US 11,654,469 B2
Device for the production of appropriately configured roll assemblies of expanded aluminium mesh adapted to efficiently fill fuel containers
Pavlos Lekkakis, Attikis (GR)
Appl. No. 16/603,540
Filed by Petros Lekkakis, Attikis (GR)
PCT Filed Apr. 7, 2017, PCT No. PCT/GR2017/000018
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Oct. 7, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/185505, PCT Pub. Date Oct. 11, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2021/0086247 A1, Mar. 25, 2021
Int. Cl. B21D 11/06 (2006.01); A62C 3/06 (2006.01); B21D 31/04 (2006.01); B65H 18/02 (2006.01); B65H 20/02 (2006.01); B65H 23/02 (2006.01); B65H 45/10 (2006.01); B65H 45/28 (2006.01); B65H 75/22 (2006.01)
CPC B21D 11/06 (2013.01) [A62C 3/065 (2013.01); B21D 31/04 (2013.01); B65H 18/0212 (2020.08); B65H 20/02 (2013.01); B65H 23/02 (2013.01); B65H 45/10 (2013.01); B65H 45/28 (2013.01); B65H 75/22 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. Device for the production of selectively configured roll assemblies of expanded aluminium mesh adapted to efficiently fill fuel containers, said device sequentially comprising:
a roll (1) of expanded aluminium mesh at an inlet of the device;
a mechanism (5) adapted to provide tensioning of a mesh web (15) flowing from said inlet to an outlet of the device;
a mechanism (6) adapted to provide a forward movement of said mesh web (15);
a mechanism (7) adapted to transversely cut a predetermined portion of said mesh web (15);
a mechanism (8) adapted to securely fold the edge of the transversely cut end of said mesh web (15);
at least one arrangement of guiding rollers (9) of said mesh web (15); and
a mechanism (10) adapted to provide setting up a desirably configured mesh roll assembly (16) and winding said mesh web (15) around said mesh roll assembly (16) to provide an end product of a variety of selectively configured roll assemblies (17) of expanded aluminium mesh adapted to efficiently fill fuel containers, wherein
said mesh roll assembly (16) is mounted onto a rotatable disc (12c) of said mechanism (10);
an end of said mesh web (15) derived from said roll (1) at the inlet of the device is stapled along a transverse line of stapling (29) onto said mesh roll assembly (16);
said mechanism (6) being adapted to be initiated immediately after said mechanism (7) transversely cuts a predetermined portion of said mesh web (15) and to be terminated as soon as the end of said mesh web (15) is stapled along a transverse line of stapling (29) onto said mesh roll assembly (16), and
said rotatable disc (12c) of said mechanism (10) being adapted to rotate immediately after said end of said mesh web (15) is stapled along a transverse line of stapling (29) onto said mesh roll assembly (16) and being adapted to stop following completion of a predetermined number of turns of said mesh web (15) around said mesh roll assembly (16);
wherein said mechanism (10) adapted to provide setting up a desirably configured mesh roll assembly (16) and winding said mesh web (15) around said mesh roll assembly (16) to provide an end product of a variety of selectively configured roll assemblies (17) of expanded aluminium mesh for efficiently filling fuel containers comprises:
a fixed lower table (11b) and an upper rotatable table (11a), said upper rotatable table (11a) being pivotally supported by said fixed lower table (lib) and being provided with an angularly configured motion transmission mechanism (50) mounted proximally to an edge medially along each one of four sides thereof;
one of four vertically oriented discs (12a, 12b, 12c, 12d) being connected to a respective said angularly configured motion transmission mechanism (50);
a motor (31a) fixedly mounted onto said fixed lower table (11b) and providing rotational strokes of 90° of said upper rotatable table (11a);
a motor (31b) fixedly mounted onto said fixed lower table (11b) and providing rotation of one of said angularly configured motion transmission mechanisms (50); and
each of said four vertically oriented discs (12a, 12b, 12c, 12d) being provided with a plurality of holes (13a) adapted to receive a plurality pins (13) spaced in accordance with a design appropriate for the production of a desirably configured mesh roll assembly (16), each of said pins (13) being adapted to receive a mesh roll component (18, 19a, 19b) of said desirably configured mesh roll assembly (16), one of said four vertically oriented discs (12a, 12b, 12c, 12d) being provided with said desirably configured mesh roll assembly (16) being adapted to rotate in each operational cycle of said device for winding a predetermined number of turns of said mesh web (15) around said desirably configured mesh roll assembly (16) to produce an end product of roll assemblies (17) of expanded aluminium mesh for efficiently filling fuel containers.