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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
100037000 With separation from material of liquid expressed 15
100040000 With winding or folding 8
100038000 With heating or cooling 7
100039000 With cutting or comminuting 6
100041000 Forcing through constricted passage 4
20120085251MUSHROOM COMPOST COMPACTING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A mushroom compost compacting system and method includes a roller assembly mounted to a compost receptacle to form a nip, and a web or conveyor to convey mushroom compost to the nip. Mushroom compost is compacted at the nip from an initial compost height to a final compost height. The roller assembly has a roller, a shaft, and fixtures coupled to each end of the shaft. The fixtures are adjustable to define the roller nip height. In one embodiment, the fixtures are mounted to sleeves that engage the sidewalls of the compost receptacle. In another embodiment, the ends of the fixtures are mounted to a support, which may be a joist or a separate channel extending under the floor portion of the compost receptacle, or which may be a post that forms support structure for the compost receptacle.04-12-2012
20090126583Method and device for pressing - A method and a device for pressing a liquid extract from a material to be pressed include a screw press which conveys the material to be pressed along a pressing route and applies pressure to it. In addition, at least one extracting agent is added to the material to be pressed and is removed, together with the extract, from the pressed material. The extracting agent is supplied to the material to be pressed in an amount that is no more than twice the weight of the extract contained in the material to be pressed. At least a portion of the extracting agent dissolves in the extract.05-21-2009
20100011976Method of Producing Low Profile Stent and Graft Combination - Large diameter self-expanding endoprosthetic devices, such as stents and stent grafts for delivery to large diameter vessels, such as the aorta, are disclosed having very small compacted delivery dimensions. Devices with deployed dimensions of 26 to 40 mm or more are disclosed that are compacted to extremely small dimensions of 5 mm or less, enabling percutaneous delivery of said devices without the need for surgical intervention. Compaction efficiencies are achieved by combining unique material combinations with new forms of restraining devices, compaction techniques, and delivery techniques. These inventive devices permit consistent percutaneous delivery of large vessel treatment devices. Additionally, small endoprosthetic devices are disclosed that can be compacted to extremely small dimensions for delivery through catheter tubes of less than 1 mm diameter.01-21-2010
20110232512METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING VENEER QUALITY - A method and apparatus for improving of wood veneer quality is provided. In the method, veneers are conveyed through a compression gap made up by two press elements, the gauge of said gap being adjustable. The method comprises the use of an endless felt assembly, which is adapted to circle around at least one of the press elements and which passes through the compression gap in such a way that at least one face of the veneer is brought against the felt assembly in said compression gap.09-29-2011
100042000 Successive compressions from different directions 4
20090199727PORTABLE COMPACTOR FOR MATERIALS, ESPECIALLY WASTE AND RECYCLABLE MATERIALS - A compactor comprising a base structure having a compaction chamber mounted thereto is provided. The compactor further comprises a ram which is horizontally movable through the compaction chamber between a withdrawn position and an extended position. An actuator is pivotally movable mounted to the ram at a first end portion. The actuator moves the ram from the withdrawn position to the extended position. An actuator frame is pivotally movable mounted to the base structure at a first end portion such that the pivot of the actuator frame is aligned with the pivot of the actuator when the ram is in the withdrawn position. A second opposite end portion of the actuator is mounted to a second opposite end portion of the actuator frame. The actuator frame is movable between a transport position where the actuator is oriented substantially vertical and an operating position where the actuator is oriented substantially horizontal.08-13-2009
20090255421System to Form Repeatable Shaped Slugs From a Plastic Bottle - A system for producing a slug having a repeatable shape from a plastic bottle, including: a housing having an elongated shape, an axis in the direction of elongation, and an opening configured to receive the bottle in a generally coaxially orientation with the housing; a compacting subsystem adapted to compact the bottle substantially in a first direction within the housing; and a slug processing subsystem adapted to form a slug having a predefined form from the compacted bottle, the slug processing subsystem adapted to form the slug by application of force in at least a second direction, substantially normal to the first direction.10-15-2009
20100229735Coil Spring Compactor - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for compacting the springs of mattresses and box springs. The present invention compresses the springs in at least two, preferably three different directions. One compression is achieved through actuation of a crush chamber door. At least two of the three directions of compression are perpendicular to an axis through the springs. After the final compression is performed, the compressed springs are discharged from the crush chamber in a direction parallel to the direction of the final compression.09-16-2010
20080196604METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRESSING A FORMED PART WITH A TRANSVERSE PUNCH - The invention relates to a method for pressing a formed part, in which a ceramic and/or metallic material to be pressed, in particular powdery and/or granulated material (08-21-2008
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20110197774Device and Method for Compressing Compressible Material into a Bale - A device and method for compressing compressible material into a bale are provided. According to certain aspects of the disclosure, the device may include a frame, a feed bin, a first compression chamber, a second compression chamber, and a compression mechanism. The feed bin may be configured to accommodate the compressible material. The first compression chamber and the second compression chamber may be mounted to the frame so as to be rotatable about a substantially horizontal axis between a compression position and a transfer position. The compression mechanism may be configured to load the compressible material from the feed bin into a respective one of the first or second compression chambers in the compression position and compress the compressible material into the bale within the respective compression chamber.08-18-2011
20130025475PRESS WITH SLIDING BEARING LUBRICATION AS A FUNCTION OF THE PRESS OPERATING STATE AND METHOD FOR OPERATION OF SAID PRESS - A press, a method for operating the press, and a lubricating arrangement for the press or for another working machine. The press comprises a press drive that is connected with a ram of the press, which ram can be moved via a transmission in a working direction (Z). The transmission comprises at least one sliding bearing with one and, preferably, several lubricating points. In a first press operating state, all the lubricating points of the sliding bearing are supplied with lubricant at a first lubricant pressure (p01-31-2013
20130042770Square Baler and a Related Control Method - A square baler comprising a controller for controlling the operation of the baler in dependence on the first, second and third signals representing the mass of a bale, the force of the piston of the baler, the energization of the actuator respectively and an input target value for the mass of the bale wherein the first signal is fed back in a first control loop and compared with the target weight to generate a target force, the second signal is fed in a second control loop and compared with the target force to generate a target energization, the third signal is fed in a third control loop and compared with the target energization to control the energization of the actuator.02-21-2013
20100116155APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING DISPLAY PANEL - An apparatus for manufacturing a display panel includes a pair of pressing jigs respectively having pressing surfaces that overlap each other. A pair of film substrates, each having a display region defined thereon, are molded into a curved shape by holding the pair of film substrates between the respective pressing surfaces of the pair of pressing jigs so that the respective display regions overlap each other with a sealant, which is positioned around the display regions between the pair of film substrates, being interposed therebetween, and at least one pressing jig of the pair of pressing jigs has multiple pressing surfaces, which have different radii of curvature from each other, and are switchable with each other.05-13-2010
