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Patented July 4, v1950
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FarquharJGompany, York;Pa., aeorp'nration of
" @alienation Mar/@11130, 1944,_sevrn1N0.52s,744, `
' 4This 'invention’i‘elates :to y'ba-ling ‘äeviQes ‘and
imean'sà the other "_side being severedï?romithe
:particularly -^ toi‘those ` ¿constructions - wherein fthe
¿gripped n>side at l substantially Athe 4¿same -j-tìme. _
i yOther v'and farther-'objects Ao'f~"«_-tçl1e»invention
Wire is l’pa’ssedjaeross ithejv‘path oi ‘thej-material
ft’in- the operation jof Asecuri
-Will -beapparent to thoseiskilled-îinßthe art from
'af-»reading »of thee' «complete speeiñ‘ca-tion i #and '
v"-"In "loading în'iaohines`y "and particularly "jtjliose
`Which are [email protected] forjoperat'íonl-While
' Referring to the drawing whereinf-isiillustrated
‘traveling over "the ground, “thev jredùot-ion 'of
a preferred embodiment of the invention.
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Fig. ¿l is La perspectivelviewho'f theibalerèshow
Weight î_to a minimum is A‘important lboth '-_asl-lto
“the :Weightïo'f the machine fitself and lalso fthe ,10 ‘ling a `general lelevational view, parts «of--the #bailar
»which are conventional »beingßbrokeneway «or
)number of operatives-tope’carried
*.In "the vma'ohinf-Js ‘Where “an `operative sits on
. dust ,and Vchair“ from the V"loader Side _.makqs „it
1 diñ'ioult AA~fon-tile vopera-tive ¿to ' see ‘ arid-perform :l
Fig.l 2 fis fa ».:plan '-'vieW of '--the needle `l'operating
mechanism»with‘ìtheíiront o`f-=-the jmachine lait the
' the ` ins-ideïof fa ’combined loader r_and dba'ler. #the
Figf.~3 isffa‘p'lan Yview ¿o_fïthe` need-le end, :its
A primary object pfthis invention-asimism
adjaeeritfßglri-pping „means land ithe miren-cutter
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Fig. Ji isla -~perspecti~ve ¿view `of fthe gripping
~ and Vvcutting Lmeohanism‘ ‘ showing ¿the yJpath ¿fol
lowedçby ¿the `vviivemelative- A:to .the ìbale. one mine
side of 'the 'machineffwiïthout "direction by~an
operative and'in'jsuch a manner-‘that asitheïlbales
vcoil beingomitted.l
«anism of-FigxQ.
' »Another »objectoi »the «invention »is "the pro
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Fig'.Ak iôa-iisf-a. `eross~seotion :ofI iboth needles fand
:guidessimïilarfto-»Fíg. 6. "
Vof the »bale-r and -ipla'eingithe wirelen‘dslinposi
-on‘theli'neLSL-iö oïlFigß.
ïfor driving-the ¿needlesfto a-'point onvthe-«oii'tside
25 y Fig.. 611s alcross-sectionßofionei guidefa'ndfneedle
vision of anf improved fand simplified ìIlnecïflianism
rJFig. SHisVanKenlarged iview of the match meeh
are ¿successively formed, `tlie'lv/ire `_ends fior the
`loaleswill fbe‘on "the samegside so “theta-¿single
operative mayetie the Wires.
