Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTIn one or more embodiments, a damper hub assembly includes a hub with a through-aperture defined by an aperture wall and to receive therein a portion of a crankshaft, the aperture wall including face and back surfaces and a wall surface positioned there-between, and an insert contacting the face and back surfaces and the wall surface.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA controllable vibration damper may include a cylinder tube with hydraulic fluid, a piston movable axially within the cylinder tube along an axis and that divides the cylinder tube into two working spaces, a piston rod parallel to the cylinder tube axis and connected at one end to the piston, fluid passages from one working space into another working space, a first valve subassembly on a first fluid passage for damping piston movement in a first direction, and a second valve subassembly on a second fluid passage for damping piston movement in a second direction. Each valve subassembly may include a valve disk seated on a valve seat in a closed position and spaced apart from the valve seat in an open position, as well as a pilot chamber containing an adjustable pressure that pushes the valve disk into the closed position. One of the pilot chambers may be delimited by a base, a cylindrical side wall fixed relative to the base and arranged coaxially with the cylinder tube axis, and a dimensionally stable cover that is held radially within the cylindrical side wall and can be moved parallel to the cylinder tube axis.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA closing assembly for a magneto-rheological damper includes a housing defining a through bore with a first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth counter-bores having varied diameters. A wiper seal is disposed in the first counter-bore and an upper seal is disposed in the second counter-bore. A guide is disposed in the fourth counter-bore. The guide and the upper seal and the third counter-bore define a first chamber. A plate defining a passage is disposed axially below the guide in the fifth counter-bore with a flange extending into the sixth counter-bore. A lower seal is disposed in the passage. The guide and the plate and the fifth counter-bore define a second chamber. The first and second chambers separate and contain a lubricating oil adjacent to the upper seal and lower seal.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA movable element for a damping system includes an absorbent mass arranged to be positioned in a housing. At least two damping assemblies are positioned respectively against the surface of the absorbent mass and bearing against the internal wall of the housing at different parts of the absorbent mass. The movable element is arranged to function with a phase shift and/or shift of displacement amplitude between the oscillations of each part of the absorbent mass in each of the damping assemblies during the operation of the movable element, by generating damping effects and/or having different rigidity for each of the damping assemblies. The present disclosure further relates to damping system and method for implementing a movable element.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system for modifying a stiffness of a structure of a vehicle using vibrational energy of the vehicle includes a variable-stiffness layer, having a selectively controllable Young's modulus, attached to the structure, and a conversion layer, coupled to the variable-stiffness layer, the conversion layer configured to convert vibrational energy from the structure into electrical energy, and to supply the electrical energy to the variable-stiffness layer to adjust a stiffness of the variable-stiffness layer.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA brake assembly includes a housing, a brake element configured to be operatively associated with an axle for resisting rotation of the axle, and a piston configured to be selectively moved into and out of braking engagement with the brake element. The brake assembly further includes a slack adjustment mechanism for limiting movement of the piston when the piston is moved out of braking engagement with the brake element. The slack adjustment mechanism includes a shuttle configured to be engaged by the piston, and a plurality of stop elements carried by the shuttle and configured to be moved off the shuttle into a well of the housing. Movement of the piston is stopped when the shuttle engages an end wall of the well or one of the stop elements in the well.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA brake disc structure contains: a base, an inner disc, an intermediate disc, and an outer disc. The base includes a plurality of first holes, the inner disc includes plural second holes, the intermediate disc includes a plurality of third holes, and the outer disc includes plural fourth holes arranged proximate to an inner peripheral side thereof, such that a plurality of screws are inserted through the plurality of first holes, the plural second holes, the plurality of third holes, and the plurality of fourth holes to screw the base, the inner disc, the intermediate disc, and the outer disc together. The intermediate disc also includes a plurality of ribs separately arranged on two surfaces thereof, and between any two ribs is defined an air passage, plural retaining slots are formed around an outer peripheral side of the intermediate disc and are connected with a plurality of coupling bolts.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a shock absorber with a housing, an inner pipe arranged in the housing, a piston rod, a piston which is arranged at that end of the piston rod, and which piston divides the interior of the inner pipe into a lower chamber and an upper chamber, a first valve arrangement which is arranged on the piston, and a third valve arrangement which is arranged at the lower end of the inner pipe and by means of which the working medium which is held in the interior of the housing, serving as a tank, can flow out of the interior of the housing, only into the lower chamber when the piston moves in the inner pipe. The shock absorber is distinguished by the fact that a hydraulic pump drive is arranged between a first connection element of the lower chamber of the inner pipe and a second connection element at the upper chamber of the inner pipe.