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1. (WO2018039031) AUTOMATED MACHINING AND WELDING OF RAILWAY CAR PARTS
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/039031 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/047327
Publication Date: 01.03.2018 International Filing Date: 17.08.2017
IPC:
B24B 1/00 (2006.01) ,B24B 5/02 (2006.01) ,B24B 5/44 (2006.01) ,B24B 41/00 (2006.01) ,B24B 41/06 (2012.01) ,B24B 49/00 (2012.01) ,B24B 55/00 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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GRINDING; POLISHING
B
MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING; DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS
1
Processes of grinding or polishing; Use of auxiliary equipment in connection with such processes
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
24
GRINDING; POLISHING
B
MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING; DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS
5
Machines or devices designed for grinding surfaces of revolution on work, including those which also grind adjacent plane surfaces; Accessories therefor
02
involving centres or chucks for holding work
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
24
GRINDING; POLISHING
B
MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING; DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS
5
Machines or devices designed for grinding surfaces of revolution on work, including those which also grind adjacent plane surfaces; Accessories therefor
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Single-purpose machines or devices
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for grinding rims of vehicle wheels, e.g. for bicycles
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
24
GRINDING; POLISHING
B
MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING; DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS
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Component parts of grinding machines or devices, such as frames, beds, carriages or headstocks
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
24
GRINDING; POLISHING
B
MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING; DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS
41
Component parts of grinding machines or devices, such as frames, beds, carriages or headstocks
06
Work supports, e.g. adjustable steadies
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
24
GRINDING; POLISHING
B
MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING; DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS
49
Measuring or gauging equipment for controlling the feed movement of the grinding tool or work; Arrangements of indicating or measuring equipment, e.g. for indicating the start of the grinding operation
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
24
GRINDING; POLISHING
B
MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING; DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS
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Safety devices for grinding or polishing machines; Accessories fitted to grinding or polishing machines for keeping tools or parts of the machine in good working condition
Applicants:
STRATO, INC. [US/US]; 100 New England Avenue Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, US
Inventors:
BERG, Thomas R.; US
CLARK, Christopher J.; US
HEYDEN, Thomas J.; US
MCGARVEY, Kevin P.; US
FORTIER, Michael; US
Agent:
MEE, Brendan; Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP 1500 Broadway, 12th Floor New York, NY 10036, US
MEE, Brendan; US
Priority Data:
15/243,32822.08.2016US
Title (EN) AUTOMATED MACHINING AND WELDING OF RAILWAY CAR PARTS
(FR) USINAGE ET SOUDAGE AUTOMATISÉS DE PIÈCES DE WAGON DE CHEMIN DE FER
Abstract:
(EN) A system and method for manufacturing and/or reconditioning side frames and bolsters for railway cars includes at least one robot adapted to access positions along the length of the part. A map of the part dimensions, which may be obtained by a probe or scanner on the robot(s), allows a processor to determine where welding and machining are required to meet certain dimensional tolerances, leveraging novel reference surfaces on the part which cannot be leveraged using conventional gauges. The robot(s) may locate and mount welding and material removal tools to carry out the welding and material removal operations determined by the processor.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système et un procédé de fabrication et/ou de reconditionnement de cadres latéraux et de sous-longerons pour des wagons de chemin de fer, comprenant au moins un robot conçu pour accéder à des positions le long de la longueur de la pièce. Une carte des dimensions de pièce, qui peut être obtenue par une sonde ou un scanner sur le ou les robots, permet à un processeur de déterminer à quel endroit il est exigé que le soudage et l'usinage satisfassent à certaines tolérances dimensionnelles, exploitant de nouvelles surfaces de référence sur la pièce qui ne peuvent pas être exploitées à l'aide de jauges classiques. Le ou les robots peuvent localiser et monter des outils de soudage et d'enlèvement de matière afin d'effectuer les opérations de soudage et d'enlèvement de matière déterminées par le processeur.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)