Figs. '7 and 8 are side and bottom Iiviews re-`
A ¿further object lof the «invention f'lisf-the ¿pro
Figs. ‘ 9 vand 4121D :are views :.fromi'side fand `mear
»vision '--df «an \ improved ¿belier wherein ït'he needle
SOithe'Wi-reaguide shownoniFigiB. z
A(Eig. -¿.111 is'l'fa; side-wiew *.of .itllie‘itniipping AJmeeha
pushes the Wire to the opposite side ofvñihevma
c_hinewhere `itis/‘held and ouh-the. mity end-ibeing
nism for=starting2theneed1e .operationp
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‘Figs '1,-2Jand~1r3 rare Adetail".views;o'fitl'ie cutter
the side of theanaoliine 1
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Figli-4: «isla perspeetiveiview ¿oi-¿the fb'ellyorank
Aisti‘l-l r»further objeet'~'of 'the invention lis Athe
--provision -of »a `baler` wher-ein the \ J‘needle passes
@Eiger-:l5 and ¿'16 ìare detail viewsiof `ctheiigçnipper `
a. loop of wire to the side "of »'theimaohinefad
I‘jacent the seat of `the operative, lafter which
the Wire is `gripped- and cut,;one end being free,
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¿A_l'ïligl’îiis fa -side‘áview
I .v ofírfthe,-`
stationary .cutter
after -’being yout, to be :placed inafholding means
"which is ~released v'as ftl1ef-neXt~gripping operation
:takes place.
Figs. >2118.»ar1’d 19 ameixd‘etail'fviews Ofiline .fsta
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vA still further object of the invention :isií'the .i 45 >fliigs. zzßpfand ¿.2 1 ¿are i'detail views 'oi ¿a :modiíûed
provision oían `improved and simplified .mech
form of the movable gripper mie/ans .ishoivneon
»anism‘y for. »passing l‘the ~wire 4across .the ’Lbaling
>»space of a baler ‘fromY one of Áits îfour .sides .to
fsimilarireferenoe eharaoters reieritoatheisame
`ì'the opposites'ide, with .means for holding `and
:oùttingfthe wire tofen'ableJtheY ends `to befplace'd
.fori similar .aparts `:throwshout fthe vespeoiíìiiatí'orl
.in-positionto‘befsecured together.
A »still ¿further » object 4of the .invention v:is v.the
@In i bag-1ers; zit ïhas sheen; ¿found rato 'gäbe 'minne ,1 ad
vantageous .toflrave .fa `¿needle -¿operi-zating ¿meanra
`provision of fa fßbaler wherein athe -:need1e .f'foiices
a loop of Wire across ¿the balingwspace after
¿ënism »which gives'fa relatifvelgv.` slowiamooement
.'Wliich, vvone side. of 7the :loop Vis ' held ' by .a gripping «.2
¿of ¿its ¿movement and; a 1.relativeiyïy irapid fmwee
single cycle. Connected to the slide tube 26 is
a pin-bearing 21 upon which is pivotally mounted
ment during the latter part of the iirst half of
its cycle. During the recession of the needle
movement, the reverse takes place, the first part
being rapid and the latter being relatively slow.
To bring about this result, there is provided a
varying speed mechanism and its controlling
connection-which I will now describe.
one end of an operating link 28. This link 26
is connected to one end of a swinging arm 20
which pivots bodily about a pivot 30. Also piv
oted on this pivot 30 is an arm 3| which carries
a sliding block 32. Pivotally connected between
., the free end of the arm 29 and the block 32 is a
On the main frame I0, is the needle operating
link 33. On one side of the sliding block 32 is a
control lever I| which is normally held in posi
tion to operate by a spring IIB. The lever || ¿isp 10. `cam roller 34 which engages a cam slot 36. It
fulcrumed at IIb and is connected at its inner A, is to be noted that the cam slot 36 is of irregular
end to a link I2. The opposite end of the link - shape. During the iirst part of the stroke, the
yangular travel of the arm 3| is very much slower
illustrated in Fig. 2, the fast moving part of
I2 is pivoted to a bell crank I3 fulcrumed at
|3‘aL on the main frame l0. _. ,Thelink I4 opera-„1 " '~ than during the latter part of the stroke.
tively connects the other armor the. bell crank
the cam is .constructed on the arc of a circle.
I3 to one arm of a bell crank lever'l5, also ful
crumed on the main frame I0 at |511. _On
On the return stroke, the pin 2| engages an
abutment 2611 which is rigidly attached to the
slide tube 26, and returns the slide tube 26 to
ing member |51’ provided with a rule-joint, as at>
ISC, permitting pivotalmovement in one direc 20 its initial position. The first portion of this
return movement is fast `while the latter por
tion¿_vo_nly.v The releasing member |51? isnor
tion of the- movement is relatively slow. .
mally vheld in position ready to operate by a
Pivot'ed to the free end of vthe swinging arm
spring ¿|511 connected at one vend to an arm »|56
3_I .is a link 31 which is connected to a needle
and at its other end to the bell crank lever I5.
