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Publication numberUS2188458 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 30, 1940
Filing dateNov 7, 1938
Priority dateNov 7, 1938
Publication numberUS 2188458 A, US 2188458A, US-A-2188458, US2188458 A, US2188458A
InventorsHooper Glenn R, Jenkins Robert B
Original AssigneeHooper Glenn R, Jenkins Robert B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carding engine
US 2188458 A
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Jan. 30, 1940. R. B. JENKINS ET AL CARDING ENGINE Filed Nov. 7, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet l ,7 grime/5M5 fioerf PB. enk/h s,

Glen/z W K Jan. 30, 1940. R. B. JENKINS ET AL CARDING ENGINE Filed NOV. 7, 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Jan. 30, 1940 UNITED 7 time CARDING Ro e t B, Jenkins and Glenn R. Gastonia, N. 0.

Hooper,

- Application November 7, 1938, Serial-No. 239,364 I 5., Claims. (01. 19-107) This invention relates to carding engines, and the primary object is to provide simple andjeflicient means for screening the waste from"the licker-in roll, whereby the fly or lint which forms part of said waste and is valuable enough to save and use is separated fromthe motes which I fully described, shown in the accompanying draw ings and claimed.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a fragmentary longitudinal sec tional view of a carding engineequipped with a waste-screening and separating device constructed in accordance with the present inven- Figure 2 is an enlarged elevational view, partly broken away, of the screening and separating dee vice per se, and as seen looking toward the right of Figure 1;' and 5 line 3-3 of Figure 2;

Referring in detail to the drawings, the carding engine includes the usual frame Shaving suitable bearings for'the main carding cylinder Figure 3 is a fragmentaryv vertical section-on 6 and licker-in roll 1. The usual grid-like screen 8 is disposed beneath the licker-in roll 1, and the frame 5 has the usual door or closure 9 at the feed end of the engine.

The waste from the licker-in. roll 1 drops through the screen 8 into the bottom of the frame, as does also the waste from the main carding cylinder 6; The waste from the main carding cylinder 6 is valuable and composed en-' tirely of fly or lint, but the waste from the lickerin roll 1 includes valuable fly or lint, and'motes which are of little or no value.

In accordance with the present invention,

means is provided for screening the waste from the licker-in roll 7 so as to separate the motes from the fly or lint, the fly or lint of the lickerin roll waste being directed into that portionof the frame which receives the waste from the main carding cylinder, and the motes being collected at a difierent point within the frame and maintained separate from the fly or lint from the main carding cylinder and separated from the waste of the licker-in roll. In this way, the motes are maintained separate from the fly or lint so that one may be removed independently way, the space within the frame iris divided into ,1

be swung upwardly to permit access to the fly,

vice is in 'usef The bars may be reinforced as the waste fromthe licker-in'roll is recovered.

In carrying out the present invention, brackets PATEN 4 0. p ee of the other, and the fly or lint forming part of it are secured to opposite sides of'thje'frame 5 of the engine, the lower attaching "portions of said brackets having longitudinalj -slots as at H to permit adjustment of the brackets forwardly or rearwardly fora purpose which will presently become apparent. Th'epresent screening and separating device includes an uppersection i2 rigidly secured to the upper portions of the brackets H] as at l3, and a lower section ht hinged at 15 to the upper section I2 for vertical swinging "movement. The lower section ifis limitedin its downward and vforward swinging movement to a substantially vertical position by abutting the brackets l0, andit will be noted that the sections l2 and I l simply form'a'transverse partition preferably made or sheetmetalp In this front and rear compartments adapted to respectively receive the motes and the' fly or lint, as will 4 also presently become apparent. The fly or lint accumulates at the-right hand'side of the partition l2,- M as viewed in Figure l, and

the motesaccumulate at the lefthand side thereof. Obviously, upon opening the door 9, the

motes may be removed from the lefthan-d cornpartment afterwhich the lower section M may or lint accumulated at the right hand'side of partition" I2, M, for removal separately. To

facilitate swinging'the'section i4 rearwardly and upwardly, the same may be provided at the bottom with a suitable handle i5, and any suitable means may be provided for temporarily holding the section It in its-open position.

