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Oscillating Wire Spooling Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000086402D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Grabowski, WC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Commercial spooling devices for wire have not proven to be very acceptable for winding flat wires on a spool. Generally, they provide poor lay at the flanges due to additional pitch required to accommodate wire widths and because of the slack created by a motor reversal mechanism.

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Oscillating Wire Spooling Device

Commercial spooling devices for wire have not proven to be very acceptable for winding flat wires on a spool. Generally, they provide poor lay at the flanges due to additional pitch required to accommodate wire widths and because of the slack created by a motor reversal mechanism.

With the present mechanism, the threading arm 11 is fixed while the spool 13 on the shaft 15 rotates under the control of a torque motor 17 to yield constant tension on the flat wire 19. The entire mechanism 21 pivots about an axis, like Y- Y axis shown, guided in an arced slot 23, the length of the arc 23 being determined by the width of the spool 13. The oscillating mechanism is driven by a worm and helical gear arrangement that pivots the spool through the arc in a manner such that the reversal is almost instantaneous at the ends of the arc, resulting in an excellent lay of the wire on the spool.

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