Comprising Relatively-inclined Successive Couples Patents (Class 72/235)
  • Patent number: 10518305
    Abstract: Method for rolling metal products comprising a plurality of sequential rolling passes during which a metal product (P) is rolled. The method comprises a first rolling pass of the metal product (P) to obtain a first intermediate product (P1), a second rolling pass of the first intermediate product (P1) to obtain a second intermediate product (P2), a third rolling pass of the second intermediate product (P2) to obtain a third intermediate product (P3), a fourth rolling pass of the third intermediate product (P3) to obtain a final rolled product (L).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.P.A.
    Inventor: Daniele Andreatta
  • Patent number: 9808843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roll stand (1) as a constituent part of a roll stand group (2) in a high-speed wire mill, having at least one roll pair or roll ring pair (5) and a drive shaft (7) which is connected to a motor (6), characterized in that each roll stand (1) of this roll stand group (2) is assigned a motor (6) and a drive shaft (7), and the motor (6), the drive shaft (7) and the at least one roll pair or roll ring pair (5) are arranged linearly with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SMS MEER GMBH
    Inventors: Hermann-Josef Klingen, Siegmund Bulert, Detlef Breunung, Guido Sonnenschein, Friedhelm Schellscheidt, Thomas Nerzak, Frank Theobald
  • Patent number: 9789522
    Abstract: In order to improve the quality of pipe-like work pieces, a rolling mill has at least two successive consecutive rolling stages that have mandrel rods. A threading line for the mandrel rod of the second rolling stage can lie on an extraction line for the mandrel rod of the first rolling stage. The same advantage can be achieved in a rolling method for the production of pipe-like work pieces, comprising at least two successive consecutive rolling stages, wherein the two rolling stages perform the rolling with the use of mandrel rods. The work piece is brought from the mandrel rod of the first rolling stage onto the mandrel rod of the second rolling stage, without entirely emptying an interior of the work piece and/or without changing the direction of movement of the work piece or braking the work piece in the meantime and accelerating it once again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SMS group GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Hoeffgen, Walter Kirchner, Norbert Theelen
  • Patent number: 9079230
    Abstract: A rolling stand (1) with three working rolls (5, 6, 7) defining a rolling axis (X) and comprising a roll-holding cartridge (2) in which said three working rolls (5, 6, 7) with respective chocks are accommodated; wherein a locking device (20) is provided for locking the position of the chocks within the roll-holding cartridge (2), in order to lock the chocks in a predetermined position before carrying out a lateral extraction of the roll-holding cartridge (2) from the rolling stand; wherein said locking device (20) is of the movable type and controlled by control means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.P.A.
    Inventors: Ettore Cernuschi, Aristide Giacomo Bertelli, Danilo Galletti
  • Patent number: 9045861
    Abstract: A precipitated carbonate polysaccharide structure which, when used as a filler, improves the structural strength of paper or board, or gypsum boards, plastics or gums, among others, as well as the stiffness level and optical properties (brightness and opacity) of the paper or board, together or separately with other fillers; carbonates, in particular. The invention further improves the setting of printing ink on the surface of the paper or board. The invention also includes the manufacturing method of the precipitated carbonate polysaccharide structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Nordkalk OY AB
    Inventors: Sakari Saastamoinen, Teemu Gronblom, Lars Gronroos
  • Publication number: 20140338413
    Abstract: Wire-rod hot-rolling machine (1) which comprises a plurality of roller-provided rolling units (2) which are arranged one after the other along the wire-rod feeding paths (p); the roller-provided rolling unit (2) being formed by a plurality of rolling-mills assemblies (3) each of which is provided with a pair of opposite, counter-rotating rolling mill rollers (4), which are arranged parallel and adjacent each other; said rolling-mills assemblies (3) being arranged one beside the other, coplanar to a corresponding reference plane locally perpendicular to the feeding paths (p), each at the feeding path (p) of a respective wire rod (b), and are oriented so that the rotation axes (R) of the rolling mill rollers (4) of the various rolling-mills assemblies (3) are locally parallel to one another while intersecting the lying plane of the feeding paths (p) of the wire rods with an inclination angle (3) greater than 5° and smaller than 85°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Pert S.r.l.
