Title of Invention

SPINNING DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A THREAD BY MEANS OF A CIRCULATING AIR FLOW

Abstract The invention relates to a spinning device for producing a thread by means of a circulating air flow, wherein the air spinning device has a hollow spinning cone arranged in a spinning housing and rotatably mounted about its centre longitudinal axis as well as a nozzle block which can be loaded with compressed air to generate the circulating air flow. It is provided according to the invention that the spinning cone (19) is mounted via a bearing arrangement (30) in the rear housing part (15) in such a way that the installation angle position of the spinning cone (19) can be adjusted selectively inside the air spinning device (5).
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THE PATENT ACT 1970 (39 of 1970)
The Patents Rules, 2003 COMPLETE SPECIFICATION (See Section 10, and rule 13)
1. TITLE OF INVENTION
SPINNING DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A THREAD BY MEANS OF A CIRCULATING AIR FLOW

2 APPLICANT(S)
a) Name
b) Nationality
c) Address

:SAURER GMBH & CO., KG. :GERMAN Company :LANDGRAFENSTRASSE 45, D-410 6 9 MONCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY

3. PREAMBLE TO THE DESCRIPTION
The following specification particularly describes the invention and the manner in which it is to be performed:-

Description
Spinning device for producing a thread by means of a circulating air flow
The invention relates to a spinning device for producing a thread by means of a
circulating air flow according to the preamble of claim 1.
Air spinning devices for producing textile threads are known in various embodiments and described in the patent literature.

