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Title: Connecting apparatus for limited rotary of rectilinear motion (ii)

Abstract

Apparatus is described for providing connection between two members having relative movement in a horizontal plane in a rotary or linear fashion. The apparatus includes a set of vertical surfaces affixed to each of the members, laterally aligned across a selected vertical gap. A number of cables or hoses, for electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic connection are arranged between consecutive surfaces in a c-shaped traveling loop, connected through their end portions to the two respective members, so that through a sliding motion portions of the cable are transferred from between one set of surfaces to the other aligned set, across the gap, upon relative motion of the members. A number of flexible devices are affixed to the upper set of surfaces for supporting the upper portion of each looped cable. The apparatus is particularly adaptable to an area having limited lateral clearances and requiring signal level separation between electrical cables, such as found in the rotating plugs and associated equipment of the reactor vessel head of a nuclear reactor.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5599056
Patent Number(s):
US 4288292
Application Number:
TRN: 82-004139
Assignee:
Department of Energy
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 6 Apr 1979; Other Information: PAT-APPL-028018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CLOSURES; CONNECTORS; PRESSURE VESSELS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; CABLES; HOSES; REACTOR FUELING; REACTOR MAINTENANCE; CONDUCTOR DEVICES; CONTAINERS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MAINTENANCE; 220200* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Components & Accessories

Citation Formats

Hardin, R T, and Kurinko, C D. Connecting apparatus for limited rotary of rectilinear motion (ii). United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Hardin, R T, & Kurinko, C D. Connecting apparatus for limited rotary of rectilinear motion (ii). United States.
Hardin, R T, and Kurinko, C D. Tue . "Connecting apparatus for limited rotary of rectilinear motion (ii)". United States.
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abstractNote = {Apparatus is described for providing connection between two members having relative movement in a horizontal plane in a rotary or linear fashion. The apparatus includes a set of vertical surfaces affixed to each of the members, laterally aligned across a selected vertical gap. A number of cables or hoses, for electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic connection are arranged between consecutive surfaces in a c-shaped traveling loop, connected through their end portions to the two respective members, so that through a sliding motion portions of the cable are transferred from between one set of surfaces to the other aligned set, across the gap, upon relative motion of the members. A number of flexible devices are affixed to the upper set of surfaces for supporting the upper portion of each looped cable. The apparatus is particularly adaptable to an area having limited lateral clearances and requiring signal level separation between electrical cables, such as found in the rotating plugs and associated equipment of the reactor vessel head of a nuclear reactor.},
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