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Title: Automatic targeting of plasma spray gun

Abstract

A means for monitoring the material portion in the flame of a plasma spray gun during spraying operations is provided. A collimated detector, sensitive to certain wavelengths of light emission, is used to locate the centroid of the material with each pass of the gun. The response from the detector is then relayed to the gun controller to be used to automatically realign the gun.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
  2. Heiskell, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863213
Patent Number(s):
4122351
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01B - MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
automatic; targeting; plasma; spray; gun; means; monitoring; material; portion; flame; spraying; operations; provided; collimated; detector; sensitive; wavelengths; light; emission; locate; centroid; pass; response; relayed; controller; automatically; realign; light emission; plasma spray; spray gun; material portion; automatic target; /250/

Citation Formats

Abbatiello, Leonard A, and Neal, Richard E. Automatic targeting of plasma spray gun. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Abbatiello, Leonard A, & Neal, Richard E. Automatic targeting of plasma spray gun. United States.
Abbatiello, Leonard A, and Neal, Richard E. Sun . "Automatic targeting of plasma spray gun". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863213.
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title = {Automatic targeting of plasma spray gun},
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abstractNote = {A means for monitoring the material portion in the flame of a plasma spray gun during spraying operations is provided. A collimated detector, sensitive to certain wavelengths of light emission, is used to locate the centroid of the material with each pass of the gun. The response from the detector is then relayed to the gun controller to be used to automatically realign the gun.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
}

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