¿This releasing member |51’ is in position to oper 25 operating frame 38. Perpendicular to the baler
frame are guides 39 in which are mounted for
ate the release catch 23 to put the needlel oper
sliding movement, the needles' |00. The frame
ating mechanism in motion, as'will be presently
3,8 is connected to and moves the needles |00 in
the other arm of the lever I5 is pivoted a releas- `
» yThere isprovided a star wheel I6 having teeth
the guides 39.
:ISFwhich engage the upper portion of the bale 30
There are two needles |00, one above the other
to take care of the two wires with which the bales
are bound. As the operation of the needles and
`being formed and as .the latter moves in being
formed, the star Wheel revolves. The star wheel
is of a size such that its periphery will be equal
.to thev length of the bale tobe formed. In the
their coacting devices isidentical, the operation
of only one will be described in detail.
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Referring to Fig. 4, the baling wire I0| is held
from displacement in the guide`40 on the inside
present illustration the star Wheel ¿I6 is non
adjustable. On the shaft of lthe star wheel I0
of the baling frame. y
is a short arm |61’ which engages a‘ hammer op
In- Fig. 4 is illustrated diagrammatically the
erating arm of the bell hammer I1. The ham
path of the baling wire and the position ofone
mer |1_4 is in position to ring the bell I8 as the
arm |61’ operates the hammer |1, once at the end 40 of the needles asit 'starts to contact the wire
prior to forcing it through the baling space.>
of .each revolution of the starL wheel I6. The
The wire I0| feeds out of a coil box 4|, through
ringing of the bell |8 is the signal that the bale
an eye 42a to a guide pulley 42 over which the
--being formed is of the*v proper size to be bound;
Wire passes to pulleys v43, 44 mounted at suitable
whereupon the operator moves the' -handle of
places on the main frame I0. From the pulley
- the lever I | to his right to operate the bell crank
44, the wire passes to a -pulley 45 located adja
lever I5 to cause its releasing member |51’ to
cent the guide 40, already described.
release the catch mem-ber 23 which in 'turn're
In the- end of the needle |00 is a pulley |02
leases the needle operating latch which will now
which forces the wire across the path of the
The cross head 20 on the plunger of the -usual 50
and conventional type of baler, carries a pin 2|
which registers with a latch 22 whichis released
` tion to be caught by the pin 2|. .» However, when
i ,
The needle |00 has a cut away- portion_|00a
and a shoulder |001) for a purpose to be presently
-bysuitable operating means, already described,
when the bale becomes of suñicient size to re
quire binding. A catch 23 with a detent 24' nor
mally holds the latch 22 so that it is not in posi
baling mechanism.
Below the pulley |02 is a rounded end portion
|00c ofthe needle which is used to operate the
cutter in a manner to be described.
On a supporting bracket |03 is mounted a
guide |04 which guides the needle in the outer
the bale is of suñicient size to be bound, ,the
portion of its travel.l ,
releasing `member |51’ is moved by the >handle
A wire cutting member I 05. has an arm |05* for
II, as already described. This member |51"en- 60
operating the gripping means and a short arm
gages the end of the catch 23 and moves it
. |051’ which contacts and is operated by the nee
against the spring 24HL to cause the detent 24 to
vdie end |000. The cutting member |05 is pro
disengage from the latch 22. The spring 25
vided with another arm |05d which carries the
now pulls the latch 22 to the position shown -in
Fig. 2, ready to be engaged by the pin 2| at the 65 cutting edge |056.
The cutting member |05,is;pivotally mounted
end of its next stroke.
