With Handling Of, Or Guiding Of, Work Or Product Relative To Tool Patents (Class 72/250)
  • Patent number: 11420243
    Abstract: A device for laterally guiding a metal strip (1, 13) running over a loop lifter (4, 12) between two roll stands (2, 3, 8, 9) of a finishing train. The device includes at least one main member module (14) extending in a direction between the roll stands. The module has a guiding plane (15), and also supports a number of wear members (18, 19, 20), each with a wear surface (21, 22, 23). Those wear members can be turned to a number of rotational positions. At least two wear members (18, 19, 20) are respectively arranged between one of the roll stands (2, 3, 8, 9) and the loop lifter, wherein, seen in the direction of the loop lifter (4, 12), the surface area of the wear surface (21, 22, 23) of adjacent wear member bodies (18, 19, 20) increases. During the operation of the device, at least one of the wear members is rotated while the metal strip (1, 13) is running to expose another area of the wear surface to the side of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Klaus Frauenhuber, Walter Grabner, Friedrich Moser, Juergen Schiefer
  • Patent number: 10702901
    Abstract: A guide roller configured to guide a wire to or from a work roller in a wire rolling line includes a rolling-element bearing having a rotatable outer ring, a fixed inner ring, and rolling elements between the outer ring and the inner ring. The outer ring has a profile configured to guide the wire on a radially outer surface thereof. The guide roller is configured as a double row preloaded rolling-element bearing and is installable as a finished component on a fixed shaft of the wire rolling line without adjusting the preload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Henning Kern, Benjamin Michael
  • Patent number: 9878357
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flexible roll forming device including: bases respectively disposed on opposite sides with respect to a process direction center line in a left/right direction, each having an opening formed in an upper side thereof connected to an inside thereof, and rails configured thereon on opposite sides of the opening in a lateral direction of the process; forward/backward moving cyclinder having a slide plate provided to be movable along the rails on the base; turning reducer rotatably provided to the slide plate; and upper and lower forming rolls provided on the turning cylinder for subjecting a material fed thereto to flexible roll forming by using the upper and lower forming rolls while varying positions in the lateral direction of processing with the forward/backward moving cylinder, and angles from a process direction with the turning reducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SUNGWOO HITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mun Yong Lee, Jin Ho Jung
  • Patent number: 9616476
    Abstract: A device for rolling of pipe blanks has a planetary cross-rolling mill, an advancing bed, a pipe blank feed, a pipe blank advancing unit that pushes the pipe blanks through the planetary cross-rolling mill, proceeding from the advancing bed, the unit having at least one advancing apparatus, and having a mandrel rod and a mandrel rod holder. The pipe blank feed has an axial pipe blank conveying unit that conveys a pipe blank axially into a readiness position, which is provided axially behind the mandrel rod holder. The advancing apparatus is disposed between the planetary cross-rolling mill and the mandrel rod holder, and has a slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SMS group GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Winterfeldt
  • Patent number: 9254512
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rolling system for rolling strip-shaped rolling stock, comprising at least one first (1, 5) and one second reel (20), and at least one reversing frame (8, 13) between the two reels (1, 5, 20) and comprising associated coil transport means (22, 23, 28) for feeding or removing coils of the rolling stock to and from the respective coil transfer stations (24, 29), if present, and comprising transverse transport means (27) for the coil transport between the coil transfer stations (24, 29, 30). The invention is characterized in that a single common coil transport means (25), by which the coils can be transported from or to the transverse transport means (27), is disposed downstream of the coil transfer stations (24, 29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SMS GROUP GMBH
    Inventor: Arthur Allerdings
  • Patent number: 9216445
    Abstract: A machine for asymmetric rolling of a work-piece includes pair of rollers disposed in an arrangement to apply opposing, asymmetric rolling forces to roll a work-piece therebetween, wherein a surface of the work-piece is rolled faster than an opposite surface of the work-piece; and an exit constraint die rigidly disposed adjacent an exit side of the pair of rollers so that, as the work-piece exits the pair of rollers, the work-piece contacts the exit constraint die to constrain curling of the work-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Govindarajan Muralidharan, Thomas R Muth, David C Harper
  • Patent number: 9108236
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for transferring a metal coil, e.g., for transferring a metal coil in a coil box, on a transfer path between a first coil position and a second coil position, wherein the metal coil is supported during the transfer on the transfer path in segments by means of support rollers, and wherein the metal coil is simultaneously unwound, wherein a cradle expanding in the direction of the transfer path is formed by changing the positions of support rollers disposed adjacent to each other, wherein the coil is supported by two support rollers disposed on a first frame part in the first coil position and is displaced in the direction of the second coil position from said first coil position in that said frame part is simultaneously tilted and lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Jesche, Robert Minichmayr, Wolfgang Peitl, Alois Seilinger
