US 381199 A
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' WIRE Ron REELINGMAGHINB. l
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H. A'. YOUNG.
WIRE'RODRBBLING. BMHIIIE.` No. 381,199. j Patented Apr. 17,- 1888.
' State of Massachusetts,have inventedcertainl new' and useful Improvements in Wire-Rod-` Reeling Machines; and I do hereby declare A N-ITRD STATES PATENT l OFFICER.
HORACE A. YOUNGQOF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming paie of Letters Patent No. 381,199, dated April 1711898,`
' Appiicatin mea November 15,1881. Soriano. 255,228. (no model.)
To all whom it may] concern.-
Worcester,'in rthe county of Worcesterand that thefollowing is a full, clear, and exact-de scription of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part ofI the last two sets of rolls'of a rolling-mill, andr the pipe or tube for conducting'the Wire rods` from said rolls to the reel. view, upon an enlarged scale, of my said im# proved reeling-machine, all the followingv iigures also beingy on the sa1ne"'enlarged scale.;
Fig. 3 is a central vertical section'through the machine, taken on line a a, Fig. 4, looking in the direction of arrowa, showing parts ofthe machine in elevation and in different positions by full anddotted lines, as will be hereinafter more fully described. Fig. i4 is a top or plan view of the machine, vindependent of the rolls and conducting-tube shown in Fig. l.
Fig. 5 is a side vicwof said machine, showing,
in addition tothe other figures, a looseand tight pulley upon its main horizontal drivingshaft.
` the machine, taken at-thepoint indicated by v thereof, hereinafter described; and Fig. 9 rep-4 resents' a view similar to Fig. 6, showing amodication in the construction of the coi1- lifting mechanism, also hereinafter described. In order that others may better understand the nature and purpose oflmy improvements,
I will now in detail. p y Y i In the drawings, the part marked A repreproceed to describe the same more v sents the stationary framework of-the machine, which is made of the proper shapefand constructionv to support the various operating parts of said machine.
B is themain vertical driving-shafdwhich Fig. 2 is a front Aferred to.
Fig. 6 isa vertical sectionfof a part offitted to turn atthe 'bottomgin a step formed in the bearingd, fastened to frame A,said` -V bearing beingprovided with a ydetachable hold y ing-cap, d', Whose bottoln end has a lbearing on the top .of a liangee, formed von the bottom of the shaftfto hold thev latter in position vertically.l The upper end of said shaft B isiitted- Y 6o to turn in a'suitable bearing, f, formed in the frame A, having Ia detachable facecap, f.-
(See Fig.-2.) Above said, bearing is secured on the shaft the base or bottom part, Q,of the reel, upon which are deposited the wire rods, as hereinafter more ful'lyexplainedwfA continuous rotary motion is imparted to said shaft .and lreel-base G by means of suitable driving mechanism operatively connected with the cen- `tralshaftd.' As an illustration of one way of accomplishing said result, I have shown a bevel-gear, g,on thelower end of theshaft,
which 'meshes with another bevelgear, g', oi i the horizontal driving-(shaft D, previously re# turn in suitable stationary bearings-h h, vand ,is drivenby one of the pulleys i or i', secured Saidvhori-zontal shaft isrfitted to thereon, the other beinga loose pulley, as or-- Ydinarny. said tight pulley may in tum be f driven bysuitable mechanism (not shown) con- Thereel-base O- isV made with an open circu-v lar receptacle .or pocket, j extending entirely around thesame near Vits outer edge, in whichV are deposited the wirerods k-(see Figs. 3,6, and
9) as they are delivered from the rolling-mill.`
side of thefreceptacle-opening with'th'e inclined surfaces or tracks Z m, inclined down# ward and out fromgthe center of the machine,
'as is best shown` in saidFigs. 3, 6, and Q9.
