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Title: Control system and method for tapered structure construction

Abstract

A control system for forming a tapered structure includes a sensor providing feedback for a machine for forming a tapered structure including at least three rolls having at least one bend roll and at least two guide rolls. The guide rolls may include rollette banks having a plurality of rollettes. The machine may also include an adjustment mechanism to position at least one of the rolls, where a diameter of the tapered structure being formed is controlled by relative positions of the rolls. The machine may also include a joining element to join edges of a stock of material together as it is rolled through the rolls to form the tapered structure. The control system may also include a controller to receive feedback from the sensor and to send a control signal based on the feedback to the adjustment mechanism for positioning at least one of the rolls.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Keystone Tower Systems, Inc., Westminster, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1501359
Patent Number(s):
10189064
Application Number:
14/228,481
Assignee:
Keystone Tower Systems, Inc. (Westminster, CO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B23 - MACHINE TOOLS B23K - SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B21 - MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL B21C - MANUFACTURE OF METAL SHEETS, WIRE, RODS, TUBES OR PROFILES, OTHERWISE THAN BY ROLLING
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0006380
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Takata, Rosalind K., Smith, Eric D., Bridgers, Loren Daniel, Ainge, Daniel, and Slocum, Alexander H.. Control system and method for tapered structure construction. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Takata, Rosalind K., Smith, Eric D., Bridgers, Loren Daniel, Ainge, Daniel, & Slocum, Alexander H.. Control system and method for tapered structure construction. United States.
Takata, Rosalind K., Smith, Eric D., Bridgers, Loren Daniel, Ainge, Daniel, and Slocum, Alexander H.. Tue . "Control system and method for tapered structure construction". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1501359.
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abstractNote = {A control system for forming a tapered structure includes a sensor providing feedback for a machine for forming a tapered structure including at least three rolls having at least one bend roll and at least two guide rolls. The guide rolls may include rollette banks having a plurality of rollettes. The machine may also include an adjustment mechanism to position at least one of the rolls, where a diameter of the tapered structure being formed is controlled by relative positions of the rolls. The machine may also include a joining element to join edges of a stock of material together as it is rolled through the rolls to form the tapered structure. The control system may also include a controller to receive feedback from the sensor and to send a control signal based on the feedback to the adjustment mechanism for positioning at least one of the rolls.},
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