Multiple package machine

  • US 5,845,466 A
  • Filed: 11/14/1997
  • Issued: 12/08/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/15/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A multiple package machine comprising:

  • a plurality of work stations,a plurality of pouch working positions formed at each of said work stations,a left and a right clamp at each of said pouch working positions for detachably holding opposed edges of a pouch adjacent the open end of said pouch,a first actuating member operatively connected to all of said clamps at a work station for simultaneously opening and closing all of said clamps,a left actuating member operatively connected to all of said left clamps at each work station for simultaneously moving all of said left clamps,a right actuating member operatively connected to all of said right clamps at each work station for simultaneously moving all of said right clamps,said left and right actuating members being moveable simultaneously in opposite direction to space said pairs of clamps apart to receive pouches therebetween and said first actuating member being moveable to open said clamps to receive said pouches and being movable to close said clamps to hold said pouches in position between said pairs of clamps.

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