  • Publication number: 20150132597
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for producing metal sections having two profile flanges arranged opposite one another and having flange inner faces that are to be kept apart from each other by a closely toleranced final chamber dimension. In order to adapt the chamber dimension from a starting chamber dimension K0 to a desired final chamber dimension K1, the metal section is passed through the device, which forms working gaps between an inner working roll pair and outer support rolls. The working rolls that form the inner working roll pair roll over each other in order to brace the forming forces exerted on the working roll pair from the flange inner faces against each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: MANNSTAEDT GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Engel, Alexander Becker, Thomas Voss
  • Patent number: 8997540
    Abstract: A method is described in which a length of hot rolled product is decelerated in the course of being passed through the rotating curved guide of a coiler. The product exits the coiler at a reduced velocity and is delivered to and progressively accumulated on a cylindrical drum as a helical formation of rings. The drum is rotated to continuously unwind the accumulating product at the reduced velocity. The tail end of the product is retained in the coiler until substantially all of the rings previously deposited on the drum have been unwound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Primetals Technologies USA LLC
    Inventor: William Xiaolan Shen
  • Publication number: 20150052961
    Abstract: A method for rolling a Z-section sheet pile comprises rolling a curved preform of a web (16) in successive roll gaps defined by at least one roll pair comprising a grooved upper roll (26) and a grooved lower roll (28), wherein: a first corner (18) and an adjoining first part of the curved preform of the web (16) are formed in a first groove (42) of an upper roll (26); and a second corner (20) and an adjoining second part of the curved preform of the web (16) are formed in a first groove (46) of a lower roll (28). In the last roll gaps forming the curved preform of the web (16), the diameter of the lower roll (28) decreases in a discontinuous manner in the interval between the first groove (42) in the upper roll (26) and the first groove (46) in the lower roll (26), and the diameter of the upper roll (26) increases in this interval in a complementary manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Arcelormittal Investigacion Y Desarrollo S.L
    Inventors: Aloyse Hermes, François Robinet
  • Publication number: 20140373590
    Abstract: A rest bar assembly for a guide that is employed in a rolling mill to direct a hot rolled product either entering or exiting from the roll pass of a roll stand. The rest bar assembly comprises a core extending transversely with respect to the mill pass line. A saddle is movable along the core and is adapted to carry the guide. An adjustment mechanism serves to move the saddle along the core. The adjustment mechanism comprises a worm rack extending along a back side of the core, and a rotatable worm carried by the saddle and in meshed relationship with the worm rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8899086
    Abstract: A pre-rounding element (14) is used in a rounding apparatus (4) for rounding can body blanks from sheet metal blanks. The lower element part (22) of the pre-rounding element (14) is displaceable by an actuation element (23). This allows the adjustment of the pre-rounding element even during operation of the rounding apparatus. Preferably a measurement of sheet metal blank properties takes place. The measurement may include a thickness measurement and/or a strength measurement of blanks. The pre-rounding element is controlled in dependency of the measurement result. This allows a constant rounding result even with varying sheet metal properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Guy Boissin, Oliver Schulthess
  • Publication number: 20140345352
    Abstract: A trolley for supporting the plate during vertical rolling of the plate is provided. In one embodiment, the trolley can include a support body configured to provide support for the trolley; a plurality of wheels configured to allow the trolley to move across a floor; a lifting arm supported by the support body, wherein the lifting arm is movable about a first position and a second position; a pump handle configured to raise the lifting arm between the first position and the second position; and a plate holder configured to move with the lifting arm and hold the plate in place relative to the trolley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme Pour I'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Claude GRANGER, Jean ROY
  • Patent number: 8893539
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method for profiling a tube of given length, whereby, after inserting the tube between at least one pair of rolls having respective coplanar, parallel axes of rotation crosswise to the tube, the rolls are moved onto the tube and pressed gradually against the tube, which, at the same time, is moved axially back and forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Vavit S.R.L.
    Inventor: Vittorio Renato Valle
  • Publication number: 20140271332
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cold-rolled magnesium alloy sheet for improving formability, including, (a) preparing a composite sheet which is composed of a main sheet made of magnesium alloy and a restrainer made of steel and functioning to suppress transverse plastic deformation (plastic deformation in a transverse direction) of the main sheet during a rolling process, (b) performing a cold-rolling of the composite sheet, and (c) separating the cold-rolled magnesium alloy sheet from the cold-rolled composite sheet obtained from (b). The magnesium alloy sheets manufactured by the invention has improved formability at an ambient temperature, and thus can be usefully applied to extensive industrial fields such as automobiles and aircrafts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Se-Jong Kim, Young-Seon Lee
  • Patent number: 8800334
    Abstract: A rolling mill of rotating expander type for tubular bodies, comprising: working rollers (1, 2) arranged inclined with respect to the rolling axis; a tip (3) fitted on a beam (4), so that the tubular body is pushed in rotation between the rollers and the tip, and subjected to deformation in order to increase the perimeter; a tip-stabilizing system placed behind said tip, about the beam, and integrated in the rolling mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Cernuschi Ettore, Fabrizio Marini
  • Publication number: 20140174141
    Abstract: A rolling system, particularly a cold-rolling system for cold-rolling a metal strip (2): having at least one cold-rolling stand (1) an unwinding device (3) upstream of the cold-rolling stand (1), a unit (10) connected between the unwinding device (3) and the cold-rolling stand (1), including at least three rolls (6, 7, 8) each rotationally driven about a rotational axis (6A, 7A, 8A). Each roll (6, 7, 8) can be adjusted individually or together in the direction of the respective rotational axis (6A, 7A, 8A) and in a direction transverse to the rotational axis (6A, 7A, 8A) by a driving and adjusting device (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Günter Karner, Konrad Krimpelstätter
  • Patent number: 8707748
    Abstract: A turn down apparatus is disclosed for guiding a hot rolled product moving along a downwardly curved path. The apparatus comprises a stationary support structure having an open bottomed channel following the contour of the curved path. The channel has a top surface overlying the path, sides extending downwardly from the top surface, and ledges projecting inwardly from the sides. Wear resistant inserts are affixed in place in the channel. The inserts are arranged to line the top surface of the channel, with sides of the inserts overlapping the inwardly projecting ledges, and with the lengths of the inserts defining chords of the curved path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Fiorucci
  • Publication number: 20140090437
    Abstract: A roll stripper device includes a stripper mounted on a stripper support, a sensor and a processor in a control system. The sensor is adapted to provide a measurement of a distance to a work roll and the processor is adapted to determine a position of a tip of the stripper relative to the work roll, using the distance provided by the sensor. A method of determining a distance of a stripper from a work roll and a method of controlling a relative position of a stripper and a work roll, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Trevor Clark, Philip Round
  • Publication number: 20140000331
    Abstract: In a rolling train, prior to being rolled, the rolled stock, or slab, produced in an ingot casting process, has the shape of a truncated pyramid with a base area, a top area and four side areas. During a first rolling pass sequence, two opposite side areas of the rolled stock are rolled in a first direction so that all of the cross-sectional areas of the rolled stock oriented transversely with respect to the rolling direction have the same surface area when the sequence ends. The rolled stock is rotated, e.g., through 90°, and during a second rolling pass sequence, the same two opposite side areas of the rolled stock are rolled in a second direction transversely with respect to the first direction. Thus, material of the rolled stock is automatically redistributed to a desired geometry with a high degree of precision and without the use of vertical rolling stands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Birger Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8616034
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a side guide of a metal strip (1), in particular in the inlet or outlet of roll stands or driving apparatuses, wherein the side guide comprises a guide (2, 4) disposed laterally to the metal strip (1) on both sides of the metal strip (1), and the guides (2, 4) can be displaced independently of each other. One of the guides (2) is thereby driven by means of position control, and a second of the guides (4) is driven by means of force control, wherein forces of the metal strip (1) acting on the first guide (2) and the second guide (4) are measured. The target force for the second, force-controlled guide (4) is thereby prescribed as a function of the measured force on the first, position-controlled guide (2), wherein as the force on the first, position-controlled guide (2) increases, the target force for the second, force-controlled guide (4) is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Matthias Tuschhoff
  • Publication number: 20130333431
