Pneumatic Assist Patents (Class 242/532.2)
  • Patent number: 9809417
    Abstract: A rewinding machine for convolutley winding a web material onto a core to is disclosed. The rewinding machine comprises a first winding drum rotatable at a first peripheral velocity, a second winding drum opposed to the first winding drum and rotatable at a second peripheral velocity, and a core support for gripping opposing ends of the core. The core support grips opposing ends of the core during winding of the web material about the core. The core support has first and second rotatable pins each having corresponding first and second ends capable of insertion into a respective end of the core. The first rotatable pin has a channel that provides fluid communication between a source of positive pressure disposed external to the first rotatable pin and the second end of the first rotatable pin to provide positive pressure to the interior portion of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Gustav André Mellin
  • Patent number: 8979012
    Abstract: A winding machine includes an upper winding roller and a separation mechanism arranged at a location close to and below the upper winding roller. The separation mechanism includes a pivot shaft having an outer circumferential surface and at least one pinch arm having a connecting end coupled to the outer circumferential surface of the pivot shaft and a web engagement end extending outward from the outer circumferential surface of the pivot shaft. When the pinch arm is driven by a driving mechanism to rotate the web engagement end of the pinch arm to an engagement position where the web engagement end opposes the upper winding roller, the web engagement end of the pinch arm sucks and holds or guides a web material passing therethrough, whereby the web material is subjected to a pulling force induced by a roll of paper formed in a winding nip to tear and thus separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Chan Li Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tung-I Tsai
  • Patent number: 8979013
    Abstract: A rapid tearing device of a strip in a rewinder for the winding of paper around a core (15) to produce a log (12), where said rewinder has a formation area of the log (12), for moving cores (15) forward into a channel (16) defined by a series of cradles (17) by an upper winding roller (18), the device having a blade (24), having the dimension of the width of the rollers (18, 19, 20), which can be moved by actuators (31, 35; 30, 22, 25) between a rest position and an engagement position on a core (15) when the core (15) is unloaded from said conveyor (13) by means of an introducer (34) and introduced into the channel (16) thus blocking, between core (15) and blade (24), the paper (11) which is being unwound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Gambini International S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Patent number: 8979011
    Abstract: A winding machine includes an upper winding roller and a separation mechanism arranged at a location close to and below the upper winding roller. The separation mechanism includes a pivot shaft having an outer circumferential surface and at least one pinch arm having a connecting end coupled to the outer circumferential surface of the pivot shaft and a web engagement end extending outward from the outer circumferential surface of the pivot shaft. When the pinch arm is driven by a driving mechanism to rotate the web engagement end of the pinch arm to an engagement position where the web engagement end opposes the upper winding roller, the web engagement end of the pinch arm sucks and holds or guides a web material passing therethrough, whereby the web material is subjected to a pulling force induced by a roll of paper formed in a winding nip to tear and thus separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Chan Li Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tung-I Tsai
  • Patent number: 8882020
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for exchange of cores in a machine for winding a continuous layer of paper (1) drawn by a drawing assembly (2) and wound around a succession of cores (3) by a winding assembly (4), comprising a step of interruption of the continuity of the layer (1), via a difference of speed of the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: United Converting S.r.l.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Lupi, Angelo Torri, Gianluca Giometti
  • Publication number: 20140263804
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for minimizing folding defects when rolling a paper product. The method comprises rotating a roll in a manner that draws a paper product toward the roll. The location of a pick-up point between the roll and the paper product is altered by influencing the air pressure experienced by the paper product. This may be accomplished by flowing air in one of several manners described in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Mark S. Hunter, David S. Veldhuizen, Thomas K. Toothman, Lawrence J. Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8807472