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA movable element for a damping system includes an absorbent mass arranged to be positioned in a housing. At least two adapted portions are arranged on a periphery of the absorbent mass. A plurality of elastic elements are arranged in the adapted portions and are designed to bear against an internal wall of the housing. The elastic elements have optimum damping properties in different variation ranges of at least one parameter. The present invention further relates to a damping system.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system can be used to indicate wear of a brake pad. The system can include a brake housing, a brake pad mechanically coupled to the brake housing, and a sensor mechanically coupled to the brake pad. The sensor can determine when the brake pad has been worn to a predetermined location by a rotating portion of a wheel. The system can also include an electronic module electrically coupled to the sensor and mechanically coupled to the brake housing. The electronic module can include a radio frequency antenna configured to wirelessly receive radio frequency energy from an external radio frequency transmitter, and an energy converter electrically coupled to the radio frequency antenna. The electronic module can include an internal transmitter electrically coupled to the energy converter and the radio frequency antenna.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present disclosure provides an electromechanical brake actuator system comprising an electromechanical brake actuator coupled to a derived position sensor, the derived position sensor comprising a controller, a rotation sensor, and an output drive circuit. In various embodiments, the derived position sensor may be configured to receive a first motor shaft angular velocity at a first time, receive a second motor shaft angular velocity at a second time, calculate a linear translation distance, and sum the linear translation distance and a previous ram position to obtain an actual ram position.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system can be used to indicate wear of a brake pad. The system can include a brake housing, a brake pad mechanically coupled to the brake housing, and a sensor mechanically coupled to the brake pad. The sensor can determine when the brake pad has been worn to a predetermined location by a rotating portion of a wheel. The system can also include an electronic module electrically coupled to the sensor and mechanically coupled to the brake housing. The electronic module can include a radio frequency antenna configured to wirelessly receive radio frequency energy from an external radio frequency transmitter, and an energy converter electrically coupled to the radio frequency antenna. As well, the electronic module can include an internal transmitter electrically coupled to the energy converter and the radio frequency antenna.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA brake monitoring system comprises a wear pin that is operatively connected to a brake to be monitored, wherein the wear pin can translate along a longitudinal axis of the wear pin and not rotate about the longitudinal axis; a wear gear rotationally affixed to the wear pin to enable the wear gear to rotate as the wear pin translates; and a counting device operatively adjacent the wear gear, wherein the counting device measures one of an amount of rotation of the wear gear and a rate of rotation of the wear gear.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA brake disc (401) for a vehicle is shown. The brake disc has a hub (403) to be secured to a wheel or an axle of a vehicle, such that it will rotate about an axis (B). The brake disc also has a brake member (402) comprising an annular friction ring (501) having an inner radius (503) and an outer radius (504), and an axially extending hollow cylindrical flange (502) having an inner surface and an outer surface. The hub is a casting which extends over both the inner surface and the outer surface of the flange. The hub is formed of a first material and the friction ring is formed of a second material, and the first material has a lower density, a lower melting point, and a higher coefficient of linear thermal expansion than the second material.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA dual mass flywheel includes a first flywheel part arranged for rotation on an axis, a second flywheel part arranged for rotation on the axis, and a torsional damper that is connected to the first flywheel part and the second flywheel part. A linkage is connected to the first flywheel part and includes a first joint that is movable from a first position, in which a first joint of the linkage is in an over-center condition, to a second position. An engaging member is connected to the linkage such that the engaging member engages the second flywheel part when the linkage is in the first position and disengages from the second flywheel part when the linkage is in the second position.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA device for controlling a brake of a drum of a draw-works equipping a drilling rig operating a drill tool in a borehole, which device comprises a brake lever having a first end connected mechanically to brake bands designed to act on the drum and a second end provided with a first brake control handle. The device further comprises actuation means configured to be controlled and arranged to act mechanically on the brake lever, and a second brake control handle arranged to servo-control said actuation means.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA disk brake system, in accordance with various embodiments, includes a pressure plate having a center, an inner radius and an outer radius. The disk brake system also includes a first piston. The disk brake system also includes a first puck coupled to the first piston and configured to contact the pressure plate at a first distance from the center in response to the first piston being actuated. The first distance is different than an average of the inner radius and the outer radius.