    Inventors: Claudio Tomba, Massimiliano Zuccato
  • Patent number: 8857235
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rolling mill 20 which defines a rolling axis X and comprises at least two rolling stations 22. At least one rolling station comprises a fixed structure 40, a roll-holder cartridge 24 and three actuators 32. The cartridge is connected removably to the fixed structure and comprises three rolling rolls 26. The rolls are movable radially and rotatable about three respective axes arranged at 120° from each other. The three actuators are mounted on the fixed structure and comprise pistons 50 movable along respective radial axes t arranged at 120° from each other. Each of the actuators is able, during use, to act on one of the rolls so as to impart a radial force suitable for rolling the article 44.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: SMS Innse SpA
    Inventors: Paolo Marin, Marcello Pacher, Claudio Pavesi, Guido Emilio Zanella
  • Patent number: 8800339
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rolling mill defining a rolling axis and comprising rolling stations. At least one rolling station comprises a fixed structure, a roll-holder cartridge and three actuators. The cartridge is connected removably to the fixed structure and comprises three rolling rolls. The rolls are movable radially and rotatable about three respective axes. Three actuators of the single-stroke type are mounted on the fixed structure and comprise pistons movable along respective radial axes to impart a force on the rolls for rolling an article. Three gearmotors provide the rolls, by means of spindles, with the torque for feeding the article along the rolling axis. When two pistons are completely retracted, a path is created free from obstacles allowing the cartridge to pass out laterally. Then, one spindle may be subject to a rotation-translation to be removed from the path, the respective gearmotor being fixed on its base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: SMS INNSE SpA
    Inventors: Paolo Marin, Marcello Pacher, Claudio Pavesi, Guido Emilio Zanella
  • Patent number: 8783085
    Abstract: A method for straightening a tube by using an asymmetric roll, which has different diameters D1 (exit side), D2 (entry side) at relative maximum diameter portions, left and right roll shoulder portions, as a straightening roll of a straightener, wherein the roll shoulder having a smaller diameter is disposed to be located on the tube entry side. The straightening roll used therefor comprises roll shoulders 3a and 3b and a roll barrel portion 4, in which D1>D2 and 0.004?(D1?D2)/d?0.2 (d: outer diameter of tube to be straightened) are satisfied. Further, an aspect of the invention may define radii of curvatures of entry-side and exit-side shoulder potions in a section of the roll cut along a plane including the roll central axis, or a curve representing an outer surface of the roll barrel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kuroiwa, Kouichi Kuroda, Tomio Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 8677794
    Abstract: There is described multi-stand rolling mill with stands having four motorized rolls and provided with controls outside the stand and retractile spindles, which comprises a central body with said stands; a first platform (41) on a side charge position carrying the substitution stands; a second platform (42) on a side discharge position, opposite to said side charge position; a transversal translation device (43, 44) adapted to push the substitution stands against the corresponding stands to be substituted on the central body. The stands to be substituted translate on the second platform, and the substitution stands substitute the stands to be substituted in the central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ettore Cernuschi, Aristide Giacomo Bertelli, Gerhard Kulessa
  • Patent number: 8640516
    Abstract: A rolling mill stand and related rolling mill for rolling rod-shaped bodies, even large in size, which meets the requirement of stiffness uniformity of the rolling mill stands in the transversal direction, all the hydraulic capsules being firmly fixed to the external structure of the rolling mill and providing for the side change of the rolls of each stand. The arrangement of rolling rolls and related extensions of each rolling mill stand is such to avoid problems of corrosion and damaging to the extensions themselves and to the reducers due to the drainage of the cooling waters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccanicite S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ettore Cernuschi, Fabrizio Marini, Aristide Giacomo Bertelli
  • Patent number: 8584498
