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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. 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:

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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...