Abstract: An arrangement in a testhead of an hydrostatic pipe testing apparatus for tripping a limit switch, which is connected to a control for a main hydraulic piston cylinder assembly for the testhead, upon the pipe's contact with the arrangement thereby interrupting the travel of the testhead. This tripping action is indicative that an end of the pipe is in proper engagement with a seal in the testhead prior to the introduction of the pressurized testing fluid into the interior of the pipe.
Abstract: This disclosure pertains to a broken wire switch for use in conjunction with a wire drawing machine. It includes a light source and a light detector, both mounted on the common side of the path of travel of the wire. The light source and detector are arranged so that the radiation pattern of the light source and the field of view of the light detector intersect at a point in the normal path of travel of the wire. An electric switch associated with the light detector interrupts the operation of a windup block that advances the wire.
Abstract: This disclosure includes entry and delivery clamps arranged on opposite sides of a multiplaten press for clamping belting in order to apply a tension to the belting prior to pressing. The tension is applied by moving the entry clamp in a direction away from the press. The belting is fed over support rollers on opposite sides of the press which receive the belting from different openings of the press. These rollers are caused to move before the press is closed to maintain the belting away from the hot platens of the press, then moved in concert with and in the direction of the platens during pressing and then, if required, they may be moved independent of the platens when the press has been opened after pressing to effect a stripping of the belting from the platens.
Abstract: Means for monitoring the energy used in flash welding operations wherein two signals are simultaneously fed to the input of a multiplier, one signal being substantially proportional to the welding current, and the other being substantially proportional to the welder transformer secondary voltage applied to the work. The output of the multiplier is fed to an integrating amplifier circuit and the output of the latter is fed to a level detector amplifier. Voltage changing means is used to change the sensing level of the level detector amplifier to in turn affect operation of indicating means to indicate the sensed level.
Abstract: This disclosure relates to an apparatus for use with a piston cylinder assembly and includes one or more rod scraper elements employed for the removal and retention of any fluid adhering to the surface of the piston rod during its operation, which fluid if desired may be processed for reuse.
Abstract: The disclosure of the present invention relates to a torque and mass compensating counterweight system employed with the drive of a cold pilger rolling mill. The counterweight is connected directly to the crank by a sliding block, displaceable in a slot provided in the counterweight, in which the counterweight is arranged to reciprocate 90.degree. out of phase with the crank and is arranged in guides to move in a plane parallel to the direction of movement of the mill.
September 13, 1976
Date of Patent:
October 11, 1977
Wean United, Inc.
Charles Leroy Miller, Harry Calhoon Ledebur
Abstract: The disclosure pertains to an arrangement for cooling a heated workpiece, such as, strip or slab as it issues from a rolling mill or continuous slab caster. The longitudinally moving workpiece is caused to pass between a number of coolant discharge headers arranged above and below the workpiece in which, during its cooling, the coolig rates of the upper and lower surfaces of the workpiece differ. The effective discharge of the headers is varied to equalize the cooling rates of the upper and lower surfaces of the workpiece to symmetrically cool the workpiece.
Abstract: A system for incremently and continuously feeding tubes between dies during a prescribed angle of rotation of a crank assembly in a cold pilger mill. As a main motor drives the crank assembly, a servo-motor, receiving a signal from a digital control unit, which receives a signal from a pulsating encoder associated with the main drive, operates to incremently advance a carriage and shell a controlled predetermined distance between the dies. A reversal of the servo-motor returns the carriage to the initial position in preparation to advance another shell.
January 10, 1977
Date of Patent:
July 26, 1977
Wean United, Inc.
Harry Calhoon Ledebur, Floyd William Diehl, Jr.
Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in combination with a draw block, to a continuous type takeup block and spooler and a stripper for employment in the manufacture of metal wire to form selectively spooled bundles or coiled bundles of wire. The combination consists of a gear-driven unit for internally driving a draw block having an upper supporting surface for alternately supporting for operation therewith a stripper or second block in the form of a continuous accumulating block from which wire is passed to a spooler; the latter being employed when spooled bundles are to be formed and the former, when spool-less bundles are desired.
October 14, 1975
Date of Patent:
July 19, 1977
Wean United, Inc.
Charles Henry Carey, Donald Richard Haury
Abstract: An apparatus located alongside a multiplaten vulcanizing press in combination with a clamping device for stretching or tensioning elastomeric belt prior to closing the press, and maintaining the belt in alignment with the press platens while the press is closing to assure a uniform tensioning of the belt.
