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Patented Sept. 17, 1946
Wiltie I. Gladfelter, Philadelphia, Pa., and Walter‘
A. Ehrlich, Bridgeport, Conn.,‘ assignors to
Crown Can Company, Philadelphia, Pa., a cor
poration of Pennsylvania
Application June 22, 1943, Serial No. 491,836
12 Claims.
(Cl. 153—73)
The present invention has for its purpose to
The present invention relates to an improved
machine for impressing strengthening ribs or
beads in the cylindrical surfaces of can bodies
and the like. Such strengthening beads are con
overcome all of the di?iculties encountered with
machines of the prior art.
A primary object of the invention is to pro
vide a machine capable of forming in the side
walls of can bodies, reinforcing ribs, grooves or
beads of greater depth and uniformity than has
ventionally employed in can bodies toprevent
denting or collapse thereof and to make possible
the use of lighter sheet metal stock than would
been possible heretofore.
otherwise be possible.‘ In order to decrease the
A further object is to provide means for pre
thickness of the sheet metal employed in the
manufacture of can bodies, attempts have been 10 venting slippage between the inner and outer
beading rolls of can beading ‘machines, or, in
other words, between the can supporting man
drels, the can bodies and the beading rolls.
Another object. is to provide‘ means which will
made to form the strengthening beads of maxi
mum depth, thereby to compensate for the
strength and stiffness ordinarily imparted to th
bodies by heavier stock.
In accordance with conventional methods and 15 make it possible to apply greater beading pres
sure to the can bodies,‘ yet which will- facilitate
machines, prior to the present invention,
passage of the side seams through the bight be~
strengthening beads have been formed in the
tween the mandrels and the beading rolls.
cylindrical side walls of can bodies by the use of
A further object is to provide means for sup
can body supporting mandrels having peripheral
grooves formed therein, and cooperating can body 20 porting the free ends of the internal beading
rolls or can supporting mandrels, to the end that
beading rolls positioned exteriorly of the can‘
they may withstand greater beading pressure
bodies and having complemental ribs thereon.
applied thereto by the external beading rolls.
In these machines, the bodies are rolled between
Still another object is to provide an improved
the mandrels andthe beading rolls, and the
beads thereby impressed. An example of a ma 25 means for rotating the can body supporting man-.
drels and, in combination therewith, to provide
chine of the prior art is shown in the patent to
improved means for imparting positive rotation
to the beading rolls, irrespective of their radial
positions relative to the mandrels.
Kreuger 2,081,042. In such'machines, the can
bodies are subjected to the action of instrumen
talities of this type and the strengthening beads
are ‘formed therein by cooperating ribs and 30 . Other and further objectsand advantages of
the invention will be apparent to persons skilled
in the art, from a consideration of the speci?c
grooves on the surfaces of the beading rolls and
can supporting mandrels, respectively. The roll
ing force is transmitted from the can supporting
mandrel, through the can body thereon, to the
embodiment of the invention shown in the ac
companying drawings, in which:
exteriorly positioned beading roll, by means of 35
a plurality of rubber rings interspersed between
the bead forming or die rings of hardened metal.
. When attempts are made with machines of the
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the apparatus.
Figure 2 is a vertical longitudinal section.
Figure 3 is a vertical transverse section taken
substantially on line 3-3 of Figures 1 and 2.
Figured is a similar section taken on line‘
type heretofore used, to increase the depth of the
strengthening beads, a limit of depth is soon 40 4—4 of Figures 1 and 2.
reached, beyond which the beads cannot be
Figure 5 is a similar section taken on line 5-5
formed, because of a failure of the rubber rings
of Figures 1 and 2.
to transmit rotational forces from the inner can
, Figure 6 is an enlarged elevational View of a
supporting mandrels to the exteriorly positioned
stationary cam for imparting radial movement
beading rolls, particularly at the side seams of 45
‘ to the beading rolls.
the can bodies where four thicknesses of metal
must pass through the bight between the man
Figure '7 is an enlarged detail view of a pre
ferred form of gear train interconnecting the
drels and rolls and between the beading rings.
It has been found in practice that when at
tempts are made to form deep beads in can
bodies, the side seams will not pass between the
mandrels and the rolls, but, on the contrary
the mandrels will slip and will fail to rotate the
can bodies and the beading rollswhen the side
seams are encountered.
outer and inner'beading rolls.