20100071571METHOD FOR PRESSING AND FORMING A RAW MATERIAL INTO A GRANULATED MATERIAL AND AN APPARATUS THEREOF - To provide a method for pressing and forming a raw material into a granulated material and a press type apparatus for forming a raw material into a granulated material to effectively produce tablets that have a uniform shape. A method for pressing and forming a raw material into a granulated material by a pair of rolls (03-25-2010
20130074712APPARATUS FOR COMPRESSING AN EXPANDABLE MEDICAL DEVICE - Various systems for compressing and loading an expandable medical device into a sheath are disclosed. One system comprises an array of moveable blades radially disposed about a central axis and forming a radially contractible aperture. The blade array includes at least a first plurality of blades and a second plurality of blades. The first plurality of blades is independently moveable with respect to the second plurality of blades. Additional aspects of the invention include methods of using the various compressor systems to compress and load an expandable medical device into a sheath.03-28-2013
20130074711PRESS APPARATUS FOR ELECTRODE, ELECTRODE MANUFACTURING APPARATUS, AND ELECTRODE MANUFACTURING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a press apparatus for an electrode, includes, a press unit configured to compress an electrode sheet includes a first region formed with an electrode layer on a surface thereof and a second region on which the electrode layer is not formed, and a stretching unit includes a stretching member, which comprises a projecting surface located opposite the electrode sheet and projecting toward the electrode sheet, in a position corresponding to the second region, a retracted surface retracted from the electrode sheet relative to the projecting surface, in a position corresponding to the first region, and a relief surface retracted away from the electrode sheet, in a position corresponding to an edge portion of the electrode sheet.03-28-2013
20130074710SERVO PRESS AND SERVO PRESS CONTROLLING METHOD - Provided is a low-cost servo press promoting energy saving by driving a press machine by a driving system suited for the magnitude of a load on a worked object. It includes a first motor coupled to a slide drive shaft to ascend/descend a slide, a second servo motor driving a flywheel, a clutch coupling/decoupling the second servo motor to/from the slide drive shaft, and a press controller controlling rotation of the first and second servo motors and coupling/decoupling of the clutch. The press controller controls to decouple the clutch when the press is small-loaded, thereby ascending/descending the slider by driving the first servo motor, and to couple the clutch when the press is large-loaded, thereby ascending/descending the slider by driving the first and second servo motors.03-28-2013
20130036922Method and Device for Transporting, Placing and Compacting Composite Stiffeners - A device for compacting a contoured elongate composite layup includes flexible first and second fiber reinforced resin flexible sections flexible along their lengths. The first section is flexible within a first plane and the second section is flexible within the first plane as well as within a second plane.02-14-2013
20090120308RESEARCH PRESS - A simulation press having a main body and an actuator attached thereto. The actuator is substantially aligned with the main body. A first plate is coupled to the main body and a second plate is coupled to the actuator. Both plates are adapted to engage a workpiece so as to simulate various modes of deformation of an area or areas on the workpiece when the second plate is moved relative to the first plate. The simulation press further includes a drive controller for controlling operation of the actuator. The drive controller additionally responds to feedback from at least one feedback sensor included with the simulation press.05-14-2009
20130087054Roller press having torque balance - A roller press for the pressure treatment or compaction of granular material, having at least two rolls formed as freely rotating rolls, in each case rotatably mounted in a machine frame by a shaft, driven in opposite directions and separated from one another by a roll gap. The shafts of the rolls are accommodated in bearing housings movably mounted in the machine frame and in each case two bearing housings arranged on one side of the rolls and belonging to different rolls are connected to each other via at least one pressure cylinder. The connection between the bearing housings in each case has at least one torque balance. In this way, the structure of a roller press having roller centering is simplified and can be produced more cost-effectively.04-11-2013
20130055909POWDER GRANULATION METHOD AND GRANULATION DEVICE - A powder granulation method affords greater operation efficiency and working efficiency and enhanced product recovery rate by preventing powder from being adhered to a container inner wall while suppressing variability in particle size of product to the utmost. A plurality of scrapers are disposed so as to abut or come close to the inner face of a bottomed cylindrical container that accommodates powder so that the powder in the container is granulated by causing an inner bottom surface of the container to rotate on a horizontal plane.03-07-2013
20130055908WASTE PROCESSOR - The present invention relates to a waste processor (03-07-2013
20100089255PRECISION PRESS DEVICE AND PRESS LOAD CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a precision press device and a press load control method thereof for downsizing a vacuum chamber in press work in the vacuum chamber, shortening a time required to reach a vacuum and further performing high accuracy pressure control. To downsize a chamber 04-15-2010
20120304873METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING MATERIAL IN A PNEUMATIC PIPE TRANSPORT SYSTEM - Method for handling material in a pneumatic pipe transport system, in which material, such as waste material, is input from the input aperture of an input point, such as from the input aperture of a refuse chute or of some other input point, and is handled with a press device, arranged in connection with the input point or in the proximity of it, to be more compact and transferred onwards in the transfer piping. The press device is a rotary press, a part of the rim-like handling device of which are rotatable, and which handling device includes an aperture, which is arranged eccentrically with respect to its axis of rotation, and a part are stationary, in which case the material to be handled is conducted into the rotary press and/or through it at least partly by means of suction and/or a pressure difference of the pneumatic pipe transport system.12-06-2012
20120222565Continuous Round Baler With Pickup - In an example embodiment, a continuous baler includes a round baler and a pickup conveyor for providing crop to the round baler. The pickup conveyor may include a conveyor belt and a controller for manipulating the conveyor belts. In one example embodiment, the speed of the conveyor is adjusted in accordance with the operation of the baler.09-06-2012
20110011283COMPRESSION APPARATUS AND METHOD - An apparatus is provided for compressing a loose solid feedstock. The apparatus includes a two stage compressor. The first compression stage is a screw compressor. The second compressor stage is a reciprocating compressor. The reciprocating compressor operates co-axially with, and receives its feed from, the screw compressor. A choke cone maintains pressure in the outfeed from the compressor stages. The reciprocating compressor includes a piston that is driven by a pair of hydraulic rams. The position and operation of the hydraulic rams, the screw conveyor, and the choke cone is monitored by sensors. The reciprocating compressor, the screw conveyor, and the choke cone are all adjustable in real time to control the compression of the feedstock according to a pre-programmed schedule that need not have equal compression and retraction strokes. The operation of the screw conveyor may be advanced or eased off depending on the motion of the reciprocating compressor. The operation of the choke cone may be actively controlled to obtain a coordination with the compressor stages.01-20-2011