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mandrel mill and the like that is capable of not only enhancing the elongation ratio of the pipe or tube, but also suppressing a pinhole defect from occurring. The first means of the present invention provides a mandrel mill comprising a plurality of rolling stands in which two grooved rolls R11, R12 are disposed, respectively, the mandrel mill being characterized in that the roll diameter ratio for the first rolling stand and the second rolling stand is set at a value of 4.6 or over. The second means of the present invention provides a mandrel mill comprising a plurality of rolling stands in which three grooved rolls R21, R22 and R23 are disposed, respectively, the mandrel mill being characterized in that the roll diameter ratio for the first rolling stand and the second rolling stand is set at a value of 2.8 or over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventor: Akihito Yamane
  • Publication number: 20130298631
    Abstract: A rolling mill stand and related rolling mill for rolling rod-shaped bodies, even large in size, which meets the requirement of stiffness uniformity of the rolling mill stands in the transversal direction, all the hydraulic capsules being firmly fixed to the external structure of the rolling mill and providing for the side change of the rolls of each stand. The arrangement of rolling rolls and related extensions of each rolling mill stand is such to avoid problems of corrosion and damaging to the extensions themselves and to the reducers due to the drainage of the cooling waters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Ettore Cernuschi, Fabrizio Marini, Aristide Giacomo Bertelli
  • Publication number: 20130133392
    Abstract: A rolling mill stand and related rolling mill for rolling rod-shaped bodies, even large in size, which meets the requirement of stiffness uniformity of the rolling mill stands in the transversal direction, all the hydraulic capsules being firmly fixed to the external structure of the rolling mill and providing for the side change of the rolls of each stand. The arrangement of rolling rolls and related extensions of each rolling mill stand is such to avoid problems of corrosion and damaging to the extensions themselves and to the reducers due to the drainage of the cooling waters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: DANIELI & C. OFFICINE MECCANICHE S.P.A.
    Inventor: DANIELI & C. OFFICINE MECCANICHE S.P.A.
  • Patent number: 8341994
    Abstract: A rolling mill stand and related rolling mill for rolling rod-shaped bodies, even large in size, which meets the requirement of stiffness uniformity of the rolling mill stands in the transversal direction, all the hydraulic capsules being firmly fixed to the external structure of the rolling mill and providing for the side change of the rolls of each stand. The arrangement of rolling rolls and related extensions of each rolling mill stand is such to avoid problems of corrosion and damaging to the extensions themselves and to the reducers due to the drainage of the cooling waters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Cernuschi Ettore, Fabrizio Marini, Aristide Giacomo Bertelli
  • Publication number: 20120285216
    Abstract: A modular rolling mill has a mill pass line along which products roll. The rolling mill comprises first gear units arranged along a first line parallel to the mill pass line. Each first gear unit is driven individually by a motor and has a pair of mechanically interconnected first shafts. Second gear units are arranged along a second line between and parallel to the first line and the mill pass line. Each second gear unit has a pair of mechanically interconnected second shafts. Rolling units are arranged along the mill pass line, which are driven by an input shaft and has a pair of roll shafts carrying work rolls. First couplings connect the first shafts of each first gear unit to second shafts of two successive gear units, and second couplings releasable connect the second shafts of the second gear units to the input shafts of two successive rolling units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: T. Michael Shore, S. Mark Shore
  • Patent number: 8256255
    Abstract: A finishing station of variable structure includes two plates, joined integrally to each other and able to slide along two vertical shoulders which support a plurality of forming rollers mounted on shoes able to slide in radial guides formed in the plates. The shoes that support the forming rollers are moved by levers hinged to the plates and connected to each other by connecting rods, two of which are hinged to levers hinged to the plates and secured to the ground. A further forming roller, situated in the lower part of the plates, is preferably secured to the ground. In the inner part of the two forming rollers situated in the upper part of the finishing station a disc blade is formed to control the position of the edges of the bent strip of sheet metal during the finishing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Olimpia 80 S.r.l.
