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Tape Cutter Crimper

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091816D
Original Publication Date: 1968-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bell, AH: AUTHOR

Abstract

The tape cutter-crimper is used to prepare a web media for automatic handling by cutting the end portion so that there are no corners, and stiffening this portion by embossing corrugations in it. Annular blade 1 is rigidly attached to plunger 2. Bushing 3, integral with housing 4, serves as a circular guideway for the blade-plunger assembly. Spring 5 is mounted between the shoulders of 2 and 3 so as to bias 2 outwardly. Setscrew 6 extends into a slot in 2 and, thus, retains 2 in the position shown against the bias from 5. This slot also limits the travel of 2 so as to prevent overembossing of the media. Slot 7 extends across housing 4 and communicates with the bushing cavity. In operation, web material 8 is inserted in 7 and plunger 2 is pressed inwardly.

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Tape Cutter Crimper

The tape cutter-crimper is used to prepare a web media for automatic handling by cutting the end portion so that there are no corners, and stiffening this portion by embossing corrugations in it.

Annular blade 1 is rigidly attached to plunger 2. Bushing 3, integral with housing 4, serves as a circular guideway for the blade-plunger assembly. Spring 5 is mounted between the shoulders of 2 and 3 so as to bias 2 outwardly. Setscrew 6 extends into a slot in 2 and, thus, retains 2 in the position shown against the bias from
5. This slot also limits the travel of 2 so as to prevent overembossing of the media. Slot 7 extends across housing 4 and communicates with the bushing cavity. In operation, web material 8 is inserted in 7 and plunger 2 is pressed inwardly. Cutting action between blade 1 and edge 9 of bushing 3 pierces 8 and severs it in a rounded-end configuration. As 2 is depressed further, rubber plug 10 contacts 8 and urges it against crimping fingers 11 which impart longitudinal corrugations 12 to the media. When 2 is released, 5 returns to its relaxed position and the media is removed.

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