    Abstract: In a web winding apparatus for winding a web on a winding core, the winding core is rotated by a predetermined amount while an end portion of the web, which is held by a holding mechanism, is pressed against the winding core. Thereafter, the holding by the holding mechanism is released, and thereby the end portion of the web is attached to the winding core. Thereafter, the winding core is rotated, and the web is wound up on the winding core. A rotation speed of the winding core when the web is being pressed against the winding core is a higher speed than a rotation speed of the winding core at the time of attaching the web to the winding core. In this manner, the web is accurately wound on the winding core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takayuki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130327876
    Abstract: Coreless tissue rolls can be produced without having to use an adhesive to form a hollow center. Instead, moisture can be used to promote light hydrogen bonding between the layers of the tissue web that line the hollow center. The hydrogen bonding provides sufficient structure to maintain the shape of the hollow center without rendering the tissue web surrounding the passageway unusable. Passageways can also be formed in accordance with the present disclosure that are substantially circular so that the rolls will easily spin on a spindle. In an alternative embodiment, moisture is not used in constructing the wound tissue roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven James Wojcik, Mark R. Verburgt, Joel Banda, JR., Kenneth Allen Pigsley, Christine Ann Armstrong, Dennis Marvin Jobs, Thomas Gerard Shannon, James Leo Baggot
  • Patent number: 8540181
    Abstract: A foil roll having a wound stiffener core formed from an initially flat sheet of stiffener material fed into a spiral roll winder simultaneously with a feed end of a foil web. An apparatus and method for spirally winding a foil roll with a wound stiffener core in which a stiffener sheet is fed into a roll winder in adjacent outward contact with a foil web and a leading edge of the stiffener slightly ahead of a feed end of a foil web. The stiffener sheet is outwardly disposed from the foil web and in adjacent contact with the roll starter guides to prevent contact between guides and the foil web during initial core formation. Roll starter guides are moved from contact with the outer periphery of the roll once the initial core is formed allowing a desired length of foil web to be spirally wound around the core without damage to the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Elsner Engineering Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. Fischer, Robert E. Molison, Eric S. Willet
  • Patent number: 8302900
    Abstract: A rewinder (10) for winding paper (11?) around a core (11) for making a log (11?) comprising, in an upstream position, means for transporting and introducing the core (11) into a channel (12) defined at the top by an upper winding roller (14), supplied from above with the paper (11?) directed towards the channel (12), and at the bottom by a cradle member (13) associated downstream with a lower winding roller (15), the rewinder (10) comprising a third oscillating roller (16) arranged above the lower winding roller (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Gambini International S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Patent number: 8292212
    Abstract: A method, a mandrel and a device for removing coreless rolls of a plastic film. The mandrel comprises a tubular body having a plurality of radial holes, conformed with a chamber for distributing pressurized air, in which a piston suitable for being magnetically coupled with an external drive member slides. When a roll must be removed, pressurized air is supplied to the fore end of the mandrel, and escapes from all the holes to expand the internal turns of the roll which can be taken off without friction. As the roll advances along the mandrel, the magnetically driven piston progressively reduces the volume of the air chamber preventing at the same time the air to escape from the holes that progressively come to lie on the rear side of the mandrel, with consequent saving of compressed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: NO. EL. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Roberto Pellengo Gatti
  • Patent number: 8286904
    Abstract: One or a plurality of coreless rolls of a stretchable plastic film are wound up on a mandrel (10) having a tubular body; the mandrel (10) comprises at least a fore air chamber (14) and a rear air chamber (15) axially aligned, wherein the peripheral wall (11) of the mandrel (10) comprises a perforated zone (16, 17) in correspondence of each air chamber (14, 15). One or a plurality of coreless rolls (B1, B2) of stretchable plastic film are wound up on the mandrel (10) at said perforated zones (16, 17) and air chambers (14, 15); the roll or rolls (B1, B2) are removed by pushing said roll or rolls along the mandrel (10), by supplying pressurized air initially into all air chambers (14, 15) during a first removal step of the roll or the rolls (B1, B2) and selectively disconnecting each chamber (14, 15) from the pressurized air source, starting from the rear air chamber (15) to the fore air chamber (14) at overcoming of each air chamber (14, 15) by said roll or rolls (B1, B2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: No. El. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Roberto Pellengo Gatti
  • Patent number: 8267344
    Abstract: The rewinding machine includes: a winding unit; a feed path of the web material; an insertion path of the winding cores; a separator device to sever the web material upon completion of winding each log. The separator device is disposed and produced to be activated by passage of a winding core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Romano Maddaleni, Angelo Benvenuti, Roberto Morelli