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA pneumatic spring brake cylinder is provided for brake systems of vehicles, including a housing in which a spring brake piston loaded by an accumulator spring and connected to a spring break piston tube is guided in a movable manner, and an emergency release device for the emergency release of the spring brake piston in the event of a drop in pressure. The emergency release device contains a spindle which can be rotated relative to the spring brake cylinder and which can be screwed in a nut that is held in a rotationally fixed manner in the spring brake piston tube by a form-fitting connection. The nut interacts with an axial stop on the spring brake piston in order to trigger a release movement against the effect of the accumulator spring. The formfitting connection is formed between an outer polygonal profiled section of the outer circumference of the nut in a circumferential direction and a complementary circumferential inner polygonal profiled section on the inner circumference of an intermediate bushing and between an outer polygonal profiled section of the outer circumference of the intermediate bushing in the circumferential direction and a complementary circumferential inner polygonal profiled section on the inner circumference of the spring brake piston tube.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn electro-hydraulic motor vehicle brake system is provided, having a first cylinder-piston device, which can be fluidically coupled to at least one wheel brake of the brake system, for generating hydraulic pressure on the at least one wheel brake, wherein the first cylinder-piston device comprises at least one first piston. The brake system further has a second cylinder-piston device, which comprises at least one second piston, and an electromechanical actuator which acts on the second piston of the second cylinder-piston device. The second cylinder-piston device is or can be fluidically coupled at the output side to the first piston of the first cylinder-piston device in order to provide a hydraulic pressure, which is generated in the second cylinder-piston device upon actuation of the electromechanical actuator, for actuating the at least one first piston of the first cylinder-piston device.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA wheelchair braking system having a brake control mechanism, having a mounting member, an operation mechanism, and a link mechanism, a first braking circuit capable of applying a braking force to a first wheel, and a second braking circuit capable of applying a braking force to a second wheel.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA subassembly and a method of producing a subassembly. The subassembly has a dividing body or separating body and at least one flow channel formed on the dividing body and extending along it with at least one flow path to influence a flow of a magneto-rheological fluid along the flow channel of the dividing body. The dividing body includes a magnetic field generation device for generating a magnetic field and a field closing device. At least the magnetic field generation device and the field closing device are filled with at least one solidifying medium using a placeholder which can be removed to form the three-dimensionally predefined flow channels on the dividing body.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA hydraulic shock absorber having an inner housing portion slidably coupled to an outer housing portion to define a variable size chamber for containing shock absorber fluid. The region where the inner and outer housing portions overlap defines an annulus between adjacent surfaces of the inner and outer housing portions which varies in size in accordance with the extension state of the shock absorber. A dynamic seal is coupled to a surface of the shock absorber within the annulus for confining shock absorber fluid to the chamber. The shock absorber fluid is an electro-rheological or magneto-rheological fluid and the shock absorber includes a device for generating a magnetic or electric control field within the chamber at a region adjacent dynamic seal in order to increase the viscosity of the shock absorber fluid adjacent to the dynamic seal to inhibit passage of the shock absorber fluid beyond the dynamic seal.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA shock absorber includes a vessel externally mounted to the outer tube, a reservoir provided inside the vessel to communicate with the bottom chamber, a discharge passage that allows the rod-side chamber to communicate with the reservoir, and a damping valve provided in the middle of the discharge passage, wherein the discharge passage has a connecting member that connects the vessel and the outer tube, a cylindrical gap provided between the outer tube and the cylinder, an installation hole provided in the outer tube and opened to the cylindrical gap, a first bottom passage that has one end communicating with the bottom chamber and the other end connected to one end of the connecting member, and a second bottom passage that has one end communicating with the installation hole and the other end communicating with the middle of the first bottom passage, and the damping valve is installed in the installation hole.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to a rolling piston for an air spring damper in the field of commercial vehicles, having a piston section and a container section which are of hollow configuration and are connected to one another in a fluid-conducting manner, and a cover element, the cover element being connected to the container section, in order to form an additional volume container.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA brake rotor for attachment to a wheel of a vehicle may include outer and inner friction members, and a plurality of fin elements connecting the outer friction member to the inner friction member. Each fin element may include radially spaced first and second pillars that are connected by a single bridge portion to define an opening in the fin element. The opening may also be defined by an interior surface of one of the annular disks. The opening may be tapered along an entire length between a first pillar and a second pillar. A width of each fin element may taper toward a center of the brake rotor.