20110011282PROCESS APPARATUS WITH OUTPUT VALVE AND OPERATION THEREOF - An apparatus is provided for treating a loose fibrous solid organic feedstock. The apparatus includes a reactor vessel and a compressor operable to introduce feedstock at elevated pressure into the reactor chamber. The apparatus includes means for controlling and modulating moisture level within the reactor. The apparatus includes an outflow or discharge assembly that has its own feeder or drive for packing feedstock into a discharge accumulator. The discharge accumulator feeds an outflow valve, in this case a uni-directional rotation ball valve operated by a servo motor. Discharge from the valve may be carried through a diffuser into a settling cyclone. In operation the ball valve is rotated to open and close the outflow passageway, the rate of rotation being variable in real time. The rate of rotation may be a function of the pressure or other parameters sensed in the reaction vessel, and, particularly, in the accumulator immediately upstream of the ball valve, and of proxy sensed values such as discharge feeder motor current.01-20-2011
20120111207CONTROL DEVICE OF SERVO PRESS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SERVO PRESS - A control system of a servo press and a control method are provided for preventing an overload on a pressure capability of a press and a torque capability of a drive system. A control device of a servo press for pressing by transferring a drive force of a servomotor to a slide via a drive mechanism includes: a motion calculation unit for calculating slide target position data; a torque calculation unit for calculating process torque for pressing and control torque for speed change of the servo motor on the basis of slide target position data; a process system limit unit for limiting the calculated process torque to predetermined process limitation torque; and a drive system limit unit for limiting combined torque of the limited process torque and the control torque to predetermined drive limitation torque. The servo motor is driven on the basis of a command of drive limitation torque.05-10-2012
20130206020SINGLE-COLUMN TRASH COMPACTOR - An electromechanical, modular, single-column, trash compactor with a particularly small size and low weight. In particular, a trash compaction device which can be used on-board aircraft, trains, ships and/or for civil applications and generally in all the locations and/or transportation means where the auxiliary service equipment must occupy as little space as possible. The compaction device is formed by a system of hollow telescopic screws (08-15-2013
20110239875METHOD FOR SETTING OPERATION CONDITION OF PRESS LINE - Provided is a method for setting an operation condition of a press line to improve a production cycle. A method for setting an operation condition of a press line includes a conveyance route setting step (S10-06-2011
20110088571PRESS FOR RESEALABLE ZIPPER STORAGE BAGS - A press for resealable zipper storage bags may be formed similar to a clam-shell, with a resiliently deformable material disposed inside the clam-shell. A user may place objects, such as food, into the storage bag and place the storage bag into the press with its zipper portion disposed outside of the closed press. As the press is closed, air is removed from inside the storage bag. The zipper may be closed and the press opened to remove the storage bag.04-21-2011
20100170405PRESS MACHINE, CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF PRESS MACHINE - A control apparatus of a press machine in which a motor performance torque is fluctuated in accordance with a rotational angle of the rotating body in the case of rotating the motor at a fixed instruction speed. The control apparatus includes an angle detecting apparatus detecting a rotational angle of the rotating body, a torque determining apparatus determining a necessary motor torque in correspondence to a characteristic of the press machine on the basis of a value of the rotational angle input from the angle detecting apparatus, and a speed adjusting apparatus increasing the rotational instruction speed of the motor to a value more than the fixed instruction speed, at the rotational angle of the rotating body in which the necessary motor torque becomes smaller than a predetermined motor torque reference value.07-08-2010
20100000424SERVO PRESS LINE OPERATION METHOD AND SERVO PRESS LINE OPERATION CONTROL DEVICE - A servo press line operation control device includes a normal press operation control section, a normal transfer operation control section, an upward movement step delay determination section, a downstream-side transfer step delay correction control section, an upstream-side transfer step delay determination section, a slide downward movement step delay correction control section, and the like. The servo press line operation control device performs a normal press operation that adjusts a slide position to a target slide position based on slide motion information, performs a normal transfer operation that adjusts a transfer position to a target transfer position based on transfer motion information, performs a correction that delays a transfer step of a downstream-side servo transfer device as compared with the normal transfer operation when a slide upward movement step is in a delayed state, and performs a correction that delays a slide downward movement step of a servo press as compared with the normal press operation when an upstream-side transfer step is in the delayed state.01-07-2010
20110265668SOLAR-POWERED WASTE COMPACTOR, METHOD OF POWERING A WASTE COMPACTOR, AND HYDRAULIC UNIT THEREFOR - A hydraulic power device usable to power a compactor ram of a waste compactor is provided. The hydraulic power device includes a pump assembly having first and second pumps for providing pressurized hydraulic fluid to at least one hydraulic cylinder and piston assembly associated with the compactor ram. A battery is provided for storing energy and for providing energy to the pump assembly. A solar panel converts solar energy and charges the battery. A pump control unit simultaneously operates the pumps when an operating pressure of the pump assembly is less than a predetermined threshold and operates only the first pump when the operating pressure of the pump assembly is greater than the predetermined threshold.11-03-2011
20110132207Plunger drive with load profile adaptation - A method of operating a servo press and apparatus therefore, including a press plunger and a servo drive and such a press, the press plunger is operated in accordance with a predetermined guide angle/position-curve based on a guide angle α and the movement of the plunger is controlled in accordance with this curve with a tolerance which depends on the guide angle α.06-09-2011
20110192292MACHINE AND METHOD FOR COMPACTING AN ANNULAR PART MADE OF A FLEXIBLE MATERIAL - The invention relates to a machine (08-11-2011
20110168037AUTONOMOUS MODULE BUILDER - A system and method for autonomously forming a biomass module, comprising a module builder and a control system. The method comprising autonomous operation the module builder to determine the location of biomass, transmitting data signals indicative of the biomass to the control system, and moving and compressing the biomass according to predetermined algorithms stored in the control system to produce a module.07-14-2011
20100275793Device and Method for Separating Laundry Items - A device for untangling pieces of laundry, in particular flat pieces of laundry, is provided. The device is integrated into a processing system that includes a washing system, a press and a conveying system. The mass of laundry is delivered from the press, is conveyed through a rack-like housing, and is untangled. The laundry is then transferred to a transverse conveyor belt in separated form.11-04-2010
20110197773Device and Method for Compressing Compressible Material into a Bale - A device and method for compressing compressible material into a bale are provided. According to certain aspects of the disclosure, the device may include a flame, a staging bin, a feed bin, a first compression chamber, a second compression chamber, and a compression ram. The staging bin may be configured to accommodate the compressible material. The feed bin may be configured to receive the compressible material from the staging bin. The first compression chamber and the second compression chamber may be mounted to the frame so as to be rotatable about a substantially horizontal axis between a compression position and a transfer position. The compression ram may be configured to load the compressible material from the feed bin into a respective one of the first or second compression chambers in the compression position and compress the compressible material into the bale within the respective compression chamber.08-18-2011
