Patent Number: 6,305,146

Title: Process for the final folding and subsequent storage of a piece of linen and final folding means

Abstract: To fold a piece of linen (5) to a very small final dimension, for example a bed sheet to 9".times.6", said piece of linen is kept constantly under pressure after final folding until it has been fixed in a storage position, in order to prevent opening of said final fold. This can be effected by pushing it during final folding by means of a folding sword into a receptacle (20), from where it is pushed by means of a ram (26) onto a stacking line (27) where its outer surfaces each rest against a corresponding outer surface of an adjacent piece of linen (5') or another stop surface formed by slides (31a,b) or a pressure plate (33), so that it is fixed in its final configuration. Alternatively, the piece of linen can be fed, while maintaining pressure on the outer surfaces, to a packing apparatus and surrounded there by a strip of packaging material.

Inventors: Gerber; Samuel (Fraubrunnen, CH)

Assignee: Jensen AG Burgdorf

International Classification: B65B 9/00 (20060101); B65B 63/00 (20060101); B65B 63/04 (20060101); B65B 9/02 (20060101); B65B 063/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018