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1. (WO2018160293) FLAP FOLDING ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/160293    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/014985
Publication Date: Sat Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 25 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B65B 7/16
Applicants: PACKAGING PROGRESSIONS, INC.
Inventors: WARD, Lawrence
FAUST, Charles D.
DUDONIS, Chad Ezra
Title: FLAP FOLDING ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A folding arrangement including a flap lifting assembly located at a drop conveyor discharge end and including a pivoting arm with a flap engaging surface that is movable between a first, flap-lifting position and a second, pass-through position is provided. A folding assembly includes a receiving conveyor with a receiving conveyor feed end positioned below the drop conveyor discharge end, and a folding finger above the receiving conveyor feed end. The product-substrate combination is driven by the drop conveyor into contact with the flap engaging surface in the first position to lift the flap as the product-substrate combination is discharged from the drop conveyor discharge end towards the receiving conveyor feed end, and the folding finger contacts the flap of the product-substrate combination to complete folding of the flap to a second angled position onto the product as the product-substrate combination pivots the flap engaging surface to the second position.