WO2018158790A1 - Method and apparatus for producing meshes, in particular made of metal - Google Patents

Method and apparatus for producing meshes, in particular made of metal Download PDF

Info

Publication number
WO2018158790A1
WO2018158790A1 PCT/IT2018/050032 IT2018050032W WO2018158790A1 WO 2018158790 A1 WO2018158790 A1 WO 2018158790A1 IT 2018050032 W IT2018050032 W IT 2018050032W WO 2018158790 A1 WO2018158790 A1 WO 2018158790A1
Authority
WO
WIPO (PCT)
Prior art keywords
advancement
opposite
longitudinal wires
correspondence
fixing
Prior art date
Application number
PCT/IT2018/050032
Other languages
French (fr)
Inventor
Fabio BALDONI
Original Assignee
Baldoni Fabio
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Priority to IT102017000023198 priority Critical
Priority to IT102017000023198A priority patent/IT201700023198A1/en
Application filed by Baldoni Fabio filed Critical Baldoni Fabio
Publication of WO2018158790A1 publication Critical patent/WO2018158790A1/en

Links

Classifications

    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
    • B21FWORKING OR PROCESSING OF METAL WIRE
    • B21F23/00Feeding wire in wire-working machines or apparatus
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
    • B21FWORKING OR PROCESSING OF METAL WIRE
    • B21F27/00Making wire network, i.e. wire nets
    • B21F27/08Making wire network, i.e. wire nets with additional connecting elements or material at crossings
    • B21F27/10Making wire network, i.e. wire nets with additional connecting elements or material at crossings with soldered or welded crossings

Abstract

The method for producing meshes, in particular made of metal, consisting of the union of a plurality of parallel and suitably spaced longitudinal wires (3) and of a plurality of suitably spaced transverse wires (4), provides to power on a feeding unit (20) of the transverse wires (4) through an advancement surface (P) of the longitudinal wires (3) from one side to the opposite side of said advancement surface (P), so as to feed the transverse wire (4) on the opposite side to realize a further mesh (2) correspondingly.