20100139506Method to control operation and safety of a hydraulic press, which hydraulic press works according to this method and uses the software and carrier applied to it - Method for a safety and testing control for a press, including a hydraulic system with at least one hydraulic cylinder, operated by means of a hydraulic valve controlled by a programmable processing unit where a number of electrical signal inputs and outputs are provided and into which a software programme is loaded, where a position sensor is provided that indicates the position of the hydraulic cylinder and where the software application works solely on the basis of an internal timer and the aforementioned position sensor can control the motion of the press as well as a hydraulic press working according to this method and using the software and carrier.06-10-2010
20090025576Machines for making bales of disgregated material - These improvements are applied to the machines that comprise a compacting chamber and consist in: 01-29-2009
20090025577RAM POSITION DETECTION METHOD, RAM DRIVE METHOD, RAM DRIVE DEVICE, AND PRESS MACHINE HAVING THE RAM DRIVE DEVICE - A ram driving method including the steps of fixing one end of a large-diameter piston rod (01-29-2009
20120067230METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COMPACTING TRASH - Methods and apparatus for compacting trash are disclosed. A disclosed example trash compacting system includes a trash receptacle, a collection bin, a compaction bin proximal to the collection bin, having a receiving opening to receive trash via the trash receptacle, and having an ejection opening through which compacted trash is ejected into the collection bin, and a compactor mechanism operatively coupled with the compaction bin to compact the trash within the compaction bin.03-22-2012
20120103206TRASH COMPACTOR TROLLEYS AND SYSTEMS FOR USE ON COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT HAVING MOBILE AND STATIONARY USAGE - Embodiments of the present invention provide a combination trash collection and compaction trolley that has a main front door with a trash door that provides access to an interior of the trolley so that trash can be front-loaded into the trash door, as well as an open top portion, which allows trash to be top-loaded into the open top portion.05-03-2012
20130213244LAUNDRY PRESS APPARATUS AND METHOD - A method and apparatus for pressing fluid from laundry articles employs a receiving vessel that holds a batch of articles that are wetted with fluid. Fabric articles are compressed with a press to discharge fluid from the articles. The press includes a diaphragm that can be pressured with fluid. The diaphragm flexibly conforms to an upper surface portion of the batch of fabric articles. After the fabric articles are pressed of fluid, the diaphragm elevates with the press and is rotated. A specially configured linkage rotates the diaphragm and the press as the diaphragm moves from a lower position to an upper position.08-22-2013
20100224084Apparatus for and Method of Inhibiting Delamination - A compression apparatus for compressing a curved region of a laminated element 09-09-2010
20120192730 Baler with a Weighing System - A square baler weighing system weighs a bale during a weighing timespan when the rear portion pivots into the bale discharging position. The rear portion further comprises a brake for changing the speed of a bale moving along the rear portion. The brake is configured to exert an adjustable braking force.08-02-2012
20100242746Method and Apparatus for Forming Self-Supporting Bales of Metal Cans - Apparatus for forming a self-supporting ale of metal cans comprising a baler adapted to compact metal cans into a bale. Opposite side walls of the baler include an array along each side wall of parallel open-face grooves. A platten having defined along each of its opposite sides walls, an array of projections adapted to be received within respective ones of the wall grooves I meshing relationship whereby movement of the platten along the length of the baler functions to compact the cans disposed within the grooves to a higher degree of densification than the degree of densification of cans proximate the central portions of the bale.09-30-2010
20100242747Square Baler For Simultaneously Forming Multiple Bales - A square baler includes a crop feed duct defining a pre-compression chamber which is curved upwardly and rearwardly from an open forward end and an inlet located across the bottom of a baling chamber. A pair of vertical partitions extend between top and bottom wails of the pre-compression chamber and divide it into three equal sized channels. Respectively located in fore-and-aft alignment with front edges of the pair of partitions is a pair of stationary knives forming part of a crop cutter arrangement including a pre-cutter rotor carrying two pairs of blades, with one of each pair cooperating with one of the stationary knives to cut incoming crop into three segments which are respectively moved into the three channels by a packer arrangement. Once the crop in the pre-compression chamber attains a preselected density, a staffer arrangement is actuated to lift separate charges of crop from the three channels and force them into the baling chamber where they are compressed into three separate, side-by-side flakes by the baler plunger. When sufficient charges have been compressed to form three bales having a desired thickness in one embodiment, or a desired length in another embodiment, two lengths of twine are tied about each of the three bales.09-30-2010
20090145309COMPACTOR WITH PIVOTING COMPACTION PLATE - In some embodiments, a compactor may include one or more of the following features: (a) a frame coupled to a base having side panels with a front portion, a side wall, and a rear portion, (b) a compaction plate assembly including a platen pivotally coupled to the side walls for rotation about a fixed axis, (c) a compaction plate driver coupled to a rear wall for driving the platen in a semicircular direction toward and away from a rear wall of a cart, (d) an electrical switch for preventing operation of the compaction plate driver when a door member coupled to the frame is ajar, and (e) a speaker for playing an audio message upon actuation of an electric motor.06-11-2009
20090145310PRESS FORMING METHOD OF FORMED MEMBER WITH FLANGE - The invention provides a press forming method which can prevent a stretch-flange crack while using conventional press forming equipment, at a time of press forming a formed member with flange. The method of the invention is characterized by a shape of a blank for press forming, and a blank in accordance with the invention is constructed by a base body blank portion corresponding to a flat base body of the formed member, and a concave flange blank portion formed by bending on a concave outer peripheral edge of the base body blank portion. The concave blank portion is constituted by a convex flange blank portion in which a stretch-flange deformation is generated, and an adjacent flange blank portion which is adjacent thereto. An outer peripheral edge of the convex flange blank portion is formed such that one end exists between c and e on a profile line corresponding to an outer peripheral edge of the adjacent flange blank portion, the other end exists between d and f, and the one end and the other end are smoothly connected between the straight lines cd and ef, as shown in FIG. 06-11-2009
20100300308METHOD FOR THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR-DRIVEN HAND-HELD PRESSING APPARATUS, AND HAND-HELD PRESSING APPARATUS - The invention relates to a method for operating a motor-driven hand-held pressing apparatus. In said method, once a switch has been actuated, one or more pressing jaws is/are moved from a starting position into a closed pressing position until a predefined pressing force has been reached or a given amount of time has lapsed, whereupon the pressing jaw/s is/are automatically released, e.g. using the return travel of a plunger. The releasing action can be interrupted in an intermediate position, before reaching the starting position, so as to start a subsequent pressing process from such an intermediate position. In order to be able to reach the advantage of the intermediate position without having to intervene when similar processes are carried out, a measure of the travel and/or the time and/or the pressure determined during the pressing process and associated with the intermediate position is detected or stored in order to be able to automatically interrupt the releasing action in the respective intermediate position on the basis of said measure during subsequent pressing processes.12-02-2010
20100319553DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING A TOOL FROM BREAKING DURING FINE BLANKING AND/OR FORMING A WORK PIECE - A device and method are provided for preventing a tool from breaking during fine blanking and/or forming in a press. The device includes a fine blanking head positioned above a ram that carries out a stroke movement. The fine blanking head includes, among other things, a main cylinder retaining a V-shaped projection piston, a touch piston, several V-shaped projection pins, a main plate covering the main cylinder and a touch table to which the tool can be connected. Pressure provided by a hydraulic system is introduced to the device in distinct regions. Gaps between certain device components are maintained and monitored for purposes of determining the undesirable presence of foreign objects in the press operating path. If a sensor determines that the gaps are not maintained then the computer which operates valves that supply the pressure from the hydraulic system will shut the press down.12-23-2010
20110000382TRASH RECEPTACLE FOR COLLECTING AND COMPACTING WASTE AND RELATED METHOD OF USE - The invention is directed to a trash receptacle which includes engaging members that communicate with a satellite vehicle to compact trash. Such trash receptacle comprises a rigid outer housing having four main panels (front panel, a back panel, a first side panel and a second side panel). The front panel includes passageways. The four panels form a basin. Positioned on the back panel via a hinge is a pivoting top door that attaches through a lock assembly. The pivoting top door further includes access doors. A compaction ram, having ram connectors that exit the various passageways of the front panel, is positioned between the first and second side panels. The compaction ram includes one or more track guides capable of resting within tracks located on the first side panel and second side panel of the rigid housing. Such compaction ram may include a plurality of triangular beams having sharp edges.01-06-2011
20110023731Baler Density Control Mechanism and Method - A method of electronically sensing the fill of material in a stuffer chute and tripping a stuffer of a baler. A combine harvester and baler for biomass collection. In one embodiment, crop material such as the residue or material other than grain (MOG) from the back of the combine is directly projected toward a target on a baler collection device. A tailboard with defection panels may be used to alter the direction of the crop residue from the combine. The tongue of the baler is configured to not obstruct the crop material as the crop material is projected toward the baler. One or more knives of a chopper coupled to the combine may be configured to optimally project MOG toward the baler. Also, the stuffer chute of the baler may be configured to facilitate the flow of crop material such as MOG and therefore minimize obstructions. The crop material is transferred from the combine to the baler without the use of a conveyor.02-03-2011
20110209632OPENING ASSEMBLY FOR PRESSING CHAMBERS - A door opening assembly of a bale press including a first arm member having a first end and a second end hingedly coupled at the first end to a first door. The door opening assembly also includes a second arm member having a first end and a second end hingedly coupled at the first end to a second door. An actuator is coupled to the second end of the first arm member and the second end of the second arm member to cause the first arm member to displace the first door and the second arm member to hold the second door from being displaced. A further feature include a door closing system involve a guide member and a guide receptacle for moving a latch gate to close the door.09-01-2011
20100212520DEVICE FOR REMOVING COFFEE GROUNDS FROM SPECIAL COFFEE CAPSULES MADE OF ALUMINIUM AND FOR REDUCING THE SIZE OF SAID CAPSULES - The invention relates to a method for separating the aluminium of used coffee capsule by removing the coffee grounds therefrom and by reducing the overall dimensions by crushing them for recycling. The device includes an emptying piston (08-26-2010
20110061547PRESS MACHINE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - Provided is a press machine for driving a slide by a motor, including a control device for controlling driving of the motor, in which the press machine has a press capacity which can be variably controlled by using field control for the motor.03-17-2011
20100064907DIE CHANGING METHOD OF PRESS MACHINE AND PRESS MACHINE - The invention provides a die changing method of a press machine which can drastically shorten a time required for changing the die. In a press machine (a servo driving type press machine) capable of positioning a slide at an arbitrary position by controlling a servo motor, a time required for moving the slide is shortened by moving the slide in a range necessary for changing the die. Further, it is possible to omit an operation of a slide adjusting mechanism by controlling the servo motor so as to position and control the slide without operating the slide adjusting mechanism, and moving the slide at a height suitable for changing the die, thereby quickening a die changing work.03-18-2010
20120240796MODULAR APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPACTING TRASH - A trash compaction system includes a trash receptacle through which trash is input; a compaction chamber in which trash is compacted, the compaction chamber having a closeable receiving opening in communication with the trash receptacle to receive trash into the compaction chamber, the compaction chamber also having closeable ejection opening through which the compacted trash is ejected; and a compactor mechanism operatively coupled with the compaction chamber to compact trash in a direction generally perpendicular to a direction in which the compaction chamber receives the trash.09-27-2012
20110100235TRASH COMPACTOR - The present disclosure provides a trash compactor and methods of compacting trash. In an embodiment of the present disclosure the compactor is configured to automatically actuate an integrated hydraulic unit that is configured to both pivot a multi-sectioned crush plate and also to lower the plate into a base member. Related methods of compacting are also provided.05-05-2011
20120118177METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPRESSION OF LAMINATION STACK FOR A DYNAMOELECTRIC MACHINE - A method and apparatus is provided for compressing the lamination stack for a dynamoelectric machine. The apparatus includes a plurality of weight distribution plates and a plurality of pressing plates. The plurality of weight distribution plates are placed on one end of the lamination stack of the dynamoelectric machine. The plurality of pressing plates are placed on the plurality of weight distribution plates. A compressive force is applied to the lamination stack via the plurality of weight distribution plates and the plurality of pressing plates.05-17-2012
20110174170INTEGRATED VEHICLE GALLEY TRASH COMPACTOR - A space-saving in-flight trash compactor, comprising a trash chute, a compactor mechanism disposed above a level of the trash chute, and a storage chamber removably positioned below the compactor mechanism and below a level of the trash chute. The storage chamber is vertically aligned with the compactor mechanism. The trash chute is configured to channel trash disposed through an opening of the trash chute at a level of a counter top and above a level of a top of the storage chamber into an opening of the storage chamber at the top of the storage chamber. The opening of the trash chute may be horizontally offset from the vertical alignment of the storage chamber and compactor mechanism.07-21-2011
20110132208Controlling Device for Servo Press, Controlling Method for the Same and Servo Press Equipped with the Controlling Device - There is provided a controlling technique for a servo press capable of optimal forming for handling variability in a sheet thickness and material property of a workpiece and for handling each workpiece. A controlling device for controlling a servo press in accordance with a slide motion data includes: measurement equipment for measuring a forming state of a workpiece, attached to a die for forming the workpiece; a measurement result receiving portion for receiving a measurement result sent from the measurement equipment; and a slide motion data changing portion for changing a slide motion data for forming the same workpiece at scheduled measuring time in accordance with the measurement result received by the measurement result receiving portion.06-09-2011
20110132209METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRIC SERVO PRESS - Provided is a controller for an electric servo press for linearly driving a slide through an intermediation of a rotary-to-linear motion converting mechanism for rotating a decentering shaft by a rotational output of a servo motor to convert rotation of the decentering shaft into linear motion, to perform press working, including : a press load sensor for detecting a pressure force of the slide; a pressure-force determination device for determining whether the pressure force of the slide reaches one or a plurality of different pressure-force setting values based on the one or the plurality of different pressure-force setting values and an output signal of the press load sensor, and for generating a pressure-force achievement signal each time the pressure force of the slide reaches each of the one or the plurality of different pressure-force setting values; a servo motor drive controller for controlling driving of the servo motor; and a motion command device, in which: in respond to generation of the pressure-force achievement signal, at least one of switching of a drive control mode by the servo motor drive controller and switching of a motion to be commanded by the motion command device is performed.06-09-2011
