Title:
AUTOMATIC WINDER
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An automatic winder comprises a winding apparatus having a motor and a movable disc, an unloading apparatus and a rotating shaft. The unloading apparatus has a driven device and a plurality of unloading devices. The driven device comprises cylinders, driven blocks and a driven disc. An unloading device comprises at least a driven block, a sliding pole, a sliding base and a runner. One end of the sliding pole connects with the driven block. A plurality of first elastomers joins one end of the sliding pole and a base. A plurality of second elastomer connects the base and the runner. The sliding base having an apogee and a bottom. A sliding portion projecting sideward from the sliding pole connects with and moves along the sliding base.



Inventors:
Yu, Chun-chieh (Tu-Cheng City, TW)
Zhang, Yan (Tu-Cheng City, TW)
Huang, Ming (Tu-Cheng City, TW)
Chen, Zhong-bin (Tu-Cheng City, TW)
Application Number:
11/696835
Publication Date:
10/09/2008
Filing Date:
04/05/2007
Assignee:
CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (Tu-Cheng City, TW)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65H51/00
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Primary Examiner:
CAMPOS, JR, JUAN J
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WPAT, PC (VIENNA, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. An automatic winder comprising: a winding apparatus having a motor placed at a fixing plate and a movable disc having plural winding bars, which are connected through a rotating shaft; an unloading apparatus having a driven device assembled between the fixing plate and a driven disc engaging the rotating shaft, a plurality of unloading devices setting between the driven disc and movable disc; wherein the driven device comprises drivers assembling to the fixing plate, a plurality of driven blocks and a driven ring setting at one side of the drivers and a cushion device assembling to the driven disc; the unloading device comprising at least one driven block, a sliding pole, a first base, a second base and a runner, the driven block locking to the driven element, a second base and a first base setting along the line of the center of the driven disc and the driven block, a sliding pole fixing by the driven block and the first base and second base, one end of a first elastomer and a second elastomer setting at one side of the second base, the other end at the corresponding side of the sliding pole and the runner respectively, a sliding base with an apogee and a bottom defining on the runner, the sliding pole having a sliding portion connecting the sliding base and sliding between the apogee and bottom, the winding bar running cross the movable disc and locking to the sliding base across a pons.

2. The automatic winder as claimed in claim 1, wherein the drivers are two cylinders assembled at the two sides of the rotating shaft.

3. The automatic winder as claimed in claim 2, wherein a first fixing board, a second fixing board and two bolster plates are setting between the two cylinders, the two bolster plates setting against the cylinders at the inner side respectively, and upholding the second fixing board from one side, and clamp the first fixing board at its two end.

4. The automatic winder as claimed in claim 3, wherein two bolts are intervened into a bolster plate separately crossing a driven block allowing the driven blocks sliding on the bolts.

5. The automatic winder as claimed in claim 1, wherein the cushion device has a cushion ring set beside the driven ring engaged with the rotating shaft, a plurality of pillars set between the driven disc and the cushion ring, each pillar engaging a cushion spring to uphold the cushion ring, two guiding poles shorter than the pillar setting symmetrically at two sides of the pillar with a distance wider than the cushion ring, allowing the cushion ring sliding perpendicularity to compress the driven disc.

6. The automatic winder as claimed in claim 1, wherein a first wheel is assembled to the end of the sliding pole to connect the driven portion.

7. The automatic winder as claimed in claim 1, wherein a second wheel is assembled to the end of the sliding portion of the sliding pole.

8. The automatic winder as claimed in claim 1, wherein the first elastomer between the second base and the sliding pole is a spring, the first base defining a channel at each side allowing the first elastomer fixed to the sliding pole wherethrough, the first elastomer can be draw oneselg up by the sliding pole when sliding in the first base.

9. The automatic winder as claimed in claim 1, wherein a spring is setting as each second elastomer confirming that the sliding base meets the first base and the sliding portion of the sliding pole tightly.

10. The automatic winder as claimed in claim 1, wherein the first base has a juncture block protruding sideward locking to a gripper forming at the top of the sliding base.

11. The automatic winder as claimed in claim 1, wherein a plurality of slots are defined along the radius of the movable disc, a pons with less wide than the slot setting aside of each slot, the pons is locked to the juncture block and having a winding bar protruding through the slot.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

This invention relates to an automatic winder, and more particularly to an automatic winder for winding and unloading coils automatically.

2. The Related Art

Numerous of elongated elements, such as tubes and other kinds of cables, have to be winded to form coils after they are finished. This coil is suitable for package and proper to move or transit. The process is called winding, and the equipments used in the process are winders.

The original winders simply consist of a motor with a plate fixedly mounted on the mandrel of the motor. The plate has a plurality of bars projecting perpendicular to the plate. In practice, the plate is driven by the motor and winds the cables around these bars. When the winding is finished, the coil is drawn off forcibly and completed the process of discharge. The problem of this kind of winders is that the processes of discharge would blemish or deface the cables. What's more, the task of winding would be rather boring and laborious, which makes it an inefficient work.

