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: