Patent Number: 6,170,225

Title: Low speed container package forming machine

Abstract: A low speed container packaging machine is provided using a plastic carrier to hold containers and comprising a conveyor moving containers in double rows introducing them to the carrier applying section, receiving and moving them, a pair of cogwheels to locate them in synchronous position below the jaw plates, and thus apply the carrier to the containers. The jaws are mounted on the plates spinning on two axes at preset angles with respect to the horizontal and vertical planes and located symmetrically with respect to the longitudinal axis of the machine. The plates, upon spinning take the carrier strip or fastener from the feed trough and with their jaws, stretch the carrier for a 180.degree. run and locate it on the containers and together with a suitably positioned release plate, deposit the carrier on the containers. Once the carrier is applied on the containers, the containers enter the cut station in which packages of 2, 4, 6, 8 or more containers are formed by means of a novel cutting system.

Inventors: Cervantes; Francisco (Cd. Satelite, MX), Diaz; Luis Miguel (Ilanepantio, MX)

Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.

International Classification: B65B 17/00 (20060101); B65B 61/04 (20060101); B65B 17/02 (20060101); B65B 61/06 (20060101); B65B 053/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018