Wire payout

  • US 6,745,899 B1
  • Filed: 02/25/2002
  • Issued: 06/08/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A payout device for controlling the payout of wire from a coil of wire in a drum having a drum axis and a drum body and a core coaxial with said axis, said coil of wire being wound about said core and having a top, said payout comprising:

  • a first ring resting on the top of the wire coil and having a first inner edge adjacent to the core and a first outer edge spaced from said first inner edge, a second ring resting on the top of the wire coil and having a second outer edge adjacent to the drum body, and a second inner edge spaced from said second outer edge, said first outer edge being spaced from said second inner edge to define a continuous generally circular gap above the top of the wire coil such that the wire passes upwardly through said gap as it is payed out from the wire coil, a third ring having a third inner edge and a third outer edge spaced from said third inner edge;

    said third ring overlying said first and second rings and at least partially covering said gap, and the wire being withdrawn through said gap displaces said third ring relative to said first and second rings and eccentrically relative to said axis.

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