20090320697CONTINUOUS PRESS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE MATERIALS WITH PROGRESSIVE SYMMETRICAL PRESSURE - The present invention is a continuous pressing system and method for the manufacture of composite materials. The press system incorporates at least one belt opposingly positioned with a surface, that may be another at least one belt. The opposing belt and surface are angled in relation to each other to produce symmetrical pressure upon materials fed between the opposing belt and surface. The belt may be driven by a driving means that causes the belt to rotate in a specific direction and thereby move the material between the belt and surface for the whole length that the belt and surface oppose each other. The symmetrical pressure upon the material produces a compress material.12-31-2009
20120097054Method And Apparatus For Forming Carbon Dioxide Particles Into Blocks - An apparatus for forming a block from carbon dioxide particle is configured to allow changing between precise thicknesses with very little downtime, utilizing both weight based and volumetric dosing. A spacer supports the lower ejection piston during block forming, with a shuttle discharging particles into the forming chamber while simultaneously pushing a previously formed block on to a conveyor. In one embodiment, the shuttle dosing cavity has a volume that is greater than the volume of the forming chamber volume, which allows more pellets, volumetrically, to be dosed into the dosing cavity than the volume of the forming cavity.04-26-2012
20120304872HIGH-PRESSURE ARRANGEMENT WITH LOCKING ELEMENT PREVENTING ROTATION OF LOAD BASKET - A high-pressure pressing arrangement includes two coaxial end closures; a high-pressure cylinder including two coaxial end openings, which are closable by the end closures; a frame for resisting outward axial movement of the end closures; a load basket for carrying articles to be treated, wherein the high-pressure cylinder and the frame are arranged transversally movable relative to each other between an operating position and a loading/unloading position; wherein, in the operating position, the end closures are positioned to cover the end apertures and in the loading/unloading position, at least one of the end closures is positioned to uncover at least one end aperture. Further, a first locking element is provided on an end closure and a second locking element is provided on an outward end surface of the load basket, so as to mate with the first element to prevent rotation of the load basket.12-06-2012
20110315025SHEAR DEFLECTION ANGLE DETECTION - A recycling machine deflection detection system including a cross head movable within a shear box of a recycling machine, one or more sensor units disposed on the cross head, and a controller connected to the one or more sensor units, the controller being configured to receive deflection signals from the one or more sensor units and determine, from the deflection signals, a shear deflection angle of the cross head due to deformation of the cross head.12-29-2011
20120060704OBJECT FORMING ASSEMBLY - An assembly (03-15-2012
20120204736Passive Ramp Bale Clear Indicator - In an example embodiment, a baler with a bale clear indicator is provided. A passive bale ramp may be configured to deposit a bale clear of the path of a tailgate of the baler. One or more sensors may be used to determine the position of the passive ramp and whether a bale is clear of the ramp and the tailgate path and an indicator provided to notify an operator that the bale is clear. In one embodiment a bale up sensor is used to determine the position of the passive bale ramp. In another example embodiment, a ramp down sensor is used. In another example embodiment, a bale up sensor and bale down sensor are used to determine the position of the passive ramp.08-16-2012
20120000375APPARATUS FOR COMPRESSING AN EXPANDABLE MEDICAL DEVICE - Various systems for compressing and loading an expandable medical device into a sheath are disclosed. One system comprises an array of moveable blades radially disposed about a central axis and forming a radially contractible aperture. The blade array includes at least a first plurality of blades and a second plurality of blades. The first plurality of blades is independently moveable with respect to the second plurality of blades. Additional aspects of the invention include methods of using the various compressor systems to compress and load an expandable medical device into a sheath.01-05-2012
20110100234PRESS METHOD AND PRESS TOOL - In a press method, a housing is placed on a carrying table, and a panel is placed on a movable platform, and then a first driving unit is used for driving the movable platform to extended from an opening of a housing into the housing, such that the panel is fixed to a position corresponding to the window without touching an internal surface of the housing, and finally a press machine is used for driving the housing and the movable platform to engage with each other, such that the panel is combined with the interior of the housing for sealing the window. Therefore, the panel can be combined into a cramped space of the housing to overcome the defective issue of the prior art. In addition, a press tool adopting the press method is provided.05-05-2011
20120204737Tracking Bale Density Door for Big Square Baler - In one embodiment, bale density door system of a baler, comprising: plural bale density doors defining a chamber, the chamber comprising a front end and a rear end; and plural tracking surfaces associated with a portion of the plural bale density doors, the plural tracking surfaces moveable in a direction from the front end to the rear end.08-16-2012
20120055353METHOD FOR COMPACTING COAL IN A MANNER SUITABLE FOR COKE OVEN CHAMBERS - A method for compacting coal in a manner suitable for coke oven chambers is disclosed. The coal is initially compressed by means of a suitable compressing device into one or more coal cakes, and the obtained coal cakes are divided into compacted products by a cutting device. The compacted products are stacked on top of the each other such that they can be loaded into a coke oven chamber for coking. The compacted products enable the coke oven chambers to be loaded in a precise and a coal loss-free manner. The coal compacted products are easy to store.03-08-2012
20120152133Waste Paper Rebaler - A method of forming a higher density bale of waste paper from two or more lower density bales of waste paper includes positioning the lower density bales intact and in side-by-side relationship with respect to each other, moving them to a compression zone, and compressing the bales together in the compression zone to form a higher density bale. The higher density bale can then be strapped to maintain its higher density configuration and shape. Thus, a larger tonnage of waste paper in bales can be loaded into a shipping container for transport. A rebaler for carrying out the method includes side feed and side retrieval of bales, significantly improving over traditional top feed machines.06-21-2012
20120118178METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPRESSION OF LAMINATION STACK FOR A DYNAMOELECTRIC MACHINE - A method and apparatus are provided for compression of a lamination stack for a dynamoelectric machine. The apparatus includes a plurality of hanger brackets attached to a face frame, a plurality of force application tubes secured to the brackets, a plurality of force applying rams located beneath the force application tubes, a plurality of pressing plates located beneath the force applying rams, and a plurality of weight distribution plates located beneath the pressing plates. A compressive force is applied to the lamination stack by the force applying rams via the pressing plates and weight distribution plates.05-17-2012
20120210887WORKING METHOD AND ASSEMBLY FOR OPERATING PRESSES - In a working method using a device for operating presses comprising a ram and a die, such as forming presses or cutting presses, for example multiple-die presses for large workpieces, transfer presses, multi-ram transfer presses, such forming presses or cutting presses also being arranged in press lines, smaller ram strokes result in optimized freedom of motion of the press, in place of the existing large freedom of motion, the acceleration and speed of the ram are at most maintained, or reduced, while parts output is increased, and smaller paths are made possible due to dynamic ram stroke and transfer movements. To this end, the work process of the ram stroke of presses is controlled according to a curve that follows the function f(x)=a(0)/2+a(1)*cos(1*x)+ . . . +.08-23-2012
