Retainer for the die pin in an accumulator head

  • US 5,792,486 A
  • Filed: 04/03/1997
  • Issued: 08/11/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/03/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A blow molding machine including an accumulator head having a die pin, a programming actuator, a die adjustment rod, and means for retaining the die pin comprisinga retaining rod connecting the programming actuator, die adjustment rod and die pin, wherein a portion of the retaining rod extends beyond the programming actuator so that the rod is accessible,die pin retaining means associated with the retaining rod adjacent the die pin for engaging the die pin on the retaining rod in a fixed position against the adjustment rod, andlocking means for drawing together the die pin, adjustment rod and the programming actuator by applying tension to the retaining rod, so that the die pin retaining means holds the die pin in contact with the adjustment rod,whereby removing the locking means from the retaining rod releases the tension in the retaining rod, allowing the die pin retaining means to be removed from the retaining rod, and the die pin to be removed from the accumulator head.

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