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A reel loader for use with a paper machine or the like is adapted to receive and support a plurality of empty horizontally disposed reels and to load successive ones thereof into a selfthreading reel-winding apparatus in properly timed relation to the operation thereof.

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. I United States Patent Inventors LeRoy F. Gilbank Beloit, Wis.;
Raymond J. Tangye, Roscoe, 111. 797,138
Feb. 6, 1969 June 22, 1971 Beloit Corporation Beloit, Wis.
Appl. No. Filed Patented Assignee REEL LOADER FOR PAPER MACHINES OR THE LIKE 9 Claims, 5 Drawing Figs.
US. Cl 242/65, 242/551 Int. Cl B65h 17/06, B65h 19/06 Field of Search 242/55. 1, 56.9, 55, 64, 65, 67.1, 67.3
[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,239,155 3/1966 Kinoshita 242/551 3,254,853 6/1966 242/551 3,380,685 4/ 1968 242/65 3,459,386 8/1969 242/551 3,494,566 2/1970 Pawelczyk 242/65 X Primary ExaminerGeorge F. Mautz Att0rneysDirk .l. Veneman, John S. Munday and Gerald A.
. Mathews ABSTRACT: A reel loader for use with a paper machine or the like is adapted to receive and support a plurality of empty horizontally disposed reels and to load successive ones thereof into a self-threading reel-winding apparatus in properly timed relation to the operation thereof.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to web-winding equipment of the type employed in producing paper and more particularly to a reel loader adapted to receive and support a plurality of empty horizontally disposed reels and to load successive ones thereof into a self-threading reel-winding apparatus in properly timed relation to the operation thereof.
2. Brief Description of the Prior Art In the type of reel-winding apparatus with which the reel loader of the present invention is adapted to cooperate, an elongate winding reel on which a roll of paper or the like is being wound is supported by a pair of support rails and is urged toward a rotating drive roll by a pair of pressure arms engaging the end hubs of the reel, thereby pressing the periphery of the constantly enlarging roll into driving contact with the drive roll. As such winding is going on, a bridge crane or similar lifting device is used to load a similar empty reel into supported engagement with a pair of transfer arms which position its end hubs along stationary cam surfaces so that the reel is adjacent and parallel to the drive roll but slightly out of contact therewith. As the paper roll approaches its maximum diameter, the transfer arms move the empty reel along the aforementioned cam surfaces to a position at which that reel engages the periphery of the drive roll and is thereby rotated at substantially the same peripheral speed as that of the drive roll. When the empty reel has been brought up to speed, movement of the pressure arms causes the wound roll to move slightly away from th'edrive roll. As soon as the driving contact between the drive roll and the wound paper roll is thus interrupted, the latter starts to slow down and therefore produces a free loop of paper between the wound roll and the rotating empty reel. Air jets or other appropriate guide means direct this free loop against the rotating empty reel so that it is wrapped around that reel and is snubbed thereto by successive paper convolutions. Since the peripheral speed of the web being wound onto the empty spool exceeds that of the fully wound roll, the loop between the fully wound roll and the substantially empty roll is torn to thereby separate the wound roll from the incoming paper web.
With the winding of the empty reel thus initiated, the pressure arms transfer the fully wound reel along the support rails to a temporary storage position and then return to engage the relatively empty reel as the transfer arms move it into the position previously occupied by the preceeding reel. The transfer arms then disengage that reel and return to their former loading positions so that they can receive the next empty reel to complete the operating cycle. This type of reel-winding apparatus is well known and is often referred to as a "Pope winder. The basic mechanism for effecting the various operations described above is disclosed in the original Pope US. Pat. No. 1,248,542. More modern versions of similar machines are the subject of a number of later US. patents, for example, US Pat. No. 3,380,685, which is assigned to the assignee of the present invention.
