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Adhesive Transfer Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042963D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Rance, WG Whittington, PH [+details]

Abstract

A transfer mechanism is shown for placing a double-sided adhesive strip to the end of a web of material, such as magnetic tape, for holding the tape to a real hub. The adhesive is supplied as small pieces on a liner paper. The end of the tape is held flat by a vacuum plate, while a pressure roll places the adhesive onto the end of the tape. The vacuum plate is then advanced toward the hub to place the end of the tape onto the hub. As shown in the figure, small pieces of an adhesive 1 of a double-coated adhesive is fastened on one side to a liner paper 2 with one side of the adhesive being uncovered. The liner paper 2 and the adhesive pieces 1 are directed from a supply reel 3 past idler rolls 4 and 5 over a pressure roll 6 onto a third idler roll 7 and onto a takeup roll 8.