To conquer the disadvantages mentioned above, winders with unloading apparatuses have been developed. For instance, one such unloading apparatus for automatic winders is described and claimed in CN patent publication NO. 2,228,895, issued on Jun. 12, 1996. Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, when the winding is completed, two driven cylinders 32 would push a plate 31 forward, and jostle against two rollers 2. Each of the rollers 2 has a screw cap 25 at one end. A front recess 22 and a back recess 23 are set symmetrically at the two sides of the roller 2. A spring 24 holds the roller 2. Under the push of the plate 31, each of the rollers 2 would compress the spring 24 and make its front recess 22 and back recess 24 match a front fixing ring 121 and a back fixing ring 122 respectively. In that case, the two rollers 2 would lean oppositely to make the coil unloading easy and efficient. After unloading, the rollers 2 would resume the forms of erection to get ready for another winding processes.

Although comparing to the initial kinds of winders, the invention has been improved a lot, the instability of the unloading apparatuses blocked its further applications in practice.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In order to conquer the disadvantages mentioned above, an automatic winder with a newly unloading apparatus is provided.

The automatic winder provided includes a winding apparatus and a unloading apparatus. The winding apparatus comprises a driven device and a movable disc with a plurality of winding bars connected to the driven device. The unloading apparatus consists of a driven device and an unloading device. The driven device comprises two cylinders, two driven blocks and a driven disc. A plurality of unloading devices is set between the driven disc and the movable disc. Each of such unloading devices comprises a driven block, a sliding pole, a sliding base and a runner setting on the driven disc along a radial direction. One end of the sliding pole connects with the driven block, and the other end is fixed by a first base and a second base. A plurality of first elastomers joins one end of the sliding pole and the second base, and a plurality of second elastomers connects the second base and the runner. The sliding base having an apogee and a bottom defined is mounted on the runner. A sliding portion projecting sideward from the sliding pole connects with the sliding base and can move between the apogee and the bottom. The winding bars are mounted on the sliding base through a pons.

According to the unloading apparatus described above, in the coils unloading, the driven disc moves and pushes the driven block forward under the push of driven device. The sliding pole connected with the driven block then sliding in the first and second base. The sliding portion then slides from the apogee of the sliding base to its bottom and disparts the runner from the sliding portion. Under the drawing of the second elastomers, the runner would leans sideward, and thus the winding bars connected with the runner leans sideward and makes the process of unloading coils easy and efficient.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

A detailed explanation of a preferred embodiment of the present invention will be given, with reference to the attached drawings, for better understanding thereof to those skilled in the art:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an unloading apparatus in prior art;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the moving of the unloading apparatus in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of an automatic winder in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a unloading apparatus in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 5 is an enlarged view of an unloading apparatus in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a withdrawing device of the unloading apparatus in accordance with the present invention; and

FIG. 7 is a view showing the moving of the withdrawing device in FIG. 6.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring to FIG. 3, the invention of automatic winder comprises a winding apparatus and an unloading apparatus. The winding apparatus comprises a motor 101 assembled to a fixing plate 100 and a movable disc 30 mounted on the end of a rotating shaft 50. The rotating shaft 50 connects the motor 101 and the movable disc 30 crossing the fixing plate 100. The movable disc 30 further comprises a plurality of winding bars 461 for winding wires. This instance of the invention here provides an automatic winder with four winding bars 461. A driven disc 20 is engaged the rotating shaft 50 between the fixing plate 100 and the movable disc 30.

Referring to FIG. 4, the unloading apparatus has a driven device 10 setting between the fixing plate 100 and the driven disc 20 and a plurality of unloading devices 40 fixing between the driven disc 20 and the movable disc 30. The driven device 10 contains at least two cylinders 11 mounted on two sides of the fixing plate 100 as drivers. A driven block 12 is set respectively in the front of a cylinder 11. A driven ring 14 engaged the rotating shaft 50 is set in front of the two abreast-arranged cylinders 11 and mounted on the two driven blocks 12. A first fixing board 151, a second fixing board 152 and two bolster plates 153 are set between the fixing plate 100 and the driven blocks 12 to fix the cylinders 11 and driven blocks 12. Each bolster plate 153 is placed against a cylinder 11 from the inner side respectively. The two bolster plates 153 uphold the second fixing board 152 from one side and clamp the first fixing board 151 from its two ends. The first and second boards 151, 152 engage the rotating shaft 50 through axletrees (not shown). A bolt 13 is intervened into a bolster plate 153 crossing a driven block 12 allowing the corresponding driven block 12 sliding on the bolt 13.

