Weight-gripping accessory with limiter of weight bearing capacity

FIELD: transportation.

SUBSTANCE: weight-gripping accessory with limiter of weight-bearing capacity comprises link designed for suspension of weight-lifting facility onto weight-gripping element, and limiter of weight-bearing capacity is arranged in the form of body with units for suspension of slings and calibrated elastic element installed in body. Limiter includes hollow stem installed in body with head and threaded tail, on which adjusting nut is screwed, which contact with end of elastic element and having gap relative to lower end of body, between upper end of which and lower cut of stem head with the possibility of free rotation, driving element is put on stem, upper cut of which creates claw clutch with lower cut of stem head. In stem opening in the field of its head annular belt with thread is arranged, besides accessory is equipped with guidescrew, the end of which is fixed to link and screwed into threaded opening of stem, besides at free end of guidescrew, stop is installed, which has a possibility of contact with end of annular belt of stem.

EFFECT: provides for automatic limitation of lifting force.

2 dwg

 

The invention relates to a lifting-transport equipment, namely, removable lifting devices for lifting equipment used for maintenance, installation and dismantling a wide range of products, such as rocket technology.

It is known that during the mounting and dismantling for removal of goods with horizontal guides, such as nodes Metalworking machines, devices and units of missiles, it is necessary to ensure equality of lifting force to the weight of the cargo. To ensure such equality constraints lifting means (taps) is not possible, because the load capacity of cranes is always significantly more weight, lifting by crane.

To resolve this problem typically use signaling devices dynamometers that measure the lifting force hinged on lifting the body of the crane and attached to the upper link load-handling attachments. However, such devices do not guarantee ensure strict compliance lifting force weight due to the inability practically instant, to achieve the required lifting force, stop lifting mechanism of the crane, and do not exclude inconsistencies lifting force weight because of the mistakes of the operator (operator).

Problem is mA equality lifting force to the weight of the cargo is solved partly by using lifting device link regulating its length, in combination with a spring-stop, direct action (see N. Erofeev Safety and signaling devices", 2nd edition, Moscow: Mashinostroyeniye, 1970, Fig.20). The disadvantages of this device is its structural complexity, the lack of elements to adjust the limited effort and its relation to power equipment crane (via limit switch).

Known more simple load limiting device containing the cartridge with the bracket. One end of the sleeve is closed by a cover, which has tabs. With the other end in a sleeve screwed an adjusting nut for adjusting the compression force of the spring abutting against an end face of the guide node is placed in the sleeve and comprising two rings and two plates, connecting them, one of the plates has a profiled surface, the tabs which are designed to interact with the fixed core by dip switches. One of the rings has a hole for passage of the pins and rod.

The load limiting device attached to the crane hook. Raised by the crane load pulls on the rope, which is connected to the limiter and the load. The tensile force acts on the rod, moving it in the axial direction. Simultaneously with the rod, overcoming the spring force, moves the guide node, R is the result that the profiled surface of the plate presses the rods switches, including them, i.e. indicating the attainment of a predetermined load value, and disables the lifting mechanism of the crane in excess of its calculated values (see RF patent №2031075, CL VS 23/88, 1995) - the closest analogue.

The analysis of the structure of the known load limiting device is revealed that he is also associated with the electrical equipment of the crane during lifting generates an electrical signal to stop the drive of the lifting crane, but does not limit itself directly and automatically lifting force equal to the weight of the load.

The present invention is the creation of accessories with a load limiting device, automatically and directly limiting the lifting force equal to the weight of lifted load.

The problem is solved due to the fact that in lifting the device with a load limiting device that contains the link for hanging on a hook body, the sling and the load limiting device, the casing of which is fixed nodes to attach the straps, and inside is calibrated elastic element, the new element is that the casing is mounted a hollow shaft with a head and a threaded shank on which is screwed an adjusting nut in contact with the end face of the elastic element and having a gap relative to the bottom end to the pus, between the upper end of which and the bottom slice of the head stock with the possibility of free rotation is planted on the stem drive element, the upper section of which forms with the bottom cut of the head of coupling rod coupling, bore rod in area of his head made ring band with thread, and a device provided with a lead screw, the end sealed with a link, and is screwed in a threaded hole in the rod, the free end of the lead screw is a stopper, with the possibility of contact with the flange ring band stock.

When conducting patent research from the prior art is not identified solutions are identical for our purposes, and therefore, the claimed invention meets the eligibility condition of "novelty."

The essence of the claimed invention is not obvious from the solutions known from the technical level, and therefore, the claimed invention meets the eligibility condition of "inventive step".

