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1. (WO2017151284) SHELL SYSTEM LOCATING ASSEMBLY FOR SHELLS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151284    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/017105
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 10 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B21D 51/00
B21D 37/02
B21D 37/16
B21D 51/44
Applicants: STOLLE MACHINERY COMPANY, LLC
Inventors: CARSTENS, Aaron E.
MCCLUNG, James A.
RIPPLE, Paul L.
DONALDSON, Edward E.
Title: SHELL SYSTEM LOCATING ASSEMBLY FOR SHELLS
Abstract:
An alignment assembly (60) for a press assembly (10) is provided. The alignment assembly (60) includes a number of alignment elements (62). The alignment elements (62) include a number of moving alignment elements (70). The moving alignment elements (70) are coupled to an upper tooling assembly (18) that moves between a first and second position. As the upper tooling assembly (18) moves, the moving alignment elements (70) move between a first position and a second position corresponding to the upper tooling assembly (18) first position and a second position. The moving alignment elements (70) are structured to move the shell (1) from the initial alignment position to an intermediate alignment position. Thus, as the upper tooling assembly (18) moves from the first position to the second position, the moving alignment elements (70) contact a shell (1) and move the shell (1) from an initial alignment position to an intermediate alignment position.