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Title:
HIGH DENSITY TRIPLE FORMER HOLDERS ASSEMBLY
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2021/080417
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a former holder assembly (100) comprising a plurality of former holders (101, 102, 103) received by a pin (104) and arranged adjacently, which permitting rotation around said pin (104), a first former holder (101) of said plurality of former holders having a L-shaped arm (105), a second former holder (102) of said plurality of former holders having an extended L-shaped arm (106), characterised in that, a third former holder (103) of said plurality of former holders (101, 102, 103) having a straight arm (107) with a protruding arm (108), wherein said protruding arm (108) is sitting in between the first former holder (101) and the second former holder (102) to increase capacity of a glove machine, wherein said pin (104) is received by a shaft (109) which connected to a movable chain (110) of said glove machine.

Inventors:
NARAYANAN SARAVANA KUMAR A/L (MY)
Application Number:
PCT/MY2019/050089
Publication Date:
April 29, 2021
Filing Date:
November 13, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
AF SOLUTION SDN BHD (MY)
International Classes:
B29C41/14; B29C41/34; B29C41/40; B29C33/30; B29C33/36; B29L31/48
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TEE, Lin Yik (MY)
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Claims:
Claims:

1 . A former holder assembly (100) comprising; a plurality of former holders (101 , 102, 103) received by a pin (104) and arranged adjacently, which permitting rotation around said pin (104); a first former holder (101) of said plurality of former holders having a L- shaped arm (105); a second former holder (102) of said plurality of former holders having an extended L-shaped arm (106); characterised in that; a third former holder (103) of said plurality of former holders (101 , 102, 103) having a straight arm (107) with a protruding arm (108); wherein said protruding arm (108) is sitting in between the first former holder (101) and the second former holder (102) to increase capacity of a glove machine; wherein said pin (104) is received by a shaft (109) which connected to a movable chain (110) of said glove machine.

2. The former holder assembly (100) as claimed in claim 1 , wherein the protruding arm (108) comprising a trapezoid shape to increase distance between formers held by the plurality of former holders (101 , 102, 103).

3. The former holder assembly (100) as claimed in claim 1 , wherein the protruding arm (108) is carved at both sides at distal end that complement to the L-shaped arm (105) of the first former holder (101) and the extended L- shaped arm (106) of the second former holder (102) for sitting there between.

4. The former holder assembly (100) as claimed in claim 1 , wherein a plate (111) located at an end of the protruding arm (108) to hold the first former holder (101) and second former holder (102) together.

5. The former holder assembly (100) as claimed in claim 1 , wherein the pin (104) comprising a plurality of R-pins (112a, 112b).

6. The former holder assembly (100) as claimed in claims 1 and 5, wherein each former holders (101 , 102, 103) comprising said R-pins (112a, 112b) for locking position of said former holders (101 , 102, 103).

Description:
HIGH DENSITY TRIPLE FORMER HOLDERS ASSEMBLY

TECHNICAL FIELD

The present invention relates to a former holder, more particularly, assembly of the multiple former holders to increase the volume of glove lines in glove industry.

BACKGROUND ART

It is important to wear gloves when working with harmful chemicals and other materials because they protect our hands from infection and contamination. Its use has created demands for manufacturing of gloves industries.

The existing device for manufacturing gloves comprising multiple former holders. However said device design is in a vertical arrangement which taking up more spaces for the multiple former holders in an assembly whereby less number of former holders only can be assembled in a movable chain which would affect the overall production of gloves. Besides, there is instability in holding the multiple former holders together which also affecting the production of gloves significantly.

There have been several solutions provided to increase the volume of glove lines in glove industry, and few of them have been discussed below:

WO2015142155A1 discloses an improved double former holder assembly that is used in high speed latex dipping process for the production of products such as medical gloves. The double former holder assembly basically consists of a U-shaped bracket which is connected to two taper-L-shaped arms having an upright plate and a rectangular base plate. The U-shaped bracket has a base and two vertical ends and a pivotal rod. Each of the rectangular base plate of the two taper-L-shaped arms is used to hold at least one former holder. In the closed positional, the upright portion of the taper-L-shaped arms and aligned back to back with each other. In the open position the two L-shaped arms and the former holders can have an arcuate motion of up to 150°. MY-168511-A discloses a triple former holder assembly used in a glove manufacturing processes. The triple former holder assembly consists of a middle linkage arm being sandwiched between two opposing side linkage arms in a knuckle joint mechanism, each linkage arms having a former holder, which carries a former. The three linkage arms mounted onto the knuckle joint mechanism consisting of a C- bracket, a pin and an R-clip for the pin. The knuckle joint mechanism secure the three linkage arm arrangement in place and provide a means of rotation about the pin to accommodate for glove manufacturing processes’ requirements. This knuckle joint mechanism is attached to a conveyor chain via a connecting shaft. Bearings on 20 each connecting shaft aids the movement of the conveyor chain along the glove production line.

Accordingly, it can be seen in the prior arts that there exists a need to have an improved former holder assembly to increase the volume of glove lines in glove industry.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

An objective of the present invention is to provide multiple former holders to increase the production rate.

It is an objective of the present invention to provide flexibility for placing either three or two former holders according to the requisite of the production. It is further an objective of the present invention to provide stable production line with safely secured former holders.

Also, it is an objective of the present invention to provide a space saving former holder assembly whereby the arrangement of former holders are in a triangular arrangement which allows more former holders to be fixed and increases the number of former holders in a single line. Another objective of the present invention to modify the current double former lines with a triple former line which will allow us to produce 50% more compare to the existing double former production output. Further, another objective of the present invention to provide a cost saving former holder assembly whereby it allows higher former holders in a smaller area will ensure the maximum utilization of operation cost on utilities, energy and also labor with a reduction of 33.3% compare to the current high speed double former line. Accordingly, these objectives may be achieved by following the teachings of the present invention. The present invention relates to a former holder assembly comprising a plurality of former holders received by a pin and arranged adjacently, which permitting rotation around said pin, a first former holder of said plurality of former holders having a L-shaped arm, a second former holder of said plurality of former holders having an extended L-shaped arm, characterised in that, a third former holder of said plurality of former holders having a straight arm with a protruding arm, wherein said protruding arm is sitting in between the first former holder and the second former holder to increase capacity of a glove machine, wherein said pin is received by a shaft which connected to a movable chain of said glove machine.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMPANYING DRAWINGS

So that the manner in which the above-recited features of the present invention can be understood in detail, a more particular description of the invention, briefly summarised above, may have been referred by embodiments, some of which are illustrated in the appended drawings. It is to be noted, however, that the appended drawing illustrate only typical embodiments of this invention and are therefore not to be considered limiting of its scope, for the invention may admit to other equally effective embodiments. These and other features, benefits, and advantages of the present invention will become apparent by reference to the following text figure, with like reference numbers referring to like structures across the views, wherein: Figure 1 illustrating a former holder assembly (100) in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 2 illustrating the third former holder (103) in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 3 illustrating a former holder assembly (100) with R-pins (112a, 112b) in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 4 illustrating the former holder assembly (100) in a production line in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

While the present invention is described herein by way of example using embodiments and illustrative drawings, those skilled in the art will recognise that the invention is not limited to the embodiments of drawing or drawings described, and are not intended to represent the scale of the various components. Further, some components that may form a part of the invention may not be illustrated in certain figures, for ease of illustration, and such omissions do not limit the embodiments outlined in any way. It should be understood that the drawings and detailed description thereto are not intended to limit the invention to the particular form disclosed, but on the contrary, the invention is to cover all modifications, equivalents, and alternatives falling within the scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claim. As used throughout this description, the word "may" is used in a permissive sense (i.e. meaning having the potential to), rather than the mandatory sense, (i.e. meaning must). Further, the words "a" or "an" mean "at least one” and the word “plurality” means “one or more” unless otherwise mentioned. Furthermore, the terminology and phraseology used herein is solely used for descriptive purposes and should not be construed as limiting in scope. Language such as "including," "comprising," "having," "containing," or "involving," and variations thereof, is intended to be broad and encompass the subject matter listed thereafter, equivalents, and additional subject matter not recited, and is not intended to exclude other additives, components, integers or steps. Likewise, the term "comprising" is considered synonymous with the terms "including" or "containing" for applicable legal purposes. Any discussion of documents, acts, materials, devices, articles and the like is included in the specification solely for the purpose of providing a context for the present invention. It is not suggested or represented that any or all of these matters form part of the prior art base or were common general knowledge in the field relevant to the present invention.

