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US3392719A
US3392719A US46120665A US3392719A US 3392719 A US3392719 A US 3392719A US 46120665 A US46120665 A US 46120665A US 3392719 A US3392719 A US 3392719A
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July 16, 1968 R w, CLANTON ETAL 3,392,719

MACHINE FOR SPLITTING CONCRETE BLOCKS Filed June 5, 1965 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 Hip.

Raw mum W- CLAAJTOM (114424.155 I4?- HOWE INVENTORS ATTOQMEYS July 16, 1968 R. w. CLANTON ET AL 3,392,719

MACHINE FOR SPLITTING CONCRETE BLOCKS Filed June 5, 1965 4 Sheets-Sheet Z H HHEFJ Rnv/vw/uo I41... CLfl/UTO/U CHAELES Ml. HOWE INVENTORS W/W" wQ/M ATTO QME Y'S y 1963 R. w. CLANTON ET Al. 3,392,719

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-.ZZ4vMa-. W. cLA/UTOM CHAQLES W. HOWE INVENTORS BY /24 VQA/M A'rrorzmgys July 16, 1968 R. w. CLANTON ET AL MACHINE FOR SPLITTING CONCRETE BLOCKS 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 Filed June 5, 1965 i w WWW W v D m g M Z 4 i V Re a 3 u nu ATTORNEY S United States Patent "ice 3,392,719 MACHINE FOR SPLITTING CONCRETE BLOCKS Raymond W. Clanton, 9735 Orcas Ave., Sunland, Calif. 91040, and Charles W. Howe, Saugus, Calif.; said Howe assignor to said Clanton Filed June 3, 1965, Ser. No. 461,206 6 Claims. (Cl. 125-23) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE The application discloses a machine with four powered knives disposed in a common vertical plane for contacting a concrete block on four sides and splitting it togther with means correlating the action of and the force applied by the knives and means limiting the penetration of the knives. The machine also includes powered means for feeding blocks over a supporting surface to the knives and means for automatically indexing and controlling the feed mechanism.

This invention relates generally to machines for splitting stones and more particularly to machines designed to split concrete building blocks.

In recent years, with the greatly increased use of concrete blocks in building, there has been a demand for facing blocks having a rough-hewn type of face. In order to produce such blocks, it has been the practice to split concrete blocks longitudinally along one or more planes to provide at least one rough face for each block. However, considerable difficulty has been experienced since, in order to secure a desired face texture, the blocks must be substantially cured before being split, and the apparatus used has resulted in a high percentage of damaged and unusable blocks.

An object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved block splitting machine or apparatus designed especially for use in splitting substantially cured, hard concrete blocks with a minimum of waste, but useful also for splitting stone, bricks or the like.

Another object is to provide such a machine having a novel and improved means for supporting and guiding the block-splitting knives. In this connection it is an object to provide self-equalizing knife assemblies.

A further object is to provide a machine embodying a novel construction which enables it to be readily adjusted for blocks of various heights and which includes a novel feed indexing means.

Still another object is to provide a machine of the type indicated which can be economically manufactured and operated.

A further object is to provide a machine having novel means for prevening undue penetration of the blocks by the knives, thereby greatly reducing breakage.

These and other objects will be apparent from the drawings and the following description. Referring to the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of apparatus embodyin g the invention;

FIG. 2 is a plan view of the apparatus of FIG. 1, partially broken away;

FIG. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view on line 3-3 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a cross sectional view on line 4--4 of FIG. 3 but on a larger scale;

FIG. 5 is a cross sectional view on line 55 of FIG. 3, on the same scale as FIG. 4;

FIG. 6 is a fragmentary sectional view on line 6-6 of FIG. 4;

FIG. 7 is a cross sectional view on line 77 of FIG. 2, but on a larger scale;

3,392,719 Patented July 16, 1968 FIG. 8 is a fragmentary sectional plan view on line 38 of FIG. 7;

FIG. 9 is a fragmentary sectional view on line 9-9 of FIG. 7;

FIG. 10 is an isometric view of a. typical concrete block.

FIG. 11 is a sectional view similar to FIG. 7, but showing a modified construction;

FlG. 12 is a sectional view on line 12-12 of FIG. 11, but on a larger scale;

FIG. 13 is a fragmentary sectional view on line Iii-13 of FIG. 12;

FlG. 14 is a fragmentary sectional view on line 1414 of FIG. 11;

FIG. 15 is a fragmentary sectional view on line 15-15 of FIG. 11; and

FIG. 16 is a fragmentary sectional view on line 16--16 of FIG. 11.

More particularly describing the invention, numeral 11 generally designates a main frame which includes a bed 12 supported upon four legs 13 which in turn stand upon a suitable foundation 14. The frame bed includes a pair of parallel side channel members 15 and a pair of parallel end channel members 16, all of which are welded or otherwise rigidly secured together and to the legs 13. An upright frame, designated generally 18, rises from the bed 12 intermediate its ends. The upright frame includes a pair of parallel and laterally spaced tubular posts 19 at each side, the posts being welded or othelwise rigidly secured at their lower end portions to the side channels 15 of the bed. A head plate 2.0 is fixed to the upper ends of the post.

In the region of the upright frame we provide a pair of horizontally disposed plates 26 rigidly mounted on the side channels 15 by means of members 24, the parts preferably being welded. The plates are slightly spaced to define a slot 25 which, as will later appear, accommodates a lower knife member used in the splitting of the blocks. Plates 26 thus provide a rigid horizontal upper surface to support the blocks during the splitting operation.

On the right-hand side of the upright frame as the apparatus as viewed in FIG. 1, we provide a table 28 which is supported on the bed of the main frame by means of studs 29 thereon which pass through ears 30 on the table and by nuts 31 on the studs. After the blocks are split, they are advanced onto this table as shown in FIG. 1.

On the other or rear side of the upright frame we provide a block supporting framework 34 over which the blocks are advanced to the region where they are split. This structure includes a frame 35' with legs 36 to receive studs 37 on the main frame bed 12. Nuts 38 secure the parts. Framework 34 includes a rectangular frame 40 provided with a plurality of runner strips 41 which are disposed at the same level as the plates 26 to which the unsplit blocks B are delivered. A typical block is shown in FIG. 10 wherein lines of split are designated 42.

A feed mechanism is provided to the rear of the frame work 34. This includes a fluid-operated piston-cylinder unit assembly 4-3 which operates a channel-shaped carriage 44. The latter is mounted for limited movement in a guide frame 45 carried on cross members 46 fixed to the bed of the main frame. The guide frame includes ledges 48 on which the carriage is supported. The carriage has guide wheels 49 which engage the underside of the ledges. The piston rod 50 of the unit 43 is attached to an upright wall 51 of the carriage. The forward end of the carriage is provided with a cross member 52 adapted to engage the rear edges of the blocks which are advanced over the runners 39 thereby. The carriage is provided with an indexing plate 54 (FIG. 6) having projections 55 along its upper surface for use in conjunction with a feeler 56 for controlling the movement of the hydraulic jack through suitable control means. The plate 54 is removably munt ed in supports 57 so as to enable the use of other indexing plates as required.

The upright frame 18 acts as a support and guide for a knife assembly frame oil. This includes an upper cross member 61, two laterally spaced vertical members 62 at each side, and a lower cross member 63. The vertical members 62 are each of right angle cross section and these members slidably engage the inner sides of the tubular posts 19 (FG. 3). The upper cross member is resiliently suspended from the top plate 2t? of frame by a bolt 65 and a suitable compression coil spring 66 between a washer 67 on the bolt and plate The upper cross member supports a hydraulic jack 68, this being suspended from a crosspin The piston rod 63' of the jack is secured as by a clevis-type joint 7% to an upper knife bar 71. The ends of this latter bar lie between and are guided by the vertical members 62 at each side of the knife-supporting frame. The bar 71 is made up of two side plates 73 between which a knife 74 is mounted upon pins 75. A slotted bottom plate 76, which is preferably detachably mounted, passes the knife and serves to limit penetration thereof into the concrete block.

The lower cross member, which is a rigid part of knife supporting frame of}, includes two members 78, the ends of which are secured to the vertical members 62. A knife blade St} is mounted between members 62 and is adapted to be received in and pass partially through the slot 25 defined by the plates 26.

