Patent Number: 6,167,594

Title: Shifting device for establishing contact between a flat bar and a cleaner in a carding machine

Abstract: A carding machine includes a main carding cylinder, a travelling flats assembly having a plurality of flat bars provided with a clothing cooperating with the clothing of the main carding cylinder; an endless flat bar driving element trained about end sprockets and circulating the flat bars in an endless path; a flat cleaning device supported at a location above the flat bar driving element and including a rotatably supported flat brush roller. A shifting device is provided for raising the flat bar driving element and the flat bars situated at the location towards the flat brush roller for establishing a contacting relationship between the flat brush roller and the clothing of the respective flat bars and for lowering the flat bar driving element and the flat bars situated at the location away from the flat brush roller for discontinuing a contacting relationship between the flat brush roller and the clothing of the respective flat bars.

Inventors: Steinert; Thomas (Kempen, DE)

Assignee: Trutzschler GmbH & Co., KG

International Classification: D01G 15/00 (20060101); D01G 15/78 (20060101); D01G 015/76 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018