    Inventors: Riccardo Bosoni, Vittorio Travini
  • Patent number: 8113027
    Abstract: A plurality of rollers for producing longitudinal grooves in an elongated metal substrate, the plurality of rollers comprising a first set and a second set of rollers, the plurality of rollers having groove-forming fluted edges thereon. The plurality of rollers are aligned circumferentially around and parallel to a longitudinal axis of the elongated metal substrate, wherein the plurality of rollers are configured to produce an odd number of grooves distributed asymmetrically about a circumference of the elongated metal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. McDonald, Richard A. C. Shepard
  • Patent number: 8042371
    Abstract: In a rolling stand (1), especially a plate rolling stand, with a right housing column (2), a left housing column (3), an upper column crosshead (4) that connects them, at least one pair of work rolls and one pair of backup rolls and associated chocks, a balancing device with brackets (5, 6) and a piston rod (7) that extends upward through the column crosshead (4) beyond the upper surface (8) of the column crosshead (4), the piston rod (7) has a yoke (10) at its outer end (9), which yoke (10) is oriented in the rolling direction and engages the brackets (5, 6) of the balancing device, and a rotating sleeve (11), which encloses the piston rod (7), is arranged between the upper edge (12) of the balancing cylinder (22) and the lower edge (13) of the yoke (10), is supported on the column crosshead (4), and has at least one open slot (14) into which the yoke (10) can drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Saupe, Bernd Zieser
  • Patent number: 8037729
    Abstract: A finishing monoblock for a billet lamination plant of the type comprises a plurality of lamination cages (G1Gn) arranged in sequence suitable for forming a lamination line and actuated by a pair of mechanical transmissions (22, 22?) actuated through at least one command reducer (23) for the lamination of the billet. According to the invention, said monoblock comprises at least one first module (M1) and a second module (M2?, M2?), of which at least one is disengageable from the lamination line through a pair of detachable joints (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens VAI Metals Technologies S.R.L.
    Inventors: Gianfranco Mantovan, Roberto Formentin
  • Patent number: 7921688
    Abstract: Roll forming a round tube to a square tube without applying excessive load to the raw tube scheduled portions to become corner portions and shoulder portions. This invention structures the curvature of the rotation axis direction of the forming roll surface in a way that in relation to other raw tube locations (straightening precedes for the raw tube locations adjacent to the corner portion scheduled locations of the square tube. It disposes stands of four-direction roll structure at the forming roll stand furthest upstream and furthest downstream sides and disposes stands of upper-lower and left-right two-direction roll structure between the upstream and downstream roll stands, and by adopting forming roll with a structure having a curvature for constricting the raw tube locations to become the shoulder portions adjacent to the corner portions of the square tube at a smaller curvature than that constricting the raw tube portions to become the side portion centers of the square tube cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Nakata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feizhou Wang, Tomoyasu Nakano, Manabu Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 7849723
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rolling mill for tubes, in which a series of roll-holder containers (10) is housed in an external structure (2) extended along a rolling axis (L); the containers can slide inside the structure to be extracted therefrom and each one houses at least three rolls (17, 18, 19) controlled by respective driving motors (41, 42, 43). In accordance with the intervention the rolls (17, 18, 19) can be moved inside the containers (10) in a guided way along directions radial in relation to the rolling axis, in order to regulate the distance therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ettore Cernuschi, Fabrizio Marini
  • Patent number: 7647804
    Abstract: A method of rolling a material in two more continuous passes is disclosed. The method includes rolling the material with a flattened-shaped caliber in a first pass, and subsequently rolling with a square-shaped caliber in a second pass. The rolling is performed with a first pass caliber having a flattened shape, wherein the ratio of the length (2A01) of minor axis of the first pass caliber to an initial width (2A0) is (A01/A0)?0.75; and a second pass caliber, wherein the ratio of a diagonal dimension (2AS1) of the second pass caliber to the length (2B1) of the major axis of the material after the first pass is (AS1/B1)?0.75 to introduce the large strain into the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Tadanobu Inoue, Shiro Torizuka, Eijiro Muramatsu, Kotobu Nagai
  • Publication number: 20090266132
    Abstract: A plurality of rollers for producing longitudinal grooves in an elongated metal substrate, the plurality of rollers comprising a first set and a second set of rollers, the plurality of rollers having groove-forming fluted edges thereon. The plurality of rollers are aligned circumferentially around and parallel to a longitudinal axis of the elongated metal substrate, wherein the plurality of rollers are configured to produce an odd number of grooves distributed asymmetrically about a circumference of the elongated metal substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Daniel P. McDonald, Richard A.C. Shepard
