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Publication numberUS1591009 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 6, 1926
Filing dateJul 1, 1925
Priority dateFeb 3, 1922
Publication numberUS 1591009 A, US 1591009A, US-A-1591009, US1591009 A, US1591009A
InventorsEarl F Baldwin
Original AssigneeAmerican Fibre Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Winding mechanism
US 1591009 A
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July 6 ,1926, 1,591,009

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' Original application filed February 3-,

ticularly themeehanism is designedtoi wind braid made from fiber strandson the -machine disclosed and claimed in my applicavtion for patent; Serial No. 533,799, -filed February 3', 1922, or which the. present application is a-division;

For a'more complete under-standingof {this invention, reference may be had tothe accompanying drawings in whic-h Figure jl' is a fragmentary top plan of the braiding jmachi'ne-showing the braid guidingand feed mechanism; the upper poraim of the 'meehanismshown i-n Figure 1:.

Figure 3 is a section to an enlarged scale on line 3 3 of'Fi'gur-e -11 F'gure 4: is an elevationfof the winding mechanism. v v

Figure 5 is an elevation at right angles to Figures2 and 4 showing the braid guid,

ing, feeding and Winding mechanisms in their assembled relation on the machine;

, Figures 6' and 7 aredetail sections-on lines,

6-6 and 7+7, respectively',fof Figure l,

V fThe strands to be braided are carried by :spools whichare moved about each other to effect abraiding action, all"as- -more ztully vshown'and described inmy application for patent hereinbeforereferred to "All the s g I mechanismsupporteda by the post 1-23; This; *membe-r12O' QFigures1, 3-and 5) at which; i

the actual-jbraiding takes p'lac'e. This mamher is supported on a transverse -bar' 121 Y' -strands pass from 'the 'spools a0 a guide carriedat opposite endsin standards extend- 7 ing upwardly intermediate the: length of V f side rails 145 and a cross bar 123, is.- shown I in the drzmings and-is'ca rried by a sleeve 1-24. adjustable along the bar121. This sleeve has an upstanding" guide portion 125 in whioh i'svertieallyslidable a plate 126,. bolt 127 carried by theporti0n1 25and pass-l ing through avertical slotiin: the plate1 26 providing for such slidable 'adjustment.' The plate 126 has fast thereto frame member or, yoke: 127 a to thevupper end of which is pivoted by a lateral extension: 128'v I a similar member129. 7 Each of these.mem.

hers carries a roller 130iat its lower end 'th'e' maohine only one of whom-composing wmnme MECHANISM.

1922; semi no. 5 33,799. {nivigea larmsmacaw;tumm 1,1925. Serial isr ,-4o,-s0s; a a w The rollers ,"1130 are 'normally held. to ether into close engagement with the various strandsfonming .thebraidby means ofa f 1 and 33 i This device comprises a-oam 132 pivoted at 133 :to the outer end of a rod which-extends throughtliexmembers 127- 'and 129' and 'carries'anut 1'35rbeyondwthe member 1-27 to hold it in positiona Between :7 Y the members 127 and 125' a; coilvspringll'36 V reacts, this spring surrounding the rod-13 B 'Thecam member 1325 is'f onmed with :awcam V face137 which engages the outerv face of i i the yoke 1 29 andais provided-with a handle portion 138 by which it may be; turned-into and out offcamming'relation to this yoke.

. When the cam isLi-n :cammingj relation the rollsi are heldi'near to each other by the cam devihesh'owh more indetail in Figures cam 1321and the spring 136,thespring;1press- 2 Ling the rolls. slightly apart againstfthe cam which imposes; a. positive limit t-othe sepal V rationfand" keeps the rolls closely adjacent to each otherikbut. when theijhandle 138. is

pulled outwardly the spring'1-36'forces the V yoke members further apart. to; relieve the pressureon thejfbraid. The j'distanoeba tween the .rolls, "when the icarn is ineammlng relation, 'is determi-ned by the position of the nut l35-0111th6 rod 134 and isi preferesably adjusted; accordingjto, the Weight. of

the material braided-i to pinch the braidfirmlyand flatten it. The braid passes-over the rollers 130- andto-ra driven take-up mechanism comprises a 'series oflrolls: 140 141 and 142', each roll; preferablybhaving a central portion-which engages'the braid formed of V yiel'da-ble' materialsuch as rubber as shown at 143. The braid: passes over. the: I 7

upper roll l lefibeneath andbetweenrthis vroll j and: the roll 1'41 and then between-the rolls 1141 enema, this causing; an engagementlo-f holding of the rolls sha an These rolls are positively, driven intermfeshing; gears F144 at each end; of thesevariouscrolls' being employedyfor this purpose. Theupper r0 1&0 has fast thereto outwardly ota pairbffi spaced vrails 145- "inwhieh the; rolls; are ournaled, I a gear letdwhieh isdriven. from a pinion 1-47 carried by :a shaft 148 011 the op- 'posite ends oftwhichis fixed ayworm gear x 14.9.; This worm gear meshes with a worm 150 on a vertically extending shaft 151'jour-' naled'in a b earingbracket 152 projecting laterally from the one' of the side pieces" 14:5." 'Thisjshaft carries at itslower lend a. a gear 153 [which meshes through a change 7 gear With-a driving gear 70.

