Method of manufacture and machine for manufacturing subterranean wall drain (USH0000556)
Original Publication Date: 1988-Dec-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Apr-29
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A continuous method of manufacturing a drainage system and apparatus therefore comprises a continuous assembly line which forms a plastic core material followed by continuously forming an envelope surrounding the formed plastic core and then sealing the stuffed envelope. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, an extruder is used to transform granulated plastic material into sheet form. This plastic sheet is then fed directly into a plastic forming machine. The plastic forming machine will form a plurality of hills and valleys in the plastic sheet thereby defining a plastic core. Thereafter, continuous sheets of permeable fabric material are attached to the upper and lower surfaces of the formed core while the edges of the permeable fabric are secured to one another either by adhesive, sewing or any other suitable bonding method. Next, the draining system is either cut into desired lengths or rolled for shipping purposes.