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Publication numberUS1992962 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 5, 1935
Filing dateAug 10, 1929
Priority dateAug 10, 1929
Publication numberUS 1992962 A, US 1992962A, US-A-1992962, US1992962 A, US1992962A
InventorsJohn H Murch
Original AssigneeAmerican Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Method of producing scroll-edged metal blanks
US 1992962 A
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March 5,4935. J MURCH METHOD OF PRODUCING SCROLL EDGED METAL BLANKS Original Filed Aug. 10, 1929 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 5, 1935 UNITED, STATE s" l,992,962 nl METHO D or'ra'onuom'e SCROLL-EDGE!) V METAL BLANKS John H. Murch, East Orange, assignor to American Can Company, New York, N. corporation of. New Jersey Application August 10,1929, seriai nofssisas Renewed May 25; 1933 ZQIai'mS. (crm q).

- The present invention relates to a method of economically dividing a sheet, of metal into blanks containing can endproviding spaces.

It is the present custom .where automatic machinery is employed in cutting a number of articles from a sheet of tinplate, or the like, to first sever the sheet into blanks by a shearing machine and subsequently to feed the blank so obtained through a press for the cutting of the desired articles. 'When the articles are of circular configuration such, for example, as can ends, a, more economical'cutting-is obtained in a cutting layout embodying adjacent rows of spaces arranged in stagger relationship.

The present invention contemplates a method of shearing a sheet by a single blanking operation to produce a plurality of blanks embodying can end providing spaces, the improved blank representing the maximum economy of cutting consistent with providing blanks which can be subsequently and efliciently handled in the automatic production of the desired articles.

The principal object of the present invention is the provision of a method of economically dividing a sheet into blanks, each blank containing a single row of can end providing spaces.

Another important object of the invention is the provision of a method of cutting and feeding a sheet to a scroll edged cutting die whereby a series of blanks are produced, each containing can end providing spaces, one of the blanks containing a lesser number of such spaces than the other blanks.

An important object of the invention is the provision of a method of economically dividing a sheet of metal into threeblanks containing can end providing spaces, there being removed from the ends of one of the blanks, certain recovery pieces, the operation of forming the blanks and removing the recovery pieces being accomplished in a single operation of the dividing mechanism.

Numerous other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent as it is better understood from the following description, which, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, discloses a preferred embodiment thereof.

Referring to the drawing:-

Figure 1 is a fragmentary transverse sectional view of a typical shearing machine for performing the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a sectional plan view of the same, taken substantially along line 2-2 in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a diagrammatic plan view of the divided sheet produced by the operation of the shearing mechanism, the various parts being spread out or separated to more'clearly illustrate their shapes. I

A machine suitable for performing the steps of the present invention may comprise a table 11 (Figi 1) carried by a frame 12. A die member 13 is supported by the frame 12 and ispositioned' in the table 11, this die. member comprising spaced walls 14 provided with scroll cutting or shearing edges 15. p

A' sheet of metal or other suitable material 16. is adapted to be fed over the surface of the table 11 by a feed bar. 1'? carryinga spring pressed dog 18, the feed bar 17 operating in a suitable groove 19 formed in the table 11.

I One position of feeding of thesheet 16 over the table 11 places the same centrally over the die member 13 and while in this position, a punch slide 21 of typical scroll shear construction descends to perform a cutting action. Slide 21 carries a punch block 22 which carries a scroll punch member 23 and. end punch members 24 (see also Fig. 2). Block 22, also, carries extending gage punch members 25.

When slide 21 is moved downwardly the punch members 25 engage and press the sheet 16 against gage die members 26 carried by the frame 12. Members 25 cooperate with these die members in a cutting action and remove small pieces 27 from the sheet 16, the removal of these pieces forming gage notches 28 in the sheet.

Simultaneously with this operation, the end punch members 24 engage the sheet 16 and press it against die members 31 positioned at the opposite ends of the scroll die 13 and carried on the frame 12. Members 24 cooperate with these die members in a cutting action'and remove recovery pieces 32 (Fig. 3) from the sheet. 'Continued downward movement of the slide 21 and the parts carried thereby causes the punch member 23 to engage the sheet 16 and press it against the die members 14. Punch member 23 coop-' crates with these die members in a cutting or blanking action severing a central blank 33 from the sheet 16 and leaving two side blanks 34.

There is thus produced in the single cutting operation of the scroll mechanism the central blank 33 containing a row of can end providing spaces indicated by the dotted circles and the two side blanks 34 each containing a row of can end providing spaces indicated by the dotted lines36. The side blanks 34, by reason of the. staggered relation of the circles 35 and 36 in the original sheet layout, contain one more such manner.

space than the number of spaces in the central blank 33. V

The end pieces 32 may be subsequently used for the cutting of smaller articles, this being subsequently done in other machines forming no part of the present invention. The small pieces 27 removed from the side blanks 34 are discarded as being too small for further use@ Central blank 33 being producedinand outlined by the die parts 14 and 31, is out along predetermined straight end linesandside lines and is, therefore, uniform for every cutting action of the scroll mechanism irrespective of any variations which migh'texistjin thesize of the sheet being used. Either end 61' the blank" usedras a'reference or f t mush othe machines for removing the can ndsorijother with outline edges positioned adjacent the can end providing spaces in the blankand at a minimum distance. This insures a proper subsequnt cutting action with a high degree of cutting efiiciency and minimum waste of material,

It is thought that the invention and many of The blanks so produced are provided its attendant advantages will be understood from the foregoing description, and it will be apparent that various changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts for carrying out the method without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing all of its materialfadvanta'ges; t hei'fbrm; liereinbefore described being merely a preferred embodiment of means suitable for practicing my improved method.

I claim: j

1 {Ifl' 'e method of dividing sheets of metal which sheets are proportioned to form three strips suitable for cutting into can ends, which consists"in"subjecting' each sheetto a single cutting stroke; and'thereby forming two outside strips both usefuliformaking can ends of scroll contour on one edge only, and a middle metal strip of scroll contour on both edges, and at the same stroke removing recovery pieces of useful size m' he nds-o g id;mi idle m tal tr p and forming sa ch s n h end of. h two outside strips.

T e. thod. ofdividin heets, m ta are ro ort on d o. orm hre strips f ubs a a niiq mlw dtbt u table r am nd hig con ists vsu iec r ch sh ts utti m ing v each sheet to a single cutting stroke; and

thereby forming two outsidestrips of scro11 con- 4 1 1 ne dg n y anda i d emet l strin.

sc ol o ur O hed s. n t. he ame.

ke. smo n ecov r piec s. ,of, subst nti l. size from the ends of said middle metal strip and, forming easenqt h in n s. Ofc w side strips.

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U.S. Classification83/52, 83/33, 83/467.1, 83/923
International ClassificationB21D28/06
Cooperative ClassificationB21D28/06, Y10S83/923
European ClassificationB21D28/06