Figure 8 is a fragmentary section showing
certain details of the rolls and their supporting
Figure 9 is a fragmentary plan view of the
gearing shown in Figure 7.
Figure 10 is an enlarged longitudinal section
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showing a portion of the turret and one pair of
beading rolls.
pleted, the rods 21, 28 and the can engaging
members carried thereby are retracted, as they
approach a discharge chute 49, which receives
the can bodies by gravity when they are stripped
from the beading mandrels by this retraction.
Figure 11 is a detail section and plan, illus
trating the cam follower associated with the cam
of Figure 6.
Figure 12 is a detail section. on line |2—|2 of
The chute 49 preferably comprises, a. pivoted sec
tion 59, connected by a. spring-pressed. link 5|
to a limit switch 52, adapted to cut off the main
Figure 11, and
Figure 13 is a similar section on line l'3--|3
of Figure 11.
, driving motor in the event of a jam in the line
The apparatus is mounted upon a base l0 and‘ .10. of can bodies moving from the machine to the
includes end frame members ||, I2, projecting I‘
upwardly therefrom and serving to support, a
next. machine in the line.
The head lb of the turret (Figs. 2, 5 and 10)
stationary horizontaly disposed shaft I3. Upon
' has a plurality’ of‘ rearwardly projecting, arcuate
the shaft there is a main turret |.5 comprising,
flanges 53 formed integrally therewith and
shapedto ‘provide seats 54, for laterally project
ing wings associated with caps 55 forming por
tions of rearwardly extending tubular sleeves 56,
spaced heads I6, I‘! and a substantialy cylin
drical connecting rim l8, journalled on bearings
I9 and 29. A cylindrical turret extension 2|,
connected to the head |‘|, projects lateraly, co
axially with the shaft l3, toward the opposite
The sleeves 55 have bearing assemblies 51, 58 at
their opposite ends, in which spindles 59 are jour~
end of the machine, where it is secured to a large 20 nalled. Each spindle carries on its rear end a
spur gear 22, journalled on the shaft l3 upon
spur gear 60 and on its forward‘ (end a beading ,
bearings 23. The turret extension 2| comprises
a cylindrical portion 24 of reduced diameter and
another cylindrical portion 25-‘ of large diameter
mandrel 6|, composed of alternate rubber and
steel rings 62, 63, the latter having, beading
grooves 64 formed in their peripheries. The man
connected thereto‘ by a radial’ Web 25' provided 25 drel is provided at its rear end with a hub 65
with a plurality of pairs of guiding, bores 25, for
terminating in a spur gear'56, and at its forward
the reception of‘ can body carrying rods 21, 28,,
end with a hub (ill, screwed’ onto the spindle 59
described in detail below. At the end adjacent
and having a reduced‘ portion58 for the reception
its connection to the gear‘ 22, the turret extension
of a ‘roller 99, held in place by an end cap 10,
is provided with an inwardly projecting flange 30 restrained against endwise movement by a screw
29‘, similarly provided With bores 39 for‘ support
‘H and against rotation byv a dowel pin 12.
ing and guiding the rods 21, 28.
It will be apparent that, by this construction,
It will be noted‘ that the‘ turret IS, the turret
the rings 62, 63 may be removed and others sub
extension 2| and the‘ large spur gear 22 are all
interconnected for rotation upon the stationary
shaft |3 in unison.
The shaft carries a cam
barrel 35', secured against rotation by a key 36,
stituted, to accommodate can bodies of various
sizes and to produce strengthening beads of
various spacings and depths.
The turret heads l6 ‘and H are provided’ with
a plurality of radially disposed bores or slideways
‘i5, 76, which receive supporting means for the
and having a pheripheral cam track or groove 31
formed therein, provided with an advanced sec
tion at its upper portion and a retracted section 40 beading rolls Tl, positioned radially inwardly of
at its lower portion. Cam following rollers‘ 38,
the outer beading rolls or mandrels 6|. As shown
carried by brackets 39, fast upon the pairs of
rods 27, 28, are disposed in the cam track- 31,
to reciprocate the rods longitudinally, as the
turret revolves about’ the shaft l3.
