Abstract: A fluid power arrangement includes a valve means and a fluid power implement, which is connected or is able to be connected with the valve means by way of a first fluid line a and at least one second fluid line for fluid actuation through the valve means (13a and 13b), the valve means and the implement constituting spatially separate assembly units, the valve means having a first valve fluid port for the first fluid line and at least one second valve fluid port for the at least one second fluid line and the implement having a first implement fluid port for the first fluid line and at least one second implement fluid port for the at least one second fluid line.
Abstract: A valve block disposed adjacent a tool attachment of a working machine, where the tool attachment is adapted for connection to different types of hydraulically maneuvered tools or implements with the aid of a hydraulically actuated locking device. The valve block includes first port means, second port means, and third port means for connecting hydraulic lines of the working machine to hydraulic coupling elements and to the locking device respectively. The valve block includes a line system and valve means which communicate with the port means so as to fulfill at least three of the following five functions: ensuring the presence of pressure in the locking device in the event of a fracture in the hydraulic lines of the working machine; ensuring connection of the first port means with either the second port means or the third port means to obtain post-tensioning of the locking device to relieve the pressure load; and to provide pressure limitation.
Abstract: An attachment control system includes an electrical control system and hydraulic control system. The electrical control system interfaces with the hydraulic control system to ensure that attachment decoupling in response to operator electrical control can occur only when at least one hydraulic threshold condition is satisfied as indicated by a hydraulic pressure sensor. Attachment decoupling is prevented unless the pressure sensor outputs an electrical signal that indicates that the attachment is safely positioned (e.g., full-extend or full-curl). In one example, this is indicated with the attachment positioning cylinder is pressurized above a select threshold as indicated by a pressure sensor.
Abstract: An actuator operated apparatus for mounting and hydraulically coupling a working attachment to a mounting plate of a work vehicle. The apparatus receives a portion of pressurized fluid from the work vehicle to actuate a pair of wedges that slidably move to lock or unlock the working attachment and the mounting plate. The apparatus receives a remaining portion of the pressurized fluid from the work vehicle to engage or disengage at least one hydraulic coupler of a first coupling block and at least one hydraulic coupler of a second coupling block.
Abstract: The hydraulic distributor exhibits a cylindrical and internally-hollow body (2) having an inlet chamber (3) for a fluid and an outlet chamber (4) which are interconnected directly (by a communication conduit), or indirectly by an external distributor. A cursor (7) is axially mobile in the hollow body (2) and a closing element (12) is associated to the cursor (7) by elastic elements (11). The closing element (12) is mobile in the inlet chamber (3) between a first position in which it occludes the inlet chamber (3) and a second position in which it permits passage of fluid from an antechamber (3a) to a second opening (3b).
Abstract: An attachment control system includes an electrical control system and hydraulic control system. The electrical control system interfaces with the hydraulic control system to ensure that attachment decoupling in response to operator electrical control can occur only when at least two different hydraulic threshold conditions are satisfied. In one example, decoupling is prevented unless the attachment is safely positioned (e.g., full curl) in response to operator manipulation of a joystick or other attachment positioning device. This can be detected, for example, when the hydraulic system has an overall operating pressure at or above a first threshold and a joystick pilot pressure at or above a second threshold.
Abstract: For connection to a hydraulic power supply of a tractor, wherein the tractor comprises a plurality of hydraulic supply circuits, and wherein each hydraulic supply circuit comprises a pair of quick couplers for connecting the hydraulic supply circuit to a hydraulic device, a hydraulic motor apparatus comprises a first pair of hydraulic lines adapted for connection to the quick couplers of a first hydraulic supply circuit; a second pair of hydraulic lines adapted for connection to the quick couplers of a second hydraulic supply circuit; and a hydraulic motor connected to both the first and second pairs of hydraulic lines such that fluid can flow from both the first and second hydraulic supply circuits through the hydraulic motor to drive the hydraulic motor.
