Creeling the tubes


Rail (B) remains over conveyor belt (T), but rises slightly. Then the conveyor belt moves half a spacing forward so that the empty tubes reach a point exactly under the pegs on the rail. When the rail is then lowered again and compressed air fed in, the pegs engage in the empty tubes (H) and hold them firmly. The lever system is then extended again (Fig. 59), the rail is raised, moved in over the  spindles and lowered with tubes (H) onto the spindles and then pressed on firmly (Fig. 60). Once again the discharge of compressed air releases the tubes.

Fig. 59 – Gripping the empty tubes (H) and extending

Fig. 60 – Creeling the tubes (H)