laterally projecting'rack teeth 79 formed there
rods 21', 28 carry can body end engaging plates
49, 41 and side wall engaging elements 42, 43,
platform 39 having recessed spring seats 8|, 82
formed therein, for’the reception of relatively
As indicatedin Figures‘ 4, 8 and 10, the slide‘
adapted to advance the can bodies from an in
feed position onto the’ associated beading man
drel, into a, beading position and to retract the
same therefrom as the rods approach a discharge
position. In other words, the rods 21, 28‘ and the
can body engaging members carried‘ thereby,
in Figures 7, 8 and 10, each beading roll support
comprises a rack sleeve 18 slidably mounted in
one of the bores or slideways l5, ‘l6 and having
on. At its upper end, the sleeve terminates in a’
heavy compression springs 83, 84, bearing up
wardly against a bearing bracket v85 provided
with 9, depending stem 86, slidably received in
the bore of the sleeve ‘l8 and having a nut 81-,
threaded on its projecting end, ‘below the sleeve
18. The springs 83, 84 normally‘ maintain the
which reciprocate as the turret revolves, serve 55 ‘bearing bracket 85 in the upwardly projected‘
to move the cans to and from operative relation
position, as determined by the engagement of’
to the beading instrumentalities.
As indicated in Figure 4, an infeed star wheel
or spider 45‘, fast on a shaft 46, is positioned ad
jacent the bottom of an infeed chute 41, down
which the container bodies roll by gravity from
the preceding machine in the line. The star
wheel 45 is- rotated. in timed relation to the ro
tation of the turret, so that can bodies are fed
the nut 87' with the end of the sleeve 18, leav
ing a space 88 between the lower face of the
bracket 85 and the upper surface of the plat
form 88. A cap 89, secured to the bracket by
screw 99, secures the bearing assembly 9| thereto.
Each bearing assembly 9| (Figure 10) supports
one end of a spindle or shaft 92 for the beading
roll 11, made up of a plurality of alternate rubber
into the spaces between the rods 21, 28, the. end 65 and metallic rings 93, 94, the latter beingpro
guide plates 40, 4| and the cradle members 42,
vided with outwardly projecting beading ribs 95,
43, when the rods are intheir retracted position,
positionedin alignment with the heading grooves
as shown at the bottom of Figure. 2. As thecans
move around with the can. holders on the turret,
and as they are advanced by the movement of
the rods, they are supported by a curved, for
wardly leading guide p1ate48 until they have
been placed upon and are supported by the bead
ing mandrels, hereinafter described.
After the beading operation has been Gom
64 on the outer beading roll or mandrel 6 I'.
At the rear end‘; each roll shaft 92 carries a gear.‘
‘96 of slightly smaller diameter than'the. beading.
For purposes hereinafter explained, thediamé
eters of. the gears 66 ‘and 95 are of the same
relative proportion as the diameters of the bead- ,7
ing rolls 6| and 93.
‘W'I‘he heads I6, I1 of the turret also carry a
plurality of rock shafts I00, journalled in appro
priate apertures therein and‘provided with teeth
rapidly rotated'in the desired direction, at the
desired speed. By changing the relative sizes of
the gears I24 and I23, the speed of rotation of
IOI in mesh with the rack teeth 91. Each shaft
I00 ‘carries, on its rear end, a crank arm I02,
having a roller I03 journalled on a stud I04 and
varied at will.
the orbit gear I20 and of the spindles may be
‘ ‘
An important feature of the machine of the
present invention is the use of means for posi
tively driving the radially movable inner beading ‘
disposed in a cam groove I05 formed in a cam
plate I06, carried by the shaft I3 and restrained
rolls 11,'from and at the same peripheral speeds
against rotation by a key I01. As shown in Fig-.
ures 11 and 12, the angular relation between the 10 as the outer beading rolls or can body supporting
mandrels 6 I. A direct geared interconnection be
crank I02 and the rock shaft I00 may be adjusted
tween these rolls is di?icult, if not impossible, to
by means of a worm screw I 08 mounted inia bore
employ, in view of the fact that" the inner series
I09 in the crank and having its threads disposed
of rolls are movedva substantial distance, radial
in engagement with peripheral teeth IIO formed
on the shaft I00. Rotation of the screw I08 im
15 ly with respect to .the outer ‘series‘of rolls, to per
mit the can bodies to be passed over the free ends
of the outer rolls when cans are fed into and
parts rotational adjustment to the rock shaft I00,
after the manner of a worm gear, and when the
removed from beading position. It is dii?cult
desired adjustment has‘ been effected, the screw
maybe locked in position by a nut I I I.