Since considerable time is required to complete the winding of the paper roll after it has been moved into its winding position on the support rails, an operator servicing a single machine generally has ample opportunity to replace empty reels, even through such reels are handled individually by an appropriate crane or the like. However, notwithstanding the fact that the time actually required to install a new reel may be considerably less than the time available for performing that operation, it may nevertheless be impractical or impossible for a single crane to supply individual reels to more than one machine due to circumstances such as the fact that such machines may occasionally require empty reels simultaneously, e.g., during machine startup or in the event of web breakage. Accordingly, for practical purposes a single crane and operator must be provided for each machine, or, at best, for each two machines.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In accordance with the presentinvention, a reel-winding apparatus of the type described above is provided with a reel loader comprising a pair of horizontal loading bars adapted to support a plurality of empty horizontally disposed winding reels above the winding apparatus, per se. A pair of loading arms are located above the drive roll adjacent the corresponding ends of the loading rails and.are pivotal about anaxis parallel to that of the drive roll. As the loading arms move upwardly, they contact the respective hubs of the reel located against abutment members at the corresponding ends of the support rails and lift that reel over the abutment members to a position at which it rolls along the loading arms past those members. The subsequent downward movement of the loading anns then carries the reel past the loading rails and delivers it into engagement with the transfer arms at the position at which it is supported out of driving contact with the drive roll by the previously described cam surfaces. The loading arms then remain in this position until the transfer arms have moved the empty reel into its final winding location on the support rails, whereupon the loading arms are pivoted upwardly in unison to their former raised positions. In the meantime, a reel-feeding device has moved all of the empty reels on the loading rails toward the end thereof adjacent the transfer arms so that the endmost reel in contact with the abutment members can be engaged and lifted past those members by the upwardly moving loading arms. When this has been accomplished, the loading arms carrying that reel remain temporarily in raised position until the roll being wound approaches its maximum diameter, whereupon the loading arms load the empty reel onto the stationary cam surfaces and into engagement with the transfer arms toinitiate the next threading cycle. 1
Various means for practicing the invention and other advantages and novel features thereofwill be apparent from the following detailed description of an illustrative preferred embodiment of the invention, reference being made to the accompanying drawings in which like reference numerals refer to like elements.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the Accompanying Drawings:
FIG. I is a side elevational view of a self-threading reelwinding apparatus provided with a reel loader in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a plan view of the structure depicted in FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 corresponds to an enlarged portion of FIG. 2 and illustrates the construction of the end hubs of the winding reels accommodated by the subject apparatus;
FIG. 4 is a somewhat schematic fragmentary cross-sectional view taken along line 4-4 of FIG. 2, showing the relative positions of various operative elements of the structure depicted in FIGS. land 2; and
FIG. 5 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken along line 5-5 of FIG. 4.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ILLUSTRATIVE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring first to FIGS. 1, 2, and 4 of the accompanying drawings, the illustrated reel-winding apparatus, per se, will be seen to comprise a pair of generally horizontal parallel support rails 11 carried by pedestals l2 and terminating adjacent drive roll 13. The drive roll is rotatable supported between vertical support plates 14 and is rotated in a counterclockwise direction as viewed in FIG. 1 by appropriate drive means,.not shown. The two transfer arms 15 are pivotally supported inwardly of the corresponding vertical support plates 14 on the central shaft 16 of the drive roll. Gear sectors 17 are provided on the transfer arms and are meshed with pinions 18 carried by a rotatable cross shaft 19. Accordingly, rotation of cross shaft 19 by a high-torque drive motor unit 20 causes the two transfer arms to rock in unison about the axis of the drive roll, as described below.
When the two transfer arms are located in loading position, as shown in solid lines in FIGS. I and 4, an empty reel 21 positioned with the outer flanges 22 of its end hubs 23 atop stationary cam surfaces 24 of support plates 14 tends to roll along the cam surfaces so that the annular grooves 25 of the reel hubs are in contact with edge surfaces 26 of the transfer arms. Hook members 27 are slidably mounted to the transfer arms and are movable by air cylinders 28, as best illustrated in FIG. 4. During the operation of loading the empty reel onto the cam surfaces of the support plates, the hook members are located as shown in solid lines in FIGS. I and 4, thereby permitting the empty reel to be moved laterally into position below those hook members. Thereafter, cylinders 28 move the hook members downwardly as shown in broken lines in FIGS. 1 and 4, thus preventing the reel from moving away from the edge surfaces 26 of the transfer arms.
A roll in the process of being wound is depicted at numeral 29 in FIGS. I and 2. The annular grooves in the hubs of the central reel of this roll rest along the tops of support rails II, thereby supporting the web roll so that it can rotate upon overcoming the frictional resistance between the support rails and the reel hubs. Pressure arms 31 are pivotally supported outwardly of the support rails and are provided with rollers 32 which engage the outermost cylindrical end portions 33 of the reel hubs. Air cylinders 34 urge the pressure arms toward the drive roll, whereby the periphery of the roll 29 is held in driving contact with the drive roll under a predetennined force established by the pressure within the air cylinders. Accordingly, the web of paper 35 entering the winding apparatus below idler roll 36 passes over the drive roll and into the nip between that roll and the web roll 29 as the latter roll constantly increases in diameter.