  • Patent number: 8220736
    Abstract: A tissue paper winding machine includes a first winding roller and a web separator arranged below the first winding roller. A tissue paper is fed into the winding machine to bear against a lower circumferential surface of the first winding roller and moves along a predetermined feeding direction for winding around a core. The web separator includes a pivot shaft, at least one pinch arm having a connecting end connected to the pivot shaft and a pressing end radially outward extended from the pivot shaft, and a driving mechanism for driving the pinch arm to turn about the pivot shaft reverse to the feeding direction of the tissue paper. When the pressing end of the pinch arm is turned to a separation position, it cooperates with the first winding roller to clamp the tissue paper therebetween, and applies a reverse pulling force to split the tissue paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Chan Li Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tung-I Tsai
  • Patent number: 8141809
    Abstract: An apparatus for winding a flexible web continuously moving in a longitudinal travel direction as rolls onto sleeves has a winding station for holding a sleeve and rotating it about an axis for winding the web onto the sleeve. Upstream of the winding station at a changeover station a fresh sleeve is held adjacent the continuously moving web. A shell juxtaposed with the fresh sleeve in the changeover station forms therewith a gap. A cross-cutter for the web is provided adjacent an end of the gap and can form on the web a trailing end and a leading end so that the trailing end travels to the winding station for winding on the sleeve therein. Air is drawn air into the end of the gap to aspirate the leading end into the gap. This leading end is electrostatically adhered to the fresh sleeve in the changeover station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Reifenhauser GmbH & Co., KG Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Helmut Meyer
  • Patent number: 8100357
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a structure for cutting off web in a winding machine. The winding machine includes an upper winding roller having a circumferential surface close to and below which a cut-off mechanism is arranged. The cut-off mechanism includes a pivot shaft having an outer circumferential surface and at least one pinch arm having a connecting end mounted to the outer circumferential surface of the pivot shaft and a web engagement end extending outward from the outer circumferential surface of the pivot shaft and forming at least one suction opening. At least one cutting blade is provided on the web engagement end of the pinch arm at a location immediately by the suction opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Chan Li Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tung-I Tsai
  • Patent number: 8011612
    Abstract: The rewinding machine includes a winding system and a feed path for a web material towards the winding system. Along the feed path is a channel for insertion of the cores and an interruption member which acts on the web material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Romano Maddaleni, Giovanni Nencioni
  • Patent number: 7992818
    Abstract: A method is described for obtaining a coreless roll (R) of web material with a first portion of web material forming an inner nucleus (R1) of said roll and a second portion of web material (R2) wound around the outside of said nucleus. The two portions (R1, R2) can be separated from one another and, for said purpose, an interface or discontinuity is created in at least one turn of the web material forming the roll, between said inner nucleus and said second portion of web material, so as to facilitate the extraction of the inner nucleus from the outer portion of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Romano Maddaleni, Mauro Gelli
  • Patent number: 7975954
    Abstract: The invention provides a recording tape attaching method and a recording tape attaching apparatus for accurately attaching a recording tape to a reel hub. In the method and the apparatus for winding a recording tape around a hub of a reel, a hub is contacted with a recording tape retained by suction by a retaining member and rotated, thereby generating static electricity, and the recording tape is attached to the hub by attracting the recording tape to the hub by the generated static electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7942363
    Abstract: The rewinding machine comprises: a first winding roller (11) and a second winding roller (13) defining a nip (15) through which said cores are inserted and through which said web material (N) is fed; and at least one pair of motorized engaging members (57), to engage the ends of a winding core and transmit a rotational movement to the core during at least part of the winding cycle of each log. The engaging members and the first and second winding roller are produced and disposed so that the log being formed is in contact with said first and said second winding roller. Moreover, a third winding roller (17) is provided, defining a winding space with said first and said second winding roller, said third winding roller being movable to allow increase and completion of winding of each log in said winding space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Romano Maddaleni, Graziano Mazzaccherini
  • Publication number: 20110079671
    Abstract: Coreless tissue rolls can be produced without having to use an adhesive to form a hollow center. Instead, moisture can be used to promote light hydrogen bonding between the layers of the tissue web that line the hollow center. The hydrogen bonding provides sufficient structure to maintain the shape of the hollow center without rendering the tissue web surrounding the passageway unusable. Passageways can also be formed in accordance with the present disclosure that are substantially circular so that the rolls will easily spin on a spindle. In an alternative embodiment, moisture is not used in constructing the wound tissue roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Steven James Wojcik, Mark R. Verburgt, Joel Banda, JR., Kenneth Allen Pigsley, Christine Ann Armstrong, Dennis Marvin Jobs, Thomas Gerard Shannon, James Leo Baggot
  • Patent number: 7891598
    Abstract: The rewinding machine includes a path for insertion of tubular cores; a winding cradle; a first moving member designed to be in contact with the web material to be wound; a rolling surface forming, with the first moving member, a channel for passage of the tubular cores; and an insertion device to insert the cores in the channel. At the inlet of the insertion channel there is a second moving member, opposed to the first moving member, the core insertion path passing between the first and the second moving members. The two moving members are arranged at a distance such that a core inserted between them is in contact with the second moving member and with the web material entrained around the first moving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Romano Maddaleni, Mauro Gelli, Alessandro Borelli
  • Patent number: 7832676
    Abstract: The rewinding machine includes a winding system and a path for feeding a web material towards said the winding system. Along the feed path at least one suction member is positioned to temporarily obstruct feeding of the web material and cause interruption thereof at the end of winding of each log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mauro Gelli
  • Publication number: 20100230526
    Abstract: In a web winding apparatus for winding a web on a winding core, the winding core is rotated by a predetermined amount while an end portion of the web, which is held by a holding mechanism, is pressed against the winding core. Thereafter, the holding by the holding mechanism is released, and thereby the end portion of the web is attached to the winding core. Thereafter, the winding core is rotated, and the web is wound up on the winding core. A rotation speed of the winding core when the web is being pressed against the winding core is a higher speed than a rotation speed of the winding core at the time of attaching the web to the winding core. In this manner, the web is accurately wound on the winding core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayuki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 7775475
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a winding drum for a sheet-like member which can change reliably the range of air sucking intake holes by a simple structure, and to provide a winding drum which can prevent the generation of an unwanted contact mark on the sheet-like member. This winding drum having a hollow portion which is in communication with the intake holes of the drum body, a changeover member which is releasably attached in the hollow portion and which is formed so as to extend along the inner peripheral surface of the hollow portion, and an air passage (second communicating holes, first communicating hole, and hole) which is provided on the changeover member and which communicates intake holes of a predetermined range in the axial direction of the drum body with the suction device when the changeover member is attached in the hollow portion. So the range of air sucking intake holes is switched by changing the changeover member to another changeover member with another air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Tanaka, Youichi Kikuchi, Haruhisa Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 7757990
    Abstract: In a reel change in the reeling process of a fiber material web, the fiber material web (W) running to a reel that is becoming full is changed to run around a new reeling core (2) brought to a reel change position in such a way that the web is made to adhere onto the surface of the new reeling core (2). The web (W) is made to adhere onto the surface of the reeling core (2) by a change in the properties of the material on the surface of the reeling core (2). The material is a combination of an adhesive area (6a) on the surface of the reeling core and a protective layer (6b) on top of the adhesive area, and the properties of the material are changed by removing the protective layer (6b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Jari Tiitta, Pekka Ruha, Topi Tynkkynen, Tatu Pitkänen, Petteri Lannes, Teppo Kojo, Hannu Kasula, Matti Kemppainen
  • Patent number: 7641141
    Abstract: A coreless roll (12) of a plastic film (10) is directly wound onto a tubular spindle (11); the spindle (11) is provided with an air chamber (11P) having a perforated side wall (11W), which communicate with a pressurised air source (27). At the removal of the roll (12), the inner turns of the roll (12) are radially expanded by feeding a pressurised airflow into the winding spindle (11) and the roll (12); the pressurised air is fed for a length of time required for the removal of the roll (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: No. El. S.r.l.