After passingbetween the lower rolls 1 11 a V "amt-1 12' the braidfpasses through a guide eye 160 in a guide bar 161 (Figure 4). The guide bar 161 is mounted to slide in a pair of arms 162 and 163 which project upwardly from a bracket 16 1 made fast to one'side of I the frame/ These arms 162 and .163 have journaled therein a shaft 165' which PI'OjGOtS beyondthe arm 163 and has fixed thereto a belt pulley 166. and carries a winding reel 167. A belt indicated at- 168 passes about this belt pulley 166, is crossed intermediate its lengthwand passes over a pulley 169 mounted to rotate with the roll 140. i

Provision is niade by which. thebar 161 is moved parallel-tothe shaft 165 in order to guidethe braid as it is Wound from one end to the other of the reel; For this purpose the bar 161 has in one face thereof a groove 170, this groovebeing in the form of an elongated loop extendinglengthwise of the barv and within this loop is fixed a series of pins 171 extending-outwardly from the face of the'bar, these pins being spaced to meshwith a 'pinion172- This pinion is carried by. a shaft 173 having its end 1.74 shaped't'o' fit within the groove 170 to be guided for traversing movement thereby.

The shaft 17 3 is fixed within the .end of a shaft 174?, these two shaft members constituting a transmission shaft which is jour- =naled in a yoke175, the arms 176 of which are mounted for rocking movement on the. drive shaft 165 between the arms'162 and 163. WVithin-this yoke the shaft 174?" has fixedijthereto a bevel gear 17 7 which meshes with a bevel pinion 178 fixed to the shaft 165; By thisconstruetion, as the shaft 165 1 is rotated-the' gear 1-77 is rotated, causing *a transverse movement in opposite direce tions of the bar '161by engagement of the "pins 171 with the teeth of the pinion 172.. As the bar 161 traverses, the gear 172 is held in engagementwiththe pins 171 by the end of the shaft 17-1engaging in the slot 170. As it reaches the .endof traverse 3 in one direction the portion 174 riding in" the" slot 170- causes the yoke 17 5 to tilt.

slightly about the shaft 165 as an axis and I'of' the series it starts thejtraverse ofthe bar 161jin the opposite direction. Q'Ihis is as. the pinion 172 rotatesabout the end pin illustrated in Figure 7 in which the positionsof'the'pinion172'with relation to the.

bar are *shown 'in' dotted lines when shaft 'l7 l engage's in upper andlowei reachesof the looped 'groove, these being the positions in which the bar is traversed in opposite mechanism for receiving strands in braided directions. By this construction the. braid is led evenly throughout the length of the reel 167 as it is wound thereon.

Having thus; described an embodiment of this invention it should be evident that many changes and modificationsfmight' be made therein "without departing from; its spirit for scope as defined bythe appended claims. 7 v

Iclaimf 1. In a machine of theclass described, '7

mechanism for receiving I strands in braided formation comprising a pa r pf rolls between which the strands pass, res l ent means tending to separate said rolls, and '80 positive means for moving one roll toward the other and for limitingthe amount of separation. I V V v 2. In a machine of th Class described,

formation comprising a pair-of rolls be tween which the strands pass, spring means tending to separate said rolls, f and cam means for bringing one roll to a position closely adjacent tothe' other roll and 00- operating with said spring to hold the first y said roll in said position. Y

formof a closed loop, and means operatively connecting the bar with the winding mechanism, said means including a rotatable shaft having one end disposed to travel in said guideway and interengaging means on said shaft andbar for'causingsaidbar to reciprocate'when said shaft rotates. V

I 5. In a machine of the class. described, a Winding mechanism comprising a drive shaft, areel carried by said drive shaft, means'to 'rotate said drive shaft, a bar re 'cipro'cable parallel to theaxis of saidfldrive shaft and having a strand guide' eye therein, and a'guidew'ay on one side in the form of a closed loop, a,yoke pivoted on said drive a shaft a shaft'carried by said yoketransverse to'saididrive shaft and having its end bearing in said guideway,"meansfor driving said yoke "shaft from said drive shaft and interengagingmeanson said yoke shaft and: I

.bar'for causing traversing movement of said baryon rotation of said yoke shaft; 7

V 6.; In a machine of the class-described, a' wlnd-ing mechanism comprising a drive 105, therein and a guideway on one side in; the

' shaft, a reel mounted on said drive shaft,

means for rotating said shaft, a bar having a strand gnideeye therei-nfand a guideway in one side inthe form ofa closed loop, a

and guide. bar for reciprocating the bar signature.

vwhen the shaft rotates, said means comprising a seriesof pins projecting from the I side of the barfrom the portion bounded; y a by the looped guideWay, and a pinion '16 mounted on said transmission shaft and positioned in a manner to engage the 'said Pi -A 7 a In testimony whereof I have'affixed my i EARL F. BA DWN, 7

Referenced by
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US4635875 *Jan 19, 1984Jan 13, 1987Apple Merrill KCable pulling device
U.S. Classification87/31, 242/476.7
International ClassificationD04C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationD04C5/00
European ClassificationD04C5/00