Description

Description
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING MESHES, IN PARTICULAR
MADE OF METAL
Technical field
[01 ] The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for making meshes, in particular metal meshes.
Prior art
[02] Apparatuses for manufacturing meshes, in particular made of metal, which can be used, for example, for reinforcing reinforced concrete structures, for fencing or for other uses are known.
[03] The metal meshes are constituted by the union, for example by electro-welding, of a plurality of longitudinal elements, metal wires or rods, arranged parallel and appropriately distanced, transverse elements, metal wires or rods, generally arranged perpendicular to the longitudinal elements and appropriately distanced to each other.
[04] The known types of apparatuses usually include a feeding and advancement unit of the longitudinal elements, as well as a feeding and positioning unit for the transverse elements. The latter, in particular, can be fed in progress by reels and cut to size by cutting means, or fed already cut to a fixing station, in correspondence of which each transverse element is fixed to the plurality of longitudinal elements by means of welding means of known type.
[05] After fixing a transverse element, the longitudinal elements and, with them, the already welded transverse elements are brought forward by one pitch, so as to be able to free the welding station and to fix a following transverse element.
[06] The patent EP 1515810 disclose, for example, an apparatus for realizing a metal mesh, comprising a first feeding unit for advancing the longitudinal wires at pitch, a second feeding unit for arranging a transverse wire at a time in a first preparation position, a positioning apparatus for arranging the transverse wire in a second fixing position, and a welding unit for fixing the transverse wires to the longitudinal wires.
[07] However, the apparatuses of the known type do not fully meet the manufacture requirements. In particular, such apparatuses do not allow to realize in a quick and easy manner, or only with the use of very complex and cumbersome mechanical groups, metal meshes of any type, for example by fixing the transverse wires above or below the fed longitudinal wires.
[08] In particular in the field of the production of electro -welded meshes, the need to reduce the transport costs of the products is felt. More precisely, the meshes generally have a high bulk and a relatively low weight. To allow transport, the meshes are stacked horizontally on top of each other, thus quickly saturating the available volume, without however reaching the maximum payload of the used vehicles. This circumstance considerably affects the cost for transferring the products. In order to reduce the encumbrance, it is therefore convenient to stack the meshes alternately, with the transverse wires alternately arranged below or above the longitudinal ones, in the stacked condition. In this way, the transverse wires of two overlapping meshes can be placed side by side, by simply staggering the same mesh panels, thus reducing the overall thickness of the stacked meshes. It should be pointed out that, in plants of the known type, wherein apparatuses producing meshes with transverse wires always on the same side with respect to the longitudinal wires operate, tilting units which operate the alternating tilting of the produced meshes are then used. However, these units are very expensive as well as cumbersome, and therefore affects negatively the production costs.
[09] Patent AT 215268 discloses a method and an apparatus for making metal meshes. In particular, the method provides for the realization of meshes with transverse wires arranged alternately above and below the feeding plane of the longitudinal wires, so as to allow the stacking of the meshes thus obtained by means of a translation motion. Following this motion, the transverse wires of a mesh are inserted into the space between the transverse wires of an overlapping mesh and, equally, the longitudinal wires are inserted into the empty space of longitudinal wires of overlapping meshes.
[10] However, in the apparatuses of the known types, times and modes of positioning the transverse wires at the respective position of fixing to the longitudinal wires, and therefore the efficiency of the production cycle are not entirely satisfactory.
Presentation of the invention
[1 1 ] The object of the present invention is to solve said drawbacks by devising a method and an apparatus for producing meshes, in particular made of metal, which allows to perform the operations of feeding the transverse wires in an effective, versatile and precise manner.
[12] Within the scope of this task, it is a further object of the present invention to provide an apparatus of simple constructional and functional design, provided with safe and reliable use, as well as a relatively economical cost.
[13] Said objects are achieved, according to the present invention, by the method for producing metal meshes according to claim 1 and by the apparatus according to claim 6.
[14] The method for making meshes according to the invention provides the steps of advancing a plurality of longitudinal wires by means of an advancement unit on an advancement surface, feeding by means of a feeding unit, in an appropriate phase relation, a transverse wire in correspondence of a fastening or joining position on said advancement surface, joining the longitudinal wires brought forward with respect to the transverse wire fed by means of an operating joining unit in correspondence of said f ixing or joining position.
