|Title of Invention||
BALE PLUCKER WITH LARGE RUBBER TYRES RUNNING DIRECTLY ON THE FLOOR OF THE SPINNING MILL AND GUIDED WITH SLIDING BLOCKS
|Abstract||Bale plucker having inexpensive construction runs on large rubber tyres (1) without rails and is guided by the air channel or a guide profile. The bale plucker is guided by two guide rolls (7) each arranged on the left and right of the channel. A steel profile is fixed to the floor approximately parallel to the extraction channel, guides the bale plucker by means of lateral rolls or sliding blocks.|
Field of Invention
The invention relates to Bale pluckers used in the fibre processing industry. More particularly, the
invention relates to provide a very much less expensive system for moving along the bales.
Background of the Invention
Bale pluckers, which run up and down on two parallel rails and, by means of a milling head with at
least one rotating roll, work off flocks from bales placed along the rails, have been used in the fibre-
processing industry since 1978.
The flocks worked off by the rolls are continuously plucked. The fibres are sucked to the next
processing stage through a covered suction channel, which is arranged between the rails.
The bale plucker runs over the rails on cast steel wheels with flanges.
This construction is used world-wide, but is very expensive.
The tracks, which are up to 50 m in length, are very heavy and very bulky. The fabrication of the rails
in the steelworks comprises the following steps: straightening, possibly surface milling, welding of
fishplates, boring for attachment, painting, packing.
This makes them not only expensive, but also expensive for shipment to customers who are
predominantly overseas. The rails must be installed very straight, exactly parallel on a level and then
back-filled. This very labour-intensive method takes approximately one week and represents the
longest time in the installation process.
Fibres drop onto low rails during operation. These fibres on the rails stop production and must be
removed by hand. If the rails become worn out, a substantial expense is required to replace these.
Object of the Invention
The object of the invention is to provide a very much less expensive system for moving along the
Brief description of the accompanying drawings
The invention can be described in detail with the help of the figures in accompanying drawings, where
Figure 1 shows a side view of the bale plucker.
Figure 2 shows the guidance of the bale plucker.
Detailed description of a preferred embodiment of the Invention
According to the invention this object is achieved by using large rubber tyres, which run directly on the
floor of the spinning mill. It is advantageous to select an unusually large diameter so that as a result
dropping cotton flocks do not become an obstacle and inexpensive tyres from the motor car industry
can be used. It is important to guide the machine parallel to the air extraction channel. This can
happen as a result of a steel angle or profile being laid exactly parallel to the air channel and by
guiding the bale plucker at two points (in the front and rear region) with small guiding or sliding blocks.
It is more economic to fabricate the extraction channel from thinner sheet metal than is usual at the
present time, 1 mm steel sheet for example, and to have lateral concrete reinforcement cast in situ,
which at the same time serves as a guide for the bale plucker. The bale plucker is guided by two rolls
each arranged on the left and right of the channel.
In order to achieve as much tolerance as possible for the levelness and straightness of the air channel,
it is advantageous if the guide of the cover apron is not rigidly connected to the bale plucker but
automatically adapts to the channel. This happens as a result of the pressing roll for the cover apron
resting on the rubber apron and the inlet of the bale plucker extraction into the channel being attached
to the remaining bale plucker in a movable way.
Fig. 1 shows a side view of the bale plucker. The bale plucker runs on large tyres 1) directly on the
floor. From the milling head 2) with the plucker rolls 3) the flocks are sucked via a suction hose 4) into
the channel 5). A cover apron 6) covers the channel and is steered by a mobile roll 9) onto the
Fig. 2 shows the guidance of the bale plucker. Guide rolls 7) are supported on the channel 5). The
channel is laterally stabilized with concrete 8).
1. Bale plucker with large rubber tyres (1) running directly on the floor of the spinning mill and guided
with sliding blocks, the said Bale plucker comprising:
a bale plucker for working off textile fibre bales placed in at least one row,
characterized in that,
the bale plucker rides on at least four synthetic tyres running along the hall floor and is guided
parallel to an extraction channel by a guiding system, on which the bale plucker is not supported
vertically wherein a steel profile, which is fixed to the floor approximately parallel to the extraction
channel, guides the bale plucker by means of lateral rolls or sliding blocks.
2. Bale plucker as claimed in claim 1, wherein sections of the extraction channel act as guidance for
the bale plucker.
3. Bale plucker as claimed in claim 1 and 2, wherein the intersection of the plucker extraction can be
moved in the extraction channel opposite the bale plucker with a tolerance of at least ±10 mm.
4. Bale plucker as claimed in claim 1 to 3, wherein the wheels consist of solid rubber or are provided
with a filling of gas or air and have a diameter of at least 320 mm.
BALE PLUCKER WITH LARGE RUBBER TYRES RUNNING DIRECTLY ON THE FLOOR OF THE
SPINNING MILL AND GUIDED WITH SLIDING BLOCKS
Bale plucker having inexpensive construction runs on large rubber tyres (1) without rails and is guided
by the air channel or a guide profile. The bale plucker is guided by two guide rolls (7) each arranged
on the left and right of the channel. A steel profile is fixed to the floor approximately parallel to the
extraction channel, guides the bale plucker by means of lateral rolls or sliding blocks.
|Indian Patent Application Number||337/KOL/2006|
|PG Journal Number||06/2014|
|Date of Filing||13-Apr-2006|
|Name of Patentee||HUBERT HERGETH|
|Applicant Address||ALZNACH 2 6343 ROTKREUZ|
|PCT International Classification Number||E01B9/62|
|PCT International Application Number||N/A|
|PCT International Filing date|