US Patent No. 10,655,275

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A LOAD BEARING CABLE, AS WELL AS A LOAD BEARING CABLE


Patent No. 10,655,275
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Device And Method For Producing A Load Bearing Cable, As Well As A Load Bearing Cable
Inventorship Rinze Jan Van Der Schuit, Oranjewoud (NL)
Assignee Cabin Air Group B.V., Joure (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,655,275

1. A device for producing an endless winding cable by winding at least one yarn around two thimbles that are provided at opposite ends of the cable, comprising:an elongated guide and a carriage movably connected to one another for a movement of the carriage relative to the elongated guide in a length direction of the elongated guide;
a first thimble holder and a second thimble holder connected to the elongated guide at a distance from one another, with each thimble holder designed to hold one of the two thimbles;
a yarn feeder connected to the carriage, said yarn feeder comprising at least one spool holder for holding a spool with the at least one yarn, and an output guide for guiding the at least one yarn to the cable during winding;
wherein the output guide and the first thimble holder, as well as the output guide and the second thimble holder, are movable relative to each other in at least a direction perpendicular to the length direction of the elongated guide for guiding the at least one yarn half a turnaround respectively the first one of the two thimbles and the second one of the two thimbles during winding; and
wherein the yarn feeder comprises at least one yarn brake for controlling a tension of the at least one yarn while being fed into each yarn layer during winding, further comprising a control, wherein the at least one yarn brake is controllable by the control, and wherein the control is configured to increase tension during winding, such that tension of at least one subsequent yarn layer is greater while winding the at least one subsequent yarn layer than is tension of previous layers of yarn turns.