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1. (WO2007009165) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING A SURFACE LAYER TO A MEMBER
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/009165 International Application No.: PCT/AU2006/001001
Publication Date: 25.01.2007 International Filing Date: 14.07.2006
IPC:
E01B 31/02 (2006.01) ,E01B 31/18 (2006.01)
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
01
CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES
B
PERMANENT WAY; PERMANENT-WAY TOOLS; MACHINES FOR MAKING RAILWAYS OF ALL KINDS
31
Working rails, sleepers, baseplates, or the like, in or on the line; Machines, tools, or auxiliary devices specially designed therefor
02
Working rail or other metal track components on the spot
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
01
CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES
B
PERMANENT WAY; PERMANENT-WAY TOOLS; MACHINES FOR MAKING RAILWAYS OF ALL KINDS
31
Working rails, sleepers, baseplates, or the like, in or on the line; Machines, tools, or auxiliary devices specially designed therefor
02
Working rail or other metal track components on the spot
18
Reconditioning or repairing worn or damaged parts on the spot, e.g. applying inlays, building-up rails by welding; Heating or cooling of parts on the spot, e.g. for reducing joint gaps, for hardening rails
Applicants:
ADVANCED INTELLECTUAL HOLDINGS PTY LTD [AU/AU]; C/- Pricewaterhousecoopers Level 17, Waterfront Place 1 Eagle Street Brisbane, Queensland 4000, AU (AllExceptUS)
MOORE, Leslie Philip [AU/AU]; AU (UsOnly)
Inventors:
MOORE, Leslie Philip; AU
Agent:
PRYOR, Geoff ; Davies Collison Cave 1 Nicholson Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000, AU
Priority Data:
200590376615.07.2005AU (Priority Withdrawn 02.01.2008)
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING A SURFACE LAYER TO A MEMBER
(FR) PROCÉDÉ ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT D’APPLIQUER UNE COUCHE DE SURFACE SUR UN ÉLÉMENT
Abstract:
(EN) Apparatus (10) for applying a surface layer to a rail (16). The apparatus (10) is mounted to a locomotive (14) for movement along the rail (16). A barrier structure (70) of the apparatus (10) has side walls (20, 22), in use disposed against sides of the rail, and spaced forward and rear walls (40, 42) extending between these. In an initial condition, forward wall (40) and rear wall (42) extend downwardly to the upper surface (36) of the rail. Granular metal in a receptacle (62) is fed to a space (72) defined between the walls (20, 22, 40, 42) and heated by application of electric power to electrodes (84,84) extending into the space, to form molten metal. Some of the molten metal sets against the rear wall (42), after which the rear wall is moved upwardly to be clear of the rail. The locomotive (14) is then operated to transport the apparatus (10) along the rail so that molten metal is progressively deposited on the rail forwardly of the originally set metal. When set, the deposited metal forms an integral layer (100) of metal on the rail (16).
(FR) La présente invention concerne un appareil (10) permettant d’appliquer une couche de surface sur un rail (16). L’appareil (10) est monté sur une locomotive (14) entraînant un mouvement le long du rail (16). Une structure barrière (70) de l’appareil (10) présente des parois latérales (20, 22), disposées contre les côtés du rail lors de leur utilisation et espacées vers l’avant, ainsi que des parois arrières (40, 42) s’étendant entre celles-ci. Dans un état initial, une paroi avant (40) et une paroi arrière (42) s’étendent vers le bas en direction de la surface supérieure (36) du rail. De la grenaille contenue dans un réceptacle (62) est acheminée vers un espace (72) défini entre les parois (20, 22, 40, 42) et chauffée en appliquant une énergie électrique aux électrodes (84, 84) se prolongeant dans l’espace, afin d’obtenir un métal en fusion. Une partie du métal en fusion est disposé contre la paroi arrière (42), puis la paroi arrière est déplacée vers le haut pour être dégagée du rail. La locomotive (14) est ensuite mise en marche afin de transporter l’appareil (10) le long du rail permettant ainsi au métal en fusion d’être progressivement déposé sur le rail à l’avant du métal disposé initialement. Une fois disposé, le métal en fusion forme une couche intégrale (100) métallique sur le rail (16).
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
ZA2009/00569AU2006272439IN493/DELNP/2009