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1. (WO1979000288) A HYDRAULIC DRIVER FOR A SHUTTLE
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CLAIMS

1. A hydraulic driver for a shuttle in a power loom, characterized by a hydraulic cylinder (12) with a working piston (59) shiftable therein for emitting throwing energy direct to the shuttle (6), and a supply valve (11) connected to the hydraulic cylinder (12) and 'distributing hydraulic fluid from a pressure means source to the hydraulic cylinder (12) via a pressure accumulator (9) mounted on the hydraulic cylinder, said supply valve being controlled by a magnet valve (10) directly connec-ted to one end of the supply valve, the entire apparatus being produced as a compact unit mounted on the lathe (7) of the loom,
2. The driver as recited in claim 1, characterized in that the hydraulic cylinder (12) is of single-action type,practically all of the hydraulic fluid amount which is used for one stroke of the working piston (59) of the cylinder being supplied by the pressure accumulator (9) which is then refilled from the pressure means source.
3. The driver as recited in claim 2, characterized in tha the return stroke of the working piston (59) is produced by an exterior compressed air cylinder.
4. The driver as recited in claim 3, characterized in that the hydraulic cylinder (12) is two-walled, with the inner cylinder wall (60) bored with a great number of holes (61) , such that the hydraulic fluid which is located ahead of the working piston (59) is transferred in a throw to the. outer cylinder ' region (76) between the inner and outer cylinder walls.
5. The driver as recited in claim 4, characterized in that the inner cylinder wall (60) includes, at its ends, a portion with a number of holes (73) of small diameter, through which holes the hydraulic fluid on the forward side of the working piston (59) is pressed out to the outer cylinder region (76) , a gradually increasing throttle effect of the hydraulic fluid flow from the forward side of the working piston (59) being obtained according as the working piston (59) , in its movement, covers over the holes (73) , whereby an*
arresting of the working piston is realized.
6. The driver as recited in claim 5, characterized in that the inner cylinder region (62) is in communication with a return oil conduit (75) only during the return stroke of the working piston (59) .
7. The driver as recited in claim 6, characterized in that the working piston (59) , on its return stroke, is adjusted, by the compressed air cylinder, in a position not fully retracted in the hydraulic cylinder (12) , and that the return stroke is completed with the aid of the shuttle (6) on its return, the shuttle being cushioned by the working piston (59) by means of said throttle effect on the hydraulic fluid flow through the holes
(73).
8. The driver as recited in claim 1, characterized in that the piston rod of the working piston (59) is sealed by means of a sealing portion (67) with a piston rod guide (84) which -is disposed to seal passibly against the high but brief throwing and cushioning pressures, and with- a sealing unit (91) which is disposed to seal against the bleeding pressure of the hydraulic system.
9. The driver as recited in claim 8, characterized in that the sealing unit (91) includes a low-friction sealing (94), a bushing (95) and a double-action stripper (96) for wiping hydraulic fluid from the piston rod.
10. The driver as recited in claim 9, characterized in that the hydraulic fluid wiped from the piston rod is led via an outlet conduit (106) to a receptacle area (107) .
11. The driver as recited in claim 10, characterized in that the receptacle area (107) is connected by the intermediary of a bleeder passage (116) to a compressed air-driven ejector (118) for removal of hydraulic fluid

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12. The driver as recited in claim 8, characterized
in that the sealing portion (67) includes a space
(90) which is disposed to collect the hydraulic liquid
which leaks past the piston rod guide (84), which
space is via an opening (77) in the outer wall (63)
of the hydraulic cylinder, in communication with a
bleeder pipe (34) for leading-off hydraulic fluid back
to the hydraulic system.

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