Continuous fastener feeding apparatus and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9962758
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15688064

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Methods and apparatuses for continuous fastener feeding for sequentially delivering single fasteners to a fastener installation device are disclosed. In one embodiment the apparatus includes a first fastener reel for supporting a first fastener tape securing a plurality of fasteners and a second fastener reel for supporting a second fastener tape for securing a plurality of fasteners. A fastener tape joining device positioned downstream of the first and second fastener reels receives the respective first and the second fastener tapes and selectively engage the first and second fastener tapes when one of the fastener tapes becomes depleted of fasteners.

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COMAU LLCSOUTHFIELD MI 48033

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Kilibarda, Velibor Bloomfield, US 74 686
Maybee, William Southfield, US 3 1

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