    Inventor: Roberto Pellengo Gatti
  • Publication number: 20090283621
    Abstract: The invention provides a recording tape attaching method and a recording tape attaching apparatus for accurately attaching a recording tape to a reel hub. In the method and the apparatus for winding a recording tape around a hub of a reel, a hub is contacted with a recording tape retained by suction by a retaining member and rotated, thereby generating static electricity, and the recording tape is attached to the hub by attracting the recording tape to the hub by the generated static electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayuki SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20090272835
    Abstract: The rewinding machine includes a winding unit; a feed path of a web material; a separator device to sever the web material upon completion of winding each log; an insertion path of the winding cores towards the winding unit; a movable mechanical member to facilitate forming a first turn of web material around each winding core inserted in the insertion path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: FABIO PERINI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Angelo Benvenuti, Romano Maddaleni, Luca Cecchettini, Andrea Fornai
  • Patent number: 7611087
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus f or winding careless and soft-core rolls (11), of film materials (10). The film (10) is made to advance, at differentiate speeds (S1, S2), between a first and a second drawing unit (12, 21) making the film (10) to perform a floating loop (19). The film (10) is fed in a controlled way, making it adhere to a grooved corrugating drum (22) by an air jet (29) to corrugate cross corrugations in the film (10) while it is being wound up; the corrugations of the film (10) traps air and prevents the implosion of the roll (11). A programmable electronic unit (32), controls the drawing units (12, 21) in relation to control signals (E1, E2) related to the feeding and winding up speeds (S1, S2) of the film (10), and in relation to a control signal supplied by a sensing device (28) for detecting the position of the floating loop (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: No.El. S.r.l.
    Inventor: Roberto Pellengo Gatti
  • Patent number: 7503519
    Abstract: A winder has a scraper mounted about the axis of a winder drum for circumferential movement. The scraper has a semi-cylindrical concave surface which extends in the cross machine direction, the concave surface meets a second surface to form a scraping edge. The scraping edge engages the winder drum, scraping a web from the surface of the winder drum and pressing the web into engagement with double-sided sticky tape on a winder core with the concave surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Haven, Jeffrey K. Klemens
  • Patent number: 7503520
    Abstract: A reel shaft for reeling a paper web in a reel-up, which reel-up includes at least one unit that is mobile in the longitudinal direction of the paper machine and supports a pair of opposite engagement members each of which includes an engagement part, which engagement parts are arranged for rotatably carrying and detachably engaging the reel shaft during reeling. In accordance with the invention, the reel shaft is free of a support shaft and has a self-supporting, tubular sleeve substantially formed of fiber-reinforced plastic, which sleeve has an envelope surface on which the initial wrapping of the paper web shall be performed, and also an internal surface defining an axial channel terminating in axial openings at the ends of the reel shaft. The invention also relates to a reel-up for such reel shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Metso Paper Karlstad AB
    Inventors: Sören Sven Eriksson, Tord Gustav Gustavsson, Anders Tommy Lindén
  • Patent number: 7503518
    Abstract: A web-chopping and sheet-winding apparatus comprising an unwinder for unwinding a supply roll of continuous flexible web which may be adhesive on at least one side. A knife roller including at least one fixed transverse knife blade extending from the surface is in nipped relationship with an anvil roller, the height of the knife blade being greater than the thickness of the web. The anvil and knife roller spacing is such that the knife blade extends just to the surface of the anvil roller, thereby chopping the continuous web into sheets as the anvil and knife rollers turn synchronously with the web passing therebetween. A tape core roller in nipped relationship receives the chopped sheets sequentially, the leading edge of each sheet being lifted from the anvil roller by any of a plurality of novel means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Seratek, LLC
    Inventors: Frank C. Corrado, Gary R. Larsen, Ronald W. Sweet, James W. Fischer
  • Patent number: 7458539
