Frame for a patty-forming apparatus

  • US 7,318,723 B2
  • Filed: 09/16/2004
  • Issued: 01/15/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/16/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A frame structure for a reciprocating mold plate type food product forming apparatus, wherein the forming apparatus comprises at least one hydraulically driven pump that includes a pump piston driven into a pump cylinder by a driving mechanism, and a reciprocating drive and connected to a mold plate, comprisinga frame portion supporting the reciprocating mold plate;

  • a base structure;

    a first angular strut extending obliquely from a rear location on said base structure forward and upwardly to an elevated central location and fixed to said frame portion;

    a second angular strut extending obliquely from a forward location on said base structure rearward and upwardly to said elevated central location and fixed to said frame portion, andsaid first and second struts being sufficiently rigid to withstand reciprocal forces caused by said reciprocating mold plate.

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