Apparatus for Adhesive Preparation and Transfer to a Reel of a Tape Cartridge
Original Publication Date: 1985-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
Apparatus is disclosed for attaching a piece of adhesive to the reel of a tape cartridge. It is desired to transfer an adhesive patch from a release paper to a reel contained within a cartridge, with the adhesive patch being attached smoothly to eliminate adhesive print through to media subsequently placed within the cartridge. It is also desired that the adhesive be transferred central to the flanges of the reel. The adhesive system is illustrated in Fig. 1, with the adhesive patches 10 being attached to a release paper 12, with each patch being covered by a protective paper 14 with the same geometry. The adhesive system illustrated can be supplied in rolls. Referring to Fig. 2, apparatus is illustrated for applying the adhesive to a reel 16 retained within a cartridge 18.