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Title: Connecting apparatus for limited rotary or rectilinear motion

Abstract

Apparatus for providing connection between two members movable in a horizontal plane with respect to each other in a rotary or linear fashion. The apparatus includes a set of horizontal shelves affixed to each of the two members, vertically aligned across a selected gap. A number of cables or hoses, for electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic connection are arranged on the aligned shelves in a u-shaped loop, connected through their extremities to the two members, so that through a sliding motion portions of the cable are transferred from one shelf to the other , across the gap, upon relative motion of the members. The apparatus is particularly adaptable to the rotating plugs of the reactor vessel head of a nuclear reactor.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5762814
Patent Number(s):
US 4299662
Assignee:
Department of Energy
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 9 Apr 1979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CLOSURES; REMOTE HANDLING; REACTOR VESSELS; CABLES; JOINING; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR FUELING; ROTATION; CONTAINERS; FABRICATION; MOTION; 220200* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Components & Accessories

Citation Formats

Hardin, R T. Connecting apparatus for limited rotary or rectilinear motion. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Hardin, R T. Connecting apparatus for limited rotary or rectilinear motion. United States.
Hardin, R T. Tue . "Connecting apparatus for limited rotary or rectilinear motion". United States.
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