20120247349METHOD AND APPARATUS THAT MAKES THICKNESS OF ABSORBENT BODY THIN - A method that makes a thickness of an absorbent body, including a liquid absorbent fiber and a superabsorbent polymer, thin, the method includes transporting the absorbent body by moving a holding surface while holding the absorbent body on the holding surface with suction air from a suction hole on the holding surface, and making the thickness of the absorbent body thin by sucking a belt member towards the holding surface using the suction air from the suction hole, in a predetermined range of a travel path of the holding surface, the belt member being arranged opposing the holding surface along the travel path and being arranged movably along the travel path over the predetermined range of the travel path, and sandwiching the absorbent body between the holding surface and the belt member.10-04-2012
20120247348UNIFORM DENSITY PACKER STUFFER SYSTEM - In one embodiment, a stuffer method of a baler, the method comprising conveying with a plurality of pivotally-biased elements coupled along a moveable link a first portion of crop material from an inlet of a stuffer chute to a location proximal to an outlet of the stuffer chute; and responsive to a crop material density of the first portion meeting or exceeding a first predefined threshold density, conveying with a subset of the plurality of pivotally-biased elements a subsequent portion or portions of crop material from the inlet to the first portion until the subsequent portion or portions meets or exceeds a second predefined threshold density that substantially equals the first predefined threshold density.10-04-2012
20120167786SAMPLE HOLDER AND METHOD FOR TREATING SAMPLE MATERIAL - Method and apparatus for holding and/or treating a sample material. A sample material may be positioned in a vessel between top and bottom flexible films where the flexible films are connected together by a substantially rigid support structure that surrounds the sample material. A crushing force may be applied to the sample material via the top and bottom flexible films, e.g., to pulverize the sample at cryogenic temperatures. A sample holder may have two vessels, one arranged for applying a crushing force to a first sample and another for holding a sample for other processing, such as a histology analysis.07-05-2012
20090078129Method, device and accessories for manufacturing laminate floor panels by using a press - A method for manufacturing floor panels, wherein one starts from board-shaped elements that are subjected to a press treatment, wherein during pressing at the decorative side of the board-shaped elements to be pressed, a press element is used having a plurality of separately formed press parts.03-26-2009
20120073455METHOD FOR OPERATING A BRAKE SYSTEM AND A ROUND BALER WITH A BRAKE SYSTEM - A method for controlling a braking mechanism for a supply roll with wrapping material for a round baler that passes through a first phase wherein, after detection of sufficient crop material in the baling chamber, wrapping material is brought up to the baling chamber and introduced into the baling chamber. The braking mechanism provides a higher braking force during the wrapping operation than the first phase. The wrapping operation is started on detection of movement in the wrapping material. This prevents the braking mechanism from being activated prematurely and leaves sufficient time to deactivate the braking mechanism after the wrapping operation.03-29-2012
20120186465Variable Density Pre-Compression Chamber - In one embodiment, a stuffer system for a baler, the stuffer system comprising: a pre-compression chamber used to transport crop material to a plunger; and plural stuffer arms having coupled to the plural stuffer arms a retractable fork, each of the plural stuffer arms pivotable about an axis and driven in a clockwise and counterclockwise shared path by a first motive apparatus, the fork driven by a second motive apparatus, the fork and stuffer arm independently controlled, wherein the first and second motive apparatuses cause the plural stuffer arms and the fork, upon engagement, to advance plural crop material charges along the pre-compression chamber before delivering the plural charges to the plunger.07-26-2012
20120227594Bulk Bag Conditioning System - A Bulk Bag Material Conditioning System that includes a main conditioner frame and a plurality of bulk bag conditioner assemblies engaged to the upper portion of the main conditioner frame where the bulk bag conditioner assemblies travel a non-linear path, typically on an arcuous path from a bulk bag disengaged position to a bulk bag engaging position.09-13-2012
20110283899BOTTLE COMPACTOR - A compactor device is provided including a cylindrical housing having an elongate channel for receiving a bottle to be compacted therein and elongate guide slots, an end cap attached to a first end of the housing for seating the bottle and protecting the neck end of the bottle, a piston slidably disposed within the channel and having a forward ram for stuffing the bottle, and a lever for actuating linear movement of the piston within the channel, whether manually or automated.11-24-2011
20120137902SPACE-SAVING IN-FLIGHT TRASH COMPACTOR - A space-saving in-flight trash compactor, comprising a trash chute, a compactor mechanism, and a storage chamber that includes an interface for the trash chute. Trash deposited in the trash chute is channeled into the storage chamber. Either or both of the compactor mechanism and the storage chamber are rotatably attached to one or two axles. During maintenance or trash removal, the compactor mechanism or storage chamber may swivel around an axle to permit ease of access.06-07-2012
20120240795Roller Bale Chute Accumulation - In an example embodiment, a roller bale chute accumulator apparatus includes a roller bale chute configured to receive a bale from a discharge opening of a baler and a bale drop mechanism configured to change the roller bale chute between a drop condition for dropping the bale from the roller bale chute and a non-drop condition for maintaining the bale on the roller bale chute. In one example embodiment the bale drop mechanism comprises a brake that is configured to manipulate a roller of the roller bale chute. In another example embodiment, a foldable bale chute portion is movable between a lower bale drop position and an upward non-drop position.09-27-2012
20110232511METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING BUNDLES IN A BUNDLE FORMER - An apparatus for a forming bundle composed of at least one layer of printed products includes a lift, wherein an area above the lift constitutes a holding space to accommodate the at least one layer. The lift is adapted to lower the at least one layer. A control unit is connected to control movement of the lift. A thickness determining device is coupled to the control unit and arranged to determine a thickness of the at least one layer. The lift is controlled to be lowered corresponding to a previously determined thickness of a layer to accommodate a following layer of a bundle or to accommodate a layer of a following bundle.09-29-2011
20130167739STUFFER CHUTE FILL INDICATOR - In one embodiment, a stuffer chute assembly comprising: a duct defining a passageway, the duct having a lower inlet opening and an upper outlet opening, the duct comprising a lower surface with plural slots located proximal to the upper outlet; plural rotating devices arranged transversely across the duct, the plural rotating devices extending at least partially both through the plural slots and into the passageway, each of the plural rotating devices comprising plural fingers along the circumference of the rotating device to engage crop material in the duct; and a sensor coupled to at least one of the plural rotating devices, the sensor configured to sense a parameter corresponding to density of the crop material in the duct.07-04-2013
20130112093METHOD OF MANUFACTURING COMPRESSED LUMP OF METAL SCRAP - Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a compressed lump of metal scrap. A through hole is formed in the metal scrap during a process of manufacturing the compressed lump of metal scrap instead of drilling a finished compressed lump of metal scrap to form the through hole in the compressed lump of metal scrap. Friction and stress applied to the core are minimized while the through hole is formed in the compressed lump of metal scrap, which is compressed with high density, thereby minimizing damage to the core and thus minimizing a trouble occurrence rate.05-09-2013