As roll 29 approaches its maximum diameter, an automatic diameter-sensing device, not shown, actuates drive motor 20 to cause the transfer arms to move in unison in a counterclockwise direction so that the empty reel is moved to the position shown in broken lines at 210 in FIG. 1. Due to the profile of cam surfaces 24, movement of the empty reel to this position brings its outer periphery 37 into contact with the web wrapped over the upper surface of the drive roll, thus causing the empty reel to be accelerated in a clockwise direction while it is still engaged by the hook members of the transfer arms. When the empty reel has achieved a peripheral speed equal to that of the web, pressure arms 31 are rocked in a counterclockwise direction by air cylinders 34 so that rollers 38 engage the outer cylindrical end portions 33 of the reel at the center of roll 29 and move that roll slightly out of driving contact with the drive roll. As soon as the driving engagement between the roll 29 and the drive roll is thus discontinued, the friction of the reel hubs on the support rails causes that roll to slow down, thus producing an upwardly expanding loop of paper between the roll 29 and the revolving empty reel. This loop is guided toward the empty reel by airjets emitted from a nozzle pipe 39 or the equivalent so that the loop encircles the empty reel and starts to wind thereon. Upon commencement of such winding, the resulting tension in the web between roll 29 and the substantially empty revolving reel tears the web so that the winding operation is transferred completely to the newly threaded reel. The pressure arms are then moved still further in a counterclockwise direction to move the wound roll to a braking station indicated generally by numeral 40, where it temporarily remains until it comes to rest. Beyond the braking station, support rails 11 slope downwardly so that when the roll is released from that station it rolls slowly to a weighing station 41 and then to subsequent storage stations, not shown.
As soon as the wound roll has moved beyond the pressure arms, those arms are returned by air cylinders 34 to locate rollers 32 adjacent the drive roll, whereupon the transfer arms rock further in a counterclockwise direction to lower the newly threaded reel onto support rails 11 and into engagement with those rollers. The hook members 27 of the transfer arms then are moved out of engagement with the reel hubs by cylinders 28 and the transfer arms and are returned to raised positions as shown in solid lines in FIGS. 1 and 4 so that they can receive another empty reel to complete the machine cycle.
The various operations of the machine are controlled automatically by an electrical control unit depicted generally at numeral 42 in FIG. I. This control unit includes various timers, relays, etc. adapted to respond to sensing devices such as switches 43, shown in FIG. 4, which are operated by actuating plates 44 on the illustrated gear sector 17 according to the angular position of the loading arms. Since the design of appropriate conventional control unit circuitry for producing the required coordinated operations of the winding apparatus and the subject reel loader is within the province of those skilled in the electrical control art, specific details thereof are not deemed necessary to an understanding of the present invention.
The reel loader of the present invention, per se, comprises a pair of parallel horizontal loading bars 45 which are supported by columns 46 straddling reel support rails 12. As best depicted in FIG. 5, the support bars are of channellike crosssectional configuration and include elongate slots 47 running along the upper edges thereof. Near the cantilevered ends of the support bars adjacent the drive roll and transfer arms, a sprocket 48 is rotatably supported within each bar by means of a rotatable cross-shaft 49, as illustrated in FIG. 4. At the opposite ends of the support bars, similar sprockets 51 are likewise supported by a cross-shaft 52 which is adapted to be reversibly rotated by a drive motor unit shown at 53 in FIG. 1. An endless roller chain 54 encircles the two sprockets in each support bar and is connected to the bottom edge of a reelfeeding member 55 extending upwardly through slot 47 and supported by rollers 56. Accordingly, reel-feeding members 55 can be moved along the support bars in unison in either direction by means of motor unit 53.
