22, the means for advancing the tape which is to be applied to the recipient surface 2 also includes a number of rollers 23, 24, 25, 26, supported by the front side piece, on and between which rollers the leading end 27 of the tape 29, unwound from a storage roll 28, is moved by the aforedescribed device for clipping the tape into piecs 30 of predetermined length to be applied to the moving surface 2 into contact with the moving surface. Similarly to the rollers associated with the tape advancing means, the storage roll 28 is rotatably carried by the front side piece 4, which presents a bracket 39 securely attached to said side piece and supporting said storage roll. The tape advance rollers, the number and arrangement of which in principle is unrestricted, are, as already disclosed in the aforegoing, in the exemplary embodiment four in number and are mounted on the outside of and in the proximity of the under surface of the end of the side piece which supports the bracket 31 with the storage roll 28. Three, 23, 24, 26, of the rollers are arranged in line with each other in the longitudinal direction of the apparatus, while the remaining roller 25 is arranged above the centre, 24, of the other three rollers. The roller, 23, mounted nearest the bracket 31 is rotatably mounted on a trunnion attached to the adjacent side piece 4 and is provided with side edges 32 which serve as a direction changing and bridle roll for the tape 29 successively unwound from the storage roll 28. The other two rollers 24 and 26 are rigidly mounted on shafts 33 and 34, respectively, rotatably mounted in the adjacent side piece and extending therethrough, the ends of said shafts 33, 34 extending into the apparatus being rigidly connected with their respective gear 35 and 36. The gears 35 and 36 engage with a further gear 37, which is rotatably mounted on a trunnion 38 attached to the inside of the respective side piece 4 and engages with a gear 22 supported by the shaft 9 extending between the side pieces 4. The said gear wheel thus forms a gear wheel for driving the actual feed rollers 24 and 26, the gear 22 supported by the shaft 9 comprising the input gear of the gear drive. In order to obtain effective feed of the tape 29, the tape, however, must be positively urged against at least one feed roller. This is achieved by the roller 25 mounted above the roller 24. The roller 25 is rotatably mounted at one end of a double-arm angle lever 39, which is pivotally mounted on a shaft 40 attached to the outer side of the adjacent side piece and which at its other end supports a traction spring 41 tensioned between an attachment on said side piece and said end, the spring causing the lever 39 to bear together with the roller 25 against the tape 29 passing on the driven feed roller 24, to act as a holder down roller and urge the tape against the feed roller and thereby ensure free advancement of the tape. The tape is advanced with its tacky surface or undersurface to be applied to the moving surface 2 in abutment with the rollers 24 and 26 and with its top surface, provided with the lining, engaging the rollers 23 and 25. To reduce the surfaces of the rollers 24 and 26 Which abut the tacky undersurface of the tape, said rollers have been provided with projections and intermediate recesses around the circumference thereof, the depth of said recesses being such that the projections on the circumference of the adjacent roller move in said recesses to at least a part of their height. In order to further reduce the abutting surfaces of the rollers 24 and 26, the projections extending around the circumferences of the two rollers 24 and 26 may be given a tooth-like configuration when seen from the side. By using a gear 36 with a small number of teeth and the gear it is also possible to cause the circumference of the roller 26 to move somewhat more quickly than the circumference of the roller 24, despite the fact that the two rollers present the same diameter. In this way the effect is gained whereby the tape is positively prevented from adhering to the rollers 24 and 26, from which it is passed through the apparatus, clipped into predetermined lengths 30 and advanced until the sticking side of the leading end of said tape contacts the moving recipient surface at the tape application station.

For the purpose of obtaining the feed movements of rollers 24 and 26, the free end of the connecting rod 17 is pivotally mounted to a lug 42, the other end of said rod being journalled on the crank elbow 15 of the drive shaft 8. The lug 42 is rigidly secured to the rotatable end of single-path or free wheel coupling 21 supported by the shaft 9 and the opposite, fixed end of which is rigidly connected by the gear wheel 22, which is also carried by the shaft 9. The rotary movement of the drive shaft is in this way converted to an essentially reciprocatory movement of the free end of the single path coupling, which passes idly in one direction but, via the fixed end of the coupling, executes a carrying movement of the gear wheel 22 in the other direction, whereby the gear wheel 22, via the intermediate gear wheels 37, 36 and 35, causes the two driven feed rollers 24 and 26 to advance the tape 29.

To avoid the leading end 27 of the tape from adhering to the tape cutting device, a description of which is given in the following, it is preferable to permit the tape 29 issuing from the storage roll 28 to move back slightly, in a direction opposed to the feed direction of the tape, subse quent to a predetermined length of tape 30 having been cut therefrom. For this purpose a device comprising substantially two coacting clamp members 44 and 45 biassed by a spring 43 are clamped about the fixed end of the single path coupling in a friction creating relationship. One of the jaws which may both be made of Bakelite or similar material, is provided with an outwardly projecting end in the form of an arm 46 which is movable between two stops 47 and 48, said stops in the exemplary embodiment of the invention being in the form of the two limb members of a substantially U-shaped member 49 adjustably mounted by means of bolts or screws 50 and 51 in respective slots 52 and 53 in the nearest adjacent side piece 4. The combined arrangement of the clamp members, the spring, the arm, the U-shaped member which presents the stop members, the slots and the bolts restricts, through the intermediary of its arm 46 and stops 47 and 48 and the friction created against the fixed end of the single-path coupling, rotation of the gear wheel 22, carried on shaft 9, in the idling direction of the coupling 21 to a smaller movement permitted by the movement of the arm between the two stop members, which in turn causes the feed rollers 24 and 26 to rotate backwards some small amount, via the gears 35, 36 and 37, whereupon the tape 29 is forced to move slightly rearwards, in the opposite direction to the feed direction.

The aforementioned adhesive tape cutting device is mounted between the feed rollers 24 and 26 and the applicator foot 14. In the exemplary embodiment of the invention the device is driven by the shaft 8 via the cam plate 16, the cam follower roller 18 and the pivotal lever 10, the pivoting movement of which is transmitted to the actual cutting device by means of a link rod 54 pivotally attached to the free end of the lever rod 10 in a known manner so that the length of said rod can be adjusted. The cutting device comprises partly a stationary cutter 55 attached to a shelf 56, which in turn is attached to the outside of the forward side piece of the apparatus and behind the feed roller 26 in the feed direction of the tape, and partly a pivotable cutter 57 attached to the end 59 of a pivotable double-armed lever 60 which protrudes through a slot 58 in the forward side piece 4, the opposite end 61 of said lever 60 being pivotably connected to the link rod 54, which is pivotably connected to the free end of the lever 10. In this way the pivotable cutter, the cutting edge of which is adapted to contact the cutting edge of the stationary cutter 55 during movement of said pivoting cutting, is thus also pivotably connected with the lever 10. For the purpose of obtaining a stable bearing between the ends of the double-armed lever 60 carrying the movable cutter 57, the lever is firmly attached to a shaft 62, which is rotatably journalled on both sides of the lever in bearing blocks 63 and 64 located on the inside of the forward side piece 4.

To prevent the adhesive on the tape 29 from adhering to the cutters 55 and 57, a stirrup shaped holder 65 is mounted on the outside of the forward side piece 4 in a manner to permit a filter pad 66 protruding therefrom to contact the pivotable cutter 57 as it moves. To these ends, the filter pad is moistened with an adhesive repelling agent, such as silicon oil, from a container 67 mounted on the top portion of the holder and the interior of which communicates in some convenient manner with the filter pad.

The applicator foot 14, which is attached to the end of the drive shaft 8 projecting out from the front side of the apparatus, may be constructed in a number of different ways. In the exemplary embodiment of the invention, however, the applicator foot is essentially in the form of a disc having the shape of a sector of a circle, at the apex of which the foot is journalled by means of a hub 68 on the driven shaft 8, and the arc of which constitutes the working surface 69 of the foot, this surface being suitably covered with rubber or other form of appropriate friction creating material 70 for bearing against the upper surface of the liner coated tape. The hub 68 is rotatably mounted on the shaft 8 so as to rotate with said shaft through an idling distance adapted to the length of the arcuate working surface 69, said idling movement being in the form of a gap in the hub, arranged in the direction of rotation of the foot. This clearance is arranged between a dog member 71 with which the foot is normally in rotation transmitting engagement and which is rigidly attached to the shaft 8, and an abutment mounted in the hub 68 and coacting with the dog member 71. To ensure that the dog member 71 on shaft 8 and the abutment in the hub 68 of the applicator foot 14 are normally held in contact with each other, there is provided a torsion spring 72, said spring being mounted in the hub and connected between the foot 14 and the dog member attached to the shaft 8.

