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Title: Steering system for a train of rail-less vehicles

Abstract

A steering system for use with a multiple vehicle train permits tracking without rails of one vehicle after another. This system is particularly useful for moving conveyor systems into and out of curved paths of room and pillar underground mine installations. The steering system features an elongated steering bar pivotally connected to each of adjacent vehicles at end portions of the bar permitting angular orientation of each vehicle in respect to the steering bar and other vehicles. Each end portion of the steering bar is linked to the near pair of vehicle wheels through wheel yoke pivot arms about king pin type pivots. Movement of the steering bar about its pivotal connection provides proportional turning of the wheels to effect steering and tracking of one vehicle following another in both forward and reverse directions.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Worthington, OH)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
DRESSER INDUSTRIES INC
OSTI Identifier:
864547
Patent Number(s):
4382607
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC22-75ET12525
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
steering; train; rail-less; vehicles; multiple; vehicle; permits; tracking; rails; particularly; useful; moving; conveyor; systems; curved; paths; pillar; underground; mine; installations; features; elongated; bar; pivotally; connected; adjacent; portions; permitting; angular; orientation; respect; portion; linked; near; pair; wheels; wheel; yoke; pivot; arms; type; pivots; movement; pivotal; connection; provides; proportional; effect; following; forward; reverse; directions; pivotally connected; particularly useful; underground mine; pivot arms; reverse direction; angular orientation; vehicle wheel; /280/180/198/

Citation Formats

Voight, Edward T. Steering system for a train of rail-less vehicles. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Voight, Edward T. Steering system for a train of rail-less vehicles. United States.
Voight, Edward T. Sat . "Steering system for a train of rail-less vehicles". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864547.
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author = {Voight, Edward T.},
abstractNote = {A steering system for use with a multiple vehicle train permits tracking without rails of one vehicle after another. This system is particularly useful for moving conveyor systems into and out of curved paths of room and pillar underground mine installations. The steering system features an elongated steering bar pivotally connected to each of adjacent vehicles at end portions of the bar permitting angular orientation of each vehicle in respect to the steering bar and other vehicles. Each end portion of the steering bar is linked to the near pair of vehicle wheels through wheel yoke pivot arms about king pin type pivots. Movement of the steering bar about its pivotal connection provides proportional turning of the wheels to effect steering and tracking of one vehicle following another in both forward and reverse directions.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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