Adjustable timing mechanism for shrimp processing machine cutter assembly

  • US 6,533,651 B2
  • Filed: 03/27/2001
  • Issued: 03/18/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A cutter assembly for a shrimp processing machine, comprising:

  • a pivotable cutter arm having a first and second ends;

    a cutting blade mounted to the cutter arm;

    a rotatable cam wheel having a cam surface, the second end being in engagement with the cam wheel, engagement of the second end with the cam surface causing the cutter arm to pivot and move the cutting blade, the cam wheel having an internal aperture with a plurality of internal gear teeth extending radially inwardly from the internal aperture;

    a driven gear having a plurality of gear teeth extending radially outwardly from the driven gear, the driven gear teeth being adapted to mesh with the cam wheel gear teeth; and

    a biasing member maintaining the cam wheel gear teeth into engagement with the driven gear teeth.

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