DE 40 36 119 C2 describes an air spinning device, for example, in which a fibre thread drawn in an upstream drafting arrangement is introduced through a nozzle block into an air spinning device and arrives via a fibre band guide, which also acts as a twist stop in
the inlet opening of a spinning spindle which rotates during the and is acted upon via a drive belt. On entry of the fibre band into the rotating spinning spindle, the free fibre ends are looped by means of a circulating air flow around the conical spindle head of the spinning spindle and, while the thread is being drawn into the spindle, wind spirally around the so-called core fibres. This means that the core fibres, together with the so-called winding fibres,
form a new thread.
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The drawback in this known air spinning device, however, is that the device is relatively maintenance-intensive due to its rotatably mounted, driven spinning spindle.
A comparable device for producing a thread by means of a circulating air flow is known from DE 199 26 492 Al. In this air spinning device, the fibre band to be spun is also introduced via a fibre band guide and a nozzle block into the air spinning device and arrives in the inlet opening of a stationarily arranged hollow spinning cone. In other words, the spinning cone of this known air spinning device is not rotatably mounted, but rigidly connected to the housing of the air spinning device.
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As already mentioned above in conjunction with DE 40 36 119 C2, the fibre band is subjected to a circulating air flow in the region of the inlet opening of the spinning cone, which air flow places the free fibre ends of the fibre band around the head of the spinning cone. When the fibre thread is subsequently drawn into the hollow spinning cone the free fibre ends also loop spirally, as so-called winding fibres, around the core fibres and thus form a thread.
Air spinning devices according to DE 199 26 492 Al are distinguished above all by a relatively simple design construction and are relatively low in maintenance. However, it has been shown that in the case of air spinning devices of this type with a fixed spinning cone, even though it is made of a very wear-resistant material, preferably an industrial ceramics material, there is the risk of traces of wear occurring over time in certain areas of the head of the spinning cone and these have negative effects on the functioning capacity of the device.
Proceeding from spinning devices of the type mentioned at the outset, the invention is based on the object of improving air spinning devices with a spinning cone which is stationary during the spinning process in that the service life of the mechanisms, in particular the service life of the highly stressed spinning cone is significantly extended.
This object is achieved according to the invention by a spinning device, which has the features described in claim 1.
Advantageous configurations of the invention are the subject of the sub-claims.
The configuration of an air spinning device according to the invention with a spinning cone, which can be adjusted with regard to its installation angle position, has the advantage that during the use time of the spinning device, the position of the spinning cone with respect to its bearing arrangement can be easily changed repeatedly and point-wise over-stressing of the spinning cone material, which would
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lead to premature wear of the spinning cone, can thus be prevented. In other words, by repeatedly rotating the spinning cone about its longitudinal axis, preferably by one or more angle degree(s), for example randomly in the course of a spinning interruption, at each spinning interruption or else at periodic intervals, the impact points of the air flows introduced through the blast nozzles and impacting on the spinning cone in the region of the head, which are primarily responsible for the increased wear, can be gradually distributed over the entire periphery of the spinning cone.
In this manner, particularly high material stressing of individual points of the spinning cone can be successfully prevented and it can be ensured that in the course of time, the entire periphery of the spinning cone head is stressed virtually uniformly.
The spinning cone, as described in claim 2, is advantageously rotatably mounted via a clearance fit, for example, in the rear bearing housing of the outer housing of the air spinning device and, is fixed, if necessary easily releasably, by a permanent magnet arrangement in the desired installation angle position on the outer housing. Such a simple and robust construction ensures, on the one hand, reliable fixing of the spinning cone during the spinning process and, on the other hand, makes it possible for the operating staff to adjust the installation angle position of the spinning cone without problems, preferably with reference to an event or time, but also randomly.
As shown in claim 3, the adjustment of the installation angle position of the spinning cone, which is preferably only a few angle degrees, in each case, takes place in an advantageous embodiment, by hand, by the operating staff. Such a manually adjustable spinning cone is economical to manufacture, on the one hand, and easy for the operating staff to operate, on the other hand.
In a preferred embodiment, the spinning cone also has, as described in claim 4, a marking, from which the respective installation angle position of the spinning cone
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can easily be recognised in the bearing arrangement. It can easily be ascertained, by means of a marking of this type, for example by means of a simple comparison of the installation angle position of the relevant spinning cone with the installation angle position of adjacent spinning cones, whether the relevant spinning cone has already been rotated into its new angle position with regard to rotation or whether it has so far been neglected to rotate this spinning cone into the new position. In other words, a marking of this type substantially facilitates uniform adjustment of the installation angle positions of the spinning cones.
According to claim 5, the marking is preferably arranged on an adjusting ring, which is arranged so as to be rotationally engaged on the spinning cone at the rear end of the spinning cone and is configured such that the spinning cone can easily be adjusted manually with respect to its installation angle position.
In an alternative embodiment, the spinning cone, as described in claim 6, has a mechanism, which can be actuated by an automatically working operating unit. This mechanism, for example teeth arranged on the outer periphery of the adjusting ring, can be acted upon by a corresponding handling mechanism of the operating unit. In other words, the automatically operating unit, preferably an operating traveller patrolling along the workstations of the textile machine (claim 7) can adjust, in a defined manner/the installation angle position of the spinning cone by means of a corresponding handling device and change it if necessary at any time.
Further details of the invention will be described hereinafter with the aid of an embodiment shown in the drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 shows a front view of a textile machine equipped with air spinning devices according to the invention and an operating traveller which can be moved along the workstations of the textile machine,
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Fig. 2 shows schematically, in longitudinal section, an air spinning device according to the invention, comprising a spinning cone, which is stationary during the spinning process, which can be adjusted and fixed with respect to its installation angle position.
The air spinning machine 1 shown in a front view in Fig. 1 has a plurality of workstations 2 arranged next to one another in a row and a drive unit 13, at at least one end of the air spinning machine 1.