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at | 05c on the side bracket |06 in such a manner
With the latch 22 in position for operation, as
that when it is moved pivotally, the cutting edge
shown in Fig. 2, the cross head 20 on its next
will coact with a stationary cutter member |01
stroke causes its pin 2| to engage the slant face
228» forcing the latch 22 to one side and‘to 'then 70 mounted rigidly on the‘bracket |06. The outer
end of the arm |05d is provided with a curved
guide |058, tapered outwardly, which serves as
a lifting means for the wire I0 I, to guide the same
into a position for cutting.y
the catch 22 which is mountedon the f needle
The two arms |05b and |05c1 are so placed with
voperating slide tube 26 movesïthelatter Afor a 75
enter the operating slot 2-21’, the spríng'25 con
tinuously tending to force the latch 22 .to opera
tive position. With the reversalr ofv movement,
relationnto` each tether,l and :toA the. path Loirxthe
dri-.the tyirrgfafterftcrmationof the bale, there an
needie :|00 and aisotor theipiv'ot.: 'liliìev of.v the .avm
|05, that as the forward end |00c of the needle.
pushesagainst .the arm llßä‘ïthecarm |[email protected] will
betoreed into» the Vcut.‘fai/ray portion;v |009 of. the
needle m0. 'Ii-ris.> action’f is .brought about'. bythe
provided apair or wiresholding means.
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Adjacent .to the gripperV and ¿cutter means .and
atfsomefdistance therefromA
the direction of y
trai/clef .the Lbal'e,y .there is mounted an upright
standard which is rigidly connected to the frame;~
forward portion |00° oiäthe needlel pushing . This standardisdesignated |20.
against the .arm web' :andi .pivotingÍ .the cutter
*Mounted'on .one side are apair of Wirey holdf
member-.iilâabout itsïpivot |1059 4‘The pivot |059,
ing means .consistingof _a .stationary member |2l1‘.Ä
islcloseenough- to'theneedle .so thatthe needle 1,0. and »a pivoted holding member |2| having coact
cutaway portion idea» receives .the arm.' |05d iwhen
ingmeans to grip. .the wires and hold them. Each
holding. member has .two 'projectingl arms
the needle-is. extended. .l When‘the needle with»
drawn, the inner face. |001? .engages the side-.of
Mdm-1:12 lib.. r'I'.he‘varms |2|`bco0perate Withanau
the arm. -tilâd which. operates. the .cuttingmember
tomatieïtripping .device which trips and releases
and brings the edgeoithe arm. |05§1into the 115. bothwire holding members |2| simultaneously.
vertical .plane .oi the side> of the needle 400, a
The Iarms |[email protected] are used for hand control of the
shown in dotted 'lines in Figure. .3.
holding `means ivhenthe wires are inserted.
ßnroneside .of the upright member >|20 is a
slide member. ¿|22 which is supported loosely yon
the upright with free but limited vertical move
ment.,H Boltsy |23. pass through slots |22a andare
Mounted adjacentthe sideoftheneedle |00. is
a gripping means. which holds lthe wire while and
after it is. .cut as will new:bedescribed...`
gripping .device consists of» a,y stationary
grip |03 which is mounted rigidly relatively to
supportedl in .the upright |20. Trip arms |22b are .
the bracket |05,andthe-pivoted‘wire gripper |09.
The >grhmer |00 nasa toethed edge~|0ßßwhich
integrali-Withthefslide member |22 and extend
moves close enough to the Vgrip |0050 that after
the wire is out, the tendency from the .resiliency
ofl the bale .to pullthe Wire inwardly Wil-l bind
off the kholding members |2| when.v the slide |.22is
raised.. A lifting link |24 is pivoted at. one end
te. an .extension |22c oi the slidemember |22 and
the same and hold» it against movement. . The
atzits upper. end to an .arm of .a .bell crank lever`
'outer end of the grippery |09. has a slot willl in
whichoperates. the end of a gripfcutter link `| I0..
into. position toengage. the, respective .arms |2|1b '
12:5; rlîhebell crank lever 1.2.5 is pivotally mount
, ed von arms |.2-.6 mounted rigidly. on the uprigh
Thi-elink .| |21 has apivoted endeoperating loosely»
member |20.
