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Wood tie end plating machine. (Patents).

An end plating machine for a wood tie having opposite ends comprising a frame including horizontally spaced-apart first and second end frames with the frame including tie in-feed and out-feed portions. A conveyor is provided for positioning a tie between the end frames. First and second tie clampers are positioned adjacent the first and second end frames for clamping the ends of a tie positioned therebetween. First and second power rams are mounted on the first and second end frames, respectively, for driving an end plate into the ends of the tie while the tie is being clamped by the first and second tie dampers. First and second end plate hoppers are positioned on the first and second end frames, respectively, for supporting a plurality of end plates therein. First and second end plate transporters are mounted on the first and second end frames, respectively, for successively transporting individual end plates from the hopper to a position adjacent the ends of the tie positioned in the tie dampers so that th e power rams may drive the end plates into the ends of the tie.

ISSUE DATE: 02/15/00. INVENTOR(S): Matlock; Gordon E., Bourbon, MO. ASSIGNEE(S): Robbins Mfg. Co. NUMBER OF CLAIMS: 7. PATENT NUMBER: 6024270.
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Title Annotation:Robbins Mfg. Co.
Publication:Forest Products Journal
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2002
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