US 1106658 A
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A. LUCKWEIL. ROPE BELT, ROPE BAND, AND THE LIKE. APPLICATION FILED s512125. 1911.
1,106,658. Patented Aug. 11, 1914.
ARTHUR 4LU'CI`il/"FII, OF MANNHEIM-NECKARAU, GERMANY.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. il, 19rd..
Application filed September 5, 1911. Serial No. 647,587.
I T all 'whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, ARTHUR LUoKwEiL, a subject of ing at Mannheim-Neckarau, in the German Empire, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Rope Belts, Rope Bands, and the like, of which the following is a specification.
Rope belts, bands and the like composed of ropes, consisted hitherto of separately formed ropes which ropes were connected together` by a separate process to form the belt or the like. The connecting together of the ropes to form the belt has been effected by means of wires passed transversely through the ropes and then riveted at their ends, or by means of stitching extending across or along the ropes. These methods of connecting the ropes have the drawback that they take up much time and are therefore costly and are also wanting more or less in durability.
The'present invention consists of a plurality of independent braids of rope or strands united at their proximal edges by independent strands braided togetherl and interlocking with said proximal edges. By this means a much stronger, uniform and durable belt is produced than with the processes above mentioned.
A further advantage is that such rope belts can be made very much more quickly and therefore cheaply and of superior quality and more durable.
The new belt has great advantages more particularly for hoisting machines, etc. Such belts which are usually composed of wire ropes are extremely difficult and therefore very expensive to manufacture according to the old process. The new belt does away with the hand labor which was hitherto required for connecting together the wire ropes.
In the drawings: Figure l is a diagrammatic plan view of an apparatus for making rope belts according to this invention. Fig. 2 is a view of a braided belt embodying my invention, the connecting strands being shown drawn out and apart for the sake of clearness.
The rope belt shown in Fig. 2 consists, for example, of two square ropes, which are connected together by special (auxiliary) Strands t to t; these strands being interlaced in turn with the corresponding strands of the two ropes..l
the German Emperor, and resid" F ig. l illustrates an apparatus for making rope belts and comprises two braiding machines. The braiding machine A comprises four bobbin carrier disks A1 A2 A2 and A4; the braiding machine B comprises four carrier disks B1 B2 B3 and B4. Each braiding machine A and B contains for instance eight strand bobbins so distributed and guided as to each produce one rope or square cross section. Each braiding machine accordingly works independently and acts like a separate machine. rlhe strand bobbins l, 2, 3, i of machine A travel in the paths indicated by the single headed arrows, while the bobbins 5, 6, 7, 8 travel in the paths indicated by the double-headed arrows. Similarly the bobbins, l1 21 81 4f" 51 61 71 and 81 of the braiding machine B travel in the paths indicated respectively by the single headed and double-headed arrows. The bobbins may be distributed in other ways anda greater or less number may be employed for the purpose of producing another braiding. Similarly six or another number of carrier disks may be employed in each machine for making a hexagonal, etc., rope. Special auxiliary strands are employed which may have the same thickness as the main strands but which may also be thicker or thinner than these. Their bobbins are arranged and alternately guided in the machines A and B in such a manner thatthey travel first in one machine and then in the other machine so as to engage with the corresponding strands of the ropes. Thus four bobbins a, Z), c, d, are so arranged and are so guided that they travel in the path indicated by the circle-tailed arrows, that is to say, they travel first with the disk A2 of the machine A, then over the disk B3 to the disk B2 of machine B, and thence over the disk A4 back again to machine A and disk A2.
Four other bobbins e, f, g, t, travel at the same time along the path indicated by cross tailed arrows, namely over the disk B3 of machine B, then over the disk A2 to disk A1 of machine A, thence over disk B2 back again to machine B and disk B3. The paths of these two kinds of bobbins thus cross one another again lso that the respective strands are also braided together'. In this process, the auxiliary strands are interlaced with the rope strands in the following order: a with l; o with 2; c with 3; Z with 4f; then a with 11; with 21; c with 31; d with 41; and at the same time e is interlaced with 51; f with dependent Strands braided together andV in- 10 61;v g with 71; h'with S1; then e with 5; f Vtei-locking,- With said proximal edges.
with 6; g with 7 and h with 8. In testimony Whereofl affix my signature What l claim as new and desire to secure 1n presence of two Witnesses..
5 by Lettere Patent isn- V A braided belt consisting of a plurality of ARTHUR LUCKWEIL' braids each made of strands independent of Witnesses: the strands of the other braid, said braids JOSEPH HEIFFER, being united at their proximal edges` by in-v S. H. SHANK.
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