Referring to FIGS. 4 and 5, a cushion device is described here. A cushion ring 16 engages the rotating shaft 50 beside the driven ring 14. Four pillars 161 are set on one side of the driven disc 20 averagely. Correspondingly, four holes are defined on the cushion ring 16, each to engage a pillar 161. Each pillar has a cushion spring 162 engaged to uphold the cushion ring 16. What's more, two guiding poles 163 shorter than the pillar 161 are set symmetrically at the two sides of each pillar 161. The distance between each two guiding poles 163 is a bit wider than the cushion ring 16, allowing the cushion ring 16 sliding perpendicularity to compress the driven disc 20.

As there are four winding bars 461 in the invention, four unloading devices 40 are used here. Here one of the four unloading devices 40 is selected for detailed description.

Please referring to FIGS. 4 and 5 again, an unloading device 40 comprises a driven block 41 having an arched contact surface. The driven block 41 is locked with the pillar 161 and guiding poles 163 and together mounted onto the driven disc 20. Along the line of the driven block 41 and the center of the driven disc 20, a second base 44 and a first base 43 each defining a hole are set separately. A sliding pole 42 is fixed in the holes of the first and second bases 43, 44, and its bottom end connected the arched surface of the driven block 41 through a first wheel 422 assembled at the bottom of the sliding pole 42. A sliding portion 421 having a second wheel 4211 on one end is projected sideward from the middle of the sliding pole 42. Two first elastomers 45 are set at back and front sides of the first and second bases 43, 44. One end of each first elastomer 45 is fastened to the second base 44 and the other end to the sliding pole 42 on the top end. The first base 43 defines a channel 432 in both back and front sides, through which the first elastomers 45 can be mounted on the sliding pole 42. The channels 432 are to allow the sliding pole 42 sliding draw the first elastomers 45. A juncture block 431 is projected sideward form the first base 43.

Referring to FIG. 6, a slot 301 with a certain width is set on the movable disc 30 corresponding to the driven block 41, first and second base 43,44 of the driven disc 20. A less wide pons 46 is set at the inner side of the movable disc 30. A winding bar 461 is locked with the pons 46 and protruded to the other side of the movable disc 30 through the slot 301. The pons 46 is mounted on the bottom of a runner 47. On the other side of the runner 47, a sunken slot 471 is defined running through the runner 47 and a sliding base 48 is locked on the sunken slots 471. An arc 481 defining an apogee on one end and a bottom at the mid-part is defined on the sliding base 48 allowing the second wheel 4211 of the sliding pole 42 moving thereon. On the other end of the sliding base 48, its two sides extend forwards and form a gripper 482 to clamp the juncture block 431 of the first base 43. At the back and front sides of the runner 47 and the second base 44, two second elastomers 49 are fixed separately therebetween. The second elastomers 49 strain the juncture base 431 to the sliding base 48. Meanwhile, the second wheel 4211 connects with the apogee of the arc 481 tightly.

Please refer to FIGS. 4 and 5, when to unload coils, the cylinders 11 of the driven device 10 would be actuated by a signal generated by a control device (not shown) of the automatic winder. The pistons 110 of the cylinders 11 then push the driven blocks 12 moving forward along the bolts 13, meanwhile, the driven ring 14 would be forced moving to meet and push the cushion ring 16. The cushion ring 16 slides forward along the pillars 161 and compresses the cushion springs 162. The cushion springs 162 are compressed and then would push the driven disc 20 moving forward.

The driven block 41 moves with the driven disc 20 and props the sliding pole 42 upwards to draw the free ends of the first elastomers 45 which makes the second wheel 4211 roll from the apogee of the arc 481 towards the bottom and get divorced from the arc 481. Under the pull of the second elastomers 49, the juncture block 431 of the first base 43 then push the sliding base 48 through the gripper 482. Then the end of the pons 46 would be forced moving sideward and be contained into the slot 301 of the movable disc 30. Hence, the winding bar 461 locked to the pons 46 then leans sideward to make the unloading processes easy and efficient. After the coils unloaded, the sliding pole 42 would slid backwards under the force of the first elastomers 45 and the pones 46 be out of the slot 301, which makes the winding bar 461 recover from lean and get ready for the next winding process.

As described above, the invention of automatic winder completes the unloading process by the sliding pole 42 moving upward. The second wheel 4211 of the sliding portion 421 then rolling towards the bottom of the arc 481 and gets divorced form the sliding base 48. Under the pull of the second elastomers 49, the juncture block 431 of the first base 43 presses the front end of the sliding base 48 sidewards and makes the winding bar 461 mounted with the sliding base 48 leans sidewards to help unloading the coils. When the unloading is finished, the winding bar 461 then recover the initial winding state to get ready for next process of winding under the force of the first elastomers 45. Hence, with the help of the unloading apparatus, the invention of automatic winder would make the process of unloading easy and efficient.

Although preferred embodiment of the present invention have been described in detail hereinabove, it should be clearly understand that many variations and/or modifications of the basic inventive concepts herein taught which may appear to those skilled in the present art will fall within the spirit and scope of the present invention, as defined in the appended claims.