Patents Assigned to Atecs Mannesmann AG
  • Patent number: 6756712
    Abstract: A device for preventing bearing damage from currents through a three-phase motor is provided, including a shield for winding and copper wire within each stator slot of a motor. The shield includes an electrically conductive layer which is insulated from the winding and from the laminated stator core of the three-phase motor. The conductive layer is grounded or conductively connected to the laminated stator core of the three-phase motor on only that side on which the three-phase current is fed to the winding of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventor: Volker Schüren
  • Patent number: 6575318
    Abstract: A locking unit for a telescopic system of a hydraulically actuated telescopic jib of a crane, having a jib box frame and a plurality of telescopic sections which are guided inside one another and can be moved out of a starting position into in each case at least one extended position is provided with a drive for moving at least one driver bolt of a locking unit into and out of a section receptive driver bolt opening, and for moving a coupling device for displacement of at least one locking bolt into and out of a locking bolt receptive opening, the drive being arranged fixedly on the box frame of the jib, there being a mechanical drive connection between the drive and the locking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Walter Stowasser, Klaus Meissner, Hans Brenner, Klaus Conrad, Thomas Krebs, Michael Irsch, Jens Fery
  • Patent number: 6568547
    Abstract: A crane, especially a self-propelled crane, with a base structure and a revolving superstructure mounted thereon, a boom and a mast being hinged to the superstructure. The tip of the mast is connected on one side via adjustable-length guying to the head of the boom and on the other side via guying to a counterweight. The crane is not provided with a separate superstructure counterweight. The distance between the counterweight and the superstructure of the crane is continuously variable within a fixed range by a frame element, which can move in the vertical place, is mounted on the superstructure, and is connected thereto in a gravity-actuated (nonpositive) manner, The frame element is connected to an apparatus for directing the resulant of the force of the counterweight acting in the direction of gravity and the guying force produced by the suspended load into the superstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Manfred Kretschmer, Alfons Weckbecker
  • Patent number: 6541143
    Abstract: A fuel cell system which has a fuel cell is described. Also provided is a device for producing/preparing the fuel, for example hydrogen, which is connected on its outlet side to a fuel supply line and on its inlet side to a device for supplying fuel. The device for supplying fuel has a dual pump, in which a starting material for the fuel, stored in the motor-fuel tank, and water fed in via a water supply line, which is for example process water produced during the fuel cell process, are mixed to form a fuel/water mixture. This fuel/water mixture is intermediately stored in an intermediate tank before it is fed to the device for producing/preparing the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Herdeg, Holger Klos, Martin Sattler, Franz Reichenbach, Sabine Hess, Hans-Dieter Wilhelm, Jürgen Habrich, Karl Eck, Thomas Zapp
  • Patent number: 6523875
    Abstract: Apparatus for grasping a load from above or from the side, in particular for use in a manipulator, includes two parallel elongate beams, and two carriers extending in a direction of the elongate beams, with each of the carriers supported by a corresponding one of the elongate beams and guided for displacement longitudinally in the direction of the elongate beams. The carriers are disposed in spaced-apart relationship, when viewed in a longitudinal direction of the carriers, and are movable relative to one another at least over a portion of a longitudinal extension of the carriers. Two confronting grippers are secured to the ends of the carriers and positioned on the outside of the carriers, when viewed in a direction transversely to the carriers and when the carriers are completely moved apart. A primary fluid-operated system is provided for moving the carriers in opposition to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventor: Rüdiger Ostholt
  • Patent number: 6525282
    Abstract: A pendant switch assembly for controlling a hoist, includes a transmitter mounted to a housing for wireless transmission of control signals to a receiver mounted remotely with respect to the housing and operatively connected to a power controller of a drive of the hoist. A plurality of control elements is arranged in the housing and actuated by a plurality of actuators from outside for delivering control signals for the power controller to the transmitter. Secured to the hoist is a traction member which is guided downwards, with a receptacle secured to a lower end of the traction member. The housing is securely attachable to the receptacle by plugging in the housing into the receptacle, and detachable from the receptacle by withdrawal thereof. Electric energy is supplied to the control elements and the transmitter by a power source which is also accommodated in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Krebs, Uwe Lichtenvort, Bernd Neupert, Klaus Weihmann
  • Patent number: 6516962
    Abstract: A telescopic boom for crane, in particular mobile cranes, includes a base section and a plurality of boom sections received in the base section and telescopically extendible and retractable. The base section and the boom sections are each made of a profile comprised of an upper shell and a lower shell which are joined together at their confronting walls, with the upper shell having a nominal wall thickness which is equal or smaller than a nominal wall thickness of the lower shell. At least one portion of the upper and lower shells includes, as viewed in cross section, two outer thin metal sheets which are placed in spaced-apart relationship to define an intermediate space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Michael Irsch, Jens Fery