‘ I As shown in Figure 13, the cam following rol
if not impossible to assure meshing of such gears,
The pres;
20 when the rolls are brought together.
ent invention obviates this di?iculty ‘by providing
ler I03 is journalled upon the end of the stud
an offset gear train, continuously in mesh with
I 04, with a bushing I I2 interposed, lubricant be
the gears 56 and 96 which permits radial move-‘
ing provided by bores H3, and the stud being
ment of the spindle 92, without disengagement
held in place by a pin I I4.
By reference to Figures 5 and 6, it will be ap 25 of the gear train.
Referring to Figures 7 and 9, the turret head
parent that, as the cam following rollers I03 en
I6 carries a plurality of plate-like brackets I40,
ter the radially outermost portion I05a of the
secured thereto by screws MI and, having an
cam track I05, the rock shafts I00 will be oscil
offset portion I43 providing a recess for a ‘nut
lated. vThis movement is transmitted by the pin
ion’ teeth IOI to the rack sleeves 18, to project 30 I44, secrewed upon a stud I45 extending through
the plate and carrying a spur gear I46, in mesh
the‘ beading rolls 11 outwardly into beading en
with the gear 55. A similar gear I41, in mesh
gagement with can bodies on the mandrels BI.
with the gear I46 and also with the gear 95, is
The lost motion connection between the bearing
journalled on a stud I48 carried by the lower por
brackets and theplatforms 80, provided by the
spaces 88, permits the compression springs 83, 84, 35 tion of the outwardly projected offset portion I43
to yield when the side seams of the can bodies ‘ of the bracket I40. As indicated by dotted lines
in Figures '1 and 8, lubricant for the gears I46, I41’
pass through the bight between the beading rolls.
is supplied by a bore I49 in the plate I40, leading
However, the springs 83, 84 are sufficiently pow
through branch conduits I50 to conduits I5I in’
erful to apply a substantial beading force to the
side seams, so that the latter are provided with 40 the studs.
strengthening beads, similar to the other portions
of the can bodies. The use of heavy compression
springs is desirable, since they make it possible
to apply sufficient compression forces to form
deep strengthening beads in the can bodies, yet
they permit the rolls to separate whenthe side
It will be seen, by reference to Figure '1, that
the gear '95, fast upon the spindle 92 and posi—
seams pass therebetween, thereby preventing slip
rotated at the same peripheral speed, regardless
page between the beading rolls and the- can
of the radial position of the inner roll 11.
‘ ‘The gears 50, fast upon the ends of the spindles
59, are all in mesh with an orbit gear I20 carried
by a hub I2I journalled on the shaft I3 by bear
ings I22. ‘The hub I2-I also carries a gear I23 in
mesh with a similar gear I24 fast upon a rotatable
shaft I25 journalled in the frame II at one end
tioned to one side of the gear I41, is free to move‘
radially of the turret a short distance, without
becoming disengaged from the gear I41. Hence,
the inner and outer beading rolls are continuously
‘ '
As stated above, the inner beading rolls 1‘! are 7
urged outwardly into'beading relation to the can
bodies 200 on the mandrels BI with very substan
tial force, by means of the cam followers I03,
cranks I02, rock shafts I00, and the rack and
pinion devices heretofore described. One of the
l important features of the machine of the present
invention is the provision of means for prevent~
by bearings I26’and in the frame I2 at the other
end by bearings I21, an intermediate portion of
the shaft being supported in bearings I28, carried
by an upstanding portion I29 of the forward
portion of ‘the frame I2. The shaft I25 also car 60
ing displacement of the free ends of the mandrels
6! under the in?uence of the force so applied
gear 22, whereby the turret is revolved. A motor
to them. It should be remembered that the ends
of the mandrels must ‘be free and unsupported
throughout the lower portion of their path of
travel, in order that container bodies may be
placed thereon and removed therefrom by longi
I32 (Fig. 1) connected through a speed reducer
I33 to a sprocket or pulley I34 drives the shaft
I25 by a belt or chain trained about a sprocket
or pulley I35 fast on the end of that shaft.
a serious objection, however, ‘since throughout
this portion of their revolution with the turret,‘
no force is applied to the mandrels by the beading
ries a spur gear I30, held fast thereon by a. key
I3I and disposed in mesh with the main turret
From a consideration of the above arrange
ment, it will be appreciated that the drive shaft
tudinal movement relative thereto.
