(19)
(11)EP 4 015 192 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
14.09.2022 Bulletin 2022/37

(43)Date of publication A2:
22.06.2022 Bulletin 2022/25

(21)Application number: 21216635.9

(22)Date of filing:  21.12.2021
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
B29C 53/20(2006.01)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
B29C 53/20
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 21.12.2020 GB 202020240

(71)Applicant: Turner, Andrew
Darlington DL1 5NQ (GB)

(72)Inventor:
  • Turner, Andrew
    Darlington DL1 5NQ (GB)

(74)Representative: Archer, Graham John 
Archer-IP Ltd Northern Design Centre Abbott's Hill Gateshead
Newcastle upon Tyne NE8 3DF
Newcastle upon Tyne NE8 3DF (GB)

  


(54)AN APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING THE CURVE IN A ROLL OF PIPE


(57) An apparatus for straightening or reducing the curve in a roll of plastic pipe is disclosed. The apparatus has a first line of non-driven rollers arranged in an arc and a second line of non-driven rollers also arranged in an arc with the first and second lines of rollers spaced are apart so that a pipe can snuggly pass between them. Each line includes multiple rollers which are spaced apart in the direction of travel of the pipe and arranged so as not to engage the top of bottom of the pipe as it passes through the apparatus.







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