Abovev the wire-rod receptacle j and'trackslm are arranged a series of wheels, n.-.four"inY` this instance`having next to their. bearings` beveled or cone-shaped hubs nncorrespond ing to the bevels of said tracks.' Said ,wheels n kare tted to turn in suitable "bearings, p2,
formed in the lower ends of a frame, o, having` i Y vertical movements only. It is lelevated andv y lowered toraise Vthe wheels n 'above the kvvire'-V rod receptacle and tracks lm, as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 3, and lowered to ydrop-the roo hubs n onto their respective. tracks, as, indi vcated by ,fun4 Kunes., by. meansiof nheverucai pistonrods p p,connected at their yupper-'ends A The top of said base C is also'provided at each* bearings being provided at their outer ends with vertical openings to receive said pistonrods.
The purpose of the rot-ary wheels n over the wire-rod receptacle is to hold the rods in position from ying out in the operation of delivering and coiling the same in said receptacle, said wheels, as will be understood, resting during said operation upon the inclined surfaces or tracks Z m, and by frictional contact turning therewith, thereby offering no resistance to the ods inthe coiling operation,while at the same time retaining them within their proper limits, as previously stated.
In making the machine the rotation of the reel-base C is timed, as is usual in other similar reeling-machines, to correspond with the speed at which the rods are delivered thereto, so that said rods will be laid in a regular and even coil as fast as they are delivered thereon.
In order that the forward end vof each rod may be properly directed from the end of the conducting-tube s under the first wheel n, and into the receptacle formed in the reel-base C, I preferably arrange a hood, s', (see Figs. l and 7 in front of the first wheel under which the rod passes, thesides thereof being extended down below the top surface of the reel-base into the circular rod-receptacle, as is fully rshown in said figures.
The hood is fastened independent of the wheel by means of a rod, si, extending up therefrom and fastened at the top to the frame o, as best shown in Fig 7. Although said hood is of considerable advantage, it is not absolutely essential, as by extending the end of the conductingtube forward a little longer than is shown and using care to bend the same so as to direct the rod properly the hood may be dispensed with. I therefore reserve the right to employ the same or not, as desired. After each coil is completed the frame `0 and its wheels n are raised, as previously described, into the position shown by dotted lines in Fig. 3. Said coil is then lifted above the bottom of the receptacle in which it was formed, as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 6, so as to be conveniently grasped by means of suitable tongs and removed from the reel in the usual way. It is thus lifted by means of a series of radial lifting-arms, t, operatively connected with the vertical piston-rods p, hereinbefore described, suitable openings, t', being formed in the reel-base for the reception of said lifting-arms to admit of the aforesaid operation being performed. The liftingarms t, of which thereare four shown in this instance, are hinged at their inner ends at the points t2 to ears formed on the upper end of the internal hub, t2, of the reel-base, as shown in Fig. 6. The upward swinging movements thereof are controlled by their upper edges striking the under surface of the reel-base, and their downward movements by their vertical inner ends coming in contact with the vertical sides of said internal hub, t3. The normal positions of the arms are those which they occupy when dropped down, as shown by full lines. They are raised all together from said positions to elevate the coil, as previously stated, by means of the horizontal disk u (fitted to slide vertically on the hub t) through the vertical connecting-rods 'v v, horizontal plate w, and the collars a: x, secured to piston-rods p p, the rods v being fastened to the disk and plate w. Said plate is provided with vertical openings at both ends to receive the piston-rods and all arranged to move together vertically. By this construction it is previously described, the fixed collars ww,
ycoming against the outer ends of plate w, lift said plate and all the parts connected therewith, thereby swinging up the outer ends of the arms t, and in consequence lifting the finished coil out of its receptacle, so that it may be conveniently removed from the reel, as hereinbefore described.
If desired, instead of employing t-he hinged arms t, as above described, said arms'may be formed upon or fastened directly to disk u, as shown in Fig. 9, without departing from the principle of my invention, said arms, as will be obviously seen, serving the same purpose in either case. In operation, the elevation of the coil by the aforesaid lifting mechanism follows directly after the elevation of the frame o and its wheels n, and both operations are performed automatically. The time between one operation and the other may be varied, as desired, by changing the positions of the collars x w on the piston-rods and making other parts of the machine to conform therewith.