This is not
, rolls, as indicated in the lower half of Figure 4.
Between the supporting frames II and I2, and
I25 serves to rotate the turret and the turret
extension by means of the gears I30 and 22 and
that the orbit gear I29 rotates each of the man
mounted upon the base I0, there is an inter
drel supporting spindles 59 through its connection
sides of the turret and terminating at their upper .
mediate supporting frame‘I55‘, having upwardly
projecting limbs I50, I51 disposed on opposite
with the gears 60. The‘ ratio between the gears
ends in seats I58, I59, upon which an overhang
I24, I23, I20 and 50 is such that the spindles are
ing arch. member ‘I00 is mounted. - The arch has
a ‘downwardly facing‘v arcuate trackv surface v,Hi'l',
‘positioned- to be engaged by the rollers 69 on the
ends ofthe spindles 59, at. the outer or free ends
offthe‘ beading mandrels. The vertical position
gear?xeduponthe‘ othertend of each roll, afpair
of onset ‘intermeshi'ng' ‘idler: gears. carried; by’ the
turret adjacent each pair of-roll. gears in mesh
therewith and constituting a driving connection
of the arch I60 and the arcuate traclci surface‘ ‘in therebetween, means for forcefully moving the
liEil- may be accurately determined by the use of
other roll of. each pair substantially radially of
sh-imsor the like on the seats H58, [59; in order
the turret toward the ?rst mentioned roll to. apply
that the track will be ?rm-1y engaged by the
beading pressure to the can bodies thereon while
rollers on the mandrels as“ they revolve-with the
maintaining said driving connection, means for
turret and rotate on their own axes.
The arch 1,0 positively rotating the ?rst mentionedfroll of each
el‘fectivelyprevents any upward or outward dis
pair, and means adjacent the path of; movement
placement of‘ the mandrels under the in?uence
of the free endof the ?rst mentioned roll of each'
of the force applied thereto by‘ the beading rolls.
pair for preventing displacement thereof under
Hence, it is possible to apply to the can bodies
the in?uence of said. beading pressure.
Zllllmnthe beading: rolls considerably more pres 15'
2'. A can body beading machine comprising. a
sure: than'in machines» of similar design hereto~
rotatable turret, a circular series of. beading 'rolls
fore used.‘
carried by the turret, a second series'of beading
, Itis- thought that the operation of the machine
rolls carried by the turret radially inwardly" of
of. thepresent invention will be entirely clear
the ?rst series and disposed in parallel relation
to.» those skilled; in the art from the foregoing 20 thereto, means for rotatably supporting the rolls
description. The turret I5 and the turret exten~
of theouter series at one end only, whereby a, can
sion. 2 Izare rotated as a unit upon the stationary
body may ‘be passed over‘ theunsupported end,
horizontal shaft‘ 13» by the drive ‘shaft £25, through
means for rotatably supporting the rolls of the
gears ‘730' and 22'. As the turret rotates, the rods
inner series at both ends, means for forcefully
21, 28 and the can carriers secured thereto are 25 moving the lastementi'oned supporting means-and
reciprocated longitudinally, to place can bodies
up'onand to remove them from the mandrelstl,
the can» bodies being delivered to the carriers by
the star wheel 45 and being conveyed away from
the machine by the discharge chute lit.
After the can bodies have been placed upon the
mandrels, during their travel from the infeed
station‘ a (Fig. 4) to the station b, the beading
rolls 1.1 are moved radially outwardly into contact
with the» can bodies, as’ indicated at station 0,
displacement of the mandrels 6! being prevented
by the archl?l).
During all of these movements, the beading
the: rolls carried thereby radially outwardly into
beading relation to can. bodies on the ?rst-men
tioned rolls, a plurality of gear trains permanently
interconnecting each pair of inner and outer rolls;
means for positively rotating each outer roll, and
meansadjiacent the path of movement. of the-free"
ends of the outer series of rolls for resisting the
beading force applied thereto by the inner series
of rolls and for preventing displacement thereof
- , under said force.
