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Title: ELECTROMAGNETIC APPARATUS FOR MOVING A ROD

Abstract

An electromagnetic device for moving an object in a linear path by increments is described. The device is specifically adapted for moving a neutron absorbing control rod into and out of the core of a reactor and consists essentially of an extension member made of magnetic material connected to one end of the control rod and mechanically flexible to grip the walls of a sleeve member when flexed, a magnetic sleeve member coaxial with and slidable between limit stops along the flexible extension, electromagnetic coils substantially centrally located with respect to the flexible extension to flex the extension member into gripping engagement with the sleeve member when ener gized, moving electromagnets at each end of the sleeve to attract the sleeve when energized, and a second gripping electromagnet positioned along the flexible extension at a distance from the previously mentioned electromagnets for gripping the extension member when energized. In use, the second gripping electromagnet is deenergized, the first gripping electromagnet is energized to fix the extension member in the sleeve, and one of the moving electromagnets is energized to attract the sleeve member toward it, thereby moving the control rod.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4321417
Patent Number(s):
2803761
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-004623
NSA Number:
NSA-12-004623
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ABSORPTION; COILS; ELECTROMAGNETISM; JACKETS; MAGNETIC MATERIALS; NEUTRONS; PATENT; REACTOR CORE; REMOTE CONTROL; RODS; STABILITY

Citation Formats

Young, J.N. ELECTROMAGNETIC APPARATUS FOR MOVING A ROD. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Young, J.N. ELECTROMAGNETIC APPARATUS FOR MOVING A ROD. United States.
Young, J.N. Tue . "ELECTROMAGNETIC APPARATUS FOR MOVING A ROD". United States.
@article{osti_4321417,
title = {ELECTROMAGNETIC APPARATUS FOR MOVING A ROD},
author = {Young, J.N.},
abstractNote = {An electromagnetic device for moving an object in a linear path by increments is described. The device is specifically adapted for moving a neutron absorbing control rod into and out of the core of a reactor and consists essentially of an extension member made of magnetic material connected to one end of the control rod and mechanically flexible to grip the walls of a sleeve member when flexed, a magnetic sleeve member coaxial with and slidable between limit stops along the flexible extension, electromagnetic coils substantially centrally located with respect to the flexible extension to flex the extension member into gripping engagement with the sleeve member when ener gized, moving electromagnets at each end of the sleeve to attract the sleeve when energized, and a second gripping electromagnet positioned along the flexible extension at a distance from the previously mentioned electromagnets for gripping the extension member when energized. In use, the second gripping electromagnet is deenergized, the first gripping electromagnet is energized to fix the extension member in the sleeve, and one of the moving electromagnets is energized to attract the sleeve member toward it, thereby moving the control rod.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {8}
}