With the construction thus far described, it will be apparent that when a concrete block B is in place over the slot 25 on the plates 26 and jack 68 is actuated to move the upper knife downwardly into contact with the block, upon either of the knives first striking the block, the knife-supporting frame of will move in the frame 18 until the other knife strikes the block, and as pressure is applied by the jack, the pressure is automatically equalized between the two knives.

In addition to the aforementioned upper and lower knives which are in register in a common plane, we also provide a pair of side knives which strike and exert pressure against a block in the same plane as the upper and lower knives. The side knives, designated 82, are mounted in levers 83, respectively. Each lever is pivotally mounted at 84 upon a bracket 85 rigidly attached to the posts 19 of frame 18. The knives are shown as pivotally mounted at 85'. The lower ends of the two levers are connected by a hydraulic jack 87 and this in turn preferably is operably connected to the aforementioned jack 68 so that the knives are simultaneously operated. Jack 8'7 preferably is smaller in diameter than jack 63 and connected to the same source of pressure fluid so that greater pressure is exerted by the upper and lower knives than by the side knives; however, in some cases, equal or greater pressure might be desirable on the side knives, depending upon the dimensions of the block.

We prefer to limit the penetration of the block by the knives to a relatively small amount, such as from about & to /s of an inch. although it may be greater, and this is accomplished in the case of the side knives by the hard facing material 90 of levers 83, by the bottom plate 76 on the upper knife bar, and by stop screws 92 which limit upward movement of the frame an.

It is to be understood that any suitable hydraulic system and controls may be used in conjunction with the readily adjustable (by substitution of indexing plate indexing means previously described to operate the various cylinders and coordinate the operation of the feed cylinder with the knife operating cylinders, and since this is well within the skill of those familiar with the art, such means is not shown.

Referring now to FlGS. lll6 wherein we show a modified construction, elements thereof which are the same as elements of the apparatus previously described are designated by corresponding numerals plus the suflix A. The upright frame 18A acts as a support for the knife assembly frame GA as previously described, but the construction and arrangement of the knives are different, and this form of the invention involves a special height adjustment feature. Here the main or upper knife bar 109 extends laterally beyond the posts 19A and frame A and is connected to the head plate 20A for limited downward movement by means of two tie rods 102. These are connected at their lower ends at 103 to the ends of the upper knife bar and extend upwardly therefrom passing through holes 104 in the head plate. A selected number of collars 195 are placed on each rod above the plate. Each rod has a nut 1% and washer 197 at its upper end. The collars have interfitting ends, each one having an axial flange 169 at one end and a flangereceiving recess at the other. Also each collar is interrupted by an axialradial slot 111 so that it can be placed on and removed from the rod without passing it axially over the end.

The tie rods serve to locate and to limit the downward movement of the upper knife bar and the collars 105 .provides an easy means for vertically adjusting the bar to take care of concrete blocks of different heights. An adjustable stop screw 113 is provided in the head plate for limiting upward movement of the frame 60A, and hence penetration by the lower knife.

The upper knife bar 100 is formed of two side plates 115, and a top plate 116, and a slotted bottom plate 117. Two knives 118 are mounted on pins 119 which are re ceived in the side plates 115. The angle of each knife can be adjusted by setscrews 120 in the top plate.

The lower bar 63A is fitted with two knives 122 mounted on pins 123, thus allowing them limited pivotal movement.

In this form of the invention we provide a side knife 125 at each side operated by a fluid ram or jack 126 immediately behind it. Each knife is mounted between flanged plates 128 connected to a head 129. The latter is mounted on a piston rod 130 of the fluid ram 126. Clamps 132 serve to mount the ram on posts 19A.

The fluid rams 126 and fluid jack 86A should preferably be connected into the same fluid system for simultaneously operation, but since such systems are well known, no showing has been made thereof.

The operation of the modification shown in FIGS. lll6 is substantially the same as the machine previously described.

Although we have illustrated and described a preferred form of my invention, we contemplate that various changes and modifications can be made therein without departing from the invention, the scope of which is indi cated by the following claims.