  • Publication number: 20090178457
    Abstract: This invention provides a rolling method and a rolling apparatus, for flat-rolled metal materials capable of stably producing flat-rolled metal materials not having, or having extremely little, camber. A rolling method for a flat-rolled metal material uses rolling equipment including a rolling mill and at least a pair of pinch rolls for clamping a rolled material on the exit side of the rolling mill having a mechanism in which either one, or both, of upper and lower roll assemblies have a mechanism for supporting a work roll by split backup rolls split into at least three segments in an axial direction, the split backup roll group having a construction for supporting both a vertical direction load and a rolling direction load acting on the contacting work roll and each of the split backup rolls independently having a load measuring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Ogawa, Kenji Yamada, Toshiyuki Shiraishi, Yasuhiro Higashida
  • Publication number: 20090140840
    Abstract: A system and method of use within a rolling facility comprising a plurality of bearing assemblies with each assembly further comprising components including liners and chock sets. An RFID system utilizes RFID tags on each of the plurality of components in order to track and/or monitor characteristics of either the entire bearing assembly or individual components thereof. An RFID tag reader may be incorporated within a mill stand or may include portable devices. In one embodiment, RFID tag interrogation occurs both at the mill stand and at a remote site at which bearing assembly occurs. A unique combination of bearing components can be assembled, identified and monitoring during successive rolling campaigns allowing the mill operator to make adjustments toward improving the quality of rolled product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Jochen Corts, Daniel Hackmann
  • Patent number: 7523632
    Abstract: A modular rolling mill comprises a plurality of rolling units having work rolls configured and arranged to progressively reduce the cross sectional area of a product received along a mill pass line. Gear units are mechanically coupled to each rolling unit, with each gear unit in turn being mechanically coupled to a driven line shaft by first bevel gear sets. The ratios of the first bevel gear sets progressively increase from the first to the last of the gear units to thereby accommodate a progressively increasing speed of the product being rolled. A second bevel gear set is associated with the last gear unit. The ratio of the second bevel gear set is the same as the ratio of the first level gear set of the penultimate gear unit. The line shaft is selectively coupled to the last gear unit via one or the other of its first and second bevel gear sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventor: T. Michael Shore
  • Patent number: 7424816
    Abstract: A roll stand for rolling bar-shaped or tubular stock, having a stand housing, having at least one roll which is arranged on a roll shaft rotatably mounted in the stand housing and is connected in a rotationally fixed manner to the roll shaft via a frictional connection, in which roll stand the roll is held in its axial position on the roll shaft in a positive-locking manner by sleeve elements adjoining axially with respect to the roll shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Kocks Technik GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Heinrich Potthoff
  • Patent number: 7333925
    Abstract: A complex Fourier transform is performed on measured values of wall thickness at points in a cross section of a pipe in an axial direction, types of thickness deviation are classified, thickness deviation amount is calculated from the absolute value of the complex Fourier component, the position of a thick or thin portion of thickness deviation is calculated from the phase of the complex Fourier component, and manufacturing conditions of the pipe are adjusted based on these variables. The relationship r·exp(j?) between the thickness deviation amount r and phase ? of a first-order thickness deviation obtained for cross sections in the axial direction is subjected to a complex Fourier transform as a function of pipe longitudinal direction, the thickness deviation is further classified by the frequency of twist of the thickness deviation, and an action is taken to prevent the thickness deviation according to the classified thickness deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihito Yamane
  • Patent number: 7191629
    Abstract: A modular rolling mill comprises a plurality of separate rolling units arranged along a mill pass line. Each rolling unit includes at least two pairs of work rolls defining oval and round roll passes and carried on roll shafts that are staggered 90° with respect to each other. The rolling units contain intermediate drive trains configured to connect the roll shafts to parallel input shafts projecting to a first side of the pass line from the respective rolling units. A single driven line shaft is parallel to and on the first side of the pass line. Output shafts are mechanically coupled to the line shaft by bevel gear sets. The output shafts project laterally from the line shaft towards the pass line and are connected by separable couplings to the input shafts of the rolling units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventors: T. Michael Shore, Martyn A. Bowler
  • Patent number: 7174761