Abstract: An arrangement for controlling the temperature of an arbor-sleeve type roll employed in a rolling process such as in a briquetting machine by transporting temperature control medium to the extremities of the working surface of a removable sleeve by providing in the arbor a system of passageways extending radially and terminating at a point beneath the outer surface of the arbor and by providing in the sleeve a system of interconnecting axially extending passageways. Both of these systems are joined by manifold ring assemblies mounted externally of the roll and which include an expandable bellows which compensate for thermal variation of the roll during the briquetting process. Two other rings, also mounted externally, are connected to the opposite sides of the arbor and sleeve, thereby preventing relative movement between the arbor and sleeve and still permitting the quick removal and replacement of the sleeve.
Abstract: The disclosure relates to a workpiece feed apparatus for cold pilger rolling mills having at least one feed spindle for at least one feed carriage, and having a feed transmission which is connected to the main drive and comprises two branches or lines of drive, of which the first line of drive is connected with a gear wheel secured on the feed spindle for producing a continuous rotational movement of the feed spindle, and the second line of drive is connected by way of an intermittently moved lever with the feed spindle for the purpose of producing an intermittent axial movement of the feed spindle.
Abstract: A strip contacting device used between stands of a rolling mill for simultaneously performing combined modes of operation, such as a shapemeter/looper or a shapemeter/tensiometer. It consists of a frame with a pivotal arm connected to a piston cylinder assembly, whereby a desired mode can be carried out by using a shapemeter roller and allowing the arm to either float or assume a fixed position relative to the passline of the mill.
Abstract: The disclosure of this invention pertains to a strip guiding mechanism for use with a rotating mandrel around which strip is wound into a coil. The guiding mechanism consists of two carriages movable in opposite radial directions towards and away from the mandrel. The carriages are mounted on a common frame that is movable in an axial direction of the mandrel to a position in front thereof after the coil has been started and then the frame is rotated to remove the carriage from the front of the mandrel to allow on completion the removal of the coil from the mandrel.
Abstract: Transfer apparatus for a workpiece such as a metal slab, bloom or coil of metal strip comprises a carriage supported on a substantially horizontal beam. The beam is displaceable in the direction of its length and the ends of a flexible cable are connected to opposite ends of the carriage with a reach of the cable extending substantially parallel to the length of the beam. An intermediate point of the cable is firmly anchored so that displacement of the beam causes the carriage to be displaced along the beam as well as its movement with the beam. The beam can also be raised and lowered.
Abstract: The disclosure of this application relates to a looper device employed to impose a constant tension on a strip as it passes between the stands of a tandem rolling mill. The looper is operated by an hydraulic actuator which is controlled by a computer controlled hydraulic servosystem. The computer is fed a signal of the position of the looper and calculates the required pressure difference across the actuator for a desired tension.
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a machine for forming stranded wire into a wire cord and comprises the steps and elements of mounting several spools of individual wire strands on a common arbor in a manner that the strands may be unwound in the same direction and fed to a gathering sheave, rotating means for supporting two spaced-apart flyer sheaves arranged radially upward of said gathering sheave, said flyer sheaves being arranged so that the several strands are fed radially outward from said gathering sheave and, hence, from one flyer sheave to the other and, thence, to a discharge station arranged coaxially with said gathering sheave and on the same side of a wire coiling means adapted to pull the wire through the machine, the construction and arrangement of elements being such that the individual strands of wire are caused to be formed into a wire cord in which the number of twists per unit length is a function of the speed of travel of the wire and the revolutions per minute of the rotati
Abstract: Tractive apparatus for longitudinally moving elongated material providing opposed tractive assemblies for gripping material therebetween by opposed and balanced gripping forces. Each tractive assembly provides a plurality of tractive members in end-to-end relation confined to circulation in a closed path and the apparatus is characterized by the provision of means for holding the tractive members in abutting relationship at least during the time they grip the material.The apparatus is further characterized by the reduction of frictional forces on the tractive members by forcing the latter against the elongated material by sets of rolling bodies, each set of which circulates in a closed path within a respective tractive member path. Each tractive member has a material gripping face and each face is maintained in assembled relation with its tractive member by magnetic attraction to provide for ready removal and replacement of such faces.