Patents Assigned to Rolf Peddinghaus
  • Patent number: 5203198
    Abstract: A workpiece-treating machine having a table with a pair of longitudinal edges and a working station between the edges has an apparatus for positioning a workpiece in the station which in turn has a generally square section metal tube extending along one edge of the table and formed with a longitudinally extending inner T-slot to which the one edge of the table is secured by T-fasteners, a pair of transversely spaced but longitudinally extending and upwardly open outer T-slots, and a pair of outwardly open and longitudinally extending outer T-slots. A longitudinally extending guide rod is supported at the one table edge by supports and T-fasteners that fix the guide rod on the table in the outwardly open T-slots at the one edge in a position extending parallel to the longitudinal edges. A carriage longitudinally displaceable along the guide rod is fixed to one end of an elongated traverse extending transverse to the longitudinal edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1993
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventor: Bernd Stursberg
  • Patent number: 5184532
    Abstract: In a shear a workpiece is pressed by a holddown against a stationary blade so as to leave a piece to be cut off projecting past the blade, a movable blade is displaced forward past the stationary blade to cut off the piece, and a cut-off holder is pressed in back against the piece by a fluid-powered holding cylinder and moves back in the direction as the piece is cut off. Pressure is substantially completely relieved in the cylinder as soon as the movable blade starts to cut through the workpiece so that the cut-off holder does not substantially resist forward movement in the cutting direction. The movable blade is pressed forward in the direction against the workpiece by a main cylinder so that pressure in the main cylinder reaches a maximum level just before the movable blade starts to cut through the workpiece. The pressure in the main cylinder is monitored to trigger relief of pressure in the holding cylinder when the monitored pressure starts to decrease from the maximum level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventor: Kurt Wengenroth
  • Patent number: 5156077
    Abstract: A sawing apparatus has a frame, a saw blade rotatable on the frame about a horizontal axis and displaceable transversely of the axis, and a conveyor for displacing an elongated workpiece longitudinally in a transport direction generally parallel to the saw-blade axis past the saw blade. The conveyor has upstream and downstream drive rollers flanking the blade mounted on the frame on one side of the workpiece and respective upstream and downstream holding rollers mounted on the frame transversely juxtaposed with the drive rollers and engaging the opposite longitudinal side of the workpiece. Upstream and downstream abutment blocks on the frame engageable with the one side of the workpiece immediately flank the blade and upstream and downstream pusher blocks on the frame engage the opposite longitudinal side of the workpiece transversely opposite the respective abutment blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventor: Bernd Stursberg
  • Patent number: 4945752
    Abstract: A tool carrier for a punch or stamping machine in which the positioning piston-and-cylinder devices for respective actuating elements are disposed with a fixed center-to-center spacing from one another on opposite sides of a plane of symmetry and the tool holders are disposed in the tool carrier with their tools located symmetrically with respect to this plane so that individual tools can be operatively enabled by single actuating elements, larger tools by pairs of such actuating elements and even larger tools by two pairs of such actuating elements in symmetrical relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Bernd Stursberg, Karl-Heinz Bauer
  • Patent number: 4911049
    Abstract: A stop assembly is used in combination with a machine that acts at a working station on a workpiece that is fed in a predetermined feed direction through the station. It has a base fixed to the machine adjacent the station and a support having a free end and movable on the base in the direction relative to the station and fixable in positions variably spaced in the direction from the station. A spring extending and incompressible in the direction has an outer end fixed to the free end of the support and an inner end lying between its outer end and the station. This spring is elastically deformable between its ends transverse to the direction. A stop element is fixed to the inner end of the spring and defines a stop surface turned toward and spaced from the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventor: Bernd Stursberg
  • Patent number: 4644836
    Abstract: A punch press has a vertically reciprocating plunger, and a die punch exchangeably secured at the plunger by means of a tool exchange device. The die punch has a die head, and the tool exchange device has an exchange insert with guide elements, and a retainer for the die head. The exchange insert is mountable in a holding annulus having guide elements which correspond complementary to the guide elements of the exchange insert. The die punch can be clamped by way of a clamping device against an abutment bearing. The abutment bearing is formed at the bottom side of a piston which is positively connected to the plunger. The piston forms part of the clamping device and has a shoulder surrounded at least over the extent thereof by the cylinder of a cylinder chamber of the clamping device and formed by a holding annulus. The holding annulus, in turn, is vertically adjustably connectable to the plunger by at least one reset spring and at least one guide rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Joachim Wepner, Kurt Wengenroth