Said feeding unit comprises a plurality of loading devices, each being adapted to intercept a respective portion of wire at a pickup position and to transfer it to said fixing position.
Advantageously, the loading devices are movable by a transfer motion being transverse to the taken wire, to conduct the taken transverse wire to said fixing position.
The cyclic succession of said phases of advancement, feeding and joining creates a first mesh.
A prerogative of the invention consists of providing to operate according a positioning motion said feeding unit of the transverse wires, movable between a first operating configuration, on a portion of space with respect to said advancement surface, to a second operating configuration, on the opposite portion of space, so as to be able to feed by means of the same feeding unit a transverse wire from one side for a first mesh and from the opposite side with respect to the longitudinal wires brought forward, for a subsequent mesh.
This positioning motion allows to selectively carry out, preferably in alternating succession, a mesh with the transverse wires fixed on one side and a mesh with the transverse wires fixed on the opposite side, thus avoiding the use of tilting units present in the plants of the known type.
Advantageously, by means of this positioning motion, the feeding unit of the transverse wires crosses the advancement surface on which the longitudinal wires are brought forward.
Advantageously, such crossing occurs in correspondence of a free space determined between a completed mesh and the longitudinal wires of a mesh to be made, inserted specifically on the advancement surface itself or separated, for example by cutting means, from the longitudinal wires of the already realized mesh.
The method can in fact be realized advantageously both in the case where the longitudinal wires are fed already cut to the advancement surface, i.e. as pre-cut bars, and in the case where they are cut on the advancement surface itself, by means of said cutting means. Said cutting means can be arranged, for example, upstream of the joining unit. The passage of the feeding unit of the transverse wires through said advancement surface can advantageously take place in a suitable phase relation to the feeding motion, for unloading the already realized mesh, and / or inserting the longitudinal wires of the new mesh to be made on the advancement surface.
Brief Description of the Drawings
The details of the invention will become more evident from the detailed description of a preferred embodiment of the apparatus suitable to implement the method for making metal meshes, illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawings, wherein: [25] Figures 1 to 13 show a schematic side view of the apparatus according to the invention in successive operating steps of feeding and transferring of the transverse wires of a metal mesh being realized.
Embodiments of the invention
[26] With reference to Figures 1 to 13, 1 indicates the apparatus according to the invention for realizing, for example, metal meshes 2 (see Figure 1 ), by joining longitudinal wires 3, arranged parallel and suitably spaced apart, with respect to transverse wires 4, also arranged suitably spaced and, preferably, in a perpendicular manner with respect to said longitudinal wires 3.
[27] The apparatus 1 comprises an advancement unit 10 of the longitudinal wires 3, a feeding unit 20 of the transverse wires 4, as well as a joining unit 30 of the longitudinal wires 3 to the fed transverse wires 4 (see in particular Figure 1 ).
[28] The advancement unit 10 comprises actuating means, not shown in the figure, suitable for operating the advancement, preferably at pitch, of the longitudinal wires 3 on an advancement surface P along an advancement direction A.
[29] The advancement unit 10 preferably comprises guide members 1 1 suitable to guide the longitudinal wires 3 in a desired centre-to-centre and alignment condition on the advancement surface P. The centre-to-centre distance between the guide members 1 1 is preferably adjustable, to allow the realization of meshes of any kind.
[30] Each guide member 1 1 preferably forms a duct inside which a longitudinal wire 3 is inserted following the advancement on the advancement surface P. Each guide member 1 1 is preferably provided with a flared-shaped opening section 12 to facilitate said insertion.
[31 ] The joining unit 30 is arranged downstream of said advancement unit 10, according to said advancement direction A.
[32] The joining unit 30 is preferably a welding unit comprising a series of welding electrodes 31 , 32 arranged in a transverse manner to the preferably horizontal advancement surface P, on each side of the surface itself. More precisely, the joining unit 30 can comprise a first series of welding electrodes 31 , arranged above the advancement surface P, and a second series of welding electrodes 32, arranged below the same surface.
[33] Each pair of welding electrodes 31 , 32 is capable of welding a longitudinal wire 3 to at least one transverse wire 4 suitably overlapping thereto.