Connected to the'fother arm of the belleraiilçy
in the slot web While `its other end-z is pivoted in
the arm leña of thecutter member |05..
lever |25 is oneendxof a rod |21. 'I‘hisrod |21
when it moves to the right as illustrated, turns
On the gripper' |03 and adjacent: the .toothedv
|[email protected] thereof, isa wiresguiding ñnger.. 109C.. ‘. _ the bell cranlclever |25.` and by means of the conf-1
which guides the wire downwardly-to. griimingrpof-`
nectinglink |2d; raises the slide |22. AS the eX
tensions ortrip arms. |22b contact theirrespec-f.
tive- armss-lZib, theholdingmembers |2| release
>the Wires |0| from their coacting gripping means.`
sition. Acting alsoasa guide tomove'the -wireto
cutting position' is afcuttelr iänger |[email protected] integral.
with the cutter member |012. The fìngeniilüßex
ing it when the needle. .is lin extended position. As
The rod |21 is connected at its .other end to a
bell.. crank lever arm |28 which is. mounted on
the needle. li ímpushesf the -wireiout to cutting'. posi-`
tion, the ñnger |01a guides the wirezdownwardly
the lshaftlZS.- The shaft |29. is mountedpivote
ally atthe bottomv ofthe baler frame .and carries
tends toward the needle >lßilijust .shertzof.oontaei'eA »'f .
to. gripping andcuttingpositinn. i When the. Wire
atv the inner side, another arm |30. On the upf.’
is so guided to. gripping pnsit-ion, .the-gripperñn
ger. liìBC'holds the. wire fromjmnping from be?.
tween the jaws of Athe/gripping meansuntil. the
Wire is ñrmlyheld; inlplace, after`
the cut
per rend of.y the arm. |30 isa spring-.pressed detent
ISF-which is in position to. ber engaged bythelug
ting operation takes place aswill be. described., f
An arm | il. is rigidly. mounted onthe bracketv
ille and is providedvvith kan eye-towhichisfcone
nec-.ted `one end .of a; spring: |12. y'I’he-.ot‘her end
of the spring ||2
connected to an eye in the
arm of the gripper member> |092 and tends tov
|32 mounted on .the needle
operating. a slide
. In loperationas the needley operating slide tube
215L moves. to theleft as illustrated in
1, vthe de.
tent |31 islforced down as the lug|32 passes. `On
return,‘when moving vto the right asillustratedthe
detent |31 withthe arm |30 and the shaft I 29. to.
gether with. the arm .|28 are forced in a cloclrn
'ma-lie the latter rotate .clockwiseas .illnstratedïin
Fig. 3. Sincethelink llilfconnectsxtne'arm |05a
and the gripperslot |09b, movement ofthe» grip--.
per> .|09 under influence. of. thespring |12 will
wise direction, as killustrated on Fig. 15 untilthe
lug L32 rides over theitop of the detent. |34.. This
causes the.rod.|2f1 to; operate thebell crank lever
also. cause a` tendency'of »the arm ¿|05? to move.
holding members |.2|,V and in turn` to releasexthe
clockwise, as illustrated.
On the side of the needle .l‘ûütisagroovedwire
guide lîláld which ismountedzrigidly on the needle
iet in a position which. whenfthe..needlejsiatfits
most advanced position, will be nclose tothe gripe
per |09. As the Wire is*Y pushed sidewise'some‘
what into the cutfavvay portion Ißûë'by the cute
|05d the-groove of the guide H30”l tends toA
assist in placing the wire imposition torbe gripped
|25 :to-.liftthe slide§.|‘ operateto releasethe l
, f:
60 wiresy for apurpose. to be later described.`
In Figs.` 20 and 2;1.,Lthere is~ illustrated a modiñed
formioitiie gripping `member |09.-r In thisçiorm,
thexgripper 209 has a; .toothed surface 20da and
a slot 20gb, but instead oi vbeing provided'witha
finger, there is; provided aguidel lip ìüâezvfhich
extends over thepath of the wire |00 and fortes>
the Wire. to. vits place between the.v grip |03 Aand
thetootîbed surface Zeer.'
bythe gripper |09 and'tobe cutl bythe cutter |01.