,_ 3. A can body beading machine comprising ,a
rotatable turret‘, a plurality of parallel beading
roll spindles arranged in a. circular series and
journalled in the turret for rotation about their
mandrels and the beading rolls are positively ro
tated at the same peripheral speed as a result of 40 axes, a beading roll projecting from one end of.
their interconnection through gears 66, I46, MT
each spindle andhaving a free end. remote from
and 96. Gear I24 on the- shaft I25 drives the
the spindle journal, whereby can bodies. maybe
spur gear I23 and the orbit gear I25, which in
passed thereover, a second. setyof beading rolls
turn drives the gears 60 and the spindles, 59.
arranged in a circular series in. parallel relation
Hence, as the beading rolls and the can bodies 45 to' the?rst-mentioned rolls, means for moving
pass from station 0 through stations d and e,
each roll of the second toward and from a cor
the can bodies are rolled between the heading
responding roll of‘ the ?rst, a gear train inter
rolls and strengthening beads are formed therein.
connecting the rolls for'rotation in unison, means >
As the side seams of the can bodies pass between
v for forcefully urging each roll in the secondseries
the. rolls, the latter are permitted to separate 50 intolcontact witha can body carried by- thecor
somewhat, by the coil compression springs 83, 84.
responding roll of the ?rst series, and means at
Between stations 6 and f (Fig. 4), the inner
the free end of. each roll- of the ?rst series for re
beading rolls are moved radially inwardly by the
sisting the force’ thereby applied thereto.
cam‘ following cranks and rock shafts, and the
- 4. A can body beading machine: comprising; a
can strippers on. the rods 21, 28 remove the can
bodies from the mandrels, in order that they
may drop from the machine into the discharge
, rotatable turret, means. for rotating said turret,
a plurality of, pairs of beading rolls journalled in
said turret and each comprising an outer’ roll.
chute, substantially at the station g.
supported at one end only and having a free‘ end
It must be understood that the invention is
over which the can bodies may be passed and an
not limited to the details of construction and
inner roll mounted for outward radial movement
arrangement of parts included in the speci?c em 60 into beading contact with a can body on- the outer
bodiment shown in the accompanying drawings
and described above, since many modi?cations
will occurto those skilled in the art from a con
sideration of this disclosure. All modi?cations
roll,'means for forcefully moving the inner roll
outwardly, and, stationary’ means opposite the
free; ends of the outer rolls for resisting the force
F applied thereto by the inner roll.
coming within the scope ofv the appended claims
and‘ their equivalents are included in the inven
5'. A can bodyv beading machine comprising a
turret mounted for rotation on a horizontal axis,
anv outer series of beading mandrels, each hav
We claim:
ing one end j ournalled' in the turret and the other
1. A can body beading machine comprising a 70 end free for the reception of a can body, a roller
rotatable turret,‘ a‘ plurality of pairs of‘ parallel
on the free end of each mandrel, a series: of beadbeading‘rolls carried by the turret and‘ journalled
ing rolls carried by the turret in parallel rela
, for rotation on radially‘ spaced axes, one roll of
tion to.’ the mandrels, means for urging. the bead
each pair being supported at one end only, for
ing, rolls radially against can bodies :on, the man-
the. reception of, can. bodies overits other end, a
drels to impress circumferential beads. thereon,‘ _ "
and a stationary track positioned opposite to said
rollers on the mandrels and resisting the force
applied thereto by the beading rolls to prevent
displacement of the free ends of the mandrels.
in the turret for revolution therewith, a plurality
of horizontal, radially movable can beading rolls
mounted inwardly of the mandrels for revolution
therewith, infeed and outfeed means carried by
6. A can body beading machine comprising a
turret mounted for rotation on a horizontal axis,
said frame for delivering can bodies to and re
moving the same from said mandrels adjacent
the lower portion of the path of revolution of
a plurality of pairs of beading rolls journalled in
the turret, an arcuate track carried by the frame
said turret, each pair comprising one roll sup
and overhanging and contacting the free ends
ported at one end only and having a free end over
which can bodies may ‘be passed and another roll 10 of the mandrels along an upper portion of said
path of revolution, and means for forcefully mov
mounted for radial movement into beading con
ing the beading rolls radially outwardly into con
tact with a can body on the ?rst roll, means for
tact with can bodies on the mandrels as the lat
revolving the turret and for rotating the rolls,
ter move along the last-mentioned portion of said
there being can body infeed and outfeed stations
adjacent one portion of the path of revolution of 15 path, said track serving to prevent displacement
of the mandrels under the in?uence of the force
the turret, a stationary arcuate track extending
applied by the beading rolls.
