Accession Number:

ADD012338

Title:

Automatic Loading of Composite Tape Using Cassettes.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This patent application relates generally to laminating and tape-laying systems, and more specifically to a system of automatically loading composite tape onto tape-laying machine using cassettes. Automated composite laminating work centers reduce manufacturing costs and provide for high rates of production. A system for the automatic and continuous loading of composite tape into a tape-laying machine is disclosed. The system provides composite tape from a plurality of cassettes which are held in the magazine of a tape loading system. The tape loading system has a tape drive which feeds tape from a cassette in an active position to the tape-laying system in controlled amounts. The tape loading system also has a cassette transfer system which pushes a full cassette from a standby position into the active position when the cassette in the active position exhausts its supply of tape.

Subject Categories:

  • Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE