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Publication numberUS1692400 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date20 Nov 1928
Filing date11 Feb 1924
Priority date11 Feb 1924
Publication numberUS 1692400 A, US 1692400A, US-A-1692400, US1692400 A, US1692400A
InventorsAuble James L
Original AssigneeJeannette M Seybold, Nancy M Auble
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Metal-reforming method and apparatus
US 1692400 A
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Nov. 20, 1928. 1,692,400

J. L. AUBLE METAL REFORMING METHOD AND APPARATUS Original Filed 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Nov. 20, 1928. 1,692,400 J. L. AUBLE METAL REFORMING METHOD AND APPARATUS 2 I Ongmal lled Feb 11, 1924 2 ShPGtS Sheet E SH 3711 XIII 24 if I 36 41m; LMk

35 5?: INVENTEI ATT NET Patented Nov. 20, 1928.





Application filed February 11, 1924, Serial No. 691,965.

This invention relates to the production of shapes especially in arc lengths. I

This invention has utility when incorporated for handling straps or strips of sheet metal for making rings thereof in special configuration in cross section, as in the production of demountable rims for motor vehicle tires.

Referring to the drawings: Figure 1 is a side elevation of an embodiment of the invention in a tire rim forming machine; 1

Fig. 2 is a perspective View of a strip of Fig. 3 is Fig. 1; V

Fig. 4 is an elevation of the machine from the left of Fig. 3

Fig. 5 is a section on the line V V Fig. 6 is a partial section on the line VI-V-I Fig. 3;

a plan view of the machine of .Fig; 7 is a partial section on the line VIIVII Fig. 3; and

Fig. 8 is a sect-ionthrough the die on the line VIIIVIII Fig. 3.

Upon main base 1 is mounted motor 2 having shaft 3 carrying sprocket 4about which extends sprocket chain 5 to sprocket wheel 6 on shaft 7 This shaft? is carried by frame members 8, 9. Pinion 10 on this shaft 7 is effective to drive gear 11 on shaft 12 extending through frame members 8, 9, 13 and 14.

These frame members 8, 9, 13, 14 are fixed to the mainbas'e 1 by bolts'15, and are further braced as to each other by tie members 16, anchored by bolts 17 On this shaft 12 between the members 8, 9, is gear 18 in mesh with gear 19 therebelow on shaft 20 extending parallel to the shaft 12 and through the main frame members 8, 9, 13, 14.

Primary guide and push roll 21, fast on the shaft'12 has its flanges 22 overlap opposing roll 23 on the shaft 20. These rolls 21, form an initial or primary pair of rolls for receiving strip sheet metal stock. Each of these rolls21, 23, is power driven, and the stock is forced from this pair ofrolls of the roll forming train to the next succeeding pair of rolls; p

Mounted on the shaft 12 on theopposite side of the machine fro m the gear 11 is gear 24, in mesh with gear 25' on shaft 26, carried by the frames 8, 9, 13, 14. This shaft Renewed October 1, 1928.;

26 has pinion 19 thereon in mesh with pinion 18 on shaft 27. The shaft 27 carries roll 28, opposing companion roll29 on the shaft 26. These rolls 28, 29, form the second pair of the roll train, and initiate the transverse flange forreforming of the strip material.

' Mounted on the shaft 27 is gear 30 inmesh with gear. 31 on shaft 32, extending through the frame 8, 9, 13,14. This shaft 32 between the frame members 8, 9, has pinion 19 in mesh with pinion 18 on shaft 33, parallel to shaft 32. This shaft 33 carries reforming roll 34, opposing companion roll 35 on the shaft 32, as the third pair of reforming rolls in this rolling train. This third .pair in-- creases the degree of transverse reforming, and as shown has reduced the overall width of the strip material by so-doing. The shaft 33 on the side of the frame carrying the gear 24 is provided with gear36, in mesh with gear 37, on the shaft 38, extending through the frame members8, 9, 13, 14. This shaft 38 has thereon pinion 19, between the frame members8, 9, in mesh with pinion 18 on the shaft 39, parallel to the shaft 38. ]On this shaft 39 is'reforming roll 40, opposing com panion roll 41-. These reforming rolls 40, 41,

provide the terminal pair of reforming rolls "shafts, so that the positions between the roll pairs may be nicely adjusted to take care of the thickness of stock being operated upon. This degree of proximity of the rolls is such that there is not only a firm holding of the sheet stock but in the forcing or propelling of the stock through this train of rollers there is incidental to the reworking of the material a building up temperature therein to quite a degree, even with stock starting cold, or normal temperature, as fed in the machine. This building up of the temperature in the stock makes it more susceptible for the extreme reforming in the latter stage. Pivot mounting 42 for die sections 43, 44, is so, disposed that advance or entrance porti0nf45 of these die sections 43, 44, are in close proximity to the stockas leaving the region of. reforming between the terminal pair of reworking falls 40, 41'. This hot so I closed, there If}; y

forcing action of the roll-trainis effective to propel this reworked material for further work'ing into'and through the diepair 43, 44. The die pairAB, beadj'u'st ed to take up transverse Wear by bolts 4E6.-

tfh'as beyondth finalronpai has it vcurvature per endicular to the axis of the; shafts of the finalrollrpainivhieh makes these dies eiiecti ve not only for narrowing the stock in giving:

bending the straight strip stock into a ring form.

bracket. L8, to rock in its pivotp nounting i2,- fonproper adjustment of the ar 'c co'iitrol in producing, say demou'ntable rims at) from strips of stock Which may be cut tothe de.. sired lengtha nd thrust machine for feedingtherethrough and autoa in atio d scharge there from, as twisted slight;

ly to one sidebybraoket fitlffor clearing the,

machine in making the complete circle or aroform.

. V V at 51;; v a a;-

In pract ce under the nvention herein' d s be completed 1n-a single op eratlon transverse and long tudinal reformingeven to the degree of desired overhangingin the-transverse reforin'in'g; A production return on this machinefis possible for large output and low material and labor costs. Whe o'perating' the machine for the produotion of rims, quite a Wide range Of forms maybe made by changing the die 43, l andusingthe same train of pairs 0 rolls. What is claimedandit is desired to se cure by Letters Patent is} V L V l. Be-i orming strip metal stock embody ing transversely reshaping said stock by. rolling in a plane,andin additionto said rolling' and: as a continuation there-from increasing the d" fee of the transverse reshaping by causingisaid rolling reshaping to A propel the stock therefrom through a stationary dieoutof saidplane,

H 2. Reforming embodying.transversely s-shaping said stock by rollingfcausing said rolling to propel the stock therefrom through a stationary die for increasing the degree j of the transverse resh pi g, and 1 i iul a'r ej, fill; ceas ng aid stock to be reshapedlongitudinally to" pro ht st ip metal ta k iris/rather noted that this diepaii is;

the edges an overhangbutfor This die pair in suec'essiyely into the ing a pair vide a channel open in the plane of the longitudinal re-shaping. v

3. Flanging straight strips continuously throughout their length and forming the same into rings as a continuous progressive. process embodying rollingparallal flanges in spaced relation along said. strips, and simultaneously reforming longitudinally to provide a channel open in the plane oi the longitudinal re-t'or ning, and further reforming"transversely by oausing said rolling to propel the strips through a stationary die in reducing the spacing betweenthe straight edges otthe flanges to less than thespaced relation or said flanges Wherethey rise from the strip. H v t V y A. Ajmetal re-working' machine embody ing a succession of rolls providing a line of travel'ior material as reworkedformarginally Hanging, a closing die of longitudinal arcimparting form for inwardly bending the free edges of the marginal flanging' of the material as the material is longitudinally curved to ring form, and driving means for the rolls for propelling material therefrom through said die. l v,

A metal re-vvorking machine embody,- ing a train of roll pairs,vdriving means theretor, therefrom a fi'ur'ther re-shapi ing stationary die pair oi toriningjinernbers ijor a'eceiying material and acting thereupon as forced thereinto by said rollpai jsflneans providing a pivotal mounting for the die on an axis parallel to the axisofthe roll pairs, and adjusting means parallel to the stationary die "pair axis for varyingthe span; ing between the stationary die pair forming members. a j I W Y I 6, A metal reworking machine embpdy a train of roll pairs including a terminal roll pair,therefrom a further reshaping embracing adjustable Widthstationary die of are form Inountedto extend into proximity to the reiorn'iing region of thete'rininal roll pair, and driving means for the roll pairs, for progressing material from said terminal roll pair into and through said die,fthe axis of the die arc being transversely of the line ofthe roll pairs. h p 7. Ainetal. reworking machine embody of rolls, an embracing" die com prising a pair of relatively adjustable right and left members, said die being ofarc forni, having its axis parallel to the axis of the rolls and extending between said rolls into the regionadj'acent thereiworking emotion of said rolls, a fixed pivotal mountinglfor the die, means for adjusting the dieon said i'nounti'ng', and driving means tor said rolls for propelling material th'erei'i'om direetly into and through the arc form of said die.

In witness whereof I allix my signature.

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US3452568 *31 Jan 19671 Jul 1969Vihl BernhardApparatus for continuous forming of strip material
US5243844 *2 Sep 199214 Sep 1993Peter LisecProcess for producing curved sections in hollow profile strips
U.S. Classification72/168, 72/179, 29/894.353, 72/175
International ClassificationB21D5/08, B21D5/06
Cooperative ClassificationB21D5/08
European ClassificationB21D5/08