    Abstract: When manufacturing a seamless pipe by carrying out elongation rolling and sizing on a mother tube for forming a seamless pipe, the occurrence of portions of thickness variation in the seamless pipe is suppressed by previously identifying the portions of wall thickness variation where the thickness varies in the circumferential direction of the seamless pipe, and carrying out elongation rolling so that the thickness of the portions of the mother tube corresponding to the portions of wall thickness variation of the seamless pipe are different in thickness at the completion of elongation rolling from that of other portions of the mother tube. As a result, local variations in wall thickness in the circumferential direction of a seamless pipe are prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Iwamoto, Akihito Yamane, Tooru Egoshi, Kenichi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 7043953
    Abstract: A method of X-H rolling of a parallel flange steel structural shape or beam with an H cross section using a compact rolling group. In the first universal mill frame the vertical roll have roll surfaces inclined to one another at an angle up to 10° whereas in the second universal mill frame the vertical rolls have cylindrical roll surfaces which divide the H opening cross section with lateral surfaces of the horizontal roll. The structural shape is rolled in the second universal mill frame to up to 100% of the reduction in the first rolling mill frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: SMS Meer GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Engel
  • Patent number: 7028518
    Abstract: A method of producing a seamless steel tube to enable it to suppress not only the deviations in wall thickness occurring in the direction of reduction in a mandrel mill but also the derivations in thickness occurring at places deviating from the direction of reduction: measuring the wall thicknesses within the circumferential directions of a seamless steel tube 14 rolled in a production line comprising a mandrel mill 11 consisting of a plurality of reduction stands 111 to 115 having reduction rolls disposed in succession with the directions of reduction varied each other, and controlling, separately and individually based on the results of the measurement, the positions of both ends of each axis of the reduction rolls 114, 115 in the final reduction stands of the mandrel mill 11 so that the deviations in wall thickness can be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Sasaki, Akihito Yamane
  • Patent number: 6763561
    Abstract: A continuous casting and hot rolling apparatus for the parallel production for a multiplicity of rolled shapes, wire and rod of circular, oval and polygonyl cross section in which a continuous caster or flow shaper produces initially a plurality of discreet strands which continuously are fed to a hot rolling line and then can be diverted, if desired to a universal rolling unit in which pairs of strands are rolled alternately in vertical and horizontal rolls. The unit may be driven by a common motor and can have drive shafts for the respective stands located at the vertices of an isosceles triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: SMS Demag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Ferruccio Sclippa
  • Patent number: 6647604
    Abstract: A rolling system has a die having a row of separate throughgoing passages for producing a plurality of continuously advancing and parallel hot metal strands and a plurality of pinch rollers for pulling the strands out of the die and moving them in a direction along a path. A vertical-roll stand on the path receives the strands and horizontally compresses them. A horizontal-roll stand on the path aligned in the direction with the vertical-roll stand receives the strands and vertically compresses them. The rolls are rotated to draw the strands downstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Demag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Ferruccio Sclippa
  • Patent number: 6634073
    Abstract: The present invention relates a train of in-line continuous manufacturing equipment for producing steel wire, considered difficult with a block mill up to now, capable of efficiently carrying out controlled-rolling and slow-cooling by an effective in-line combination of controlled rolling apparatuses and slow cooling apparatuses, having a hot rolling mill for steel wire, a winder to wind the rolled steel wire into rings, bundling apparatuses to pack the wound steel wire into bundled coils and an in-line heat treatment furnace to slow-cool the steel wire bundled into coils, which are sequentially connected, and using, preferably, a block mill with an area reduction rate of 25 to 60% having at most 4 roll stands as a final finish rolling mill of the hot rolling mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Adachi, Koji Tanabe, Ryuichi Seki, Kiichiro Tsuchida
  • Publication number: 20030172704
    Abstract: A rolling line for wire and light sections in which the horizonal and vertical rolls are provided in a common stand, one upstream of the other and the axis planes are spaced in the rolling direction, the spacing is adjustable and the spacing can be set for a particular rolling operation. The grooves of the upstream pair of rolls can deform the original section of the workpiece of an intermediate shape which is restored by the downstream pair of rolls with a reduced dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Applicant: SMS Meer GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Lemke, Hubert Muller
  • Publication number: 20030159487