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA brake rotor for attachment to a wheel of a vehicle may include an inner friction member and an outer friction member. The brake rotor may further include a plurality of posts connecting the inner friction member to the outer friction member, each post inclining at an angle between the inner friction member and the outer friction member.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed is a brake disc manufactured from heterogeneous materials and a method for manufacturing the brake disc. The brake disc includes a friction part in which a connection hole is formed in a center, protrusions and recesses are alternately repeated along a circumference of the connection hole, the recess has a shape curved in an opposite direction of the connection hole. The brake disc also includes a hat part that is made of material different from that of the friction part, and has insertion grooves formed along an outer circumference so as to allow the protrusions to be inserted. Particularly, heat radiation holes are formed along the circumference of the connection hole at predetermined distance by connecting insertion parts of the protrusions to the insertion grooves of the hat part with a predetermined gap from an inner surface of the friction part. Also provided is a brake disc manufactured from heterogeneous materials having excellent durability.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA disc brake rotor assembly comprises a rotor hat having a mounting surface defining a circumferential edge and a rotational axis, and wherein the mounting surface further defines a circumferentially oriented wall which has a first shape. A friction ring having a friction surface radially outward of a medial orifice having a circumferential outer edge which has a second shape that is complementary to the first shape defined by the rotor hat. And wherein, a first orientation of the rotor hat relative to the friction ring impedes rotational movement of rotor hat and friction ring, one relative to the other, while simultaneously permitting limited coaxial movement of the friction ring relative to the rotor hat while in a second non-engaged orientation.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA vehicular lamp cleaning system includes an isolation solenoid, an air reservoir and a discharge nozzle. The isolation solenoid is configured to be fluidly connected to the vehicular air tank of the vehicle. The air reservoir is configured to be fluidly connected to the isolation solenoid. The discharge nozzle is configured to be fluidly connected to the air reservoir. The discharge nozzle is also configured to (A) receive the pressurized air from the air reservoir, and (B) release and direct the pressurized air towards the exterior signal lamp of the vehicle. This is done in such a way that the pressurized air, which is released from the discharge nozzle, removes debris from the exterior signal lamp.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA fluid damper assembly for use in a vehicle includes a piston subassembly which includes a plurality of inflow passages and at least one rebound disk for restricting flow of hydraulic fluid through the inflow passages. A rod extends through the piston subassembly to actuate the piston subassembly between a rebound stroke and a compression stroke. An actuator supported by and within the rod includes a piezoelectric device and an amplifier for adjusting the damping force during the rebound stroke, thereby adjusting the suspension of the vehicle. A shaft within the rod is connected to a retainer to transmit motion from the amplifier to compress a spring and disengage the retainer from the rebound disk to allow the rebound disk to flex solely in response to hydraulic fluid pressure from the rebound stroke to open the inflow passages and reduce the damping force during the rebound stroke.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA surgical patient support includes a foundation frame, a support top, and a brake system. The foundation frame includes a first column and a second column The support top is coupled to the first column and the second column for rotation about a top axis extending along the length of the support top.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method and apparatus for a damper. The damper comprises a fluid chamber having a piston dividing the chamber into a compression and rebound sides, a reservoir in fluid communication with the compression side of the chamber, and an isolator disposed between the compression side and the reservoir, whereby the isolator obstructs fluid flow between the compression side and the reservoir. In one embodiment, a bypass provides a fluid path between the compression side and the isolator.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA damping bearing (34, 36) provides relative rotations between first and second subassemblies about a point (40). The first subassembly includes a fluid containment vessel (26, 26C, 26D) containing a fluid (32). The second subassembly includes a plunger (42) with a fluid deformation element (46, 46B) immersed in the fluid. The relative rotations are damped by viscosity of the fluid resisting motions of the fluid deformation element. Damping is especially effective in multiple planes containing a given line (23 or 43) through the point (40). The plunger may have rotational symmetry, and may be cylindrical about the given line. Lateral fluid bounding surfaces (50, 52, 52D) of the containment vessel may be spherical about the point, or may be shaped to provide clearance to the deformation element that varies with angular displacement between the first and second subassemblies to provide a predetermined damping profile.