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1. WO2017207999 - WIRE SHAPING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SHAPING A WIRE

Publication Number WO/2017/207999
Publication Date 07.12.2017
International Application No. PCT/GB2017/051569
International Filing Date 01.06.2017
IPC
B21F 3/02 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
FWORKING OR PROCESSING OF METAL WIRE
3Coiling wire into particular forms
02helically
B21D 7/00 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
DWORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
7Bending rods, profiles, or tubes
B21D 7/12 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
DWORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
7Bending rods, profiles, or tubes
12with programme control
B21F 35/00 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
FWORKING OR PROCESSING OF METAL WIRE
35Making springs from wire
B21F 11/00 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
FWORKING OR PROCESSING OF METAL WIRE
11Cutting wire
CPC
B21F 11/005
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
FWORKING OR PROCESSING OF METAL WIRE
11Cutting wire
005springs
B21F 3/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
FWORKING OR PROCESSING OF METAL WIRE
3Coiling wire into particular forms
02helically
B21F 35/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
FWORKING OR PROCESSING OF METAL WIRE
35Making springs from wire
B21F 35/003
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
FWORKING OR PROCESSING OF METAL WIRE
35Making springs from wire
003Multi-filament springs, e.g. made of stranded, braided, cable or multi-filament material
Applicants
  • HS PRODUCTS LIMITED [GB]/[GB]
Inventors
  • SPINKS, Simon
  • CLARE, David
Agents
  • MOHUN, Stephen
Priority Data
1609642.202.06.2016GB
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) WIRE SHAPING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SHAPING A WIRE
(FR) APPAREIL DE FORMAGE DE FIL MÉTALLIQUE ET PROCÉDÉ DE FORMAGE DE FIL MÉTALLIQUE
Abstract
(EN) Apparatus for forming wire components, which are in this example springs, comprises a supply station (202), for supplying spring forming material, such as metallic wire W. The supply station includes a pair of guide rollers (204) and pair of driven feed rollers (206), mounted on a heavy support plate (216). The wire is fed through a flexible sheath FS to a remotely located wire shaping device, in particular a spring forming device 208, comprising forming tools (210), a pitch control tool (212) and a cutter (214). The forming tools (210) and the pitch control tool (212) form the wire into a spring S, which is cut from the supply of wire when it is complete. The tools (210, 212) and cutter (214) are controlled remotely from a control station (220) via a bundle of flexible control cables (222), which may include a power cable. The spring forming device 208 is mounted on a positioning member (224), such as a robot arm or moveable table, configured for three-dimensional movement, and/or optionally adjustments in inclination. Without the heavy plate (216) and rollers (205, 206), the spring forming device (208) is sufficiently light in weight and compact as to be moved by the positioning member (224) to a location in which springs are to be used, thereby avoiding the need for transportation apparatus to convey the springs from the place where they are formed to the place where they are to be used.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un appareil de formage de composants de fil métallique qui sont, dans cet exemple, des ressorts, qui comprend un poste d'alimentation (202), pour alimenter un matériau de formage de ressort, tel qu'un fil métallique W. Le poste d'alimentation comprend une paire de rouleaux de guidage (204) et une paire de rouleaux d'alimentation entraînés (206), montés sur une plaque de support lourde (216). Le fil métallique est amené à travers une gaine flexible FS vers un dispositif de formage de fil métallique distant, en particulier un dispositif de formage de ressort 208, comprenant des outils de formage (210), un outil de commande de pas (212) et un dispositif de coupe (214). Les outils de formage (210) et l'outil de commande de pas (212) forment le fil métallique en ressort S qui est découpé à partir de l'alimentation de fil métallique une fois qu'il est terminé. Les outils (210, 212) et le dispositif de coupe (214) sont commandés à distance depuis une station de commande (220) par l'intermédiaire d'un faisceau de câbles de commande flexibles (222), qui peut comprendre un câble d'alimentation. Le dispositif de formage de ressort 208 est monté sur un élément de positionnement (224), tel qu'un bras de robot ou une table mobile, configuré pour déplacement tridimensionnel, et/ou, facultativement, des ajustements d'inclinaison. Sans la plaque lourde (216) et les rouleaux (205, 206), le dispositif de formage de ressort (208) est suffisamment léger et compact pour être déplacé par l'élément de positionnement (224) à un emplacement auquel les ressorts doivent être utilisés, de façon à éviter le besoin d'un appareil de transport pour transporter les ressorts depuis l'endroit où ils sont formés à l'endroit où ils doivent être utilisés.
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