A groove |04EL at the' side of -the lneedle,‘patlfiprof`
vides space >for the .wirewasithe needlegenters. .the
guide IM,
the formation. of. a baleis- started, the _Wires
.'îbesoneration of. the machine'as a Whole will
llow‘be. described..
balies. operation‘having been started` in.
the wel-Mmorm manner` l,with the Wires heldr by
the-holding.. members 12|, hay or other material
have toi be> placed acrossthe balingspace. . Inor
is» fed/into. the balingppress andthe. Well-,known
der to. insure .that there-will be Isuß‘ieiem: wire :te
nlungerelternately presses the ,hay or otherrnatee
rial into’ the bale being formed and then With
draws to permit more material to be put into
the bale chamber in front thereof. As the forma
tion of this bale continues, the Wire being secured
by holding member l2 |, is pulled around the end
of the bale nrst formed. When it is time to com
plete and tie one bale and start forming a new
pulls theëneedle |00,V through the frame I8 and
the. link:` 31, slowly to start the needle on its move
"One advantage of- the slow starting movement
is Ithat there isfless liability of breaking the wire
as the roller pulley |02 of the needle |00 begins
to force the wire through the baling space. As
the pulley |02 with the needle |00 passes through
bale, the bell | 8 located adjacent to the star
the baling space,v the wire is fed from the usual
wheel I6 rings, signalling the operator, who in
turn pushes lever || located on top of the baler. 10 wire coil box 4|. As the needle |00 at its outer
end `|00c pushes against the arm |05b of the
This trips catch 23 which allows the latch 22 to
cutter |05, the cutter member |05 will be pivotally
come into a position where it may be engaged by
moved. Thisl movement causes the arm |05d of
the pin 2| of the crosshead 20. As the crosshead
the cutter member to swing into the recess |00'
20v reverses its movement, the pin 2| and the latch
22 start the needle operating mechanism to drive 15 of" the needle |00. This causes the wire to ride
up onthe slope |05li adjacent the cutting edge
the needle |00 across the baling chamber, push
|05e. Near the end of the movement of the arm
ing the wire |0| into the cutting and gripping
|05d into the recess |00“, the wire passes over
mechanism as shown in Fig. 3, whereby the wire
the end of the slope |05g of the arm |05“, the
|0| is caught by the teeth |09El and gripper |08.
As the needles return, the wire |0| is cut by 20 wire dropping 'into position between the cutting
edge .|05e of the cutter |05, and the stationary
cutting members |05e and |01 leaving one wire
end gripped by the members |08 and |09 and one
,.At-'the same- time, the wire is assisted in its
looped end wire free. As this operation takes
movement to a position between the two cutter
place, the upright grippers |2| are released
through mechanism |22 as already described, Fig. 25 members |05e, |01, by the cutter iinger |019. Also
at the same time, the wire drops behind the grip
l. -At this" point of operation, the operator
lug` |08. Since the movement of the cutter |05
manually clamps the loose looped end wire by
by the needle |00, also moves the gripper |09,
the holding members |2|. While this operation
through the link ||0, to open position, the wire
is `being done, the bale in the chamber is being
formed and moved along the bale chamber, 30 drops in place to be gripped between the toothed
edge |09it of the gripper |09 and the grip lug |08.
pushing the wire around the end of the bale the
When the' needle begins to move back to its
wire end being gripped by the gripper |09. After
initial, inoperative position, by means of a re
the operator manually clamps the wire |0| by
versalof movement of the parts 26, «21, 28, 29, 3|,
holding member |2|, he now immediately, by
pushing lever |05 releases the wire held by the 35 32, 33, and 34, the wire loopis left in place and
as the’shoulder |00b engages the arm |05d, the
gripper |09. This releases wire |0| forV complet
ing the tie of the bale, which is performed manu
ally. 'As the manual operation is `being carried
cutter memberV |05 reverses its movement.
spring ||2 operates to close the toothed edge
| 09a against the grip lug |08 with the result that
out, a new bale is being formed.
