Global patent index - EP 1084388 A1

EP 1084388 A1 2001-03-21 - MAGNETIC CLAMPING

Title (en)

MAGNETIC CLAMPING

Title (de)

MAGNETISCHE VERBINDUNG

Title (fr)

BLOCAGE MAGNETIQUE

Publication

EP 1084388 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99955322 A

Priority

  • US 9911545 W
  • US 8879498 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9963318A1] An arrangement for testing engines for vehicles and other drive train assemblies employs magnetic clamping to achieve fixation of the rotatory drive train assembly to a drive arrangement. When the rotatory drive train assembly is a vehicle engine, there is a need to affix a measurement head that contains sensors to the engine. This too is effected by magnetic clamping. A robotic transport device or overhead crane conveys the engine to a testing station where a human operator guides the drive arrangement into position on the engine. When the engine and the drive arrangement are appropriately aligned the operator will actuate a switch that activates electromagnets to effect the fixation of the engine to the drive arrangement. A human operator also guides the measurement head to the engine, and it is magnetically clamped thereto. When it is desired to release the engine from the drive arrangement, a deactivation switch that is manipulable by the operator discontinues the electrical energy to the electromagnet, except for a degaussing signal that utilizes the electromagnet to dissipate residual magnetism in the engine. A similar degaussing process is employed upon disengagement of the measurement head.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G01M 15/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01M 15/04 (2006.01); G01M 15/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01M 15/02 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9963318A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9963318 A1 19991209; AU 4313099 A 19991220; CA 2333769 A1 19991209; EP 1084388 A1 20010321; JP 2002517714 A 20020618; MX PA00011903 A 20021017

INPADOC legal status

2006-04-05 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20050928

2005-04-20 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

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- Free Format Text: MAGNETIC CLAMPING

2004-04-14 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20040302

2001-03-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20001228

2001-03-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE