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Wire Handling Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000098355D
Original Publication Date: 1960-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Quackenbush, RT: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Handling of long lengths of fine wire used to wind toroidal cores is accomplished by the use of vacuum columns and drums for storing the wire with controlled tension of the wire. The device leaves the free end of the wire accessible for passage back and forth through a core or series of cores.

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Wire Handling Device

Handling of long lengths of fine wire used to wind toroidal cores is accomplished by the use of vacuum columns and drums for storing the wire with controlled tension of the wire. The device leaves the free end of the wire accessible for passage back and forth through a core or series of cores.

The device consists of four vacuum columns 1, 2, 3 and 4, take up drums 5 and 6, and two clamps 7 and 8. The columns have a hollow rectangular cross section, with vacuum applied at the bottom end. Associated with each column
1...4 is a round bobbin 9... 12, respectively, with a cross section slightly less than the hollow portion of the columns. At the open end of each column 1...4 is a bobbin take out means 13... 16, respectively, adapted to hold a bobbin in a recess and to eject the bobbin across the column cross section which bobbin is to be pulled into the column forming a loop of wire. The take up drums 5 and 6 are described in an article entitled Shuttling Device for Strand Material by H. Reichle in this issue of the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin (commencing on page 49).

The drawing shows the device in the process of transferring the wire 17 from right to left to form a loop about a core 18. A needle 19 has been passed through the core and is gripped by clamp 7. Bobbin 9 has been pulled into column 1 forming a loop of wire from that which was initially in column 4. Drum 5 is winding and removing wire from drum 6 in the manner described in the a...