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1. WO2002024297 - APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR ASSEMBLING EXHAUST PROCESSOR COMPONENTS

Publication Number WO/2002/024297
Publication Date 28.03.2002
International Application No. PCT/US2001/029599
International Filing Date 20.09.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 22.04.2002
IPC
F01N 13/18 2010.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
01MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
NGAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES
13Exhaust or silencing apparatus characterised by constructional features
18Construction facilitating manufacture, assembly or disassembly
F01N 3/28 2006.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
01MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
NGAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES
3Exhaust or silencing apparatus having means for purifying, rendering innocuous, or otherwise treating exhaust
08for rendering innocuous
10by thermal or catalytic conversion of noxious components of exhaust
24characterised by constructional aspects of converting apparatus
28Construction of catalytic reactors
B21C 37/08 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
CMANUFACTURE OF METAL SHEETS, WIRE, RODS, TUBES, PROFILES OR LIKE SEMI-MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS OTHERWISE THAN BY ROLLING; AUXILIARY OPERATIONS USED IN CONNECTION WITH METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL
37Manufacture of metal sheets, rods, wire, tubes, profiles or like semi-manufactured products, not otherwise provided for; Manufacture of tubes of special shape
06of tubes or metal hoses; Combined procedures for making tubes, e.g. for making multi-wall tubes
08Making tubes with welded or soldered seams
B21C 37/09 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
CMANUFACTURE OF METAL SHEETS, WIRE, RODS, TUBES, PROFILES OR LIKE SEMI-MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS OTHERWISE THAN BY ROLLING; AUXILIARY OPERATIONS USED IN CONNECTION WITH METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL
37Manufacture of metal sheets, rods, wire, tubes, profiles or like semi-manufactured products, not otherwise provided for; Manufacture of tubes of special shape
06of tubes or metal hoses; Combined procedures for making tubes, e.g. for making multi-wall tubes
08Making tubes with welded or soldered seams
09of coated strip material
B23K 37/053 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
37Auxiliary devices or processes, not specially adapted to a procedure covered by only one of the other main groups of this subclass
04for holding or positioning work
053aligning cylindrical work; Clamping devices therefor
B23K 9/025 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
9Arc welding or cutting
02Seam welding; Backing means; Inserts
025for rectilinear seams
CPC
B21C 37/06
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
CMANUFACTURE OF METAL SHEETS, WIRE, RODS, TUBES OR PROFILES, OTHERWISE THAN BY ROLLING; AUXILIARY OPERATIONS USED IN CONNECTION WITH METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL
37Manufacture of metal sheets, bars, wire, tubes or like semi-manufactured products, not otherwise provided for; Manufacture of tubes of special shape
06of tubes or metal hoses; Combined procedures for making tubes, e.g. for making multi-wall tubes
B21C 37/0803
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
CMANUFACTURE OF METAL SHEETS, WIRE, RODS, TUBES OR PROFILES, OTHERWISE THAN BY ROLLING; AUXILIARY OPERATIONS USED IN CONNECTION WITH METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL
37Manufacture of metal sheets, bars, wire, tubes or like semi-manufactured products, not otherwise provided for; Manufacture of tubes of special shape
06of tubes or metal hoses; Combined procedures for making tubes, e.g. for making multi-wall tubes
08Making tubes with welded or soldered seams
0803the tubes having a special shape, e.g. polygonal tubes
B21C 37/0815
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
CMANUFACTURE OF METAL SHEETS, WIRE, RODS, TUBES OR PROFILES, OTHERWISE THAN BY ROLLING; AUXILIARY OPERATIONS USED IN CONNECTION WITH METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL
37Manufacture of metal sheets, bars, wire, tubes or like semi-manufactured products, not otherwise provided for; Manufacture of tubes of special shape
06of tubes or metal hoses; Combined procedures for making tubes, e.g. for making multi-wall tubes
08Making tubes with welded or soldered seams
0815without continuous longitudinal movement of the sheet during the bending operation
B21C 37/09
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
CMANUFACTURE OF METAL SHEETS, WIRE, RODS, TUBES OR PROFILES, OTHERWISE THAN BY ROLLING; AUXILIARY OPERATIONS USED IN CONNECTION WITH METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL
37Manufacture of metal sheets, bars, wire, tubes or like semi-manufactured products, not otherwise provided for; Manufacture of tubes of special shape
06of tubes or metal hoses; Combined procedures for making tubes, e.g. for making multi-wall tubes
08Making tubes with welded or soldered seams
09of coated strip material ; ; Making multi-wall tubes
B21D 49/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
DWORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
49Sheathing or stiffening objects
B21D 53/88
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
DWORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
53Making other particular articles
88other parts for vehicles, e.g. cowlings, mudguards
Applicants
  • ARVIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • ALTE, Michael, C.
  • ENGLERT, Jeffrey, S.
Agents
  • REZEK, Richard, A.
Priority Data
60/234,44421.09.2000US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR ASSEMBLING EXHAUST PROCESSOR COMPONENTS
(FR) DISPOSITIF ET PROCÉDÉ D'ASSEMBLAGE DE COMPOSANTS DE MODULE DE RETRAITEMENT DES REJETS
Abstract
(EN)
An apparatus and method for producing an exhaust processor (12) comprising: a clamping device (10, 10A) for applying a predetermined clamping pressure to clamp a case (22) or other component of the exhaust processor (12) about a substrate (28) or other component of the exhaust processor (12) to define a gap between the case (10, 10A) and substrate (28); a measuring device (212, 212A) for measuring a size of the gap during application of the predetermined clamping pressure, the measuring device (212, 212A) including a clamping pressure control system (214, 214A) for adjusting the predetermined clamping pressure of the clamping device (10, 10A) in response to the gap measurement so that the gap size is within a predetermined range; and a welder (90, 90A) for welding a portion of the case (22) to an other portion of the case (22) when the gap size is within the predetermined range. The measuring device (212, 212A) also includes a camera (334) for measuring the gap size. The measuring device (212, 212A) measures the size of the gap by taking gap measurements at a plurality of predetermined locations about the substrate (28) and averages these measurements.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un procédé et un dispositif de production de module de retraitement des rejets (12). Le dispositif se compose d'une pince (10, 10A), d'un appareil de mesure (212, 212A), et d'un poste de soudage (90, 90A). La pince (10, 10A) sert à appliquer une pression de serrage définie permettant de serrer une enveloppe (22) ou un autre composant du module de retraitement de rejets (12) autour d'un substrat ou d'un autre composant du module de retraitement de rejets (12) de façon à définir un intervalle entre l'enveloppe (10, 10A) et le substrat (28). L'appareil de mesure (212, 212A) sert à mesurer les dimensions de l'intervalle pendant l'application de la pression de serrage définie. Cet appareil de mesure (212, 212A) inclut un système de régulation de la pression de serrage (214, 214A) permettant de reprendre la pression de serrage définie de la pince (10, 10A) en réaction à la mesure de l'intervalle de façon que les dimensions de l'intervalle restent dans une plage de valeurs admises. Le poste de soudage (90, 90A) sert à souder une partie de l'enveloppe (22) sur une autre partie de l'enveloppe (22) dans la mesure ou les dimensions de l'intervalle restent dans la plage de valeurs admises. L'appareil de mesure (212, 212A) comporte également une caméra (334) servant à mesurer les dimensions de l'intervalle. Pour mesurer les dimensions de l'intervalle, l'appareil de mesure (212, 212A) prend des mesures de l'intervalle en une pluralité de points définis autour du substrat (28), puis il en fait une moyenne.
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