Each of the workstations or spinning stations 2 of the textile machine 1 has a fibre band source, for example a spinning can 3, a drafting arrangement 4, an air spinning device 5, a thread draw-off mechanism 6, a yarn clearer 7 and a thread traversing mechanism 8. The thread traversing mechanism 8 ensures that the thread finished in the air spinning device 5 is wound in crossing layers onto a take-up bobbin 9. The cross-wound bobbin 9, as usual, is held in a creel (not shown), and is rotated by a bobbin drive (also not shown). As also indicated in Fig. 1, the spinning stations 2 of the textile machine 1 are supplied by an automatically operating traveller 10, which, guided on rails 11,12, can be moved along the spinning stations 2.
Fig. 2 shows the air spinning device 5, according to the invention, the drafting arrangement 4 upstream in the fibre band running direction R and the downstream thread draw-off mechanism 6. The air spinning device 5 is shown in section in this case. As can be seen, the air spinning device 5, substantially consists of a two-part outer housing 14, 15, an expansion housing 16, a nozzle block 17, a thread band guide and twist stopping mechanism 18 and a hollow spinning cone 19. The expansion housing 16, in conjunction with the front housing part 14 of the outer housing, in this case forms a front annular space 20, which is connected via a pneumatic line 21 to an excess pressure source 22 and, in conjunction with the rear housing part 15 of the outer housing, forms an expansion space 28. While the expansion space 28 is connected via an air outlet opening 29 to the atmosphere, the annular space 20 is connected pneumatically continuously to blast air nozzles 23,
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which are arranged in the nozzle block 17. The blast air nozzles 23 are directed in this case tangentially onto the head 24 of the spinning cone 19 in the region of the inlet opening 35 of the spinning cone 19 such that a rotating air flow is adjusted.
The spinning cone 19 is also mounted via a bearing arrangement 30, which is arranged in the rear wall 31 of the rear housing part 15, so as to be rotatable about it centre longitudinal axis relative to the outer housing 14,15.
The spinning cone 19, which is preferably manufactured from a highly wear-resistant material, for example an industrial ceramics material, also has, viewed in the fibre band running direction R, an adjusting ring 32 with a marking 34, on the output side.
The adjusting ring 32, which is manufactured from a ferromagnetic material, preferably steel, is rigidly connected to the spinning cone 19 and corresponds with one or more permanent magnet(s) 33, which is/are let into the rear wall 31 of the housing part 15.
Operation of the air spinning device according to the invention:
As indicated in Fig. 2, the fibre band 25 stored in a spinning can 3, on its way to the cross-wound bobbin 9, initially runs through the grafting arrangement 4, where it is relatively strongly drawn. Via the withdrawal roller pair 26 of the drafting arrangement 4, the drawn fibre band 25 is transferred into the region of the inlet opening 27 of the air spinning device 5 and sucked into the air spinning device 5 under the influence of a reduced pressure flow present there. Inside the air spinning device 5, the fibre band 25 arrives via the fibre band guide and twist stopping mechanism 18 and the nozzle block 17 at the inlet opening 35 of the hollow spinning cone 19 and is drawn into the spinning cone 19 by the thread 36 formed inside the spinning cone 19. The fibre band 25 is subjected, in this case, to the influence of a rotational flow in the region of the head 24 of the spinning cone 19. In Other words,
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after leaving the fibre band guide and twist stopping mechanism 18, the rear, free ends of the edge fibres of the fibre band 25 are subjected to the action of an air flow leaving the blast air nozzles 23 of the nozzle block 17 such that they are lifted or released from the fibre band 25. The front ends of the fibres are not released, on the other hand, as they are already caught by the winding fibres and introduced into the hollow spinning cone 19.
The free fibre ends released from the fibre band 25 are also looped around the conical head 24 of the spinning cone 19 by the rotating air flow. Owing to the continuous movement of the fibre band 24 in the fibre band running direction R, the rear free end of the fibres 24 is continuously drawn into the hollow spinning cone 19, with the edge fibres being helically looped around the core fibres of the fibre band 25. The thread 36 thus being produced is drawn via the thread draw-off mechanism 6 from the air spinning device 5 and then wound to form a cross-wound bobbin 9.
The spinning cone 19 is rotatably mounted in the rear housing part 15 of the outer housing of the air spinning device 5 in a bearing arrangement 30, for example a simple clearance fit, and can be fixed magnetically in its respective installation angle position during the spinning process. In other words, in contrast to known air spinning devices/in which, owing to a fixed nozzle block and a fixed spinning cone, there is always the risk of the spinning cone being extremely worn at exposed positions in the long term, in the air spinning device 5 according to the invention, the spinning cone 19 can be adjusted with regard to its installation angle position. The spinning cone 19 can be selectively rotated, for example periodically at predeterminable time intervals, at a spinning interruption according to the random principle or at every spinning interruption, by a few angle degrees in each case with respect to its mounting and the stressing of the spinning cone 19 by the air flows leaving the blast air nozzles 23 or by the edge fibres looping around the head of the spinning cone can thereby be gradually distributed over the entire periphery of the spinning cone head and this has a very positive effect on the service life of the spinning cone 19.
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We Claim:
1. Spinning device for producing a thread by means of a circulating air flow, wherein the air spinning device has a hollow spinning cone arranged in a spinning housing and rotatably mounted about its centre longitudinal axis, as well as a nozzle block which can be loaded with compressed air to generate the circulating air flow, characterised in that the spinning cone (19) is mounted via a bearing arrangement (30) in the rear housing part (15) of the air spinning device (5) in such a way that the installation angle position of the spinning cone (19) can be selectively adjusted inside the air spinning device (5).
2. Spinning device according to claim 1, characterised in that the bearing arrangement (30) has a clearance fit for rotatable mounting of the spinning cone (19) in the rear housing part (15) of the outer housing of the air spinning device (5) and in that, during the spinning process, the spinning cone (19) can be fixed by means of at least one permanent magnet (33) in its installation angle position.
3. Spinning device according to claim 1, characterised in that the respective installation position of the spinning cone (19) can be manually adjusted.
4. Spinning device according to claim 1, characterised in that a marking (34) is arranged on the spinning cone (19), which indicates the respective installation position of the spinning cone (19).
5. Spinning device according to claim 4, characterised in that the marking (32) is arranged on an adjusting ring (32), which is connected in a rotationally engaged manner to the spinning cone (19).
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6. pinning device according to claim 1, characterised in that the spinning cone (19) has a mechanism (37), for example outer teeth, which allows adjustment of the installation angle position of the spinning cone (19) by means of an automatic operating unit (10).
7. Spinning device according to claim 6, characterised in that the operating unit is configured as an operating traveller (10), which can be moved along the workstations (2) of the textile machine (1).
Dated this 19th day of June, 2006.


