Automatic machine for making star bows
The bow-making proces can be divided into the followings stages:
- initial loading of the tape
- making of the initial loop
- making of the points
- cutting off the tape
- stapling the star bow to a paper tape
- ejection of the finished product
The photo optical sensor controls the termination of the bow-making process. If for any reason the bow fails to drop out the machine is automatically stopped in order to fix the problem.
The wiring of the machine is hidden in a hermetic metal casing.
The following control elements are placed on the control panel:
START, STOP, EMERGENCY STOP buttons
- touch screen programmable controller which enables the operator to change the following settings:
- star bow parameters (for example: number of points, angle between the star bow points, length of the tape, speed)
- engine operating parameters
The programmable controller shows also the information about status, errors and works as a counter.
Use of the device
The machine is used for making self-sticking star bows out of polypropylene tape. The bows are produced for sticking on gifts and for other decorative purposes. They may have a different number of points, which can be changed easily by setting the electronic counter. A wide range of diameters of the bow can be selected. The finished product is connected to a strip of adhesive tape. The bow-making can be performed at five different speeds, selectable by a dedicated switch.
Width of the polypropylene tape
Diameter of the polypropylene tape circles
Width of the adhesive tape (with a bar code or plain)
Diameter of the adhesive tape circles
Diameter of the star bows (stepless regulation)
Number of the star bow points (programmed on the controller)
Angle between the star bow points (programmed on the controller)
Number of different bow making speeds
Productivity in relation to points number:
Overall dimensions (length x width x height)
Pressure of the pneumatic system
Approximate air consumption
Noise level in the place of work