  • Patent number: 4479375
    Abstract: A bending mandrel arrangement for use in a machine for the simultaneous bending of a plurality of parallel reinforcing rods for concrete comprises a work support beam on which the rods rest, a trackrail mounted on said work support and having an upper open grooveway and a vertical wall, a plurality of mandrels having arms which engage in said trackway and abut said vertical wall so that the mandrel arms can be simultaneously urged into clamping engagement with said trackrail, and a bending bar which is movable around said mandrel arms to bend said rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1984
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Siegfried Klaus, Albert Einhaus
  • Patent number: 4457197
    Abstract: A device for cutting or stamping metal bars and sections comprising a machine frame having a slide which is guided for movement in a frame and which is driven in the direction of its length by an hydraulic or pneumatic drive which applies a driving force substantially along the longitudinal center line of the slide, a pair of tools one of which is connected to the machine frame, the other being carried by the slide, said pair of tools being laterally offset relatively to the line of application of the driving force, and the machine frame being provided with laterally spaced guides both above and below the tools for guiding said movement of the slide. An additional force is applied to the slide to oppose the torque which in use will be generated by the force couple which is formed by the aforesaid driving force applied by the hydraulic or pneumatic drive and the cutting or stamping reaction force which will be developed in use by the pair of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Joachim Wepner, Hubert Barysch, Erwin Kruse
  • Patent number: 4440292
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for the essentially horizontal transport of elongate workpieces transversely to their longitudinal direction, consisting of a supporting framework with vertical legs and with horizontal guide beams which are supported by the legs and which are arranged, at a distance, parallel to the transport direction of the workpieces, of lifting carriages, the track wheels of which are movable in lateral longitudinal channels of the guide beams, but are secured against vertical movements, of a lifting device for lifting the lifting carriage over the top side of the guide beams and for lowering the lifting carriages under the top side of the guide beams, and of a flexible pulling member, of which the ends provided in the upper section of the pulling member are each connected to a lifting carriage and which is guided underneath each guide beam around a direction-changing wheel and a drive wheel in a vertical plane, the direction-changing wheel being mounted with its horizontal pivot axl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventor: Ludwig Regenbrecht
  • Patent number: 4383430
    Abstract: A bending machine for reinforcement mesh wires wherein the bending-rod which bends the wires around mandrels is supported by arms extending beneath the rest upon which the mesh is located in use. The bending-beam which carries the rod is driven in an arcuate path to perform the bending operation by means of cranks of adjustable eccentricity which co-act with a web member to which the beam is adjustably coupled. The components are so arranged that an imaginary line intersecting the crank axes is parallel to a similar line intersecting the bearings whereby the cranks are coupled to the web member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1983
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventor: Siegfried Klaus
  • Patent number: 4379417
    Abstract: A cutting tool arrangement for performing the process of opening up the slit cut in the workpiece by circular saws before the saw is retracted to facilitate removal of the saw. The workpiece being severed is moved perpendicular to the cutting plane as is the saw blade to accomplish the desired result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1983
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Paul Pieper, Walter Cordier
  • Patent number: 4339972
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the accurate volumetric subdivision of conveyed bar-shaped material such as bar steel or billets, using measurements of the bar's cross-sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Joachim Wepner, Kurt Wengenroth, Jochen Zuhlke
  • Patent number: 4338838