    Abstract: A method of operating a mill for wire or fine sections in which control of the rolling gap is limited only to selected stands of a multiple stand intermediate line of the mill for changeover of the product to be rolled, for example, as the composition or diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Applicant: SMS Meer GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Hoffmann, Uwe Plociennik
  • Publication number: 20030150250
    Abstract: An apparatus for crimping down a radially expandable stent to a pre-determined profile, the apparatus has at least one set of rollers, each set including a first roller having at least a first groove and a second roller also having at least a first groove, the first groove on the first roller having the same dimensions and corresponding in relative location along the roller with the first groove on the second roller. The first groove on the first roller is aligned with the corresponding first groove on the second roller so that the respective first grooves together define an aperture whereby on rotation of the rollers, a stent advanced toward the rollers is drawn into the aperture thereby crimping down the stent to the pre-determined diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: Jim Shortt
  • Patent number: 6564608
    Abstract: Rolling method and line for rails or other sections starting from a steel bar, including a roughing step and a finishing step. The roughing step provides use of a two-high reversible roughing stand, or BDM (Break-Down Mill), associated with a reversible edging stand (RES), which can be located irrespectively upstream or downstream of the BDM stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Daniel & C. Officine Meccaniche Spa
    Inventors: Loris Maestrutti, Giorgio Lavaroni, Stefano Zuttion
  • Patent number: 6546777
    Abstract: A method of continuously rolling a ferrous workpiece into a finished round, comprising rolling the workpiece in successive first and second roll passes at an elevated temperature of between about 650 to 1000° C., the first and second roll passes each being defined by two work rolls and being dimensioned to effect a combined reduction in the cross sectional area of the workpiece of at least about 20-55%, with an accompanying effective strain pattern dominated by a concentration of maximum effective strain at a central region of the cross sectional area; and while the effective strain pattern remains dominated by a concentration of maximum effective strain at a central region of the cross section, continuing to roll the workpiece in at least third and fourth consecutive roll passes, each of the third and fourth roll passes being defined by at least three rolls and being sized to effect a combined reduction in the cross sectional area of the workpiece of not more than about 4-25 %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventors: T. Michael Shore, Pieter L. Keyzer, Bruce V. Kiefer
  • Patent number: 6546776
    Abstract: A multi-stand block for a rolling mill comprises a plurality of roll stands alternately arranged on opposite sides of a pass line along which a product is rolled in a downstream direction from an entry end to an exit end of the block. Drive shafts are provided on opposite sides of the pass line. The drive shafts comprise coaxial segments interconnected by couplings, with each roll stand being connected to a respective one of the line shaft segments. A block drive is connected to the line shafts at the upstream end of the block, and the couplings are selectively disconnectable to mechanically isolate any downstream line shaft segments and the roll stands connected thereto from the block drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventors: Francis J. Wesolowski, T. Michael Shore
  • Patent number: 6505491
    Abstract: This invention provides a rolling mill and a rolling-mill train which are compact. Reducers to be coupled with them can be made compact. The inner surfaces of pipes to be rolled with the rolling mill and the rolling-mill train can be prevented from becoming squarish. The rolling mill comprises a plurality of rolls disposed symmetrically around the pathline of the rolling mill, an annular driving bevel gear of a large diameter for driving and rotating the rolls, an input-shaft mechanism for rotating the driving bevel gear, a plurality of transmission mechanisms disposed at regular intervals along the driving bevel gear, and a housing for holding them. The input-shaft mechanism (i) has an input shaft inserted in the housing from its outside and an input bevel gear of a small diameter mounted on the input shaft and engaging with the driving bevel gear and (ii) is disposed between two adjacent transmission mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignees: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeharu Ochi, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Sho Inui, Takaaki Toyooka, Motoaki Itadani, Akira Yorifuji, Toshio Onishi, Koji Sugano, Yasuo Nishida, Nobuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6502446
    Abstract: A rolling unit for a rolling mill for rolling or sizing metal pipes, bars or wires has at least three rolls arranged in a star arrangement. Each roll has a separate drive mechanism and is rotatably mounted on bearings on both sides of it. The rolls are adjustable radially together with the bearings. The improved rolling unit has smaller outside dimensions but can take a higher load. The number of individual rolling unit parts is also reduced as well as manufacturing and assembly expenses. For this purpose the bearings of the roll shafts are mounted in respective eccentric sleeves, whose rotational position may be adjusted manually and in a stepwise manner between several rotational positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Kocks Technik GmbH & Co
