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Michigan Technological University

1984

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Static Dropless Flake Aligner For Producing Composite Wood Material, Gordan P. Krueger, Anders E. Lund, Roy D. Adams Oct 1984

Static Dropless Flake Aligner For Producing Composite Wood Material, Gordan P. Krueger, Anders E. Lund, Roy D. Adams

Michigan Tech Patents

Apparatus are provided for forming a loosely felted mat of elongated wood flakes, the wood flakes being supported on an elongated caul. The flakes are deposited between a plurality of closely spaced parallel baffles so as to be aligned in mutually parallel relation. The caul is supported adjacent the lower edges of the baffles and is support for vertical movement to facilitate buildup of the mat. Apparatus movable back and forth along the length of the caul is provided to deposit wood flakes in an evenly dispursed manner. At least one picker wheel also moves along the length of the ...


Apparatus For Making Continuous Lengths Of Composite Wood Material, The Apparatus Including Rotating Circular Baffles, Anders E. Lund, Gordon P. Krueger, Bruce A. Haataja, Roy D. Adams Sep 1984

Apparatus For Making Continuous Lengths Of Composite Wood Material, The Apparatus Including Rotating Circular Baffles, Anders E. Lund, Gordon P. Krueger, Bruce A. Haataja, Roy D. Adams

Michigan Tech Patents

Apparatus for forming an elongated loosely felted mat of thin elongated wood flakes with the flakes being aligned in mutually parallel relation and being aligned with the longitudinal direction of the elongated mat. The apparatus comprises a plurality of conveyor belts positioned in closely adjacent side-by-side relation and defining a mat supporting surface adapted to support the aligned wood flakes, the belts being supported on the surface of a cylinder. Wood flakes are deposited in loosely felted relation on the belts, and a plurality of closely spaced parallel planar baffles surround the cylinder, the baffles comprising plates positioned between the ...


Multiple Funnel Flake Aligner For Making A Loosely Felted Mat Of Aligned Wood Flakes, Bruce A. Haataja, Tauno B. Kilpela, Gordon P. Krueger, Roy D. Adams Sep 1984

Multiple Funnel Flake Aligner For Making A Loosely Felted Mat Of Aligned Wood Flakes, Bruce A. Haataja, Tauno B. Kilpela, Gordon P. Krueger, Roy D. Adams

Michigan Tech Patents

Apparatus for forming a loosely felted mat of thin elongated wood flakes with said flakes being aligned in mutually parallel relation. The apparatus includes a mat supporting surface, a hopper for holding a quantity of wood flakes, and a funnel assembly for receiving wood flakes from the hopper and for causing the flakes to be aligned in substantially parallel side-by-side relation as they are deposited on the supporting surface. The funnel assembly includes a plurality of funnels positioned in adjacent side-by-side relation, the funnels each including inclined walls having lower edges defining an elongated narrow opening adjacent the supporting surface ...


Flake Aligner Including Baffles Supported On Continuously Moving Conveyor, Anders E. Lund, Gordon P. Krueger, Lynn B. Sandberg, Roy D. Adams Apr 1984

Flake Aligner Including Baffles Supported On Continuously Moving Conveyor, Anders E. Lund, Gordon P. Krueger, Lynn B. Sandberg, Roy D. Adams

Michigan Tech Patents

Apparatus for forming a continuous elongated loosely felted mat of thin elongated wood flakes with the flakes being aligned in mutually parallel interleaved relation. The apparatus includes a plurality of belts positioned in adjacent side-by-side relation and for continuous movement so as to define a supporting surface for the mat. A plurality of sets of thin planar baffle plates are provided, each set including a plurality of thin planar baffle plates supported in coplanar alignment and in edge-to-edge adjacent relation. The baffle plates are positioned between a hopper for depositing wood flakes and the supporting surface and function to align ...