A sloped guide plate 57 is mounted between the two support bars adjacent cross shaft 52 by mounting brackets 58 and projects beyond the transfer members when the latter are in their retracted positions as depicted in solid lines in FIGS. 1, 2, and 4. Adjacent the opposite cantilevered ends of the support bars, the top reel-supporting surfaces thereof slope slightly downwardly toward rigid abutment members 59 extending above those surfaces. As shown in FIG. I, an empty reel 21 is carried to the reel loader by crane hooks 61 and is lowered onto the support bars in contact with guide plate 57, which maintains the reel in right angle relation to the machine as its annular hub grooves are aligned with those bars. Thereafter, motor 53 moves the reel-feeding members in synchronism out of their retracted positions, thereby sliding the reel along the support bars. A torque-responsive motor-reversing switch, not shown, reverses the direction of rotation of motor unit 53 when the last reel is in abutment with the other mutually abutting reels, i.e. when the reel-feeding members are located as shown in broken lines in FIG. 1, thereby returning the reel feeding members to their respective retracted positions. Due to the slight downward slope of the support bars adjacent abutment members 59, the annular hub grooves of the endmost reel along the support bars remain in constant contact with the abutment members even if the other reels should roll slightly out of intimate contact with each other.
Loading arms 62 are supported in parallel relation to one another by a cross-shaft 63 journaled to support columns 64. The loading arms are provided with gear sectors 65, similar to those on the transfer arms; such sectors being meshed with pinions 66 on a rotatable cross-shaft 67, which is likewise journaled to columns 64. The cross-shaft, in turn, is adapted to be driven by a reversible high-torque motor unit 68, whereby the loading arms are movable in unison between their raised positions inwardly adjacent the cantilevered ends of the corresponding support bars and their lowered positions inwardly adjacent the corresponding transfer arms. Switches 69, shown in FIG. 4, are actuated by contact plates 71 on the illustrated gear sector 65 and thereby regulate motor 68 by means of the previously mentioned control unit to establish predetermined angular positions of the loading arms.
As the loading arms move upwardly past the abutment members at the corresponding ends of the support bars, the inner shank portions 72 of the hubs of the endmost reel are engaged by notches 73 of the loading arms, which thereby lift that reel upwardly beyond the abutment members. When the loading arms are in their extreme uppermost positions, as shown in solid lines in FIG. 4, surfaces 74 of notches 73 are sloped slightly downwardly toward support columns 64. Therefore, the supported reel rolls beyond the abutment members as shown in solid lines in FIG. 4, where it remains until the loading arms subsequently move downwardly.
In response to the previously described movement of the transfer arms to their loading position illustrated in solid lines in FIGS. 1 and 4, the control unit causes drive motor unit 68 to move the loading arms downwardly between the transfer arms to the location shown in broken lines, whereby the empty reel is deposited on cam surfaces 24 and is thereafter engaged by the transfer arm hook members 27. The loading arms then remain in this downward position until the reel has been threaded and deposited on the support rails by the transfer arms. During this time, the next reel is moved to the end of the loading bars by the previously described transfer members. As soon as the transfer arms have deposited the reel on the support rails, drive motor 68 again raises the loading arms so that they move the next reel off the support bars and past the abutment members thereof, thereby completing the operating cycle. 3
The invention has been described in detail with particular reference to a preferred embodiment thereof, but it will be understood that variations and modifications can be effected within the spirit and scope of the invention as described herein and before as defined in the appended claims.
We claim:
l. A reel loader for storing a plurality of elongate winding reels and loading successive ones thereof into a winding apparatus including a movable reel transfer device adapted to receive a reel at a loading location and to transfer that reel to a winding location at which it is released by said transfer device, said reel loader comprising;
a. a pair of similar generally horizontal parallel bars positioned above said transfer device, said bars being adapted to engage respective end hubs of said reels to support the latter therebetween in transverse relation thereto and in parallel relation to a reel so received by said transfer device,
b. a pair of abutment members carried by and projecting upwardly beyond the respective ends of said bars in alignment with each other transversely of said pair of bars,
c. reel-feeding means for laterally moving a plurality of such reels so supported by said bars along said bars into mutually abutting relation with each other with the hubs of 6 the endmost one thereof in lateral abutment with said abutment members, and
d. a movable reel-loading device adapted to lift and move said endmost one of said reels off said bars and beyond said abutment members and then to lower that reel into reception by said reel transfer device while the latter is positioned at said loading location.
2. A reel loader according to claim 1 in which said reelloading device comprises a pair of aligned substantially similar loading arms pivotally supported toward one end for simultaneous arcuate movement about a horizontal pivot axis parallel to said endmost reel.