    Abstract: A winder has a scraper mounted about the axis of a winder drum for circumferential movement. The scraper has a semi-cylindrical concave surface which extends in the cross machine direction, the concave surface meets a second surface to form a scraping edge. The scraping edge engages the winder drum, scraping a web from the surface of the winder drum and pressing the web into engagement with double-sided sticky tape on a winder core with the concave surface. An alternative embodiment scraper has a flexible blade which extends in the cross machine direction and which functions similar to a spatula to scrape the pulp web off the surface of the winder drum and wipe the pulp web onto the double-sided sticky tape on the winding core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Haven, Keith G. Wiedow, David R. Mulry
  • Patent number: 7404529
    Abstract: The rewinding machine includes a first winding roller; a second winding roller; a nip defined between the first and second winding rollers, through which the web material is fed; a roller surface, extending upstream of the nip in relation to the direction of feed of the web material and defining, with the first winding roller, a channel into which winding cores are fed, the channel having an inlet and an outlet; a feeder to feed winding cores into the channel; and a severing device to sever the web material upon termination of winding a log. The severing device is disposed to operate on the web material in a position upstream of the inlet end of the channel, in relation to the direction of feed of the web material. The first winding roller has suction openings on its cylindrical surface. Moreover, between the position in which the severing device operates and the inlet of the channel, a suction box is provided inside the first winding roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Guglielmo Biagiotti, Mauro Gelli
  • Patent number: 7237743
    Abstract: A tail turn-up assembly has a frame positioned upstream of a reel spool. A carriage is pivotally mounted to the frame by a four bar linkage. The carriage is pivotable, from a retracted position to an extended position. When the carriage is engaged with the reel spool, a pair of curved tracks are positioned so that arcs defined by the tracks have their centers coincident with the spool axis. A knife carriage rides on the curved tracks and is constrained to move circumferentially about the reel spool. An actuator on the carriage causes the knife carriage to traverse circumferentially about the reel spool. The knife carriage has a leading edge formed by a knife which tears through the a tail which is cut from the web when the knife carriage is moved on the curved tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis S. Czechowicz, Richard M. Strebel
  • Patent number: 7172151
    Abstract: The rewinding machine includes: a first winding roller; a second winding roller; a nip defined between the first and the second winding rollers, through which the web material is fed; a roller surface, extending upstream of the nip in relation to the direction of feed of the web material and defining, with the first winding roller, a channel into which winding cores are fed; a feeder to feed winding cores into the channel; and a severing device to severe the web material upon termination of winding a log. The severing device is disposed to operate on the web material in a position upstream of an inlet end of the channel, in relation to the direction of feed of the web material and the first winding roller which has suction openings on its cylindrical surface. Moreover, between the position in which the severing device operates and the inlet of the channel, a suction box is provided inside the first winding roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: GuglieLmo Biagiotti, Mauro Gelli
  • Patent number: 7128289
    Abstract: An apparatus for reel replacement in machines for the production of reels of light-weight web material, of a type with a device for winding material onto a tubular core or rod and a device for feeding an unloaded rod (spool) intended to replace the reel. The apparatus has a surface (80) able to delimit, in cooperation with the surface of an unloaded rod (51), a channel (85) to which a jet of air produced by a plurality of nozzles (9) is directed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: FOCUS S.R.L. societa unipersonale
    Inventor: Fabio Perini
  • Patent number: 7108219
    Abstract: A winder apparatus for winding webs of material into rolls includes a conveyor, and a winding turret with a plurality of rotatably driven winding spindles thereon. The winding turret indexes the winding spindles relative to the apparatus conveyor, with each spindle moved to a transfer position wherein a web of material is transferred from the conveyor onto the spindle to initiate roll formation. A rotatably driven transfer brush assembly is positionable in operative association with the conveyor and the spindle in the winding position to facilitate efficient and consistent transfer of a web from the conveyor onto the spindle for roll formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Hudson-Sharp Machine Company