The information set forth in the application materials is sufficient for the practical implementation of the claimed invention.

The essence of the claimed invention is illustrated graphic materials, in which:

figure 1 is a diagram of fixtures, General view;

figure 2 - location I of figure 1.

Lifting device with a load limiting device content is t link 1, designed for hanging on a hook body lifting means (for example, the crane hook). On link 1 is fixed by the end of the lead screw 2. The screw 2 is placed the load limiting device 3 with eyelets for fastening straps 4, the ends of which are attached to the cargo.

The load limiting device 3 is made in the form of a casing 5, which is fixed to the nodes 6 for fastening straps 4, made for example in the form of eyelets. In the case of 5 posted elastic element (spring) 7 and the hollow rod 8 with a threaded shank on which is screwed an adjusting nut 9 and a head 10 with a flat bottom cut.

The rod 8 is made hollow in the upper part of the cavity, in the region of the head on the rod threaded the belt, which rod is screwed on the lead screw 2.

Between the bottom slice of the head 10 and the upper end of the body 5 on the rod 8 is freely rotatably carried by the hub 11 of the actuator 12 (e.g., steering wheel). Stroke 8 relative to the lead screw 2 is limited by the stopper 13, mounted on the pilot screw 2.

It should be noted that it is very important that the bottom end of the head 10 of the piston rod is made in the form of a coupling half-coupling (friction or Cam). The second coupling half is made on the upper face of the hub 11. Interacting with each other, the coupling halves form a coupling, which connects the stem and the actuator 12 or separates them, e is whether the coupling is not in contact with each other.

The elastic element 7 calibrated to ensure efforts preload, equal to the weight of the lifted load, the calibration it is carried out by moving the adjusting nut 9 threaded on the shank of the rod 8. Between the lower end of the body 5 and the end face 14 of the nut 9 installing shims 15 are provided, the clearance "h"is necessary and sufficient to guarantee separation of the coupling coupling coupling (heads 10 and hub 11). After you install the necessary clearance "h" nut 9 kantrida on the shank of the rod 8 of the stopper 16.

Structurally coupling the coupling can be implemented in various ways, for example, in the form of a friction ring (2)placed between the ends of the head 10 and the hub 11.

Lifting device with a load limiting device operates as follows.

Vivencial lead screw 2 of the hollow rod 8 to lock the stopper 13 in the threaded end of the tie rod 8. Link 1 hang on the hook of the crane. The lower links 4 slings attached to the lifting points on the load. The lifting mechanism of the crane move up a level 1 with a load limiting device, picking up the slack slings, but not pulling them.

Rotate the wheel 12 and through a closed coupling coupling result in rotation of the rod 8, with the result that he screwed on the screw 2 and moves up mounted thereon an adjusting nut 9, the elastic is element 7 and the housing 5, that leads to tension straps 4.

Upon reaching the total tension of the straps, equal to the weight of the lifted load, move up the housing 5 is stopped, and during the continued rotation of the wheel 12 will nevinovate of the screw 2 and move up only a rod 8 with a nut 9 (within the gap (h), resulting in the head 10, the lower section of which is a coupling coupling coupling, moves up, over the hub 11 (second half-coupling), and the clutch is opened. By disconnecting the clutch rotation of the stem 8 and, consequently, move it to screw up 2 stops that automatically helps limit the tension of the straps, that is, the lifting force. The weight of the cargo is perceived slings and almost not transmitted to the support, which is a load (e.g., guides), causing the cargo can be freely displaced and removed.

The use of this device allows to significantly simplify the work on the removal of various products with horizontal guides, in particular when removing devices from missiles when carrying out maintenance work, and to prevent this damage to the goods (cargo), and the rails on which they are installed.

Lifting device with a load limiting device that contains the link for hanging on lifting the body of gruzopodyemnye the th means, slings and load limiting device on the housing, which are the sites for attachment of slings, and the case contains a calibrated elastic element, characterized in that the housing is mounted a hollow shaft with a head and a threaded shank on which is screwed an adjusting nut in contact with the end face of the elastic element and having a gap relative to the lower end of the body, between the upper end of which and the bottom slice of the head stock with the possibility of free rotation is planted on the stem drive element, the upper section of which forms with the bottom cut of the head of coupling rod coupling, bore rod in area of his head made ring band with thread, moreover, the device is provided with a lead screw, the end sealed with a link, and is screwed in a threaded hole in the rod, the free end of the lead screw is a stopper, with the possibility of contact with the flange ring band stock.



 

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4 cl, 1 dwg

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10 cl, 1 dwg

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EFFECT: provision of complex overload protection of crane by load torque, cross bend or boom twist.

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