Patent Number: 6,309,506

Title: Method and device for joining preferably flexible surface structures

Abstract: Flexible surface structures (21, 22, 27) are often glued to one another with the application of pressure and heat. Known laminating devices for this purpose are limited in their efficiency. If greater laminating efficiency is to be achieved, an existing laminating device has to be exchanged for a more powerful laminating device. The invention proposes a laminating device constructed in modular fashion and having a plurality of successive laminating stations (12, 14). In this way, the laminating efficiency can be increased by adding new laminating stations (12, 14) to already existing laminating stations (12, 14) which thus do not need to be replaced. In addition, it is proposed that a drying station (17) be provided between successive laminating stations (12, 14), in which drying station the surface structures (21, 22) laminated in the first laminating station (12) are dried before they are joined with a further surface structure (27) in the succeeding second laminating station (14).

Inventors: Kannegiesser; Martin (Bad Salzuflen, DE), Inselmann; Jurgen (Lohne, DE)

Assignee: Schaetti AG.

International Classification: B32B 37/00 (20060101); B65H 39/16 (20060101); B65H 39/00 (20060101); B32B 031/08 (); B32B 031/12 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018