    Inventor: Lee Fiedler
  • Patent number: 7093785
    Abstract: A transverse cutting device for a continuously fed-in web of material which is wound onto sequentially positioned winding tubes, wherein the transverse cutting device includes a cutter block which can be displaced transversely with respect to the web of material and can be driven by a drive mechanism in the displacement direction, and in which a cutting blade for the transverse cutting of the web of material is held, wherein the cutter block has an applicator brush trailing the cutting blade, by which the leading edge of the web of material formed while being severed can be successively placed against the circumference of a waiting winding tube. Also, a winding device for winding a continuously fed-in web of material onto sequentially provided winding tubes is proposed, which has a transverse winding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Helmut Meyer, Andreas Böhm, Christoph Schmitt
  • Patent number: 7036763
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for winding a continuously delivered film web onto successively delivered winding tubes with a rotatably drivable contact roller, a winding station, associated with the contact roller, for the winding tube for winding the coil, a winding preparation station for receiving a new winding tube and beginning to wind the film web, and a transverse-cutting device for cutting the film web crosswise between the winding station and the winding preparation station. Associated with the winding preparation station for the new winding tube are a charger for generating an electrostatic charge of the new winding tube and a blower device for subjecting the film web to a blown air stream aimed counter to the feeding direction of the film web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Andreas Böhm, Helmut Meyer
  • Patent number: 7011268
    Abstract: For the winding of a material web on a driven winding roll, it is cut through after the completed winding of a winding roll and the start of the following web is fastened on a winding core. The web is fed in the winding roll via a guide device, preferably consisting of a winding roller, and, after being cut through in a guide channel laid around a winding tube. In order to be able to wind the web with alternating outer sides into a winding roll, the web is fed, according to the desired outer side, from the left or from the right on winding in the winding tube. The winding tube is driven with a corresponding one of two opposite directions of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventors: Fritz Achelpohl, Jris Looser, legal representative, Gottlieb Looser, deceased
  • Patent number: 6942175
    Abstract: A winding apparatus has a rotary element, such as a core, that is rotatable about a winding axis. A roller is disposed adjoining the rotary element. The roller and rotary element together define a nip. A guide shoe has a chute wall and a plenum. The chute wall is aligned with the nip. The chute wall has an inner end disposed between the roller and the rotary element and an outer end spaced from the roller. The chute wall has a plurality of bores communicating with the plenum. In use, gas blown through the bores propels a web to the nip in a fluid film. The free end of the web is guided from an outfeed end of the nip in a loop to a second position adjoining the inner end of the guide shoe. During the guiding, the rotary element is rotated against the loop. This continues until the web overlaps and is cinched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph A. Watkins, Stephen M. Reinke
  • Patent number: 6883740
    Abstract: In a tape drive device of the present invention, a large number of through-holes (an sucking portion) are formed in an outer peripheral portion of a reel hub onto which a recording tape, at a free end of which a leader tape is connected, is to be wound. The leader tape is held and guided by guiding means. When the leader tape reaches the sucking portion, a suction device operates and air is sucked through the through-holes. Consequently, the leader tape is suckingly retained at the outer peripheral surface of the reel hub. With the present invention, there is no need to form depressions or projections for accommodating and anchoring the leader tape at the reel hub. Therefore, the reel hub can have a smooth structure without any steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Hiraguchi
  • Publication number: 20040251372