3. A reel loader according to claim 2 including reversible power-operated drive means for selectively moving said loading arms arcuately about said pivot axis in upward and downward directions, said loading arms being provided toward the ends thereof opposite said pivot axis with notch surfaces adapted to engage the corresponding hubs of said endmost reel during upward movement of said arms to lift that reel off said bars and displace it laterally beyond said abutment members and then to carry said reel downwardly by its hubs into reception by said transfer device at said loading location durin subsequent downward movement of said arms.
4. A reel oader according to claim 3 mcludmg electrical switch means for actuating said power-operated drive means to establish predetermined p0sitions to. which said loading arms are moved by said drive means.
5. A reel loader according to claim 3 including electrical control means for operating said drive means to move said loading arms to said predetermined positions thereof in timed relation with movement of said movable reel transfer device.
6. A reel loader according to claim 3 in which said notch surfaces have a downwardly inclined slope when said loading arms are moved upwardly to a position at which said notch surfaces are above said bars, whereby a reel supported by the engagement of its hubs with said notch surfaces in that position will roll past said abutment members.
7. A reel loader according to claim 1 wherein said reel-feeding means comprises a pair of reel-shifting members movable respectively along corresponding ones of said bars in alignment with one another transversely of said bars.
8. A reel loader according to claim 7 in which said bars are of hollow channellike cross section provided respectively with elongate slots extending along the upper reel hub-supporting surfaces thereof and adapted to receive downwardly projecting portions of the corresponding reel-shifting members.
9. A reel loader according to claim 8 including poweroperated drive means located within said hollow bars and connected to the downwardly projecting portions of the corresponding reel-shifting members to effect such movement of those members along said bars.

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1. A reel loader for storing a plurality of elongate winding reels and loading successive ones thereof into a winding apparatus including a movable reel transfer device adapted to receive a reel at a loading location and to transfer that reel to a winding location at which it is relEased by said transfer device, said reel loader comprising; a. a pair of similar generally horizontal parallel bars positioned above said transfer device, said bars being adapted to engage respective end hubs of said reels to support the latter therebetween in transverse relation thereto and in parallel relation to a reel so received by said transfer device, b. a pair of abutment members carried by and projecting upwardly beyond the respective ends of said bars in alignment with each other transversely of said pair of bars, c. reel-feeding means for laterally moving a plurality of such reels so supported by said bars along said bars into mutually abutting relation with each other with the hubs of the endmost one thereof in lateral abutment with said abutment members, and d. a movable reel-loading device adapted to lift and move said endmost one of said reels off said bars and beyond said abutment members and then to lower that reel into reception by said reel transfer device while the latter is positioned at said loading location.
2. A reel loader according to claim 1 in which said reel-loading device comprises a pair of aligned substantially similar loading arms pivotally supported toward one end for simultaneous arcuate movement about a horizontal pivot axis parallel to said endmost reel.
3. A reel loader according to claim 2 including reversible power-operated drive means for selectively moving said loading arms arcuately about said pivot axis in upward and downward directions, said loading arms being provided toward the ends thereof opposite said pivot axis with notch surfaces adapted to engage the corresponding hubs of said endmost reel during upward movement of said arms to lift that reel off said bars and displace it laterally beyond said abutment members and then to carry said reel downwardly by its hubs into reception by said transfer device at said loading location during subsequent downward movement of said arms.
4. A reel loader according to claim 3 including electrical switch means for actuating said power-operated drive means to establish predetermined p0sitions to which said loading arms are moved by said drive means.
5. A reel loader according to claim 3 including electrical control means for operating said drive means to move said loading arms to said predetermined positions thereof in timed relation with movement of said movable reel transfer device.
6. A reel loader according to claim 3 in which said notch surfaces have a downwardly inclined slope when said loading arms are moved upwardly to a position at which said notch surfaces are above said bars, whereby a reel supported by the engagement of its hubs with said notch surfaces in that position will roll past said abutment members.
7. A reel loader according to claim 1 wherein said reel-feeding means comprises a pair of reel-shifting members movable respectively along corresponding ones of said bars in alignment with one another transversely of said bars.
8. A reel loader according to claim 7 in which said bars are of hollow channellike cross section provided respectively with elongate slots extending along the upper reel hub-supporting surfaces thereof and adapted to receive downwardly projecting portions of the corresponding reel-shifting members.
9. A reel loader according to claim 8 including power-operated drive means located within said hollow bars and connected to the downwardly projecting portions of the corresponding reel-shifting members to effect such movement of those members along said bars.
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