Abstract: A floating caterpillar feeder is used for moving a workpiece on a worktable. The feeder includes a housing unit having a bottom edge, a driving unit including two pairs of sprockets and two chains respectively trained on the pairs of the sprockets, and a plurality of feeding units connected between the chains. Each feeding unit includes two mounting members connected respectively and fixedly to two corresponding links of the chains, parallel horizontal inner and outer rods connected fixedly between the mounting members, parallel pushing plates sleeved on the inner and outer rods, and resilient members for biasing the pushing plates to project from the bottom edge. Each pushing plate has a pair of inner and outer holes engaging respectively and movably the inner and outer rods so as to allow the corresponding pushing plate to move relative to the inner and outer rods in an inner-to-outer direction.
Abstract: The problem in previously known stay log-type veneer slicers in which a large block of wood is directed in an eccentrically rotating manner past a knife consists of the fact that a remaining block that cannot be sliced has to be removed by hand from a girder structure on which the block is mounted. Hence, the downtime for removing the remaining block and mounting a new block of wood is relatively long. The aim of the invention is therefore to create a stay log-type veneer slicer that has a reduced downtime. Said aim is achieved by disposing means for discarding the block of wood (16) and a device for automatically conveying away the discarded block of wood on the girder structure (12).
September 26, 2003
Date of Patent:
September 5, 2006
Armin Heiner, Jean Meyer, Heinrich Weppler
Abstract: Machine for profile working of front surfaces on oblong wood workpieces resolves the problem of simple, accurate and fluent or continued working of workpieces front surfaces of various lengths and intersections, and the machine is of a compact construction. It is characteristic by the construction of the entrance turnover device transversely placed between longitudinal conveyors with carriers, which has on the periphery of rotating wheels constructed movable bearing couplings, and by them fixed guiding plates with the groove inside which there are movably inserted guided bearings of bearing couplings. In the area of the entrance turnover device there are placed under an optional angle the oblique roller conveyors, inside which there are flexibly and circularly movably inserted rolls.
Abstract: In preferred embodiments the invention includes a transverse board conveyor, a board extrusion portion, a marking station a sawing portion, and one or more board feeding portions, all of which are controlled by a process controller. In such, preferred embodiments, one or more stacks of boards are serially fed onto the transverse board conveyor and are conveyed in a direction transverse to the length of the boards. The boards are individually deposited into an elongate receiver of a board extrusion portion to be conveyed longitudinally. A carriage in the receiver transports the boards past an end detection station, past a marking station, and to a sawing station. The carriage has a moveable clamping member which pinches the board between a wall of the receiver and the clamping member. The carriage moves down the receiver with the board clamped thereto conveying the board in a longitudinal direction to position the board in a desired position for sawing the board.