[34] In a known manner, each pair of welding electrodes 31 , 32 is movable relative to the advancement surface P, alternately between a rest configuration, in correspondence of which at least one of the welding electrodes 31 , 32 is separate from the advancement surface P, and an active configuration of welding, in correspondence of which said welding electrodes 31 , 32 are approached to the advancement surface P in such a way as to clamp the elements to be joined, in the illustrated case, a longitudinal wire 3 to a transverse wire 4 overlapping the first. The series of welding electrodes 31 , 32 is connected to a respective electric power supply assembly, so as to operate, in a suitable phase relation to said welding configuration, the joining of the overlapping elements.
[35] The feeding unit 20 of the transverse wires 4 comprises a plurality of loading devices 21 , aligned in a transverse direction with respect to the advancement direction A, in a number which is sufficient to adequately support the transverse wires 4, in particular according to their length and to the respective section.
[36] Each loading device 21 is suitable for intercepting a transverse wire 4, already cut to size or continuously unwound and cut specifically, and for conducting it through a transfer motion which is transverse to the taken wire in a respective fixing position, interposed between the welding electrodes 31 , 32, as described in detail below. The transverse wire 4 preferably comes from feeding and / or unwinding means, arranged laterally to the advancement surface P, for example comprising a drawing and / or straightening device.
[37] Preferably, the transfer operations of each transverse wire 4 are carried out by means of loading devices 21 simultaneously to the operations for inserting the transverse wire 4 into the apparatus 1 , by means of said feeding and / or unwinding means, so as to optimize the times.
[38] More precisely, the transverse wire 4 may come from a portion P1 or from an opposite portion P2, with respect to the advancement surface P of the longitudinal wires 3, and thus arrive to the feeding unit 20 at an inlet position, correspondingly, on the portion P1 or on the opposite portion P2.
[39] The loading devices 21 are preferably aligned transversely to the advancement direction A of the longitudinal wires 3 and, preferably, are carried by the same support structure, not shown for simplicity.
[40] Advantageously, the same feeding unit 20 is selectively active both on the portion P1 of the advancement surface P and on the opposite portion P2.
[41 ] Preferably, the feeding unit 20 is movable with a positioning motion, preferably alternating, between a first operating configuration, in correspondence of which the loading devices 21 are positioned and operate from the portion P1 of space with respect to the advancement surface P, and a second operating configuration, in correspondence of which the same loading devices 21 are positioned and operate from the opposite portion P2 of space, with respect to the same advancement surface P.
[42] More specifically, the loading devices 21 are movable with said positioning motion, preferably alternating, between the said first operating configuration and said second operating configuration.
[43] Preferably, the advancement surface P is arranged horizontally and, in this case, the first and second operating configuration of the loading devices 21 of the feeding assembly 20 are respectively arranged above and below the advancement surface P itself. Correspondingly, said portion P1 defines, in this case, the half-space above the advancement surface P, while the opposite portion P2 defines the half-space below.
Said supporting structure is preferably actuated for this purpose by respective actuating means, preferably by suitable transmission members, for example articulation members, so as to accomplish this positioning motion through the advancement surface P and thus bring the loading devices 21 from portion P1 to the opposite portion P2 with respect to the advancement surface P and vice versa.
Said positioning motion may be, for example, a motion at least partly circular, or a translational motion or a combination of these motions, in any case suitable to position the loading devices 21 correspondingly on the portion P1 or on the opposite portion P2.
The positioning motion of the feeding unit 20 is actuated in a suitable phase relation to the advancement motion of the longitudinal wires 3 in the advancement direction A, in order to avoid any interference of the same unit 20, in particular, with the elements 3, 4 of the produced or awaiting to be produced mesh 2.
In particular, the motion of the loading devices 21 can be actuated through the advancement surface P in the time interval between the realization of a mesh 2 and of the other.
The loading devices 21 can be positioned upstream or downstream of the joining unit 30. In fact, during this time interval, a free space S is determined on the same advancement surface P (see Figure 7), thanks to the advancement of the mesh 2 just completed and / or to the stopping of the longitudinal wires 3 possibly already inserted into the guide members of the advancement unit 10 for the realization of a subsequent mesh 2. This free space S is therefore suitable for the passage without interference of the feeding unit 20, from the portion P1 to the opposite portion P2 or vice versa, with respect to the advancement surface P. Therefore, in this time interval the longitudinal wires 3 are temporarily stopped upstream of the feeding unit 20, so during said positioning motion the feeding unit 20 does not interfere with them (see, in particular, Figures 6 to 1 1 ).
