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Title: Apparatus for remotely handling components

Abstract

The inventive apparatus for remotely handling bar-like components which define a longitudinal direction includes a gripper mechanism for gripping the component including first and second gripper members longitudinally fixedly spaced from each other and oriented parallel to each other in planes transverse to the longitudinal direction. Each gripper member includes a jaw having at least one V-groove with opposing surfaces intersecting at a base and extending radially relative to the longitudinal direction for receiving the component in an open end between the opposing surfaces. The V-grooves on the jaw plate of the first and second gripper members are aligned in the longitudinal direction to support the component in the first and second gripper members. A jaw is rotatably mounted on and a part of each of the first and second gripper members for selectively assuming a retracted mode in which the open end of the V-groove is unobstructed and active mode in which the jaw spans the open end of the V-groove in the first and second gripper members. The jaw has a locking surface for contacting the component in the active mode to secure the component between the locking surface of the jaw and the opposing surfaces of themore » V-groove. The locking surface has a plurality of stepped portions, each defining a progressively decreasing radial distance between the base of the V-groove and the stepped portion opposing the base to accommodate varying sizes of components.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Jefferson Boro, PA
  2. West Blackfoot, ID
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869147
Patent Number(s):
5284374
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; remotely; handling; components; inventive; bar-like; define; longitudinal; direction; gripper; mechanism; gripping; component; including; longitudinally; fixedly; spaced; oriented; parallel; planes; transverse; jaw; v-groove; opposing; surfaces; intersecting; base; extending; radially; relative; receiving; v-grooves; plate; aligned; support; rotatably; mounted; selectively; assuming; retracted; mode; unobstructed; active; spans; locking; surface; contacting; secure; plurality; stepped; portions; defining; progressively; decreasing; radial; distance; portion; accommodate; varying; sizes; active mode; radial distance; rotatably mounted; extending radially; longitudinal direction; opposing surfaces; remotely handling; opposing surface; inventive apparatus; varying size; extending radial; accommodate varying; /294/376/

Citation Formats

Szkrybalo, Gregory A, and Griffin, Donald L. Apparatus for remotely handling components. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Szkrybalo, Gregory A, & Griffin, Donald L. Apparatus for remotely handling components. United States.
Szkrybalo, Gregory A, and Griffin, Donald L. Sat . "Apparatus for remotely handling components". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869147.
@article{osti_869147,
title = {Apparatus for remotely handling components},
author = {Szkrybalo, Gregory A and Griffin, Donald L},
abstractNote = {The inventive apparatus for remotely handling bar-like components which define a longitudinal direction includes a gripper mechanism for gripping the component including first and second gripper members longitudinally fixedly spaced from each other and oriented parallel to each other in planes transverse to the longitudinal direction. Each gripper member includes a jaw having at least one V-groove with opposing surfaces intersecting at a base and extending radially relative to the longitudinal direction for receiving the component in an open end between the opposing surfaces. The V-grooves on the jaw plate of the first and second gripper members are aligned in the longitudinal direction to support the component in the first and second gripper members. A jaw is rotatably mounted on and a part of each of the first and second gripper members for selectively assuming a retracted mode in which the open end of the V-groove is unobstructed and active mode in which the jaw spans the open end of the V-groove in the first and second gripper members. The jaw has a locking surface for contacting the component in the active mode to secure the component between the locking surface of the jaw and the opposing surfaces of the V-groove. The locking surface has a plurality of stepped portions, each defining a progressively decreasing radial distance between the base of the V-groove and the stepped portion opposing the base to accommodate varying sizes of components.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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