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA device configured for insertion between two parts of a rotary wing aircraft that are likely to undergo a repeated relative movement. The device includes at least two frame elements intended to be mounted on at least one of the two parts of the aircraft, and at least one layer of elastomer positioned between the two frame elements, the at least one layer defined by a first surface belonging to the inner volume of the device, a second surface also belonging to the inner volume of the device, and an outer surface not belonging to the inner volume of the device. The inner volume of the device includes at least two independent pouches each positioned at a predetermined distance from the outer surface, each pouch being filled with a product capable of flowing outside its pouch when a crack has spread from said outer surface toward the pouch in question.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for operating a brake system of a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, including at least one wheel brake having a displaceable brake piston and an electric motor first actuator of a parking brake and a hydraulic second actuator of an operating brake for displacing the brake piston in each case. For operating the parking brake, the electric motor first actuator is activated in order to set a specifiable target clamping force of the wheel brake. If the maximum clamping force that is achievable by the electric motor first actuator is lower than the target clamping force, then the hydraulic second actuator is activated to provide an additional clamping force.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present teachings relate to a brake assembly, and more particularly to a differential for a brake assembly that is unlocked or open in one configuration and locked or closed in another configuration. The brake assembly comprises a differential and one or more output shafts. During rotation of at least one of the one or more output shafts a brake apply is created or released. During creation of the brake apply, the differential distributes a rotational force to each of the one or more output shafts until at least one of the one or more output shafts experiences higher resistance and then the differential re-distributes the rotational force to at least one of the one or more output shafts with lower resistance. During release of the brake apply, the differential distributes an opposing rotational force equally to each of the one or more output shafts.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to a method of making a brake disc comprising the following operating steps: a) providing a disc brake, comprising a braking band 2 made of grey cast iron or steel and provided with two opposite braking surfaces 2a, 2b, each of which defines at least partially one of the two main sides of the disc; b) depositing a material in particle form on the disc using a HVOF (High Velocity Oxygen Fuel) technique, or HVAF (High Velocity Air Fuel) technique or KM technique (Kinetic Metallization) to form a protective coating 3 which covers at least one of the two braking surfaces of the braking band, The material in particle form is composed of 70 to 95% in weight of tungsten carbide, 5% to 15% in weight of cobalt and 1% to 10% in weight of chromium.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA secondary brake for commercial vehicles using Magnetorheological (MR) fluid may include a rotor coupled to a transmission output shaft to be rotated together, a stator configured to be disposed between the rotor and a body of a transmission and having a cavity into which the MR fluid is filled and a portion of the rotor is received, and a stator coil provided in a portion of the stator and applying a magnetic field to the MR fluid so that braking torque is generated due to a shear resistance characteristic of the MR fluid.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA motor vehicle disc brake including a cover (12) including two tiered bores of parallel axes, each whereof includes at least one first section (28, 30), a caliper (10) slidably mounted axially with respect to the cover by two pins (16, 18) of parallel axes (A, B) rigidly connected to the caliper and each including at least one guiding section (24, 26) which is slidably mounted, with a radial clearance, in the tiered bore (29, 31) of the cover (12), brake wherein a cylindrical outer guiding surface of the sliding guiding section of each pin (16, 18) includes at least two opposed axial portions (64), extending angularly about the axis (A, B) of each pin (16, 18) according to an angle less than 90° , a median axial plane (M) of these two portions (64) being parallel with a plane (P) passing through the axes of the two pins .
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA motor vehicle drum brake (10) includes: two braking segments (18A, 18B); an anchoring element (28) including two bearing surfaces (32A, 32B) of two second ends (24) of the braking segments (18A, 18B); a wheel cylinder (34) which, in a first “simplex” operating mode, is suitable for transversally separating the adjacent first ends (22) of the segments (18A, 18B); the anchoring element (28) including: a fixed body (42) wherein two sliding pistons (50A, 50B) each carry a bearing surface (32A, 32B); and elements (44) for separating the pistons (50A, 50B) between an anchoring position wherein they abut against the body (42), and a sliding position wherein the pistons (32A, 32B) are separated to allow the sliding thereof during operation in so-called “servo-dual” mode.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA safety brake for an elevator includes a brake element or a brake wedge, a guide element, and a setting device. The brake element or the brake wedge is borne movably on the guide element. The safety brake has an activating element, which, upon activation of the safety brake, can be brought into mechanical engagement with the brake element or the brake wedge to act on a guiderail to stop an associated elevator car.