  • Patent number: 6516961
    Abstract: A ringlift crane having a ring which can be elevated, forms an annular track and has a plurality of segments which can be connected to one another, there being arranged within said ring an undercarriage which has an upper carriage, which is connected for slewing action to the undercarriage and has a plurality of hoisting winches. Two trusses which are spaced apart parallel to one another, are provided, in two mutually opposite end regions, with in each case one adapter and can be bolted to, and unbolted from, the upper carriage via crossmembers. The adapters are supported with rolling action on the annular track of the ring by rollers arranged in the end region of the adapters. For the purpose of setting different modes of operation of the crane, the trusses can be raised relative to the basic machine and connected in different ways to the crossmembers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Alexander Knecht, Manfred Kretschmer, Michael Biermann, Ralf Frankenberger
  • Patent number: 6502977
    Abstract: An extruder plant includes a worm extruder having a reduced length and including only a feed zone of the extruder plant and a gearwheel extruder connected downstream of the worm extruder and including a plasticizing and pressure build-up zone of the extruder plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventor: Gerd Capelle
  • Patent number: 6499611
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile harbor crane for normal and heavy load operation, having an undercarriage and a superstructure mounted thereon. A tower is fastened on the superstructure and a jib which pivotable about a horizontal axis is arranged on a front side of the tower. During a normal mode of operation, the jib is held pivotably on the superstructure by a luffing cylinder coupled to the jib and to the tower and the load lifted and lowered via a hoisting cable guided to the jib head and having a snatch block suspended on it. For a heavy load operating load, the mobile harbor crane further includes a heavy load lifting winch with a heavy load lifting cable which is guided over a deflecting roller fastened to the jib and further guided to a roller assembly of a heavy load snatch block arranged releasably on the jib head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Hermann Franzen, Joachim Kröll
  • Patent number: 6471274
    Abstract: A gripper of a liftable and lowerable load-carrying apparatus for a container, includes a frame placed from above onto a container and having spaced-apart cross beams. Each cross beam defines a longitudinal direction and has at least two gripper elements spaced from one another at a distance which is greater than a dimension of the gripper elements, with each gripper element depending from the cross beam for insertion through a container opening when the frame is placed on the container. The cross beam is made of two sheets which are movable relative to one another in the longitudinal direction, with one of the sheets having one of the gripper elements and the other one of the sheets having the other one of the gripper elements, with the two gripper elements movable in opposite direction to one another in the longitudinal direction of the beam between a ready position and a gripping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventor: Klaus Nerger
  • Patent number: 6453825
    Abstract: The invention relates to an underframe for a rail-borne vehicle for transporting freely movable loads, more specifically the underframe of a railroad crane. The underframe has a plurality of curve-negotiating wheel sets which are accommodated in bogies and mounted in a running-gear frame for rolling on running rails. A supporting-wheel set including two supporting wheels is provided to selectively relieve the load on the curve-negotiating wheel sets. The supporting-wheel set is fastened to the vehicle so that the supporting wheels may be raised to a rest position above the running rails and lowered from the rest position to an operative position in which the supporting wheel rests with adjustable pressure on the running rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Klaus Sprave, Ralf Rode
  • Patent number: 6435361
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lifting device for increasing the performance of a handling apparatus for ISO containers, in particular for increasing the performance of a container bridge in a terminal having automated inward and outward transport of the containers by means of self-propelled transport vehicles, and having at least one container load-lifting means in the form of a spreader and devices for the intermediate positioning of the containers within the handling apparatus for the purpose of fitting or removing the twist locks, and platforms for the personnel occupied in doing this.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Hermann Franzen, Joachim Kröll, Janis Moutsokapas
  • Patent number: 6431379
