Patent Number: 6,170,296

Title: Mechanism for driving plungers of metal molds in a bottle-making machine

Abstract: A single drive mechanism for simultaneously driving plungers of a plurality of metal molds in each of the sections by employing an output cost-efficient electric motor as a mechanism for driving the plungers. The novel plunger drive mechanism makes it possible to correctly and efficiently mold the articles without causing defect even when the glass material is fed in varying amounts into the metal molds. In molding a glass material thrown into the metal molds by moving the plungers forward, a mechanism moves the plungers forward with a predetermined torque and then backward. The mechanism includes a drive motor, a main gear, planetary bevel gears, a first driven wheel member, a second driven wheel member, a first drive pinion, a second drive pinion, a first main drive member, and a second main drive member.

Inventors: Kawachi; Fumio (Ogaki, JP)

Assignee: Nihon Taisanbin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: C03B 9/00 (20060101); C03B 9/193 (20060101); C03B 011/16 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018