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Title: ANTI-SWING CRANE

Abstract

A device that reduces or eliminntes the swing of an object being transported by a traveling crane is described. The supporting cable of the crane extends through a guide and follower positioned below the crane by an electric motor and follow-up circuit. The swing or horizontal motion of the cable is detected by the follower, and a signal is generated that will cause the motor to move the follower in opposition to the motion of the swing thus having a dampening effect on the pendulum action of the supported body. This improvement is particularly valuable when the supported load may be so radioactive that a person could not manually stop the swing.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4341787
Patent Number(s):
2806610
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-004606
NSA Number:
NSA-12-004606
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CABLES; CRANES; ELECTROMAGNETISM; INSTRUMENTS; MOTION; MOTORS; PATENT; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOACTIVITY; TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Goertz, R.C. ANTI-SWING CRANE. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Goertz, R.C. ANTI-SWING CRANE. United States.
Goertz, R.C. Tue . "ANTI-SWING CRANE". United States.
@article{osti_4341787,
title = {ANTI-SWING CRANE},
author = {Goertz, R.C.},
abstractNote = {A device that reduces or eliminntes the swing of an object being transported by a traveling crane is described. The supporting cable of the crane extends through a guide and follower positioned below the crane by an electric motor and follow-up circuit. The swing or horizontal motion of the cable is detected by the follower, and a signal is generated that will cause the motor to move the follower in opposition to the motion of the swing thus having a dampening effect on the pendulum action of the supported body. This improvement is particularly valuable when the supported load may be so radioactive that a person could not manually stop the swing.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {9}
}