    Abstract: A winding apparatus has a rotary element, such as a core, that is rotatable about a winding axis. A roller is disposed adjoining the rotary element. The roller and rotary element together define a nip. A guide shoe has a chute wall and a plenum. The chute wall is aligned with the nip. The chute wall has an inner end disposed between the roller and the rotary element and an outer end spaced from the roller. The chute wall has a plurality of bores communicating with the plenum. In use, gas blown through the bores propels a web to the nip in a fluid film. The free end of the web is guided from an outfeed end of the nip in a loop to a second position adjoining the inner end of the guide shoe. During the guiding, the rotary element is rotated against the loop. This continues until the web overlaps and is cinched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Watkins, Stephen M. Reinke
  • Publication number: 20040135023
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for winding a continuously delivered film web onto successively delivered winding tubes with a rotatably drivable contact roller, a winding station, associated with the contact roller, for the winding tube for winding the coil, a winding preparation station for receiving a new winding tube and beginning to wind the film web, and a transverse-cutting device for cutting the film web crosswise between the winding station and the winding preparation station. Associated with the winding preparation station for the new winding tube are a charger for generating an electrostatic charge of the new winding tube and a blower device for subjecting the film web to a blown air stream aimed counter to the feeding direction of the film web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Andreas Bohm, Helmut Meyer
  • Patent number: 6752348
    Abstract: A method and a device for winding a continuously arriving foil web into a coil on a winding shaft, having a rotatably driveable contact roller, a winding station assigned to the contact roller for the winding shaft for winding the coil, a take-up station for receiving a fresh winding shaft and taking up the foil web, a transverse cutting device between the winding station and the take-up station for transversely cutting the foil web, wherein a charging station for creating an electrostatic charge between the winding shaft and the foil web and a blower device are assigned to the take-up station for the fresh winding shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Karl Dreckmann, Andreas Böhm
  • Patent number: 6739545
    Abstract: Process and apparatus for winding a running material web, in particular a paper or cardboard web, in which the running material web is wound consecutively on several winding cores, in particular reel spools. At least one cut is made preferably running parallel to the web edge of the running material web and in the web travel direction of the running material web. After the started at least one cut has run through the nip formed by the winding roll and the new winding core, the at least one formed transfer strip which is incorporated in the running material web is detached from the outer circumferential area of the winding roll by at least one directed high-energy air jet that is generated briefly by at least one separator device and simultaneously cuts through. Subsequently, the at least one now detached transfer strip is transferred onto, and preferably applied to, the outer circumferential area of the new winding core by at least one first blower device, in particular a blower shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Drefs, Ewald Wetschenbacher, Zygmunt Madrzak, Joerg Maurer
  • Patent number: 6729572
    Abstract: A rewinder for winding a web to produce a rolled product. The rewinder includes a web transfer device that is used for conveying the web. The web transfer device communicates with a core in order to wind the web via surface winding. At least one pair of rotationally driven end chucks are located proximate to the web transfer device. The end chucks engage the core and the web is wound onto the core via center winding by the rotating end chucks. Also, the web is wound onto the core to form a rolled product by a combination of the center winding and the surface winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Baggot, Robert L. Clarke
  • Publication number: 20040074617
    Abstract: A dry end of a tissue machine is made shorter by close-coupling a reel-up to the drying section and supporting the web from the drying section to the reel-up by a foil or a belt such that web stability is maintained, thus allowing high-speed operation. The foil's downstream edge can form a nip with the paper roll and nip load can be controlled by controlling pivotal movement of the foil. The reel-up can include a calendering belt for calendering the web as it passes through a nip between the belt and a reel drum supported on the belt, and a rotatable reel spool on which a paper roll is wound in nipping engagement with the reel drum. Alternatively, the reel drum can be eliminated and the paper roll can be supported on the belt. A composite shaftless core for winding is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: Metso Paper Karlstad AB
    Inventor: Anders Tommy Linden