    Abstract: “STRIP GUIDANCE SYSTEM FOR MACHINES THAT FROM PIPES FROM CONTINUOUS PROFILED AND SPIRALLED STRIPS” for machines that produce spiraled tubes (1) or pipes from continuous strips (2) that are wound on a roll (3), forming first a profile of at least one continuous flat strip (2) of metal or any other type of smooth material, which after the profiling process are spiraled and interlocked to itself to form a continuous segment of spiraled pipe (1) or hose and that the strips (2) raw materials are usually provided and stored in the form of pancakes, rolls (3) or coils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Maurice Ferdinand Bernard Maria Russel
  • Publication number: 20130174629
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nail feeding device of a nail rolling machine. Unlike a conventional nail rolling machine in which a finger is used to input (feed) objects to be processed, i.e. nails into a rolling zone defined between a ring dies and a segment dies one by one, thus having low productivity, the nail feeding device includes a worm screw to accurately and rapidly input nails into the rolling zone one by one to ensure successful rolling of the nails, which results in a considerable enhancement in productivity and quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Chi-hyun KIM
  • Patent number: 8459083
    Abstract: A roller guiding system for thin strips (20) at a rolling system outlet which allows a safe guiding without take-off and consequent tipping/folding of the head of the strip and without cobbles even at high feeding speeds. The system of the invention prevents the strip from impacting or sliding on the upper containment devices (8) or on the rollers (4?) by its upwards or downwards movement, thus avoiding possible damages to the surface, such as scratches or lines. Furthermore, such a guiding system acts on the mechanical-aerodynamic phenomenon which causes instability in the head moving by making a self-centering guiding system which is thus suitable for improving the winding quality of the coil itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alfredo Poloni, Luciano Vignolo, Luca Sandrin, Fabio Vecchiet, Matteo Nobile
  • Patent number: 8429943
    Abstract: When rolling hot-rolled strips, different draughts per pass might occur during the rolling operation over the length of the roll gap, due to changes in the hardness of the rolling stock, to the roll gap itself or to the geometry of the incoming rolling stock. These different draughts per pass lead to lateral deviations and shifts of the rolling stock in the roll stand and to a lateral bending of the outgoing hot-rolled strip. In order to avoid these defects by intentionally influencing the geometry of the rough-rolled strip, it is proposed to interconnect in at least one roughing-down stand a dynamic positioning in the roughing-down stock (1) with fast and powerful lateral guides (8,9) arranged before and after the roughing-down stand (1), by corresponding regulation operations, in such a way that a grainy or tapering bloom (4) is shaped into a straight and taper-free roughed-down strip (5) in one or more passes, in continuous or reciprocating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Olaf Norman Jepsen, Heinz-Adolf Müller, Joachim Immekus
  • Patent number: 8424355
    Abstract: A pre-rounding element (14) is used in a rounding apparatus (4) for rounding can body blanks from sheet metal blanks. The lower element part (22) of the pre-rounding element (14) is displaceable by an actuation element (23). This allows the adjustment of the pre-rounding element even during operation of the rounding apparatus. Preferably a measurement of sheet metal blank properties takes place. The measurement may include a thickness measurement and/or a strength measurement of blanks. The pre-rounding element is controlled in dependency of the measurement result. This allows a constant rounding result even with varying sheet metal properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Guy Boissin, Oliver Schulthess
  • Publication number: 20130074567
    Abstract: A rolling mill rotating entry system (RES) with at least one front end-driven drum that indexes alignment of the RES guide path and drum with the bar stock transfer guide path. The front end drive system is offset from the bar stock transfer path, so that the bar stock has sufficient clearance to enter the guide path. The front end drive system facilitates desired indexed alignment of the RES guide path and the bar stock transfer path without the need for front end braking or damping systems that are customarily used with rear driven drums in known RES systems. Other RES embodiments include a rear drive system that drives the drum in tandem with the front drive system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Eldredge, William Xiaolan Shen, Jianping Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130042661
    Abstract: A flat metal aligning device (21) which allows the flat metal entering a rolling stand (22) of a rolling mill to be effectively aligned or centered, thus avoiding potential damages to the working rollers (2) while reducing the times to produce the rolled products. Moreover, the device according to the invention allows the rolling stand to be supplied with short slabs when they may not be fed by the motorized rollers at the stand inlet, precisely due to their short length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Luca Sandrin
  • Patent number: 8365566
    Abstract: A device for adjusting the distance of stripper chisels from a circumference of work rolls supported in chocks of a roll stand, wherein the stripper chisels are movable parallel to the rolling line in direction towards and away from the roll gap. To adapt to different operating positions and diameters of the work rolls, the stripper chisels are arranged in a horizontally displaceable stand roller table. The movement of the stand roller table is linked with the vertical movement of the bottom work roll so that the stripper chisel can be moved away from the work roll when the bottom work roll moves upward, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: SMS Siemag AG
    Inventors: Hendrik Langer, Christian Hehmann
  • Patent number: 8316683
    Abstract: A product intermittently having a bent portion which curves three-dimensionally and a quenched portion is manufactured by performing bending downstream of a support means while feeding a metal material which is supported by the support means from an upstream side towards a downstream side. A portion of the metal material is heated by a heating means downstream of the support means. A bending moment is imparted to the portion of the metal material heated by the heating means to three-dimensionally change the position of a movable roller die which is disposed downstream of the heating means and has a plurality of rolls which feed the heated metal material in the axial direction, and the metal material is quenched by spraying a cooling medium at the portion of the metal material which was heated by a cooling means disposed between the heating means and the movable roller die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Pipe & Tube Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tomizawa, Naoki Shimada, Fumihiko Kikuchi, Shinjiro Kuwayama
  • Patent number: 8302446
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roll stand (1) with a number of rollers (2, 3) and with an incoming guide (4) and/or an outgoing guide (5) which is/are fixed on the roll stand (1) before or after the rolling gap (6) in the rolling direction (W), respectively, and which is/are adjustably arranged in the direction perpendicular to the axis (7) of the rollers (2, 3) and perpendicular to the rolling direction (W), particularly in the vertical direction (V). To minimize damage in case of an accident, the invention provides for a predetermined breaking point (9) in the fixing means which fixes the incoming guide (4) and/or the outgoing guide (5) on the roll stand (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: SMS Siemag AG
    Inventors: Michael Bohland, Juri Schulmeister, Markus Wagener
  • Publication number: 20120260710
    Abstract: A laying pipe configured for rotation about its axis in a rolling mill laying head, comprises a metal outer tube haying an entry section aligned with its axis, an intermediate section curving away from its axis, and a delivery section having a constant radius measured from its axis. A metal inner tube has entry, intermediate and delivery sections respectively lining the entry, intermediate and delivery sections of the outer tube. The inner tube is constrained against movement relative to the outer tube solely by frictional contact with the outer tube. The inner tube is movable incrementally within the outer tube in one direction in response to heating and cooling cycles during rotation of the laying pipe about its axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Keith Fiorucci, Christopher Lashua
  • Patent number: 8281633
    Abstract: An apparatus for actively transferring a coil of hot metal within a coilbox in hot strip mill. The apparatus is located downstream of the initial coilbox uncoiling station and includes at least one singly pivoting coil cradle. Such a coil cradle has a first support roller with a fixed rotational axis, a swing-frame mounted to pivot about that axis, and a second support roller mounted to the swing-frame, able to pivot about the fixed rotational axis of the first support roller to permit the coil of hot metal to be passed from the coil cradle. In certain embodiments, the apparatus includes a plurality of such singly pivoting coil cradles. The apparatus may also include at least one dually pivoting coil cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Carl McKenney, Martin Murray, Maurizio Darini, Dino Rubli
  • Publication number: 20120246917
    Abstract: A continuous press apparatus presses an electrode band plate having a band-shaped metal foil collector on which an electrode active material is formed at intervals in a longitudinal direction. The apparatus includes a pair of press rollers, gap adjusting means for adjusting a gap between the press rollers, detecting means for detecting that a rear end of the electrode active material portion arrives at the position between the press rollers, and the gap adjusting means adjust the gap between the press rollers in response to the detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Dairen, Nobuhiro Tazoe, Akihiro Nomura, Hisashi Honjo
  • Patent number: 8256257
    Abstract: A method for operating an apparatus for decelerating and temporarily accumulating a hot rolled long product. The product is deposited on a rotating drum in the form of a helix, and is simultaneously unwound from the drum to a receiving guide movable incrementally along a path parallel to the rotational axis of the drum. Immediately upon entry of the product front end into the receiving guide, the incremental movement of the receiving guide is preceded by an initial rapid shifting through a distance adequate to prevent subsequent product convolutions of the helix from buckling and overlapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Michael Shore, Kenneth Plante, Yun Ling
  • Patent number: 8250895
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for rolling metal sheet or plate are provided. The method comprises the step of feeding the metal plate or sheet into a rolling mill at an angle. The apparatus comprises a rolling mill having a tilted feed table, or an apron upon which a transfer table and tilted feed table can rest. Through-thickness gradient and shear texture can be improved using the methods and apparatus of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: H.C. Starck Inc.