In this disclosure, whenever a composition or an element or a group of elements is preceded with the transitional phrase “comprising”, it is understood that we also contemplate the same composition, element or group of elements with transitional phrases “consisting of”, “consisting”, “selected from the group of consisting of, “including”, or “is” preceding the recitation of the composition, element or group of elements and vice versa.

The present invention is described hereinafter by various embodiments with reference to the accompanying drawing, wherein reference numerals used in the accompanying drawing correspond to the like elements throughout the description. This invention may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiment set forth herein. Rather, the embodiment is provided so that this disclosure will be thorough and complete and will fully convey the scope of the invention to those skilled in the art. In the following detailed description, numeric values and ranges are provided for various aspects of the implementations described. These values and ranges are to be treated as examples only and are not intended to limit the scope of the claims. In addition, several materials are identified as suitable for various facets of the implementations. These materials are to be treated as exemplary and are not intended to limit the scope of the invention.

With reference to the drawings, the invention will now be described in more detail.

Figure 1 illustrating a former holder assembly (100) in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

The present invention relates to a former holder assembly (100) comprising a plurality of former holders (101 , 102, 103) received by a pin (104) and arranged adjacently, which permitting rotation around said pin (104), a first former holder (101) of said plurality of former holders having a L-shaped arm (105), a second former holder (102) of said plurality of former holders having an extended L-shaped arm (106), characterised in that, a third former holder (103) of said plurality of former holders (101 , 102, 103) having a straight arm (107) with a protruding arm (108), wherein said protruding arm (108) is sitting in between the first former holder (101) and the second former holder (102) to increase capacity of a glove machine, wherein said pin (104) is received by a shaft (109) which connected to a movable chain (110) of said glove machine.

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, said arrangement of former holders provides a triangular arrangement which allows more former holders are fixed in a smaller area. As a result, said arrangment provides high density former holders.

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the protruding arm (108) comprising a trapezoid shape to increase distance between formers held by the plurality of former holders (101 , 102, 103). Said distance ensures the formers do not contact with each other during the production, thereby avoiding holes formation due to formers knocking to each other.

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the protruding arm (108) is carved at both sides at distal end that complement to the L-shaped arm (105) of the first former holder (101) and the extended L-shaped arm (106) of the second former holder (102) for sitting there between.

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the protruding arm (108) tightly secured at the L-shaped arm (105) of the first former holder (101) and the extended L-shaped arm (106) of the second former holder (102) which creates stability during the operation of the movable chain (110).

Figure 2 illustrating the third former holder (103) in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a plate (111) located at an end of the protruding arm (108) to hold the first former holder (101) and second former holder (102) together.

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the plate (111) forms firmness to secure the third former holder (103) in the former holder assembly (100). In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the pin (104) comprising a plurality of R-pins (112a, 112b). Figure 3 illustrating said former holder assembly (100) with R-pins (112a, 112b) in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, each former holders (101 , 102, 103) comprising said R-pins (112, 113) for locking position of said former holders (101 , 102, 103). The first R- pin (112a) allowing the apparatus for operating with two former holders and the second R-pin (112b) allowing the apparatus for operating with three former holders. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, R-pins (112a,

112b) further providing the stabilities in the former holder assembly (100) whereby it holds the former holders (101 , 102, 103) securely without sliding from the pin (104). Further, the R-pins (112a, 112b) allow the manufacturer to operate either only using two or three former holders according to the requisite of the production.

Figure 4 illustrating the former holder assembly (100) in a production line in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the third former holder (103) arranged within the middle line of the movable chain (110) which creates more space for the overall former holder assembly in a production line.

Various modifications to these embodiments are apparent to those skilled in the art from the description and the accompanying drawings. The principles associated with the various embodiments described herein may be applied to other embodiments. Therefore, the description is not intended to be limited to the embodiments shown along with the accompanying drawings but is to be providing the broadest scope of consistent with the principles and the novel and inventive features disclosed or suggested herein. Accordingly, the invention is anticipated to hold on to all other such alternatives, modifications, and variations that fall within the scope of the present invention and appended claim.