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Title: Vacuum tool manipulator

Abstract

Apparatus for manipulating a vacuum hose in a reactor vessel comprises a housing with two opposing openings, an arm carried by the housing and deployable from a stowed position essentially completely within the housing to an extended position where the arm extends through the two openings in a generally horizontal position. The arm preferably has a two-fingered gripping device for gripping the vacuum hose but may carry a different end effector such as a grinding wheel. The fingers are opened and closed by one air cylinder. A second air cylinder extends the device. A third air cylinder within the housing pivotally pulls the opposing end of the arm into the housing via a pivoting member pivotally connected between the third air cylinder shaft and the arm.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (3927 Almon Dr., Martinez, GA 30907)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
OSTI Identifier:
869031
Patent Number(s):
5265132
Assignee:
Zollinger, William T. (3927 Almon Dr., Martinez, GA 30907) SRS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
vacuum; tool; manipulator; apparatus; manipulating; reactor; vessel; comprises; housing; opposing; openings; arm; carried; deployable; stowed; position; essentially; completely; extended; extends; horizontal; preferably; two-fingered; gripping; device; carry; effector; grinding; wheel; fingers; closed; air; cylinder; third; pivotally; pulls; via; pivoting; connected; shaft; vessel comprises; pivotally connected; extended position; reactor vessel; air cylinder; horizontal position; arm extends; manipulator apparatus; grinding wheel; stowed position; essentially complete; arm carried; /376/

Citation Formats

Zollinger, William T. Vacuum tool manipulator. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Zollinger, William T. Vacuum tool manipulator. United States.
Zollinger, William T. Fri . "Vacuum tool manipulator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869031.
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abstractNote = {Apparatus for manipulating a vacuum hose in a reactor vessel comprises a housing with two opposing openings, an arm carried by the housing and deployable from a stowed position essentially completely within the housing to an extended position where the arm extends through the two openings in a generally horizontal position. The arm preferably has a two-fingered gripping device for gripping the vacuum hose but may carry a different end effector such as a grinding wheel. The fingers are opened and closed by one air cylinder. A second air cylinder extends the device. A third air cylinder within the housing pivotally pulls the opposing end of the arm into the housing via a pivoting member pivotally connected between the third air cylinder shaft and the arm.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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