Each loading device 21 is for example made by means of a mobile gripping member 22, suitable for gripping, in a pick-up position B1 in correspondence of portion P1 and, respectively, in an opposite pick-up position B2 in correspondence of the opposite portion P2, a single transverse wire 4 and releasing it into said fixing position interposed between the welding electrodes 31 , 32, on the corresponding portion of the advancement surface P, then on portion P1 or on the opposite portion P2, depending on the case.
More precisely, when the transverse wire 4 is fed from the pick-up position B1 , the fixing position F1 is located on the portion P1 , to join the transverse wire 4 from a corresponding side of the longitudinal wires 3, whereas when the transverse wire 4 is fed from the opposite pick-up position B2 the transverse wire 4 is joined to the longitudinal wires 3 on the respective opposite side, in correspondence of the opposite fixing position F2, arranged in the opposite portion P2.
The pick-up position B1 and the opposite position B2 are, for example, the positions wherein each transverse wire 4, respectively, is inserted into the apparatus 1 for producing meshes.
Alternatively, each transverse wire 4 can be inserted in different positions to be then transferred to said pick-up positions B1 , B2. In this case, the feeding unit 20 can advantageously integrate auxiliary storage members, suitable for storing the transverse wires 4 subsequently inserted and feeding them in a suitable phase relation to the loading devices 21 . The presence of said storage members therefore serves to optimize the production cycle, freeing the operations of inserting the transverse wires 4 in the apparatus 1 from the operations of feeding the same wires 4 to the joining unit 30 by the loading devices 21 . The mobile gripping member 22 is preferably made of a gripper member comprising a pair of cooperating jaws, actuated, for example by contrasting elastic means and / or suitable control means, for example with cams or other types, for receiving between them, in said pick-up positions B1 , B2, a respective transverse wire 4 and releasing it, in said fixing positions F1 , F2, for joining a respective longitudinal wire 3 on the corresponding side.
Basically, the mobile gripping member 22 is alternately movable between the respective backward pick-up position B1 , B2, and the respective advanced fastening position F1 , F2, wherein it is suitable to release the transferred transverse wire 4.
Advantageously, each loading device 21 can cooperate with an auxiliary member 23 which forms, for example, a retaining channel for each transverse wire 4 at the respective pick-up position B1 , B2.
The auxiliary member 23 preferably forms at least one retaining seat 24, open on the side facing the joining unit 30, associated, in correspondence of said side, with a removable closure element 25.
The removable closure element 25 can for example form a cap, alternately movable between a closed position, in correspondence of which it intercepts the open side of the retaining seat 24, and an opening position, in correspondence of which it is separated from the same opening, thus allowing the pick-up, by the mobile gripping device 22, of a transverse wire 4 which is housed inside the retaining seat 24 itself.
The removable closure element 25 can for example be movable according to an oscillation or translation motion or to a combination of the two motions.
The operation of the apparatus for automatically feeding elements of elongated shape according to the invention is apparent from the foregoing disclosure.
[60] In an initial phase, a plurality of longitudinal wires 3 adapted to produce a specific mesh 2 is arranged on the advancement surface P. In particular, each longitudinal wire 3 is inserted inside a respective guide member 1 1 and is taken over by the advancement unit 10.
[61 ] Means for feeding the transverse wires 4 are suitably loaded with the material, already cut to size or unwinding from a reel and cut by cutting means arranged upstream of the feeding unit 20, to produce said mesh 2.
[62] The feeding unit 20 is therefore arranged in an operating condition, for example on the portion P1 of the advancement surface P, by operating appropriately the respective operating means of said positioning motion.
[63] The advancement unit 10 is then actuated so as to advance the longitudinal wires 3 on the advancement surface P, preferably at pitch.
[64] At the same time, the feeding unit 20 is operated to receive in the pick-up position B1 a first transverse wire 4, directly or indirectly, from said feeding means arranged upstream of the apparatus 1 and to transfer it in correspondence of the fixing position F1 , in correspondence of the joining group 30. In particular, the transverse wire 4 is taken over by the auxiliary members 23, held inside the retaining seats 24 suitably closed by the respective removable closing elements 25 arranged in the closed position (see Figure 2).
