Folding system

  • US 7,694,543 B2
  • Filed: 04/29/2008
  • Issued: 04/13/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/22/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for folding a ribbon stock, the system comprising:

  • a transferring unit for transferring the ribbon stock;

    a guide member having a passage for guiding the ribbon stock during transfer by said transferring unit, the passage defining a longitudinal axis;

    a folding means supported to revolve and move in a direction substantially transverse to the longitudinal axis for applying a force against the ribbon stock passing through said guide member said folding means positioned adjacent said guide member, and for folding the ribbon stock to a predetermined angle;

    a driving means configured to engage said folding means, for revolving and moving said folding means against the ribbon stock;

    a supporting frame comprised of at least two plate shaped members, said guide member positioned between the at least two plate shaped members;

    a fixing body having a predetermined length and a guide entrance operatively connected with said guide member,wherein ends of said fixing body are rotatably fixed to said supporting frame, said fixing body having a guide slot formed therein for insertably receiving said folding means; and

    a pair of rotary bodies rotatably connected to the ends of the fixing body for revolving the folding means, said pair of rotary bodies configured to insertably receive the folding means.

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