1 The looped end of the Wire for the new bale, 40 the wire is ñrmly held in place. The guide
finger |09ß assists to prevent the wire |0| from
as already stated, is being held by holding mem
escape from the gripping means until the wire
ber |2|. When the new bale is ready to be tied,
is ñrmly held.
the operation of the manual lever ||, causes thev
-“Continued movement of the needle toward in
pin'2l on the crosshead 20 to engage the latch
operativelposition causes the cutting edges |05°
opening 22"` and the needles again-bring in wire
and |01 to cut the wire immediately after it is
loopsfwhich are caught by the gripping devices
gripped between thel gripping means |09a and
|08, |09 and cut by the cutters |[email protected] and |01.
On reaching its former position, the pin 2| 'over
|00. Since as the needle recedes, it leaves the wire
loop", lthe cutting of the wire results in a short end
rides the opening 22b to position the latch` 22
for engagement by the detent 24. By the same 50 gripped in the gripping means and a long end
which is to' become a part of the wire for the new
action, the end of the catch 23 pivots the de
bale just‘started. As the needle operating slide
pending pivoted end I5b which latter is restored
tube 26 starts its return movement simultane
by the spring |5d. At this point, the detent 24
ously causing the needle to recede, the lug |32
engages the‘latch 22 to hold it retracted from
operative position andthe cycle is complete.
engages the detent |3|, turning the shaft |29,
swingingtheïarm |28, pushing the rod |21, turn
As the movement of the latch 22 begins the
ing the -bell crank |25 to lift the releasing slide
forward movement of the needle operating slide
tube 26, the link 28 begins to swing the arm 29.
|22. ï-This,"through'the lugs |22b, turns the hold
This causes the link pull on the sliding
ing means`l2ll. . At about this time, the operative
block 32. As the block'32 is mounted on the 60 has taken the wires in his ¿hand so that when the
releasing action takes place he can remove the
swinging arm 3| and since its movement is, by
-wires from ,the holding means.
the cam roller 3-4, coniined to movement along
VThe .completed bale `now moves through the
the cam slot 36, movement of the block 32 takes
baling frame with the new bale being formed in
place under this control.
It will be noted that the nrst part of the cam 65 front of it as the old bale is` pushed toward the
discharge end of the baler. One end of the wire
slot 36 which is followed by the cam roller is more
nearly radial with relation to the pivot 30 of the
at the rear of the bale having been released from
the holding means |2|, the other end which is
swinging arm 3|, than the last part of the cam
held by the-gripper |09, pulls the wire around the
slot 36, which in the embodiment illustrated is
constructed on an arc about pívot 30 as center. 70 baleas'the` formation of the new bale progresses.
Inftïthis Èway 'there isa longer'free piece of wire
Due to this construction, for a given movement
of the needle- operating slide tube 26, there will
be a less movement ofthe swinging arm 3| during
the initial part of the stroke, vthan during the last
on the gripper end than when the gripping took
place.,` The arms |05'l are now manually engaged
toA release- the grippers |09. The ends of the wire
part of the stroke, This initial slow movement, 75 will-fnow be free for tying with the ends released
19, In a baling machine having a bale-forming`
wire after it has been cut, and coacting means
for causing the gripper to grip the wire and the
cutter to cut the wire adjacent the grippingmeans and the holding device to release its wire,
surface substantially at its axis and adjacent its
all substantially at the same time.
the path of the bale-forming means, a wire
means, a baler needle having a wire-engaging’forward end, means for forcing the needle across
cutting means and a wire-gripping means adja
13. In a baling machine, a balerneedle having
a wire-bearing surface, a cutter, a wire gripping
means and a wire-holding device for securing the
wire after it has been cut, means for driving the
needle slowly in the initial and last portions of
cent the place of limit of needle travel, the wire
gripping means being under control of the move
ment of the wire-cutting means, and means oper-v
ated by the needle to operate the cutting means
its movement and faster during the other por
tions, and coacting, means for causing the gripper
to grip the wire, the cutter to cut the wire and
the holding device to release the wire,all at sub
stantially the same time.
and gripping means.
