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1. (WO2002002854) ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR CUTTING STRANDS FORMED BY THERMOPLASTIC FILAMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2002/002854    International Application No.:    PCT/FR2001/002053
Publication Date: Jan 10, 2002 International Filing Date: Jun 28, 2001
IPC: C03B 37/16
D01G 1/04
Applicants: SAINT-GOBAIN VETROTEX FRANCE S.A.
FONT, Dominique
PREVOSTO, Henri
BERTHELON, Laurent
Inventors: FONT, Dominique
PREVOSTO, Henri
BERTHELON, Laurent
Title: ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR CUTTING STRANDS FORMED BY THERMOPLASTIC FILAMENTS
Abstract:
The invention concerns an assembly for cutting strands formed by thermoplastic filaments, and comprising a blade-holder wheel (1) and an anvil-wheel (2) rotating in reverse direction about two parallel axes (x1, x2), at least means for actuating (B) said wheels and means (6) for contacting a strand with the anvil wheel (2). The invention is characterised in that it further comprises: means oscillating (3) the support of said wheels (1, 2) whereof the axis (x3) is parallel to the axis of said wheels and associated actuating means (A); means (C) for contacting said wheels; means (10) designed in particular to pinch said strand and associated actuating means for passing the strand between the blade-holder wheel (1) and the anvil-wheel (2) when said wheels are not in contact. The invention further concerns the associated method.