Process and apparatus for making and incorporating acquisition/distribution inserts into absorbent cores
Patent Number 5591297
An apparatus and process for assembling a first member and a second member is provided. The first member comprises a fluid distribution part and the second member comprises an absorbent core member having a window portion therein. The assembling apparatus comprises a conveyer mechanism for forming a transport path, a first deposition mechanism for placing a series of one of the first and second members in spaced apart relation on the conveyer mechanism, and a drum mechanism rotatably mounted adjacent the conveyer mechanism for carrying the other of the first and second members and for depositing the same onto one of the first or second members already placed on the conveyer mechanism. The apparatus further includes a second deposition mechanism for placing a series of the other of the first and second members on the drum mechanism in spaced apart relation and a drive mechanism for the conveyer and the drum mechanism for moving in timed relation the first and second members together on the conveyer mechanism and for positioning a portion of the first member in the window portion of the second member.
The Procter & Gamble Company (Cincinnati, OH)
156/514; 156/517; 156/556