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Title: Method and apparatus to control the lateral motion of a long metal bar being formed by a mechanical process such as rolling or drawing

Abstract

An apparatus to control lateral motion of a bar moving along a guidance path includes a pair of rotatable hubs each having at least first and second rollers at locations around the perimeter of the hub. The first roller has a first retaining groove of a first radius and the second roller has a second groove of a second radius smaller than the first radius. Each hub further includes at least one guiding element located between the rollers with a guide channel extending in the outer surface. A mounting system allows the hubs to be rotated between first and second positions. In the first position the first rollers oppose each other forming a guideway having a first, enlarged diameter for capturing a free end of an approaching bar. In the second position the second rollers form a second, smaller diameter to match the actual size of the bar.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Ann Arbor, MI
  2. Ypsilanti, MI
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
OG Technologies, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1017470
Patent Number(s):
7861567
Application Number:
11/846,303
Assignee:
OG Technologies, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B21 - MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL B21F - WORKING OR PROCESSING OF METAL WIRE
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B21 - MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL B21C - MANUFACTURE OF METAL SHEETS, WIRE, RODS, TUBES OR PROFILES, OTHERWISE THAN BY ROLLING
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-04GO14003
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Chang, Tzyy-Shuh, Huang, Hsun-Hau, and Lin, Chang-Hung. Method and apparatus to control the lateral motion of a long metal bar being formed by a mechanical process such as rolling or drawing. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Chang, Tzyy-Shuh, Huang, Hsun-Hau, & Lin, Chang-Hung. Method and apparatus to control the lateral motion of a long metal bar being formed by a mechanical process such as rolling or drawing. United States.
Chang, Tzyy-Shuh, Huang, Hsun-Hau, and Lin, Chang-Hung. Tue . "Method and apparatus to control the lateral motion of a long metal bar being formed by a mechanical process such as rolling or drawing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1017470.
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author = {Chang, Tzyy-Shuh and Huang, Hsun-Hau and Lin, Chang-Hung},
abstractNote = {An apparatus to control lateral motion of a bar moving along a guidance path includes a pair of rotatable hubs each having at least first and second rollers at locations around the perimeter of the hub. The first roller has a first retaining groove of a first radius and the second roller has a second groove of a second radius smaller than the first radius. Each hub further includes at least one guiding element located between the rollers with a guide channel extending in the outer surface. A mounting system allows the hubs to be rotated between first and second positions. In the first position the first rollers oppose each other forming a guideway having a first, enlarged diameter for capturing a free end of an approaching bar. In the second position the second rollers form a second, smaller diameter to match the actual size of the bar.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
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