The upper section i2 is provided at the-top with a forwardly and downwardly inclined gridlike screen I6 which may be formed by bending the upper portion of section 52 at an-angie and then slotting this portion as at IT to provide uniformly'spaced grid bars l8 therebetwe'en extending transversely of the machine when the deeffect inseparating the motes from the fly of the waste from the licker-in roll. This waste passes through the licker-in screen 8 and falls upon the screen l6. Due to the inclined position of the latter, the light weight fly or lint of the waste will pass forwardly and downwardly so as to fall into the bottom of frame 5 at the right hand side of the partition [2, l4 where the waste from the main carding cylinder 6 accumulates. At the same time, the heavier motes pass through the screen It and fall into the bottom of frame 5 at the left hand side of the partition l2, M. In this way, the motes are separated from the fly or lint with respect to the waste from the licker-in roll, and such;motes are maintained separate from the fly or lint.

Also, the fly or lint forming part of thewaste- 'licker-in roll, and the main carding cylinder of from the licker-in roll is accumulated with the fly or lint constituting the Waste from the main carding cylinder. As above described, the motes may be first removed and then the fly or lint may be removed separately. I am aware of the fact that it has been previously proposed to maintain the waste from the licker -in roll separate from the waste from the main carding cylinder, but in no. prior instance has eflicient provision been made for screening the waste from the licker-in roll so as to separate. the motes from the fly thereof and so as to cause the fly of this waste to accumulate with the waste from the main carding cylinder, the motes being maintained separate from the fly for separate removal from the machine.

It will be apparent that the device is extremely simple and durable in construction, efiicient in operation, readily manufactured and installed. and economical to manufacture. I

What we claim as new is: I 1. In combination with the main frame, the licker-in roll, and the main carding cylinder of a carding engine, means mounted within said frame to receive the waste from said licker-in roll and separate the motes from the fly thereof and to maintain said motes separate from said fly as well as to deliver the latter for accumulation with the waste from the main carding cylinder, said means including a transverse partition having a fixed upper section and a lower section hinged to said upper section for vertical swinging movement so as to permit access to and removal of the fly accumulated within the frame after removal of the motes, and means to effect adjustment of said partition longitudinally of the frame including mounting brackets for the partition adjustable longitudinally of the frame for varying the position of the partition with respect to the licker-in roll.

2. In combination with the main frame, the licker-in roll, and the main carding cylinder of a carding engine, means mounted within said frame to receive the waste from said licker-in roll and separate the motes from the fly thereof and to maintain said motes separate from said fly as well as to deliver the latter for accumulation with the Waste from the main carding cylinder, said means including a transverse partition having a fixed upper section and a lower section hinged to said upper section for vertical swinging movement so as to permit access to and removal of the fly accumulated within the frame after removal of the motes, and means to effect adjustment of said partition longitudinally of the frame including mounting brackets for the partition adjustable longitudinally of the frame for varying the position of thepartition ,,with respect to the licker-in roll, said brackets affording abutments for limiting swinging movement of the lower partition section in one direction to a vertical position.

"'3. In'combination with the main frame, the

a carding engine, means mounted within said frame to receive the waste from said licker-in roll and separate the motes from the fly thereof and to maintain said motes separate from said fly as well as to deliver the latter for accumulation with the waste from the main carding cylinder, said means including a transverse partition having a fixed upper section and a lower section hinged to said upper section for vertical swinging movement so as to permit access to and removal of the fly accumulated within the frame after removal of the motes, and an inclined separating screen carried by the top of said fixed upper section of the partition.

4. In combination with the main frame, the

licker-in roll, and the main carding cylinder of 5. In combination with the mainframe, the

licker -in roll,,and the main carding cylinder of a carding engine, an inclined screen arranged beneath saidlicker-in roll to receive the waste from the latter and separate the motes from the fly thereof, a transverse partition mounted within said frame coincident with the lower, edge of said screen, said partition including a fixed upper section and a lower section hinged to said fixed upper section for vertical swinging movement, means to limit swinging. movement of said lower section in one direction to a vertical position, said screen being rigid with said upper partition section so that the screen and the partition form a unitary structure, and means to adjustsaid unitary structure longitudinally of the frame.

GLENN R. HOOPER. ROBERT B. JENKINS.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4472859 *Aug 27, 1980Sep 25, 1984Elliott Olin SCard screen assembly
Classifications
U.S. Classification19/107
International ClassificationD01G15/00, D01G15/82
Cooperative ClassificationD01G15/82
European ClassificationD01G15/82