The particular design of the applicator foot in the exemplary embodiment of the invention provides a machine element which can be applied to and exert pressure against pieces of tape 30 cut from the length of tape 29 and advanced so that their leading ends come into contact with the moving surface 2. Application of the foot 14 against the end of the piece of tape 30 causes said end to be stuck to the moving surface, whereafter the remainder of the piece of tape is stuck fast to said surface as it follows with the same. The working surface 69 of the applicator foot 14 is applied to the cut piece of tape 30 by rotating the foot by means of shaft 8 so that the forward end of the Working surface bears against the forward end of the tape, which is thereby pressed against and adheres to the moving surface 2. The piece of tape 30 moves at the actual speed of the recipient surface, which is slightly higher than the peripheral speed which the shaft 8 imparts to the arcuate working surface 69 of the foot. As a result, and because of the friction created by the contact of the working surface with the tape 30, the applicator foot will follow the length of tape afiixed to the recipient surface 2 within the region of its idling movement in the direction of rotation on shaft 8, whereby the working surface of said foot, carried by the tape, passes across the whole length of the tape 30 causing the whole length of said tape to stick to the moving surface 2. The length of the working surface of the foot is approximately the same as that of the pieces of tape which are to be fastened to the moving surface 2, and when the whole of the tape 30 has been secured to said recipient surface the working surface of the foot passes out of engagement with the tape and the friction which carries the foot at the speed of the moving surface ceases, whereupon the foot is returned by the torsion spring 72 in the hub 68 to the normal position of engagement with the dog member 71 attached to the shaft 8. The foot is then once again moved by the shaft 8 and the dog member 71 into contact with the leading end of the following piece of tape 30 to be fastened to the moving surface 2 subsequent to it having been cut from the tape 29 advanced stepwise from the storage roll 28, and so on.

When carrying out practical tests with an apparatus of the type described in the aforegoing it has proven possible to stick tapes having a length of approximately 60 mm. to a continuous plastic web at frequencies from approximately two applications per minute to approximately 500 applications per minute with good results. The speed of the web was thus varied from about 1 meter per minute to about 250 meters per minute.

The invention is not restricted to the described and illustrated embodiment, but can be modified within the scope of the appended claims.

What I claim is:

1. In apparatus for applying adhesive tape to a moving recipient surface, comprising means for advancing the leading end of an adhesive tape into contact with said surface, means for severing the tape to a desired length and means pressing said tape end into contact with said surface, said pressing means comprising an applicator foot having a Working surface in the form of a substantially circular segment; the improvement comprising a hub at the apex of said working surface, a driven shaft on which said hub is journalled for rotation with said shaft in a direction such that said Working surface moves in the direction of advance of the tape when in contact with the tape, means interconnecting said hub and shaft for driving said hub from said shaft with said working surface moving at a first velocity, and means interconmeeting said hub and said shaft for rotation of said hub relative to said shaft over at least the length of said working surface so that when said working surface presses said tape against a said recipient surface moving at a second "velocity greater than said first velocity, said tape will drive said applicator foot at a speed of rotation greater than the speed of rotation of said shaft, whereby said hub will rotate relative to said shaft while said working surface contacts said tape.

2. Apparatus as claimed in claim 1, said interconnecting means comprising a dog mounted on the shaft, said hub having a gap therein terminating in an abutment engageable with said dog, and torsion spring means acting between said foot and said shaft to urge said dog and said abutment toward each other.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,333,750 11/1943 Tompkins l56-519 2,461,860 2/ 1949 Victor 1565 19 2,467,565 4/1949 Owens et al. l56519 X 2,600,049 6/ 1952 Crider 242-99 2,794,479 6/ 1957 Granz 15 65 19 2,895,534 7/1959 Steidinger 156519 SAMUEL W. ENGLE, Primary Examiner J. V. DORAMUS, Assistant Examiner US. Cl. X.R. 15 6552

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Classifications
U.S. Classification156/519, 156/552
International ClassificationB65C1/02, B65C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65C1/021
European ClassificationB65C1/02B