    Inventors: Dincer Bozkaya, Peter R. Jepson
  • Patent number: 8230711
    Abstract: A rolling mill (1) for rolling a metal workpiece (2) that is provided with at least one roll stand (3) as well as with a conveyor (4) for the material to be rolled (2) extending on both sides of the roll stand (3) for a predetermined length (L) is based on the object that in the area of the longitudinal extent of the conveyor (4) at least one holder (5) for a coil (6) of the metal workpiece (2) is provided that can be positioned in a first position (A) in which it does not disturb the transport of the metal workpiece (2) along the conveyor (4) and that can be positioned in a second position (B) in which the coil (6) is positioned close to the roll stand (3) on the conveyor (4) for unwinding or winding up the coil (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Armin Klapdor, Ralf Ohrndorf
  • Publication number: 20120174647
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guide device in an installation for deforming a material (1), including adjustable, extending parallel to each other, edge guides (3a, 3b) arranged and positionable on both longitudinal sides (2a, 2b) of the material (1), wherein the edge guides (3a, 3b) are subjected to pressure applied by respective positioning devices (4), characterized in that the at least one positioning device (4) includes at least two pressure-applying devices (4a, 4b) switchable seriesly one after another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Frank Benner
  • Publication number: 20120167653
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guide assembly in a plant for working strip (1), comprising positionable guides (3a, 3b) at both longitudinal edges (2a, 2b) of the strip (1), at least one guide (3a, 3b) being pressable by at least one actuator (4) against the strip (1), characterized in that at least one guide (3a, 3b) is shiftable along a guide beam (9) formed with a cylinder (7) in which a piston (6) fixedly attached to the guide (3a, 3b) can be moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Frank Guenter Benner
  • Publication number: 20120151983
    Abstract: A method for operating an apparatus for decelerating and temporarily accumulating a hot rolled long product. The product is deposited on a rotating drum in the form of a helix, and is simultaneously unwound from the drum to a receiving guide movable incrementally along a path parallel to the rotational axis of the drum. Immediately upon entry of the product front end into the receiving guide, the incremental movement of the receiving guide is preceded by an initial rapid shifting through a distance adequate to prevent subsequent product convolutions of the helix from budding and overlapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: T. Michael Shore, Kenneth Plante, Yun Ling
  • Patent number: 8166787
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for and a method of manufacturing a linear gear (rack gear), in which a forming roll and a guide roll are used to form gear teeth in a sequential manner so as not to require a high load, thereby enabling to easily manufacture the rack gear. A system for manufacturing a rack gear according to the invention includes a forming roll having a convexo-concave portion formed on a part of the surface contacting with a linear bar, a guide roll adapted to roll while facing the forming roll, and at least one support member for supporting the linear bar so as to allow the linear bar to linearly move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Iljin Light Metal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-won Jung, Young-June Park, Gil-Yong Yeom, Dong-Sam Kim, Jung-Su Lee
  • Publication number: 20120096914
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for processing a slab (1) in a device, which comprises at least one furnace (2), at least one processing device (3, 4) arranged downstream of the furnace (2) in the conveying direction (F) of the slab (1), and a rolling train (5) arranged downstream of the at least one processing device (3, 4) in the conveying direction (F) of the slab (1), wherein means (6, 7) are provided, by means of which a force can be applied to the sides (8, 9) of the slab (1) in order to move the axis (10) of the slab (1) in agreement with a specified position transversely to the conveying direction (F) of the slab (1), in particular in accordance with the axis (11) of the rolling train (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Jürgen Seidel, Klaus Lazzaro
  • Publication number: 20110259071
    Abstract: An adjustment device and method to guide a metal product along a determinate nominal rolling axis. The device comprises a central body disposed astride the rolling axis, two guide units mounted movable on the central body, opposite each other with respect to the rolling axis and each provided with at least a guide roller for the metal product, and an adjustment mechanism mounted on the central body and operatively connected to both the guide units, in order to actuate the selective movement thereof with respect to the central body at least in an approach toward the rolling axis. The adjustment mechanism comprises a system of pantograph levers having two levers pivoted to each other and to the central body in correspondence to the rolling axis by means of a pin, and first constraint means disposed on each lever on opposite sides to the pin, so as to connect each lever to both the guide units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Emanuele Iogna Prat, Marco Di Giacomo
  • Publication number: 20110088445
    Abstract: A rolling mill has an arrangement for aligning a work piece with the work rollers. A beam having a face or edge providing an alignment datum is introduced to the path of the work piece, which is contacted with, and pushed against the face or edge by the roller table. After the work piece is aligned, the beam is raised and the work piece proceeds to the working rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Nicholas John Champion, Martyn Lloyd Jones
  • Publication number: 20110005291
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for forming conduit or pipe of various sizes into undulating, helical pipe by feeding a length of conduit at a controlled rate through a bending mechanism while also continuously rotating the pipe at a controlled rate so that bending occurs in multiple axis directions and the diameter of the helical path of the conduit centerline of the coil is less than the conduit diameter, the pitch is greater than the pipe diameter, and a straight open channel is retained through the pipe coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: UNDULTEC, INC.