Inpractice, the machine is designed to be stopped automatically preparatory to removing each finished coil by connecting the shipping mechanism with one of the piston-rods or parts lifted thereby; but as said shipping mechanism constitutes no part of my invention it is deemed unnecessary to illustrate or describe the same.
If desired, the reel-base C may be made with an open-bottom coil-receptacle having a suitable number of cross-supports for the coil, as shown in Fig. 8, instead of with a solid slotted receptacle, as'hereinbefore described.
The number and position of wheels n and arms t may also be varied, as well as the general construction of the machine modified to produce a like result without departing from the principle of my invention. Having described my improvements, what IOO ITO
I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-, Y 1. In a Wire-rodreeling machine, the combination of the reel With a series of rotarywheels mounted horizontally in, a suitable having verticalreciprocating movements, substantially as and for the purpose set forth. Y
3. The combination ofthe reel of awire-r rodfre'eling .machine with a series lof, rotaryv wheels'whose axes arevv at right angles to the axis of said reel and radiate from one'common center, and which Wheels are mounted infa frame having reciprocating lmovements to-A ward andfrom the reel in the direction of its axis, substantially as and for the purpose set forth. v y .c v Y 4. In a Wire-'rod-reeling machine, the conibination ofthe rotary reel-base, havingan 3o open circular receptacle or pocket near its outer edge and inclined top surfaces or tracks at each side thereof, with 'a series of rotary wheels having inclined or cone-shaped hubs corresponding to the bevel of said surfaces or4 tracks and mounted lhorizontally' 'in a frame arranged above the reeLhai'ing vertiealre-l .edge and inclined top snrfaccs or tracksat ciprocating movements 'imparted to it, substantially as and forthe'purpose set forth.v
5. The combination of the reel-base,having a circular receptacle or. pocket near its outer [each side thereof, With aseries of rotary Wheels arranged over the receptacle, alsolhaving in-v clined or cone-'shaped hubs correspo'ndinglto` the bevel of the tracks on the reel-base and mounted horizontally in aframe having vertical reciprocating movements imparted toit by means substantially as described, and the hood arranged and fastened in fr'ontroffon and for'the purposeset forth.,y 11
the aforesaid rotarywheels, substantiag,
6. The combination of the rotary reel-base,
having an open circular- `rod receptacle or pocket near its outer edge and aseries of ver-..
tical 'radial slots or openings, with a seriesof radial' coil-lifting arms fitted to workin said foso r vertical openings, and means, substantially as described, forl elevating and lowering said arms, for the purpose' specified.
7. The combination of, the reel-baseof'a vsjirerodreeling machine, having an open rod .receptacle orpocket nearits outer edge,;and
inclined top Ysurfaces at each side thereoialso suitable openings to receive coil-liftingarms, and aseries ofl rotary Wheels over thetop; of
the-said receptacle for keeping K thewire' rod in position'during the ceiling operation, With/ saidlifting-arms arranged radially'around the central shaft, and meanssubstantially as .dei
vscribed, for elevating said Varms tolift thecoil out of its receptacle, substantially assetforth. 1'
8. Awire-rod-reelingmachine comprising,
in combination, a reel-base having a circular receptacleor pocket near its`outer-edgeand.y :i5
inclined .top surfaces or tracksatk each -.side thereof, also having Suitable openings forfthe receptionsof coillifting arms,and means, snbstantially as described, for rotating said reel, v,
a frame arrangedoverthereel having mounted and .fitted to turn horizontallythereon aseries of Wheels having cone-*shaped hubs correspond- L.
ingto'the bevels of the aforesaidtracks onthe j Y reel-bas e, meanasub'stantially as described,
for imparting vvertical reciprocating mov'efl ments to said frame and its wheels, radial arms Aarranged `under thefreel base for lifting the- Acompletedrod-coil, and means', substantially Y as described, operativelyconnected. ,with the frame and Wheel-lifting mechanism, forel'evat-k ing said arms, all constructed `and* arrangedto V9o operate substantially asset forth. y
f HORACE A. YOUNG.Lv Witnesses: A f "Y o .ALBEm` A. BARKEB, LUcIUs'W. BRIGGS.