20110048254Method and device for producing a surface structure for a metallic press plate, endless belt or embossing roller - A method for producing a surface structure for a metallic press plate, endless belt or a cylindrical embossing roller through at least one laser and a device for using the method. In order to provide a cost effective production for the surface structure while using environmentally friendly techniques, it is proposed to use a laser which produces the entire surface structure through partial removal of a surface of a metallic press plate, endless belt or embossing roller to be processed. Thus, the laser is controlled by a provided 3D topography, wherein control of the laser is performed through obtained x, y and z coordinates in order to produce a depth structure, so that high portions and low portions are formed.03-03-2011
20080202357System For Monitoring a Container - A container having a compactor and bin for waste is disclosed permitting on-premises and remote monitoring of the system and collection is disclosed. The system can also detect non-complaint materials placed therein and act thereon. Methods are further disclosed for inventorying identification tags for tracking packages, merchandise and tags disposed of.08-28-2008
20130145938BIOMETRIC READER FOR COMPACTOR/BALER AND METHOD - A compactor/baler for compacting materials includes a frame defining a compacting chamber, a platen movably mounted to the frame, a loading gate movably mounted to the frame and a control panel including a biometric reader having a biometric scanner. The platen is movable within the compacting chamber and the loading gate is movable from a closed position blocking access to the compacting chamber and an open position exposing the compacting chamber. The control panel is actuable between a locked configuration and an operational configuration. The biometric reader is designed to accept a biometric attribute of a user and to actuate the controller between the locked and operational configurations. The biometric reader actuates the controller to the operational configuration if the biometric attribute matches a stored biometric attribute. The control panel prevents the loading gate from moving to the open position when the controller is in the locked configuration.06-13-2013
20130145939PILING AND COMPRESSING PIECES OF COMPRESSIBLE MATERIAL - System and methods for piling and compressing pieces of insulation wool. The system includes a piling tower for receiving and piling multiple pieces of insulation wool and means for compressing multiple pieces of insulation wool. The system includes a first and a second compression plate having plane and smooth upper and lower surfaces, whereby the compression plate can be slid out from between two compressed pieces of insulation wool. The compression plates receive a batch between the compression plates and compress the batch by moving one compression plate towards the other. The pressure on the insulation wool does not need to be relieved after the pieces have been compressed once as the system and method makes it possible to gradually increase compression toward the bottom of the piling tower by shifting between the first and second compression plate being used for compressing a batch of pieces of insulation wool.06-13-2013
20130180417Crop parameter dependent bale chamber configuration adaptation - A baler having a bale chamber comprising chamber doors pivotably connected to a fixed frame part. Upon obtaining at least one crop parameter, a door angle value between two side sections of a door is selected; and the position of one of the side sections with respect to the other one is adapted in accordance with the selected door angle value. A corresponding baler and a control system for such baler are also provided.07-18-2013
20100282098SERVO PRESS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - The invention provides a servo press which can obtain a higher speed in a moving section of a slide, and a higher pressure in a pressurizing section near a bottom dead point without enlarging a capacity of a motor. The servo press is provided with a multi-toggle mechanism 11-11-2010
20100307350SPACE-SAVING IN-FLIGHT TRASH COMPACTOR - A space-saving in-flight trash compactor, comprising a trash chute, a compactor mechanism, and a storage chamber that includes an interface for the trash chute. Trash deposited in the trash chute is channeled into the storage chamber. Either or both of the compactor mechanism and the storage chamber are rotatably attached to one or two axles. During maintenance or trash removal, the compactor mechanism or storage chamber may swivel around an axle to permit ease of access.12-09-2010
20100307349DRIVE APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A PRESS MACHINE - A drive apparatus includes a movable member, at least one linear electrical actuator for generating a first force, and at least one linear hydraulic actuator for generating a second force. The at least one linear electrical actuator and the at least one linear hydraulic actuator are arranged such that the first force and the second force act in parallel on the movable member in order to result in a combined force.12-09-2010
20130152805Drive Arrangement For Powering The Plunger Of An Agricultural Baler - An agricultural baler including a base unit, a plurality of ground engaging devices and a transmission. The plurality of ground engaging devices support the base unit. The transmission is mounted on the base unit. The transmission includes an input shaft and an other shaft. The other shaft is separate from the input shaft. The other shaft is drivingly coupled to the input shaft. The other shaft is connected to a flywheel and/or a hydraulic pump. The other shaft is configured to operate at a different speed than the speed at which the input shaft operates.06-20-2013
20110308402SELF-CONTAINED COMPACTOR APPARATUS WITH PROTECTIVE COATING - A self-contained compactor apparatus which includes a charge chamber and a compacting chamber for compacting and storing waste contained within the chamber. The charge chamber and the compacting chamber are integrally formed as a compacting/storage container. The compacting/storage container has a top wall, a bottom wall, a sidewall extending between the top wall and the bottom wall, and a protective coating provided on at least a portion of an interior surface of the bottom wall and on at least a portion of an interior surface of the sidewall.12-22-2011
20130186288PROCESS OF BALING SWITCHGRASS INTO RECTANGULAR HIGH DENSITY BALES OPTIMIZED FOR HIGHWAY TRANSPORT ON SEMI-TRAILER TRUCKS TO BIOREFINERIES - Process of baling a switchgrass biomass material at between about 22 and about 32 psi into a rectangular switchgrass bale having a bale density of between 14.6 and 20.5 lb/ft07-25-2013
20130192478MATERIAL WASTE SORTING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Exemplary embodiments include improved systems and methods for sorting and metering materials to be recycled at a material recovery facility. Systems and methods for the accurate and automated sorting and metering of recoverable materials may include a bunker with an integral conveyor adapted to meter presorted materials such that predetermined amounts of the materials may be delivered to a baler for baling and sale. Exemplary systems may include an auger screw type conveyor sized and shaped to deliver the materials to, for example, a baling system. The systems may also include a crusher for reducing the volume of the materials prior to metering from the bunker; by reducing the volume of the materials in the bunker, a baler may operate more efficiently, increasing output from the facility.08-01-2013
20130206021APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPRESSING TRASH - A trash container that allows the user to compress trash when the user manually pushes the top cover down. When an indoor trash container seems full, people would normally press the garbage down into the container using their hands in order to create more room inside the container. That is unsanitary. Our invention is a trash container that allows the user to compress trash when the user manually pushes the top cover down. A user's hands don't touch the trash.08-15-2013
20130206022HYDRAULIC PRESSING TOOL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A HYDRAULIC PRESSING TOOL - A hydraulic pressing tool which is particularly suitable for pressing pipe fittings, and which has a hydraulic pump connected to an electric motor. With the aid of the hydraulic pump, hydraulic fluid is pumped from a tank into a piston chamber to operate the hydraulic piston. The pressure prevailing in the piston chamber is determined by means of a pressure sensor. When a pressure limit is reached, a solenoid valve is opened by the control device such that the hydraulic fluid flows back out of the piston chamber, through the channels, and into a reservoir.08-15-2013

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