We claim:

1. In a device for splitting substantially cured concrete blocks or the like, a main frame, means mounted on said frame and providing a block-supporting surface, said surface being interrupted by a knife-passing slot, an upright frame mounted on said main frame and extending upwardly therefrom in the region of said slot, at knife-supporting frame mounted on said upright frame and guided thereby for limited vertical movement, said knife-supporting frame extending above and below said block-supporting surface, a lower knife carried by said knife-supporting frame beneath said surface and in register with the slot therein, a main jack mounted on said knife-supporting frame above said lower knife for expansion toward and contraction away from said lower knife, and an upper knife carried by said jack between said jack and said lower knife, said upper and lower knives being in register and opposed, a pair of opposed knives carried by said frame above said block-supporting surface and mounted for movement toward each other in the same plane as that of said upper and lower knives, jack means operably connected to move said pair of opposed knives toward and away from each other, and means operably associated with each said knife for limiting penetration of a block to a small fraction of an inch.

2. In a device for splitting hard concrete blocks or the like, a main frame, means mounted on said frame and providing a block-supporting surface, said surface being interrupted by a knife-passing slot, an upright frame mounted on said main frame and extending upwardly therefrom in the region of said slot, a knife-supporting frame mounted on said upright frame and guided thereby for limited vertical movement, said knife-supporting frame extending above and below said block-supporting surface, a lower knife carried by said knife-supporting frame beneath said surface and in register with the slot therein, a main jack mounted on said knifesupporting frame above said lower knife for expansion toward and contraction away from said lower knife, an upper knife bar carried by said jack between said jack and said lower knife, an upper knife mounted in said bar, said upper and lower knives being in register and opposed, a pair of tie rods depending from the upright frame and attached at their lower ends to said knife bar, and stop means on said upright frame limiting upward movement of said knifesupporting frame.

3. The device set forth in claim 2 in which removable collars are provided on each rod above a supporting portion of the frame for adjusting the effective length of the rods.

4. In a device for splitting substantially cured concrete blocks or the like, a main frame, means mounted on said frame and providing a block-supporting surface, said surface being interrupted by a knife-passing slot, an upright frame mounted on said main frame and extending upwardly therefrom in the region of said slot, at knife-sup porting frame mounted on said upright frame and guided thereby for limited vertical movement, said knife-supporting frame extending above and below said block-supporting surface, a lower knife carried by said knife-supporting frame beneath said surface and in register with the slot therein, a main jack mounted on said knife-supporting frame above said lower knife for expansion toward and contraction away from said lower knife, an upper knife carried by said jack between said jack and said lovEr knife, said upper and lower knives being in register and opposed, a pair of levers mounted at opposite sides, respectively, of said main frame for pivotal movement about horizontal axes, a pair of opposed side knives above said block-supporting surface mounted on said levers, respectively, above the pivotal axes thereof, said side knives being in the :same plane as that of said upper and lower knives, and jack means operably connected between said levers to move said pair of opposed knives toward and away from each other.

5. In a device for splitting substantially cured concrete blocks or the like, a main frame, means mounted on said frame and providing a block-supporting surface, said surface being interrupted by a knife-passing :slot, an upright frame mounted on said main frame and extending upwardly therefrom in the region of said slot, a knifesupporting frame mounted on said upright frame and guided thereby for limited vertical movement, said knifesupporting frame extending above and below said blocksupporting surface, a lower knife carried by said knifesupporting surface, a lower knife carried by said knifesupporting frame beneath said surface and in register with the slot therein, a main jack mounted on said knife'sup porting frame above said lower knife for expansion toward and contraction away from said lower knife, an upper knife carried by said jack and said lower knife, said upper and lower knives being in register and opposed, a pair of opposed side knives carried by said frame above said block-supporting surface and mounted for movement toward each other in the same plane as that of said upper and lower knives, jack means operably connected to move said pair of opposed side knives toward. and away from each other, and means operably effective to limit penetration of a block by said upper, lower and side knives to a fraction of an inch of the order of less than one-fourth inch, said means including an adjustable stop on said upright frame to limit movement of said knife-supporting frame.

6. The device set forth in claim 5 in which the means for limiting penetration of the block by the knives limits said penetration to approximately one-eighth of an inch.

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HAROLD D. WHITEHEAD, Primary Examiner.

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