Cleansing apparatus for paper-making machines
US 596941 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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CLEANSING APPARATUS FOR PAPER MAKING- MACHINES. No, 596,941.
Patented Jan. 4, 1898.
UNITED STATES AfrnNT trios@ XVILLIAM Il. MlLLSPAUGI-I, OF PULTENEY, NEvV YORK, ASSIGNOR OF ONE- IIAIJF TO THE DEMING COMPANY, OF SALEM, OHIO.
CLEANSING APPARATUS FORPAPER-NAKING |\f'll\C`}Hll\lE`-t SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 596,941, dated January 4, 1898.
Application filed September 22, 1896. Serial No. 606,652 (No model.)
.To all whom t may concern.- form of the invention, Showing a perforated Be it known that I, WILLIAM H. MILLS- dischargepipe surrounded by independently- PAUGH, a citizen of the United States, residadjustable spraying-sleeves; and Fig. 4 is a ing at Pulteney, in the county of Steuben and transverse central section on line 4 4 of Fig. 3. 55 5 State of New York,have invented certain neur Reference being had to the drawings and and useful Improvements in Cleansing Appaletters thereon, A indicates a discharge-tube ratus for Paper-Making Machines; and I do or shower-pipe communicating at one end herebydeclare the following to be afull, clear, through coupling a with a source of Waterand exact description of the invention, such supply under pressure from a pump (not 6o Io as Will enable others skilled in the art to which shown) and at its opposite end communicatit appertains to make and use the same. ing With a Waste-pipe guarded by a gate- My present invention relates topaper-makvalve B. At suitable intermediate points, ing machines, and has particular reference two or more, this pipe is adj ustably supportto cleansing or Washing apparatus for use in ed by fixed brackets C C, being therein re- 15 connection therewith, being a modified emtained by the action of set-screws o h, and bodiment of the principle disclosed in an apthroughout its length is perforated by a se plication filed by me simultaneously hereries of equidistant dischargeports c. with and designated as Oase A,7 claiming Upon tube A is mounted a series of ad- Letters Patent of the United States covering justable deflecting-planes D, corresponding 7o 2o means for delivering a cleansing fluid in one in location and number With the dischargecontinuous sheet to parts of a paper-making ports c, each being of diverging or fan shape, machine. provided with side supporting-rings E, en-
This invention therefore presents certain circling the tube, and bearing a central adn new and useful features of construction conj usting tailpiece F, slotted as at (Z. Through z 5 stitnting improvements upon the perforated slot d and into the surface of tube A passes shower-pipes heretofore employed for washa set-screw e, by means of which slot and ing the rapidly-1novingendless makingwvire screw the deiiector may be retained at any and felt conveyers, and also the Wires of a given angle during operation of the appadandy-roll or other cylinders and parts comratus. 8c 3o mon to paper-making machines. In the inodication represented by Figs. 3
As further objects this invention provides and 4 it will be noted that in place of the fanfor the economical but thorough distribution shaped defiectors D are substituted a series of Water or other cleansing agents, a reducof surrounding sleeves D', each having aslottion in the size and expense of pumps emted delivery-port D2, flanked by an angular 3 5 ployed, and a more eioient apparatus genspraying-lip D3, against which the stream erally. forcibly impinges. It will also be noted that The invention will be hereinafter described, said sleeve D is broken transversely by a slot and particularlypointed out in the claims fold', in which is located an adjustingshoe d2, lowing, retained by the set-screwr e', thus limiting ro- 9o 4o In the accompanying drawings, which form tation of said sleeve in both directions, lockpart of this specification and Whereon like ing it against accidental dislodgment and letters of reference indicate same parts Wherpermitting of a graduated delivery-hat is ever used, Figure l represents, partly in plan to say, the delivery of a coarse or line spray, and partly in horizontal sect-ion broken away, according to requirements. In all cases, how- 45 opposite ends of the invention, showing a perever, it Will be observed that the several disforated discharge-tube, adjustable deiiectors charges are in sheet-like form With rapidly-Y thereon, andaWaste-valve. Fig. fisatransdiverging side lines, which latter may be verse central section through said tube and caused to meet at points of utilization upon one deflector, taken on the line 2 2, Fig. l. the surface of the makingwvire, the felts, or roo 5o Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view, partly in plan l cylinders to be cleansed, and in the Washing and partly in horizontal section, of a modified of expensive felts particularly it has been demonstrated that the employment of a continuous sheet or sheets, delivered substan tially as above, is not only more efficient in its operation, but has also the very important effect of greatly increasing the life of felts for paper-making purposes.
The operation of my invention, as embodied in the accompanying illustrations, is as follows: Tater under-proper pressure admitted to pipe A iinds an exit through all ports c and forcibly impinges against deliectors D, Figs. l and 2, or spraying-lips D3, Figs. 3 and 4, being thereby instantly converted into a series of fan-like sheets. By rotation of said defiectors D or nozzles D these sheets may be given a common angle of deflection, being thus united in a continuous unbroken sheet Where they encounterand operate upon the parts being cleansed. When tube A becomes foul or its ports c clogged, the apparatus may be cleansed by the employment of an ordinary sWab, coupling ce and dependent parts being first removed for its admission. Preferably, however, such cleaning operation is eifected through the agency of gate-valve B, which when opened diverts the current of Water through tube Ainto an attached Wastepipe, and this operation may be facilitated by the rotation of delectors D until ports c are closed thereby.
It Will be noted that, if desirable, deliectors D may be connected by a common controlling-rod and be thereby simultaneously operated, and other similar changes in the location or arrangement of parts may be made and substituted for those herein shown and described Without departing from rthe spirit i of my invention, which is as follows:
l. In a paper-making machine the combination with a shower-pipe, of an adjustable deflecting-plane mounted thereon for delivering a cleansing liquid in sheet form', substantially as described.
2. In a papenmaking machine the combination with a shower-pipe, of a series of independently adjustable deflecting planes mounted thereon for delivering a cleansing liquid in sheet form, substantially as described.
3. In a paper-making machine the combination with a shower-pipe broken bya series of discharge-ports, of a corresponding series of dcilecting-planes rotatably mounted upon the pipe, and a tailpiece upon each of said planes in slotted connection with the co1n mon pipe for delivering a cleansing liquid in sheet form, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof l subscribe my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
VILLIAM H. MILLSPAU GH.
CHARLES O. Roenes, FRED J. EMENY.