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Nov. 8, 1938. ‘
Filed May 20, 1937
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
& BUETON /-/. @5055, JE,
Nov. 8, 1938.
' 2,135,890
Filed May 20, 1937
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
Patented Nov. 8, 1938
Burton H. Gedge, Jr., Shaker Heights, Ohio, as
signor to The American Steel and Wire Com—
pany of New Jersey, a corporation of New Jer
Application May 20,- 1937, Serial No. 14am
2 Claims.‘ (01. 214-130)
This invention relates to coil tilting devices,_ Journaled in one pair of the bearing supports 2 is
and, more particularly, to those for transporting a shaft 3 upon which is pivoted a platform 4.
a stack of coils from a horizontal to a vertical
Extending from,. and rigidly af?xedvto, the
disposition, and vice versa'. In ‘its general as:- pla-tform 4, is a pair of arms 5, together 00m
pects, the invention ls'similar to that shown and prising a bifurcated coil engaging ram. Extend
described in U.- S. Patent No. 1,868,562, issued ing downwardly from the platform 4, upon the
July 26, 1932, to Messrs. Chubb, Ralston and Opposite side of the pivot shaft 3 therefrom, is a
crank arm 6, by meansof which the platform 4
In the handling ofcol is of strip steel or wire,
it is frequently desirable to transfer a stack of
such coils, en masse, from a buggy or a hook,
whereon the major axis of the stack is disposed
and associated ram 5 are adapted to bemoved
about the Pivot 3_
In the other shaft bearings 2 is disposed a
01‘ ?nk shaft 7, to which is imparted rotary 1110*
in the horizontal, to a position where the stack
axis is disposed substantially in the vertical, in
15 order to permit a grapple, or other suitable mech-
hon by means of prime mover 8 through a reduc
tlon geahumt 9. and shaft couplings in.
Extendlng hetwcen the crank shaft 1 and the 15
anism, to engage the same_ The mechanisms
provided hitherto for this purpose have been of
crank arm 6 1s a pitman l I, whereby the motion
of crank shaft 1 is utilized to oscillate the arm
complicated and heavy construction, and have
6, to raise and lower platform 4 and associated
not been adapted to receive stacks of coils from
a hack; or hther medium, which suspends the
mm 5- The length of the crank arm 6, and the
thrust of the crank shaft 8, are ‘preferably such
stack from within.
that, when the, latter is moved through 180° of
‘ a
. \
It is an object of the presentinvention to pro;
are, the form?!‘ wlll'be moved through 90° of arc.
vide a simple, Sturdy device for the purposes ‘ and its associated platform and ram 41 corre
outlined above, "that, willgbe“ of simpli?ed con- ,secndme amountt
struction, and yet, which will operate with grea
' I11_ descnbvlhg the Operation of the mechanism,
it will be assumed that a stack of coils ‘I2 is at
It is another object hereof to provide a coil ’1‘eP<?Se P9011 av buggy, as shown in Figure 5. A
' handling mechanism that is adapted to receive “haRII-Dm” hook '3 is disposed within the Stack,
stacks of coils from hooks or othersuspensories. as 15. also Shown in Figure 5, and the stack is
with the above objects‘in View, and Other-Ob- lifted and conveyed thereby to a position sub 30
jects and advantages ancillary thereto, which I Stantially as is shown in Figures 2 and 3.
will be brought out more fully hereinafter as the
description proceeds, a préfen-ed embodiment of
the invention is disclosed in the accompanying
bifurcated ram 5 permits its entrance within the
coil in straddled relation to the “hair-pin” hook .
'3, and the CQils are moved by the latter until
drawingsin which;
the lead coil engages the near surface of the
Figure 1 is aplan View thereof_
platform 4. At this point, the “hair-pin” hook 13
Figure 2 is a sectional elevation taken along is lowered slightly to clear the end coil, and is
line lI-II in Figure 1.
withdrawn, leaving thestack supported on the
Figure 3 is a fragmentary end view of the de- bifurcated ram 5, substantially as is shown in
vice taken from line III-III in Figure 2.
Figure“ 3; After the hook l3 has been removed, 40
Figure 4 is a fragmentary mid-sectional view the prime mover 8 is energized to move the crank
corresponding t0 that shown in Figure .2, illils- shaft ‘1 through 180° of rotation, and, thus, to
tratine the various parts disposed in the vertical. reciprocate the pitman, II to the position II’
and with a grapple in Positionto engage a stack shown in dotted lines Figure 2. This movement 5
' of coils thereon.
of the pitman moves the crank arm 6 substan
Figure 5 is a. schematic side elevational view
of a conventional type of buggy with a conven
tional type of “hair-pin” hook in position to re
move or to place a stack of coils thereon.
Referring more particularly to the drawings in
which like reference characters refer to like parts
The coil tilting device is carried by any suitable
base structure I upon which shaft bearing sup
55 ports 2 are anchored in any suitable manner.
tially 90°, and disposes the platform 4 and ram
5 in the horizontal and vertical, respectively.
These latter parts, together with the stack of,
coils supported thereby, are then disposed sub 50
stantially as is shown‘in Figure 4, in which posi—
tion any suitable grapple I4 is in position to en
gage the stack, and to strip it‘ from the ram 5.
Suitable webs I5‘ carried upon the coil support
ing face of the platform 4 provide suitable spaces 55
beneath the stack into'which the grapple hooks
I6 may enter to engage the same.
The above cycle of operation may be reversed
in order to transfer a stack of coils, with its
major axis disposed in the vertical, to a posi
tion wherein its major axis is substantially in
a platform circumjacent to basal portions of the
pair of rams, said platform having a load-sup
porting surface lying substantially normal to the
long axes of thelatter, said rams being disposed
with their long axes in a common horizontal 6
plane when the load-supporting surface of said
the horizontal, as is shown in Figure 5." In this
platform is disposed to the vertical; a crank arm
case, the ram 5 is elevated to the vertical, as
associated with said pairof rams to oscillate the
same, a driven crank shaft adjacent thereto, a
pitman connecting said crank arm and crank 10
is shown in Figure 4, and the grapple i4 is per
10 mitted to rest a stack of coils thereabout on the
platform 4. After the grapple has been removed,
the ram may be lowered either by reversing the
shaft together, the parts being constructed and
arranged to rotate the crank arm substantially,
rotation of the crank shaft 1, or, more prefer
one-half the'v number of degrees of are as that
ably, by permitting it to resume its rotary move
which the crank shaft is rotated.
ment 180° until the ram with its load is disposed
2. A device for handling stacks of annular arti
in the horizontal. Thereafter the “hair-pin"‘ cles comprising a support, a platform pivoted
hook may be employed to remove the stack to the a thereto, a bifurcated ram secured to said plat
desired place. ‘
form with its longitudinal axis substantially nor
While I have shown and described a speci?c mal to the plane thereof, a lever for tilting said
20 embodiment of my invention, I do not intend to
platform, a crankshaft for actuating said lever, 20
be limited thereto, since many modifications may the relation therebetween being that the latter
be made without departing from the scope of is turned two degrees of are for every degree
my invention as it is defined ‘by the appended of are through which the former is rotated, and
I claim:
, means on said platform adjacent the ram for
1. A device for handling stacks of annular arti
cles comprising a support, a pair of rains extend
‘ing in substantial parallelism from said support,
' providing marginal recesses between said plat
form and any load supported thereby.
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