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LOADING AND CONTAINMENT METHOD FOR STRAPPING KIT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014318D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 187K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for containing and dispensing a small quantity of strapping material used for securing items to pallets and skids. The method consists of a special die-cut corrugated folder, when assembled and loaded, contains strapping material, buckles and pre-printed instructions on the folder illustrating the application of the strapping material. This method, referred to as "strapping kit" provides a person the ability and convenience of securing loads in the field without the availability of large, expensive tools and equipment.

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LOADING AND CONTAINMENT METHOD FOR STRAPPING KIT

    Disclosed is a method for containing and dispensing a small quantity of strapping material used for securing items to pallets and skids. The method consists of a special die-cut corrugated folder, when assembled and loaded, contains strapping material, buckles and pre-printed instructions on the folder illustrating the application of the strapping material. This method, referred to as "strapping kit" provides a person the ability and convenience of securing loads in the field without the availability of large, expensive tools and equipment.

The advantages of the method are:

- Mechanical loading for quick assembly - Easy dispensing carton/buckle access - Strapping wound in 10" diameter coil prevents crinkling for ease of use - "How to Use" instructions printed directly on the folder - "Quality" appearance

The assembly and loading process is described as:

The special die-cut folder was design to be accommodated by a mechanical loading fixture for automated loading of the strapping material. The loading process begins with a partially set-up folder (Figure 1.) placed into a loading fixture (Figure 2) where the strapping material is threaded through a slot in the folder and onto a spindle protruding through a hole in the folder. The spindle is then mechanically rotated to wind the designated length of strapping material (approx. 45') from a master coil (approx. 8500') into the carton. Once complete, the spindle is brie...