Abstract
The invention relates to a spinning device for producing a thread by means of a circulating air flow, wherein the air spinning device has a hollow spinning cone arranged in a spinning housing and rotatably mounted about its centre longitudinal axis as well as a nozzle block which can be loaded with compressed air to generate the circulating air flow.
It is provided according to the invention that the spinning cone (19) is mounted via a bearing arrangement (30) in the rear housing part (15) in such a way that the installation angle position of the spinning cone (19) can be adjusted selectively inside the air spinning device (5).
To
The Controller of Patents
The Patent Office
Mumbai

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Documents:

982-mum-2006-abstact.doc

982-MUM-2006-ABSTRACT(12-3-2009).pdf

982-MUM-2006-ABSTRACT(22-6-2006).pdf

982-MUM-2006-ABSTRACT(GRANTED)-(4-8-2011).pdf

982-mum-2006-abstract.pdf

982-MUM-2006-CANCELLED PAGES(15-12-2010).pdf

982-mum-2006-claim.doc

982-MUM-2006-CLAIMS(12-3-2009).pdf

982-MUM-2006-CLAIMS(22-6-2006).pdf

982-MUM-2006-CLAIMS(AMENDED)-(12-3-2009).pdf

982-MUM-2006-CLAIMS(AMENDED)-(15-12-2010).pdf

982-MUM-2006-CLAIMS(CANCELLED PAGES)-(12-3-2009).pdf

982-MUM-2006-CLAIMS(GRANTED)-(4-8-2011).pdf

982-mum-2006-cliams.pdf

982-MUM-2006-CORRESPONDENCE(12-3-2009).pdf

982-MUM-2006-CORRESPONDENCE(14-5-2010).pdf

982-MUM-2006-CORRESPONDENCE(22-4-2010).pdf

982-mum-2006-correspondence(4-8-2006).pdf

982-MUM-2006-CORRESPONDENCE(8-6-2012).pdf

982-mum-2006-correspondence(ipo)-(25-9-2009).pdf

982-MUM-2006-CORRESPONDENCE(IPO)-(4-8-2011).pdf

982-mum-2006-correspondence-others.pdf

982-mum-2006-correspondence-received.pdf

982-mum-2006-description (complete).pdf

982-MUM-2006-DESCRIPTION(COMPLETE)-(12-3-2009).pdf

982-MUM-2006-DESCRIPTION(COMPLETE)-(22-6-2006).pdf

982-MUM-2006-DESCRIPTION(GRANTED)-(4-8-2011).pdf

982-MUM-2006-DRAWING(12-3-2009).pdf

982-MUM-2006-DRAWING(22-6-2006).pdf

982-MUM-2006-DRAWING(AMENDED)-(12-3-2009).pdf

982-MUM-2006-DRAWING(GRANTED)-(4-8-2011).pdf

982-mum-2006-drawings.pdf

982-MUM-2006-FORM 1(22-6-2006).pdf

982-MUM-2006-FORM 1(28-7-2006).pdf

982-mum-2006-form 18(22-6-2006).pdf

982-mum-2006-form 2(12-3-2009).pdf

982-MUM-2006-FORM 2(COMPLETE)-(22-6-2006).pdf

982-MUM-2006-FORM 2(GRANTED)-(4-8-2011).pdf

982-MUM-2006-FORM 2(TITLE PAGE)-(12-3-2009).pdf

982-MUM-2006-FORM 2(TITLE PAGE)-(COMPLETE)-(22-6-2006).pdf

982-MUM-2006-FORM 2(TITLE PAGE)-(GRANTED)-(4-8-2011).pdf

982-MUM-2006-FORM 3(15-12-2010).pdf

982-MUM-2006-FORM 3(22-6-2006).pdf

982-mum-2006-form-1.pdf

982-mum-2006-form-2.doc

982-mum-2006-form-2.pdf

982-mum-2006-form-26.pdf

982-mum-2006-form-3.pdf

982-mum-2006-form-5.pdf

982-MUM-2006-OTHER DOCUMENT(15-12-2010).pdf

982-MUM-2006-PETITION UNDER RULE 137(15-12-2010).pdf

982-MUM-2006-REPLY TO HEARING(15-12-2010).pdf


Patent Number 248686
Indian Patent Application Number 982/MUM/2006
PG Journal Number 32/2011
Publication Date 12-Aug-2011
Grant Date 04-Aug-2011
Date of Filing 22-Jun-2006
Name of Patentee SAURER GMBH & CO., KG.
Applicant Address LANDGRAFENSTRASSE 45, D-41069 MONCHENGLADBACH,
Inventors:
# Inventor's Name Inventor's Address
1 THOMAS WEIDE RHEINDAHLENER STRAAE 47, D-41189 MONCHENGLADBACH,
PCT International Classification Number D01H5/00
PCT International Application Number N/A
PCT International Filing date
PCT Conventions:
# PCT Application Number Date of Convention Priority Country
1 10 2005035049.6 2005-07-27 Germany