10. A can body beading machine comprising a
rotatable turret, a plurality of pairs of beading
mentioned rolls against the can bodies on the 20 rolls journalled in the turret, each pair compris
ing an outer roll supported at one end and having
?rst-mentioned rolls to impress circumferential
a free end over which the can bodies may be
heads therein, said track serving to prevent dis
along another portion of said path and posi
tioned adjacent the free ends of the ?rst-men
tioned rolls, and means for urging the second
placement of the free ends of the rolls under the
in?uence of the force applied thereto.
7. A can body beading machine comprising a
turret mounted for revolution on a horizontal
axis, a plurality of pairs of beading rolls jour
nalled in said turret, each pair comprising an
outer roll supported at one end only and having
passed and an inner roll supported at both ends
and mounted for outward radial movement into
beading contact With a can body on the outer roll,
and means for moving the inner rolls outwardly
and into such contact, the last-mentioned means
comprising a bearing bracket for each end of
each inner roll, a supporting platform for each
a free end over which the can bodies may be passed 30 bracket, compression spring means between each
bracket and platform, a rack associated with each
and an inner roll mounted for outward radial
platform, and pinion means for reciprocating
movement into beading contact with a can body
the racks, said compression spring means serv
on the outer roll, means for revolving the turret
ing to permit the rolls to separate slightly as the
of the path of revolution of the rolls for deliv- :1. side seam of the can body passes therebetween.
11. A can body beading machine comprising a
ering can bodies to and removing the same from
rotatable turret, a plurality of pairs of beading
the outer rolls, means for forcefully moving the
rolls journalled in the turret, each comprising
inner rolls outwardly as the rolls traverse an up
an outer roll supported at one end and having a
per portion of said path of revolution, and an
free end over which the can bodies may be passed
arcuate track overhanging the free ends of the
and an inner roll, and means for supporting the two
outer rolls during their movement along the last
ends of each inner roll and for moving the same
mentioned portion of said path to resist the force
outwardly into beading contact with a can body
applied thereto by the inner rolls.
on the outer roll, each of said supporting and
8. A can body beading machine comprising a
moving means comprising a hollow depending
turret mounted for revolution on a horizontal
sleeve guided for radial movement in the turret
axis, a plurality of pairs of beading rolls jour
and having rack teeth thereon, a platform carried
nalled in said turret, each pair comprising an
by the sleeve pinion means in mesh with said
outer roll supported at one end only and having
and the rolls, means adjacent the lower portion
teeth to reciprocate said sleeve and the platform,
a free end over which the can bodies may be
passed and an inner roll mounted for outward 50 a bearing bracket, in which the roll is journalled,
mounted above the platform and having a stem
radial movement into beading contact with a
can body on the outer roll, said outer rolls each
having an anti-friction roller journalled on its
free end, means for revolving the turret and the
extending through said sleeve, and spring means
between the platform and the bracket.
12. In a can body beading machine of the type
wherein a plurality of beading rolls are mounted
rolls, means adjacent the lower portion of the
path of revolution of the rolls for delivering can 55 for radial movement into beading relation to can
bodies supported upon mandrels carried in turn
bodies to and removing the same from the outer
by a rotatable turret, improved means for sup
rolls, means for forcefully moving the inner rolls
porting the beading rolls, comprising a platform
outwardly as the rolls traverse an upper portion
adjacent each end of each roll having a rack sleeve
of said path of revolution, and an arcuate track
overhanging the rollers on the free ends of the 60 mounted in the turret, a journal bracket having
a stem slidably mounted for coaxial. movement
outer rolls during their movement along the last
in each sleeve, compression spring means inter
posed between each platform and each bracket,
and pinion means for reciprocating said rack
9. A can beading machine comprising a sup
porting frame, a turret journalled in the frame
for revolution on a horizontal axis, a plurality of '
horizontal can body receiving mandrels journalled
mentioned portion of said path to resist the force
applied thereto ‘by the inner rolls.
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