[65] In a suitable phase relation, the removable closing elements 25 are brought into the opening position, to allow the transverse wire 4 to be released to the mobile gripping members 22, arranged in the backward pick-up position (see Figure 3). More precisely, the movable gripping members 22, in correspondence of the pick-up position B1 , grip from the retaining seats 24 and subsequently retain the transverse wire 4, preferably by the contrast of elastic means, which keep the jaws of the same members in a closing position.
[66] Likewise, the removable closure elements 25 are pushed, preferably by contrast of the elastic means associated with them, in the opening position by the motion of the movable gripping members 22 when picking up the transverse wire 4.
[67] Subsequently, the transverse wire 4 taken from the mobile gripping members 22, in correspondence of the pick-up position B1 , is transferred to the fixing position F1 , interposed between the electrodes 31 , 32 (see Figure 4). The transverse wire 4 is thus overlapping the longitudinal wires 3 on the portion P1 of the advancement surface P.
[68] The union assembly 30 is then activated by tightening the transverse wire 4 overlapping the longitudinal wires 3. The movable gripping members 22 are then actuated in a return motion to the pick-up position B1 , by operating the release of the transferred transverse wire 4 (see Figures 5 and 6). The release of the transverse wire 4 to the fixing position F1 preferably occurs by contrasting said elastic means associated with the jaws of the gripping members 22.
Subsequently, the longitudinal wires 3 are again advanced, by a stroke equal to the pitch of the mesh 2 being produced, in order to carry out a new joining cycle to a subsequent transverse wire 4, fed as described above.
The cycle comprising the steps of advancing the longitudinal wires 3, feeding and transferring each transverse wire 4, as well as mutual joining, is repeated until completion of the mesh 2 to be produced.
Subsequently, the completed mesh 2 is advanced on the advancement surface P, to move it away from the fixing position F1 . At the same time, preferably, the movable gripping members 22 are brought in correspondence of the pick-up position B1 (see Figure 6).
The feeding unit 20 of the transverse wires 4 is then actuated according to the positioning motion, passing through the advancement surface P. By virtue of this positioning motion, the feeding unit 20 of the transverse wires 4 is arranged on the opposite portion P2 with respect to the advancement surface P, for example, passing from a configuration which is above the same, to a configuration which is below. In order to operate this motion without interference with the longitudinal wires 3, possibly already loaded onto the advancement unit 10, it is possible to stop the longitudinal wires 3, while the completed mesh 2 is advanced, so as to determine the free space S on the advancement surface P, which is useful for the passage of the feeding unit 20.
In particular, the movable gripping members 22 with their respective auxiliary members 23 and possibly storage members, if present, carry, possibly holding a transverse wire 4 already inserted into them, are transferred from portion P1 to the opposite portion P2 (see figures 7 to 10).
A new cycle of advancement of the longitudinal wires 3, feeding and transferring of the transverse wires 4 from the opposite portion P2, and joining by the joining unit 30, can then be started with the same procedures as the previous one, for producing a new mesh 2 which will be specular to the one just completed.
In particular, the transverse wires 4 for the construction of the subsequent mesh 2 are supplied by the opposing portion P2 and are loaded by the auxiliary members 23 in correspondence of the opposite pick-up position B2.
The movable gripping members 22 then pick the transverse wires 4 up at the pick-up position B2, to transfer them to the opposite fixing position F2, on the opposite portion P2 with respect to the advancement surface P.
At the opposite fixing position F2, each transverse wire 4 of the new mesh 2 is clamped between the electrodes 31 , 32, released by the movable gripping members 22 and advantageously joined to the longitudinal wires 3 on the opposite side to the fixing one for the mesh 2 previously disclosed (see Figures 1 1 to 13).
The method for producing meshes, as well as the apparatus capable of implementing it, according to the invention, therefore enables the production of meshes in a quick and effective manner.
In particular, the apparatus according to the invention allows to produce, in an alternate succession, metal meshes with transverse wires arranged alternately on one portion and on the opposite portion of the advancement surface P of the longitudinal wires 3.
This result is achieved, in a very compact manner, by the provision of a feeding unit of transverse wires which is movable with a positioning motion able to place it both on one side and on the opposite one, with respect to di advancement surface P of the longitudinal wires.
In the practical embodiment of the invention, the materials used, as well as shape and dimensions, may be any according to requirements.
Where the technical features mentioned in any of the claims are followed by reference numerals, these reference numerals are included to improve the comprehension of the claims only, and consequently they have no limiting effect on the object of each element identified by way of example by these reference numerals.