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA shock absorber includes: a cylinder; a piston; a piston rod; and a damping-force generating device that controls a flow of oil, caused by sliding of the piston in the cylinder, wherein the damping-force generating device includes: a valve body that generates a damping force according to opening and closing of the valve body on a channel in which the oil flows; a valve seat on which the valve body seats to close the channel; and an actuator that includes a plunger generating thrust to the valve body in a valve closing direction and a plunger chamber in which the oil is filled in order to actuate the plunger, and the plunger chamber communicates with a downstream side in a flowing direction of the oil with reference to a place where the valve body seats on the valve seat.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA shock absorber includes a cylinder in which oil is sealed, a piston slidably fitted into the cylinder, a piston rod connected to the piston and extending to the outside of the cylinder, and a damping force generating apparatus controlling a flow of the oil generated by the sliding of the piston inside the cylinder. The damping force generating apparatus includes a valve body generating a damping force by being opened and closed on a flow path in which the oil flows, a valve seat closing the flow path when the valve body is seated, and an actuator generating thrust to the valve body in a valve closing direction. The valve seat has a first elastic body which is elastically deformable in the valve closing direction of the valve body.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn automatic parking brake for a truck mounted brake cylinder. The automatic parking brake includes rod that is interconnected to a piston of the brake cylinder and can prevent the piston from returning to the brakes releases position. The rod is controlled by locking nut that will rotate if the rod moves axially through the locking nut and a locking sleeve that is moveable between a locked position, where the locking sleeve engages the locking nut and prevents from the nut from rotating, and a released position, where the locking sleeve is disengages from the locking nut and the locking nut is free to rotate. A spring provides a force biasing the locking nut into the locked position, and brake pipe pressure biases the locking sleeve into the released position.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn electric brake device includes an electric motor; a braking force application mechanism configured to apply a braking force on a vehicle wheel; a lock mechanism configured to assume one of a locked condition; a temperature sensor configured to measure an ambient temperature of a vehicle; and a freezing preventive power supply unit configured to initiate supply of an electric power to the electric motor or a drive source of the lock mechanism. The freezing preventive power supply unit interrupts the supply of the electric power to the electric motor or the drive source of the lock mechanism when the temperature detected by the temperature sensor exceeds a second preset temperature T2 that is higher than a first preset temperature T1.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA safety system is provided that will (i) operate automatically, regardless of distraction or error by the driver or the backover victim; (ii) operate unaffected by the blindspots that block the driver's view or background noise that block audible alarms for the driver or the backover victim; (iii) operate through an external activation, intentional or unintentional, by the potential backover victim or passerby; and/or (iv) remove driver discretion by causing the vehicle to stop upon activation of the safety system by the potential backover victim or passerby.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA shock absorber includes; a free piston that partitions the compression chamber into an expansion-side compression chamber and a contraction-side compression chamber; an expansion-side flow passage that connects the expansion-side chamber with the expansion-side compression chamber; a contraction-side flow passage that connects the contraction-side chamber with the contraction-side compression chamber; an expansion-side bypass valve provided in the expansion-side flow passage to admit only a flow directed from the expansion-side chamber to the expansion-side compression chamber and generate resistance; a contraction-side bypass valve provided in parallel with the expansion-side bypass valve to admit only a flow directed from the expansion-side compression chamber to the expansion-side chamber and generate resistance; an expansion-side elastic stopper configured to stop the free piston at an expansion-side stroke end; and a contraction-side elastic stopper configured to stop the free piston at a contraction-side stroke end.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA castor control system for controlling at least two castors in a castor control system is provided. The castors comprise an electric motor which can be used to set the castor in three different positions: directional lock, neutral or braked. The castors can be operated individually from an operating panel of the castor control system. The system can also set all castors in the braked position if a motion sensor of the castor control system detects motion and the castor control system is connected to mains voltage.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates generally to a rope grab comprising a body, and a cover member pivotally coupled to the body. The rope grab also comprises a cam pivotally coupled to the body for grabbing a rope or other lifeline. The rope is grabbed or engaged within a recess defined by the body. The rope grab is designed to provide fall protection, work positioning, and a moveable and temporary anchor point on the lifeline.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA dynamic damper for a drive shaft may include a mass part fixed to the drive shaft, and a clamping band fixing the mass part to the drive shaft, to attenuate vibration and noise of the drive shaft, in which the clamping band may include a metallic inner banding member disposed on an outer surface of the drive shaft to correct a decrease in damping frequency when a temperature is increased, and an annular outer banding member disposed outside the inner banding member and pressing the inner banding member against the drive shaft to increase rigidity of the damper when the temperature is increased.