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Title: Vacuum tool manipulator

Abstract

Apparatus for manipulating a vacuum hose in a reactor vessel comprises a housing with two opposing openings, an arm carried by the housing and deployable from a stowed position essentially completely within the housing to an extended position where the arm extends through the two openings in a generally horizontal position. The arm preferably has a two-fingered gripping device for gripping the vacuum hose but may carry a different end effector such as a grinding wheel. The fingers are opened and closed by one air cylinder. A second air cylinder extends the device. A third air cylinder within the housing pivotally pulls the opposing end of the arm into the housing via a pivoting member pivotally connected between the third air cylinder shaft and the arm. 6 figures.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co
OSTI Identifier:
140720
Patent Number(s):
5,265,132
Application Number:
TRN: 94:018520
Assignee:
PTO; SCA: 220200; 420203; PA: EDB-94:051709; SN: 94001164752
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 Nov 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; MANIPULATORS; DESIGN; REACTOR VESSELS; HOSES; POSITIONING; STORAGE

Citation Formats

Zollinger, W T. Vacuum tool manipulator. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Zollinger, W T. Vacuum tool manipulator. United States.
Zollinger, W T. Tue . "Vacuum tool manipulator". United States.
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