Abstract: A muffler is received in a passage of an end member connected to a handle of the staple gun and a fitting extends from the end member so as to be connected to a hose. The muffler includes a tubular body and a plurality of plates extend from an end of the tubular body. The plats extend toward an interior of the handle and form a bullet-head-shaped arrangement. Gaps are defined between the plates and become smaller when air goes outward from the handle so as to reduce noise.
Abstract: A valve used for an inflatable article includes a valve body and a male connector. The valve body has a rear hollow portion, a female connector attached to the rear hollow portion, and a spring-loaded valve core movable therein. The male connector has a first tubular end and a second tubular end, and the second tubular end is dimensioned to be snugly plugged in the female connector to move the spring-loaded valve core backward. Furthermore, the female connector of the valve body defines a pair of L-shaped slots, while the male connector is formed with a pair of bayonet fittings adapted to be held in the L-shaped slots after the second tubular end is plugged, thereby allowing the male connector to be fastened to the female connector and hence to the valve body in a quick-detachable manner.
Abstract: A portable high capacity air compressor system comprises an air compressor with a hydraulic motor coupled thereto to form a compact compressor unit, and a removable air reservoir which is releasably attached to the compressor unit.
Abstract: The invention concerns a hydraulic line connection with a supply connection (2) having a pressure line and a return line, each ending at a connection valve (4,5), and with a safety valve (8) in a line between the pressure line and a consumer (1), said safety valve having a valve element (9), whose one side is acted upon by the pressure at the pressure connection (P) with the purpose of opening. The aim is to safely provide a connection of this kind in a simple way. For this purpose the other side of the valve element (9) is directly connected with the return line.
Abstract: The invention concerns a hydraulic line coupling arrangement of a consumer, with a pump line, a tank line and a safety valve in the pump line, the valve element of the safety valve being acted upon in the opening direction by an opening pressure from the pump line and in the closing direction by a closing pressure of a closing pressure connection. In such an arrangement it is desired to prevent overloading of the consumer. For this purpose, a pilot valve is provided for controlling the closing pressure, the position of the pilot valve being controlled by the pressure in the tank line.
Abstract: The invention relates to a pneumatic spring system comprising at least one pneumatic spring which consists of at least the following: a pneumatic spring cap as an upper component; a pneumatic spring piston as a lower component; pneumatic cushioning bellows made of elastomer connecting the two opposite components with the help of fastening elements. The bellows can roll off, when an interior space having elasticity of volume forms at the outer wall of the piston, inside their roll-off zone. The pneumatic spring system also consists of at least one control valve configured in particular as a magnet valve; a compressor having integrated residual pressure maintaining function; and a pilot controlled check valve connected to the pneumatic spring, which is preferably situated in the pneumatic spring cap or piston, and as such is accommodated in a housing, although different mounting variations exist.
Abstract: A pneumatic drive unit is provided for partially opening a vehicle body part such as a trunk lid. The pneumatic drive unit includes a working chamber which in use applies pressure to move a control member which engages a contact surface of the vehicle body part. A vent channel is provided which selectively connects the working chamber with the atmosphere as a function of the position of a movable closing element of the drive unit element and contact of the control member with the vehicle body part such that when the body part is closed after a partial opening, the drive unit is ready for another control operation.
February 13, 1998
Date of Patent:
March 28, 2000
Dieter Feichtiger, Martin Lindmayer, Kurt Schaible
Abstract: Valves 4,5 are disposed in such a portion which is defined in an end portion of a piston 30 of an adjusting cylinder body 1 and which does not contact a load giving body 7, thereby preventing deformation by compression caused in incorporation positions of the valves 4,5 and leakage of a filling within the cylinder body 1.
Abstract: A method of coupling a fluid-powered work implement to a boom assembly of a work machine is disclosed. The boom assembly has a first male fluid coupling attached thereto. The boom assembly also has a plunger attached thereto. The work implement has a first female fluid coupling attached thereto. The first female fluid coupling has a first locking sleeve slidably secured thereto. The method includes the step of moving the boom assembly toward the work implement so as to align the first male fluid coupling with the first female fluid coupling. The method also includes the step of actuating the plunger so as to cause the first locking sleeve to be moved from a first locked position to a first unlocked position. Moreover, the method includes the step of further moving the boom assembly so as to advance the first male fluid coupling into the first female fluid coupling.
