US 9,809,341 B2
Counterbalanced servo end seal carriages
Thomas Orsini, Sterling, MA (US); Robert Simonelli, Worcester, MA (US); and Michael A. Kalinowski, Nashua, NH (US)
Assigned to Sealed Air Corporation (US), Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed by Sealed Air Corporation (US), Elmwood Park, NJ (US)
Filed on Oct. 24, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/62,049.
Prior Publication US 2015/0113914 A1, Apr. 30, 2015
Int. Cl. B65B 9/087 (2012.01); B65B 59/02 (2006.01); B65B 51/30 (2006.01); B65B 65/02 (2006.01); B65B 9/067 (2012.01); B29C 65/18 (2006.01); B29C 65/74 (2006.01); B29C 65/00 (2006.01)
CPC B65B 59/02 (2013.01) [B29C 65/18 (2013.01); B29C 66/4312 (2013.01); B29C 66/73921 (2013.01); B29C 66/81427 (2013.01); B29C 66/8225 (2013.01); B29C 66/8246 (2013.01); B29C 66/83543 (2013.01); B29C 66/849 (2013.01); B65B 9/067 (2013.01); B65B 51/306 (2013.01); B65B 65/02 (2013.01); B29C 65/74 (2013.01); B29C 66/1122 (2013.01); B29C 66/81419 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A sealing machine comprising:
a movable carriage assembly, comprising:
an upper cutting/sealing element; and
a lower cutting/sealing element;
a first servo motor to control horizontal movement of said movable carriage assembly;
a counterbalance positioned so as to move in an opposite horizontal direction as said movable carriage assembly;
a second servo motor to control the vertical movement of said upper and lower cutting/sealing elements; and
a first rod having a proximate end and a distal end, wherein said proximate end of the first rod is pivotally coupled to said first servo motor and said distal end is attached to said movable carriage assembly,
wherein rotation of said first servo motor translates to horizontal movement of said movable carriage assembly.