    Inventor: Heinrich Potthoff
  • Patent number: 6490902
    Abstract: A two-line roll stand has a frame, an upper shaft on the frame, and two lower shafts on the frame spaced horizontally from each other below the upper shaft and forming with the upper shaft an isosceles triangle. Identical drive units each have a pair of rolls and gearing connected to the respective rolls. The lower shafts each carry three drive units and the upper shaft carries at least four of the drive units. The drive units of the lower shafts define a pair of roll lines spaced below and symmetrically flanking the upper shaft. The upper-shaft drive units are aligned on the lines with the rolls of the respective lower-shaft drive units. A single motor has an output directly connected to drive gears on the shafts for synchronously rotating all the shafts and thereby rotating all the rolls via the respective bevel gears and the respective drive units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: SMS Demag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Ferruccio Sclippa
  • Patent number: 6490901
    Abstract: A rolling unit for a rolling mill for rolling or sizing metal pipes, bars or wires has at least three rolls arranged in a star arrangement. Each roll has a separate drive mechanism and bearings on both sides of the roll. The rolls are adjustable radially with the bearings. A higher load can be borne with smaller outer dimensions. Furthermore the number of individual parts of the rolling unit is reduced as well as manufacturing and assembly expenses for the rolling unit. For this purpose the bearings of the roll shafts are mounted in respective eccentric sleeves, whose rotational position is continuously changed by means of an adjusting device. A securing device is provided however to fix the rolls in one rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Kocks Technik GmH & Co.
    Inventor: Heinrich Potthoff
  • Publication number: 20020162377
    Abstract: A rolling system has a die having a row of separate throughgoing passages for producing a plurality of continuously advancing and parallel hot metal strands and a plurality of pinch rollers for pulling the strands out of the die and moving them in a direction along a path. A vertical-roll stand on the path receives the strands and horizontally compresses them. A horizontal-roll stand on the path aligned in the direction with the vertical-roll stand receives the strands and vertically compresses them. The rolls are rotated to draw the strands downstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Applicant: SMS DEMAG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Ferruccio Sclippa
  • Publication number: 20020162376
    Abstract: A two-line roll stand has a frame, an upper shaft on the frame, and two lower shafts on the frame spaced horizontally from each other below the upper shaft and forming with the upper shaft an isosceles triangle. Identical drive units each have a pair of rolls and gearing connected to the respective rolls. The lower shafts each carry three drive units and the upper shaft carries at least four of the drive units. The drive units of the lower shafts define a pair of roll lines spaced below and symmetrically flanking the upper shaft. The upper-shaft drive units are aligned on the lines with the rolls of the respective lower-shaft drive units. A single motor has an output directly connected to drive gears on the shafts for synchronously rotating all the shafts and thereby rotating all the rolls via the respective bevel gears and the respective drive units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Applicant: SMS DEMAG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Ferruccio Sclippa
  • Patent number: 6442989
    Abstract: In a sizing rolling method carried out by installing at least 3 sets of 4-roll rolling mills in series, a central angle &thgr;1 of the perfect circle forming section of each rolling roll in a first path is set to less than 15°. The central angle &thgr;3 is set to at least 45° in a third path and the central angle &thgr;2 is set to at least 30° in a second path B. The groove of each rolling roll is arranged such that each escape section is composed of the tangential line of an arc formed by the perfect circle forming section. A roller guide having four guide rollers is installed on the inlet side of the second path and the free surface of a workpiece is held and guided by the guide rollers. An angle &agr; of the V-shaped groove of each guide roller is set similar to the angle (90°+&thgr;1) between straight lines forming the escape section of the adjacent rolling rolls in the first path. With this technology, even if a wire has a diameter of 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Takeda, Takao Ogawa, Tomoyasu Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20020100306
    Abstract: A multi-stand block for a rolling mill comprises a plurality of roll stands alternately arranged on opposite sides of a pass line along which a product is rolled in a downstream direction from an entry end to an exit end of the block. Drive shafts are provided on opposite sides of the pass line. The drive shafts comprise coaxial segments interconnected by couplings, with each roll stand being connected to a respective one of the line shaft segments. A block drive is connected to the line shafts at the upstream end of the block, and the couplings are selectively disconnectable to mechanically isolate any downstream line shaft segments and the roll stands connected thereto from the block drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Francis J. Wesolowski, T. Michael Shore