    Abstract: An automated load handling apparatus is provided for handling loads fastened to a spreader having corners and a load suspension mechanism. The load handling apparatus includes a lifting yoke having a horizontal supporting framework that may be suspended at its comers to the spreader, four axially displaceable pendulum supports arranged between the lifting yoke and the spreader for supporting the lifting yoke, a rigid load guide including a lifting mechanism having ropes corresponding to comers of the lifting yoke that may be fastened to the load suspension mechanism of the spreader, and a cylinder pair 7.1, 7.2 arranged toward an end of the lifting yoke. The cylinder pair 7.1, 7.2 provides torque support to the lifting yoke relative to the load guide and is capable of displacing and/or pivoting the lifting yoke relative to the load guide. A sensor mechanism is arranged in the cylinder pair for detecting relative orientation of the lifting yoke relative to the spreader and/or the load guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kröll, Jürgen Breitfeld, Hermann Franzen, Jannis Moutsokapas
  • Patent number: 6434505
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining the winding temperature (TW) of the stator winding of a three-phase AC motor, in particular a pole-changeable asynchronous motor. For determining the winding temperature (TW) of the stator winding of three-phase AC motors that have an unfavorable ratio of the active power to the dissipation power and react sensitively to temperature changes and changes in a main voltage, and for readily determining the heat dissipation power (PV) from the winding temperature (TW) of the stator winding, it is proposed to determine the reference temperature (TG) and the motor current (IM) simultaneously at consecutive points in time, and to determine the winding temperature (TW) by calculating step-by-step sequentially the change in the winding temperature (TW) at a point in time (tn) and adding this change to the winding temperature (TW) of the immediately preceding point in time (tn−1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Michael Koepke, Eberhard Schröder, Uwe Varchmin
  • Patent number: 6425469
    Abstract: A device for aiding a movement a current collector trolley in and out of an elongate plastic profile of a sliding contact line accommodating current conductor rails, includes a funnel, and a sleeve embracing the elongate plastic profile in a form-fitting manner and intended to secure a rear end of the funnel to one end of the sliding contact line. The sleeve is freely movable along the elongate plastic profile before securement of the funnel and laps over the end of the elongate plastic profile when the funnel is secured in place, whereby the rear end of the funnel has a contour complementing an inner contour of the elongate plastic profile and received in form-fitting engagement in the elongate plastic profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Thomas Kohlenberg, Uwe Schulte
  • Publication number: 20020056693
    Abstract: A locking unit for a telescopic system of a hydraulically actuated telescopic jib of a crane, having a jib box frame and a plurality of telescopic sections which are guided inside one another and can be moved out of a starting position into in each case at least one extended position is provided with a drive for moving at least one driver bolt of a locking unit into and out of a section receptive driver bolt opening, and for moving a coupling device for displacement of at least one locking bolt into and out of a locking bolt receptive opening, the drive being arranged fixedly on the box frame of the jib, there being a mechanical drive connection between the drive and the locking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Applicant: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Walter Stowasser, Klaus Meissner, Hans Brenner, Klaus Conrad, Thomas Krebs, Michael Irsch, Jens Fery
  • Publication number: 20020056694
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a support for a track-bound crane vehicle, especially for a two-way crane vehicle for combined use on both roads and rails, which can be lifted from the tracks and set back down onto them by means of vertically-acting support cylinders, where, to distribute the support forces, each support cylinder is supported on a support plate. Each support plate horizontal bottom plate which can rest on the ground and a slide plate, which can slide over the top of the bottom plate. The upper surface of this slide plate is provided with a receptacle for a vertically-acting support cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Applicant: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Ralf Rode, Klaus Sprave
  • Publication number: 20020015637
    Abstract: A straddle loader for ISO containers has a portal-like box girder at each end and longitudinal chassis girders a certain distance apart connecting the box girders, the longitudinal girders forming the base for the individual wheel suspensions of the traveling mechanism and for the attachment of a lifting device for the ISO containers. The straddle loader can be used passively, i.e., it can be loaded and unloaded from above through the open space between the longitudinal chassis girders and the box girders extending transversely between them. It can also be used actively, i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Applicant: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Hermann Franzen, Joachim Kroll
  • Publication number: 20020003119
    Abstract: A road-rail crane includes a crane undercarriage with spreadable outriggers hinged to the undercarriage; a crane superstructure connected to the crane undercarriage with freedom of rotation, the luffing boom of the crane being mounted on the superstructure; and rail traveling gear attached to the crane undercarriage for rail travel. The crane undercarriage and the crane superstructure can be carried temporarily as a single transportable unit by a road transport means, which can be removed and then replaced by the rail traveling gear, which can be connected to the crane undercarriage, after the crane undercarriage has been supported and raised on the spread-out outriggers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Applicant: Atecs Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Ralf Rode, Klaus Sprave