Patent Number: 6,168,559

Title: Cushioning conversion machine including a pad-transferring assembly

Abstract: A cushioning conversion machine (10) comprising conversion assemblies (52, 54) which convert a sheet-like material (22) into a continuous strip (30) of a cushioning product; a cutting assembly (56) which cuts a leading portion of the strip (30) into a cut pad (32) of a desired length; and a pad-transferring assembly (12). The pad-transferring assembly (12) is mounted to the machine's frame (36) downstream of the cutting assembly (56) and it is designed to engage the leading portion of the strip (30) prior to it being cut. Once the strip (30) is cut, and the pad (32) is formed, the pad-transferring assembly (12) transfers the cut pad (32) away from the cutting assembly (56).

Inventors: Simmons; James A. (Painesville Township, OH)

Assignee: Ranpak Corp.

International Classification: B31D 5/00 (20060101); B26D 5/20 (20060101); B26D 5/00 (20060101); B26D 7/00 (20060101); B26D 7/32 (20060101); B65B 55/20 (20060101); B65B 55/00 (20060101); B31F 001/10 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018