Patent Number: 6,293,213

Title: Gusset manufacturing machine with automated measuring and cutting station

Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically cutting notches at specific locations on a web which are separated by predetermined lengths which are the outer dimensions of a pillowtop mattress. The web is pulled through a sewing station with a traction drive. Slack is induced in the web downstream of the traction drive. Predetermined lengths are drawn out of the slack bin in a single motion through a linear measuring device. A knife disposed in close proximity to the measuring device cuts the notches at the specific locations and subsequently severs the notched portion from the remainder of the web.

Inventors: Block; Paul (Nesconset, NY), Lydick; Michael (Medford, NY)

Assignee: Galkin Automated Products Corp.

International Classification: B65H 20/30 (20060101); B65H 20/32 (20060101); B65H 16/00 (20060101); B65H 16/02 (20060101); B65H 35/00 (20060101); D05B 33/00 (20060101); D05B 25/00 (20060101); D06H 7/00 (20060101); D06H 5/00 (20060101); D05B 011/00 (); D05B 021/00 (); D05B 025/00 (); D05B 033/02 (); D05B 037/04 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018