US 9,809,339 B2
Spool mount assemblies for rotating multi-clipper platform systems
Dennis J. May, Pittsboro, NC (US); Samuel D. Griggs, Raleigh, NC (US); and Kuo-Raid Grant Chen, Cary, NC (US)
Assigned to Tipper Tie, Inc., Apex, NC (US)
Filed by Tipper Tie, Inc., Apex, NC (US)
Filed on Jul. 29, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/445,488.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/864,000, filed on Aug. 9, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0040519 A1, Feb. 12, 2015
Int. Cl. B65B 51/04 (2006.01); B65H 16/06 (2006.01); A22C 11/12 (2006.01)
CPC B65B 51/04 (2013.01) [A22C 11/125 (2013.01); B65H 16/06 (2013.01); Y10T 29/4984 (2015.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A packaging system comprising:
a rotating table; and
a plurality of spool mount assemblies circumferentially spaced apart from each other and mounted to the rotating table at respective clipper stations, the spool mount assemblies comprising:
first and second longitudinally extending outer mounting members;
laterally extending and longitudinally spaced apart inner and outer rollers attached to the first and second longitudinally extending mounting members to define a spool holding and retention cavity; and
a centrifugal force retention shaft mounted on the first and second longitudinally extending outer mounting members, to extend laterally to the first and second longitudinally extending outer mounting members, the centrifugal force retention shaft facing an outer perimeter of the rotating table, said centrifugal force retention shaft positioned relative to the laterally extending and longitudinally spaced apart inner and outer rollers to enable a spool to be downwardly loaded into and upwardly removed from the spool holding and retention cavity without movement of the centrifugal force retention shaft.