Patent Number: 6,253,532

Title: Wrapping apparatus

Abstract: Wrapping apparatus for wrapping an object such as an agricultural bale with stretched film has a powered stretch film dispenser mounted to a swing arm disposed above a bale support; the swing arm is connected to a drive unit by which the arm is swung causing the dispenser to execute continuous circular motion about a bale on the bale support, the latter being operable to spin the bale slowly about an axis in the plane of motion of the dispenser. The dispenser derives power for positively dispensing wrapping film from the arm drive unit by way of a mechanical drive transmission. In use, turns of film are wrapped in overlapping, angularly displaced fashion about the bale and the rate at which film is dispensed always bears a fixed relationship to the speed of the drive unit, the angular speed of the swing arm and the rate at which turns are wrapped around the bale.

Inventors: Orpen; Kenneth Stephen Eddin (Westerham, Kent TN1X 1TX, GB)

Assignee: Orpen; Kenneth Stephen Eddin

International Classification: A01F 15/00 (20060101); A01F 15/07 (20060101); B65B 11/02 (20060101); B65B 11/04 (20060101); B65B 053/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018