20. In a baling machine having a bale-forming
means, a baler needle having a wire-engaging
surface substantially at its axis and adjacent its
15 forward end, means for forcing the needle across
the path of the bale-forming means, a wire-`
gripping means, a wire-cutting means, the wire
14. In a baling machine having a bale-,forming
means, a baler needle having a wire-bearing sur
gripping and wire-cutting means being in position
to receive the wire carried by the needle during
through the path of the bale-formingl means, a 20 a portion of its stroke, coacting means between
the needle and cutting means to operate the cut
wire-gripping means adjacent the place of limit
ting means by the movement of the needle, and
of needle travel, a wire-cutting means separate
an operating connection between the gripping
from the needle and adjacent the gripping means
means and cutting means whereby the cutting
for severing the baling wire, and coacting means
means and gripping means are operated to cut
between the needle and gripping means to oper
and grip the baling wire during another portion
ate the gripping means by the needle. , , ,
of the movement of the needle.
15. In a baling machine havingl a bale~for1ning
21. In a'baling machine having a bale-forming
means, a baler needle having a _wire-bearing sur
means, a baler needle having a wire~engaging
face substantially on its axis~ and adjacent its
forward end, means for' forcing- the , needle 30 surface substantially at its axis and adjacent its
forward end, means for forcing the needle across
through the path of the bale-forming means, a
the path of the bale-forming means, a wire
wire-gripping meansadjacent the place of limit
cutting means, a, wire-gripping means, and means
of needle travel, a wire-cutting means separate
for placing the wire-cutting and wire-gripping
from the needle and adjacent the gripping means
for severing the baling wire, and coacting means 35 Ameans in position to receive the baling wire dur
ing movement of the needle in one direction and
between the needle, gripping and cutting means
to cause operation of the Iwire-cutting and wire
to operate the two latter by the needle.
gripping means when the needle moves in the
16. In a baling machine„a baler needle having
opposite direction.
`a wire-engaging surface substantially at its axis
and adjacent its forward end, means for forcing 40 22. In a baling machine having a bale-forming
means, a baling needle having a wire-engaging
the needle point through a predetermined path,
surface substantially on its axis and adjacent its
a Wire-cutting means adjacent the path of the
forward end and having a cut-away portion,
needle to receive the wire from the needle, and a
means for forcing the needle across the path of
wire-gripping means adjacent the path of travel
of the needle’and in Iposition to receive the wire, 45 the bale-forming means, a wire-gripping means
adjacent the needle path, and a wire-cutting
the needle and cutting means having coacting
means separate from but operable by a surface
surfaces therebetween for operating the cutting
ofthe needlev to place the cutting means and
means by the >needle after the wire has entered
gripping means in position to receive the baling
the gripping means.
, '
17. In a baling machine, a balerneedle having 50 wire during one portion of the needle travel,
the wire-cutting means and gripping means being
a ywire-engaging surface substantially at its axis
operable by a surface of the cut-away portion to
and adjacent its forward end, wire-gripping
cut and grip the baling wire during another por
means, wire-cutting means, means for forcing the
tion of the needle travel.
needle through a predetermined path, means
operating in co-ordination with the needle to
guide the wire into gripping position in the grip
ping means, and `means 'under control of the
face substantially 4on its 'axis and adjacent its
forward end, means for forcing the needle
needle for causing operation of the cutting means
1zîiind gripping means at substantially the same
18. Infa baling machine having a bale-forming
means, a baler-'needle' having a wire-engaging
The following references are of record in the
file_of this patent:
surface substantially atv itsv axis and adjacent its
forward end, means' for 'forcing the'needle across
the path of the' bale-forming means, a, wire
cutting means, wire-gripping means, and "means
under control of the needle for operating the cut-~
ting means and the gripping means, including a
connection between the lcutting means and' the
gripping means for operating the latter by the 70
s Name
Stanbro __________ __ Feb. 13,
Tinker _____‘_ _____ __ Oct. 17,
North ____________ __ Dec. 24,
Pearson et al _______ __ Apr. 6,
Haase ____________ __ Aug. 15,
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