Abstract: An apparatus for processing the skin side of a tubular fur where one or more scraping means are configured for being arranged in a first position away from a mandrel of the apparatus with a first distance in relation to the center axis of the mandrel, and in a third position where the scraping means are configured for being in contact with the skin side so as to process the skin side of the fur, where the one or more scraping means are furthermore configured for being arranged in a second predefined position being arranged between the first position and the third second position with a second predefined distance in relation to the centre axis of the mandrel, and the apparatus is configured for automatically releasing the scraping means from the second position towards the third position when predetermined criteria is complied with.
Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for processing the skin side (5) of a tubular pelt (3), the apparatus comprising an elongated tapering mandrel (1) for supporting the pelt with its skin side turned outwards, a scraping device comprising a first set of primary scraping roller (6, 7) arranged on opposing sides of the mandrel and a second set of primary scraping rollers (8, 9) arranged on other opposing sides of the mandrel, the scraping device further comprising primary rotation means (6, 7, 8, 9) for rotating said primary scraping rollers during processing of a pelt so as to engage a skin side of the pelt, moving means for conducting a relative movement between the scraping device and the mandrel in the longitudinal direction of the mandrel, and displacement means for displacing at least one scraping roller in the direction of the axis of rotation of said scraping roller.
Abstract: An edging machine for leather products, particularly for the flanging as well as edging of the vamp or quarter of leather shoes or leatherette shoes, incorporates a cam shaft on which there are provided a cam, curved wheels and further eccentric cams which facilitate the automatic operation of a claw that progressively moves the leather product for flanging by a flanging member. Thus, the edging of leather products is accomplished at an improved product quality level as well as a cut in product cost as compared with conventional procedures.
Abstract: The invention provides an improvement in a fleshing machine comprising dual linking means mechanically and hydraulically linking the handle to the tissue-removing head for hydraulically moving the head longitudinally of the mandrel in response to longitudinal components of movement of the handle with respect to the mandrel and for mechanically moving the head generally transversely of the mandrel in response to components of handle movement generally transverse of the longitudinal direction of the mandrel.
Abstract: Improved apparatus is disclosed for increasing the output of a machine for removing fat from the inside of an animal pelt, such as a mink pelt. In such machines, pelts are mounted inside out on rotatable elongate mandrils, and a cutting head resembling a router trims the fat from the pelt. The improvement includes a control assembly attached to the cutting head for pivotal movement thereof to control the depth of cut. The control assembly has a flexible extension which permits the cutting head to move freely longitudinally along the mandril. The control assembly also has a toggle joint and a lever operably coupled thereto to reduce the effort of pivoting the cutting head. The depth of cut is therefore controlled with reduced effort using a lever in a fixed location on the machine. A reciprocating element controls the longitudinal position of the cutting head. The reciprocating element is operated by foot controlled drive means including a motor driven reversing clutch.