Claims

Claims
Method for producing metal meshes, realized by joining a plurality of parallel and suitably spaced longitudinal wires (3) and a plurality of suitably spaced transverse wires (4), characterized in that it comprises the steps of:
(a) providing an advancement unit (10) for a said plurality of longitudinal wires (3) arranged parallel and appropriately spaced, along an advancement direction (A), said plurality of provided longitudinal wires (3) defining an advancement surface (P);
(b) providing in correspondence of a portion (P1 ) of space delimited by said advancement surface (P) a feeding unit (20) for at least one said transverse wire (4), said feeding unit (20) comprising a plurality of loading devices (21 ), aligned transversely to said advancement direction (A) of said longitudinal wires (3), to feed said transverse wire (4) from a pick-up position (B1 ) in correspondence of said portion (P1 ) to a fixing position (F1 ), in correspondence of which said transverse wire (4) is overlapping said plurality of longitudinal wires (3) in correspondence of said same portion (P1 );
(c) providing a joining unit (30) operating in correspondence of said fixing position (F1 ), and operating the joining of said plurality of longitudinal wires (3) to said transverse wire (4);
(d) carrying out cyclically and in succession the advancement of said plurality of longitudinal wires (3) through said advancement unit (10), the feeding in said fixing position (F1 ) of a further said transverse wire (4) by said feeding unit (20) and joining on said portion (P1 ) of space delimited by said advancement surface (P) of said plurality of longitudinal wires (3) and of said further transverse wires (4) from time to time fed, by means of said joining unit (30), until completion of said mesh (2);
(e) determining a free space (S) on said advancement surface (P), spacing along said advancement direction (A) said mesh (2) completed from a successive plurality of longitudinal wires (3) arranged on said advancement surface (P);
(f) actuating, in a positioning motion, said feeding unit (20) through said advancement surface (P) from said portion (P1 ) to an opposite portion (P2) with respect to said advancement surface (P) by passing said loading devices (21 ) of said feeding unit (20) through said free space (S), to feed said transverse wire (4) from an opposite pick-up position (B2) in correspondence of said opposite portion (P2) to an opposite fixing position (F2), in correspondence of which said transverse wire (4) is overlapping said successive plurality of longitudinal wires (3) in correspondence of said opposite portion (P2);
(g) feeding said successive plurality of longitudinal wires (3) along said advancement direction (A) through said advancement unit (10); (h) feeding, by means of said feeding unit (20), a successive transverse wire (4) from said opposite pick-up position (B2) arranged in said opposite portion (P2) to said opposite fixing position (F2) in said opposite portion (P2);
(i) joining by means of said joining unit (30) said successive plurality of longitudinal wires (3) fed to said successive transverse wire (4) in correspondence of said opposite fixing position (F2);
(I) repeating said steps from (g) to (i) until realizing said subsequent mesh (2), wherein said successive transverse wires (4) are joined to said successive plurality of longitudinal wires (3) on said opposite portion (P2) with respect to said advancement surface (P). Method according to claim 1 , characterized in that said step (e) takes place by advancing along said advancement direction (A) of said completed mesh (2) and by temporarily stopping said successive plurality of longitudinal wires (3) arranged in correspondence or upstream of said fixing position (F1 ).
Method according to claim 2, characterized in that said longitudinal wires (3) are arranged on said advancement surface (P) already cut to size for the realization of said mesh (3) or said successive plurality of longitudinal wires (3) is separated from said longitudinal wires (3) of said completed mesh (2) by cutting means operating on said advancement surface
(Pi- Method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that said loading devices (21 ) are movable transversely to said taken transverse wire (4), to transfer said transverse wire (4) from said pick-up position (B1 ) or from said opposite pick-up position (B2) to said fixing position (F1 ) or to said opposite fixing position (F2).
Method according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that said plurality of longitudinal wires (3) is brought forward at pitch by said advancement unit (10).
Apparatus for producing meshes, in particular metal meshes, made by joining a plurality of longitudinal wires (3) arranged parallel and suitably spaced and a plurality of suitably spaced transverse wires (4), comprising an advancement unit (10) for said plurality of longitudinal wires (3), adapted to advance said longitudinal wires (3) in a parallel and appropriately spaced manner in an advancement direction (A) on an advancement surface (P); a feeding unit (20) for at least one transverse wire (4) at a time, operating in correspondence of a portion (P1 ) of space delimited by said advancement surface (P), said feeding unit (20) comprising a plurality of loading devices (21 ), aligned transversely to said advancement direction (A) of said longitudinal wires (3), each loading device (21 ) being able to intercept a portion of said transverse wire (4) in correspondence of a pick-up position (B1 ) and to release it into a fixing position (F1 ) to said plurality of longitudinal wires (3) in correspondence of said portion (P1 ) of space; a feeding unit (30) operating in correspondence of said fixing position (F1 ), for operating the joining of said plurality of longitudinal wires (3) to said fed transverse wire (4), characterized in that said feeding unit (20) is selectively movable according to a positioning motion through said advancement surface (P), between a first operating configuration in correspondence of which it is positioned and operative in said portion (P1 ) of space and a second operating configuration, in correspondence of which it is positioned and operative in an opposite portion (P2) of space with respect to said advancement surface (P), for transferring said transverse wire (4) from an opposite pick-up position (B2) arranged in said opposite portion (P2 ) to an opposite fixing position (F2) arranged in the same portion (P2) in correspondence of the said joining unit (30), said loading devices (21 ) passing in said positioning motion through a free space (S) determined on said advancement surface (P) between a completed mesh (2) and a successive plurality of longitudinal wires (3) of a successive mesh (2) to be produced, spaced along said advancement direction (A) on said advancement surface (P).
7. Apparatus according to claim 6, characterized in that said loading devices (21 ) are movable transversely to said taken transverse wire (4), to transfer said transverse wire (4) from said pick-up position (B1 ) or from said opposite pick-up position (B2) to said fixing position (F1 ) or to said opposite fixing position (F2).
8. Apparatus according to claim 6 or 7, characterized in that it comprises cutting means for separating said completed mesh (2) from said successive plurality of longitudinal wires (3) arranged on said advancement surface (P) for producing said next mesh (2).
9. Apparatus according to claim 6, characterized in that each said loading device (21 ) comprises a movable gripping member (22), alternately movable between said pick-up position (B1 ) or, following said positioning motion, said opposite pick-up position (B2), and said fixing position (F1 ) or, following said positioning motion, said opposite fixing position (F2).
10. Apparatus according to claim 9, characterized in that said movable gripping member (22) is of the gripper type and cooperates with an auxiliary member (33) carried by said loading device (21 ), suitable to retain, in a suitable phase relation, said transverse wire (4) in said pick-up position (B1 ) or, respectively, said opposite pick-up position (B2), as well as to release it into said movable gripping member (22).
1 1 . Apparatus according to any one of claims 6 to 10, characterized in that said positioning motion is alternating.
12. Apparatus according to any one of claims 6 to 1 1 , characterized in that said joining unit (30) is a welding unit comprising a series of welding electrodes (31 , 32) aligned transversely to said advancement direction (A), and opposed by each side of said advancement surface (P) in correspondence of said fixing position (F1 , F2).
PCT/IT2018/050032 2017-03-01 2018-03-01 Method and apparatus for producing meshes, in particular made of metal WO2018158790A1 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
IT102017000023198 2017-03-01
IT102017000023198A IT201700023198A1 (en) 2017-03-01 2017-03-01 METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE CREATION OF METAL DETAIL NETWORKS