    Abstract: An apparatus for slitting workpieces has a machine frame which includes a work support, a workpiece stop and a rotary saw which is slidable in the frame. The frame is supported on feet, at least two of which are positioned on a line parallel to the feed path of a workpiece into the apparatus. Another of the feet can be hydraulically withdrawn to allow the machine frame to tilt about an axis defined by engagement of the aforesaid two feet with a bedplate, and thereby to bring the work support and the lower part of the workpiece stop below the workpiece feed path, so that a workpiece may be advanced unobstructed into the apparatus. The apparatus is tilted back to its working position after the workpiece is in its desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Bernd Stursberg, Ludwig Regenbrecht
  • Patent number: 4319504
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for damping a billet shears assembly and includes a damping cylinder and piston mounted to the stationary portion of the assembly opposite the moving shear blade. The damping piston defines a control cylinder and the base of the damping cylinder carries a control piston adjustably fixed in the control cylinder in axial alignment with the damping piston over the entire stroke distance. A pneumatic fluid supply line in the control piston connects the damping cylinder with the control cylinder and is provided with a non-return valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Joachim Wepner, Kurt Wengenroth
  • Patent number: 4289054
    Abstract: A cutting tool arrangement for performing the process of opening up the slit cut in the workpiece by circular saws before the saw is retracted to facilitate removal of the saw. The workpiece being severed is moved perpendicular to the cutting plane as is the saw blade to accomplish the desired result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Paul Pieper, Walter Cordier
  • Patent number: 4268195
    Abstract: Apparatus for making holes in arm sections of structural components which employs a vertically movable sensor and indicator device for aligning a perforating device for making a hole in a section of the structural component. The sensor and indicating device provides for precise alignment of the perforating device and includes a gauge and index device attached to the perforating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventor: Ludwig Regenbrecht
  • Patent number: 4238718
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for producing sections of accurate weight or volume which includes the providing of a computer which receives various signals including the length, weight and density of a sheared off section and in response to such conditions varies the position of a length stop to insure that sections of accurate weight and volume are continuously obtained. The length stop mechanism is regulated by controlling the movement of a plurality of clamping devices which operate in conjunction with the axial movement of the material to be severed. The clamping devices are hydraulically operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Joachim Wepner, Jochen Zuhlke
  • Patent number: 4171735
    Abstract: A safety device for a press and the like machinery includes a safety deflector surrounding a tool carriage reciprocable along a path with respect to a fixed frame. The safety device also includes a limit switch associated with a door that defines part of the safety deflector. First and second contactless switches are located adjacent a work supporting surface and respectively sense the position of opposite surfaces of the workpiece to insure that the workpiece is within limits of the work supporting surface and the safety deflector. The switches are in a circuit leading to a machine clutch for the tool carriage to prevent operation when the door is open or either surface of the workpiece is outside prescribed limits of the deflector and the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Jochen Zuhlke, Hans J. Mesek
  • Patent number: 4067252
    Abstract: The invention comprises an improved machine tool assemblage incorporating a machine stand in which there are provided cylindrical assembly units located in bores disposed transversely to the working direction of the machine functions to be performed. The cylindrical assembly units contain working cylinders and pistons for operating tool slide mechanisms for performing the requisite functions on workpieces positioned on the machine stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1978
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Rolf Peddinghaus, Ludwig Regenbrecht
  • Patent number: 4033571
    Abstract: A positioning arrangement for an element, such as an abutment of an industrial cutting machine, which is mounted on an elongated rail for movement longitudinally thereof, includes a toothed portion rigid with and extending longitudinally of the elongated rail, and an arresting member having serrations which are adapted to matingly engage with the toothed portion in a plurality of positions. The arresting member is mounted on the element for displacement toward and away from the toothed portion, and also for limited movement relative to the element longitudinally of the elongated rail. The arresting member has two opposite lateral surfaces which diverge toward the toothed portion, and a pair of wedge members is provided, each of the wedge members having a wedge surface adapted to contact the lateral surface of the arresting member, the wedge members being mounted on the element for independent displacement toward and away from the toothed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1977
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventor: Joachim Wepner