Wire Knife Stripper
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
The present stripper requires precision adjustments and continuous sharpening of the stripping knife edge. The stripper is used in a laminator to strip MYLAR* backing. The stripper in the machine consists of a "U"-shaped bracket 10 pivoted at 12 on the lower portion of the "U" along the axis 14. The upper portion of the "U" has a wire 16 stretched across the open portion of the "U" forming the stripping source. The "U"-shaped stripper is positioned against the stripper role 18 which carries the laminated material 20 such that the wire 16 is pressed against the roll 18 and the stripped material 19 passes over and around the wire. A tension roller 26 supplies continuous tension to the stripped material 19 and leads it to a vacuum source 28 for removal from the machine.