  • Patent number: 7861567
    Abstract: An apparatus to control lateral motion of a bar moving along a guidance path includes a pair of rotatable hubs each having at least first and second rollers at locations around the perimeter of the hub. The first roller has a first retaining groove of a first radius and the second roller has a second groove of a second radius smaller than the first radius. Each hub further includes at least one guiding element located between the rollers with a guide channel extending in the outer surface. A mounting system allows the hubs to be rotated between first and second positions. In the first position the first rollers oppose each other forming a guideway having a first, enlarged diameter for capturing a free end of an approaching bar. In the second position the second rollers form a second, smaller diameter to match the actual size of the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: OG Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tzyy-Shuh Chang, Hsun-Hau Huang, Chang-Hung Lin
  • Publication number: 20100326154
    Abstract: A cold-rolling train has a plurality of rolling stands and a strip feeding device to which an initial setpoint speed is sent to feed the cold strip to the first stand at an initial actual speed corresponding to the initial setpoint speed. A first setpoint speed is sent to the first stand so that associated rolls rotate. Between the first and next passed-through rolling stand is a thickness detection device detecting a first actual thickness. A base output signal is determined using the first actual and setpoint thicknesses and is used to adjust the first setpoint speed, but not the initial setpoint speed, conforming the first actual to the first setpoint thickness. Between the feeding device and the first rolling stand is an initial thickness detection device detecting an initial actual thickness. The initial setpoint speed is adjusted by a initial feed-forward controller to adjusted a setpoint product mass flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Felkl
  • Publication number: 20100223972
    Abstract: A rolling machine comprises parallel guides delimiting a workpiece conveying channel extending from a plurality of per se known rolling tools to a machined workpiece unloading arrangement, wherein, upstream of the workpiece unloading arrangement, one of the channel delimiting guides is operatively coupled to a structural element swingably supported by a pivot pin, the structural element being integral with the piston rod of a cylinder-piston unit slidably driving the structural element together with the channel delimiting guide, thereby providing a side unloading opening for the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: INGRAMATIC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Angelo Imperato
  • Publication number: 20100212387
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a rolling mill for producing a seamless steel pipe in a continuous rolling process, where semi-finished material is first formed into a hollow block (8) in a rotary rolling mill, said block then being rolled in a multi-tooled continuous rolling mill (1) over a previously inserted mandrel (10) to form a tube blank (9), wherein the mandrel (10) receiving the hollow block and held by a mandrel holding and transporting device (5) disposed on the entry side is fed into the continuous rolling mill (1) and is transported back to the entry side after the tube blank has been rolled off of the mandrel (10) on an extracting rolling mill (4) connected downstream of the continuous rolling mill An aim of the invention is to allow high production rates at the same product quality, particularly at a low drop in the temperature of the tube blanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Walter Hoeffgen, Norbert Theelen
  • Publication number: 20100150482
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a low-friction sliding member having a sliding surface slidable relative to an opposing member via an oil, wherein the sliding surface has a plurality of texture groups, each of the texture groups consists of at least two adjacent fine recesses having portions aligned to each other in either a sliding direction or oil flow direction; a distance between the texture groups is larger than a distance between the adjacent recesses; and the texture groups is distributed uniformly over the sliding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Yousuke Koizuka, Yoshiteru Yasuda, Toshikazu Nanbu, Tokio Sakane, Yoshitaka Uehara, Kazuhiko Takashima, Minoru Ota