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
EP18714367.2A EP3589434A1 (en) 2017-03-01 2018-03-01 Method and apparatus for producing meshes, in particular made of metal

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
WO2018158790A1 true WO2018158790A1 (en) 2018-09-07

Family

ID=59409613

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
PCT/IT2018/050032 WO2018158790A1 (en) 2017-03-01 2018-03-01 Method and apparatus for producing meshes, in particular made of metal

Country Status (3)

Country Link
EP (1) EP3589434A1 (en)
IT (1) IT201700023198A1 (en)
WO (1) WO2018158790A1 (en)

Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
AT215268B (en) * 1959-05-30 1961-05-25 Evg Entwicklung Verwert Ges Method and device for the production of welded wire mesh mats
US3515177A (en) * 1967-06-16 1970-06-02 Evg Entwicklung Verwert Ges Mesh welding machine
DD237799A1 (en) * 1985-06-03 1986-07-30 Pieck W Wohnbauk Veb DEVICE FOR ASSEMBLING AND FEEDING CROSSLINKS OF MULTIPOINT WELDING MACHINES

Patent Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
AT215268B (en) * 1959-05-30 1961-05-25 Evg Entwicklung Verwert Ges Method and device for the production of welded wire mesh mats
US3515177A (en) * 1967-06-16 1970-06-02 Evg Entwicklung Verwert Ges Mesh welding machine
DD237799A1 (en) * 1985-06-03 1986-07-30 Pieck W Wohnbauk Veb DEVICE FOR ASSEMBLING AND FEEDING CROSSLINKS OF MULTIPOINT WELDING MACHINES

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
EP3589434A1 (en) 2020-01-08
IT201700023198A1 (en) 2018-09-01

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
CN104507813B (en) For tying up the modularity baling press of steel band
CN104520051B (en) Sealing joint for modularization Machine for packing steel band
CN102328761B (en) Splicing device and method for splicing sheet-like flat material
JP5763088B2 (en) Method and apparatus for automatically assembling a composite cage formed from an electrowelded metal net
CN104244761B (en) Zipper combined device
RU2013102067A (en) LAYING STOP AND WRAPPING DEVICE
RU2012106298A (en) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOADING ELECTRIC WELDING MACHINES WITH LONGITUDE WIRES FOR MANUFACTURING THE NET
KR101234656B1 (en) The apparatus and method of auto forming a binding wire bundle
DK2726230T3 (en) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUS PREPARATION OF A GRID BEARER
EP2433724B1 (en) Feeding system and relevant transversal feeder for entire bars or steel bars suitable for automatic plants producing electric welding wire netting with particular shapes
US9561557B2 (en) Method and system for the production of reinforcing dowel baskets for contracting-expanding joints
KR20160138254A (en) Systems and processes for feeding longitudinal wires or rods to mesh producing machines
WO2018158790A1 (en) Method and apparatus for producing meshes, in particular made of metal
WO2016063221A1 (en) Device for forming binding elements
EP3321196B1 (en) An apparatus and a method for packaging products in pre-made containers
FI120300B (en) Apparatus and method for forming a bundle of planar elements
US9067256B2 (en) Systems and processes for the production of metallic frames
RU1804363C (en) Method and plant for manufacture of two-layer welder lattice framework bent in form of bow
HUT62364A (en) Steel mat unit for producing reinforced concrete products and method and apparatus for producing same
EP3670437B1 (en) Multi-conveyor belt based insertion mechanism for pocketed coil springs
EP3670020B1 (en) Magnetic lift platform for transfer of coil springs
JP2020522389A (en) Wire mesh manufacturing apparatus and method
CN108137180B (en) Method for filling and welding film bags and filling and welding device used in method
MXPA04004317A (en) Process and device for jacketing of battery plates.
EP2449186A2 (en) Installation and process for making panels

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
121 Ep: the epo has been informed by wipo that ep was designated in this application

Ref document number: 18714367

Country of ref document: EP

Kind code of ref document: A1

NENP Non-entry into the national phase in:

Ref country code: DE

ENP Entry into the national phase in:

Ref document number: 2018714367

Country of ref document: EP

Effective date: 20191001