Abstract: An hydraulic circuit controlling an actuator including a main signal branch which includes a pump (11), a valve (12) and an actuator (18) coupled in series, the valve being responsive to first and second applied biasing pressures (19,23), the first biasing pressure being operable to bias the valve (12) into a closed position and the second biasing pressure being operable to bias the valve into an open position; an auxiliary branch (20,21,22) connected in parallel with the actuator (18); the first biasing pressure (19) being derived from the main signal branch downstream of the valve (12) and the second biasing pressure being derived from the auxiliary branch.
Abstract: A compact support prop having a pressure limiting valve with a very high flow volume forming a prop head as a valve housing. The pressure limiting valve is integrated into the prop head. Thus, insertion speeds of more than 3 meters per second can be achieved. The drawing and filling valve consists of one or possibly two pilot-controlled check valves which can be easily attached to an outer side of the internal prop. It allows for a quick setting and drawing after removal of the released pressure medium. The released pressure medium flows off via the connection of the pilot-controlled check valve. The connection is provided as a setting gun connection and the released pressure medium can be returned to the inside by this connection.
Abstract: Apparatus for supplying hydraulic fluid to a hydraulic actuator, which apparatus has a delivery duct, a return duct, a pressure accumulator for the delivery duct and a hydraulic accumulator or reservoir for the return duct in which the delivery duct and the return duct are connected by way of back-pressure valves to a common single-conduit connecting line provided with a bayonet joint for disengagingly coupling the single-conduit connecting line with a twin-conduit supply circuit including a hydraulic pump and a reservoir and provided with a valve whose various positions are to be used for alternately setting each conduit of the supply circuit in a flow communication with said single-conduit connecting line.
Abstract: A fluid actuator of the type for producing reciprocal movement is provided having a cylindrical housing adapted to be secured to a relatively stationary object. The cylindrical housing includes first and second end portions and respective first and second fluid ports positioned therein. A piston is disposed for relative movement within the cylindrical housing and defines first and second fluid chambers within the housing. The first fluid chamber is in communication with the first fluid port and the second fluid chamber is in communication with the second fluid port. A piston rod connects to the piston and extends outwardly from the first end portion of the housing. The piston rod is adapted to be connected to an object to be moved. A conduit communicates with the first fluid chamber through the first fluid port in the first end portion of the housing and extends longitudinally from the first fluid port alongside the housing to the second end portion of the housing.
Abstract: A hydraulic fluid Pressure-operated actuator comprises a first cylinder assembly having an output which operatively carries a second cylinder assembly such that an axial output force is effected from an output shaft of the second cylinder assembly, the output from the second cylinder assembly is a fast forward output stroke which is followed by a greatly increased high pressure force generated by the first cylinder assembly and effected through the output shaft of the second cylinder assembly.
Abstract: A valve block in a mine hydraulic system contains a non-return valve which is opened when a hydraulic control signal occurs to connect a pressure fluid feed or return line to a working chamber of an appliance such as a prop. A auxiliary valve is mounted in the block and is operated manually to relieve the working chamber even if the non-return valve remains closed.
Abstract: An apparatus for filling a liquid friction pump with a liquid comprises a metering pump and plug connector means for connection to the liquid friction coupling. During a testing of the filling ratio of the liquid friction pump it may be necessary not only to supply viscous liquid to said coupling but also to withdraw viscous liquid from such coupling. For that purpose the plug connector means are preceded by a manifold, which communicates with two nonreturn valves, which normally prevent a flow of liquid from said manifold through said valves. A discharge line from the metering pump communicates with a first of said nonreturn valves. The second nonreturn valve is incorporated in a return line leading from said manifold to a reservoir, from which the metering pump is adapted to suck liquid. Said second nonreturn valve is adapted to be opened preferably by the application of pneumatic pressure for a flow in said return line from said manifold through said second valve to said reservoir.
Abstract: In a self-sealing coupling with a bypass for a hydraulic circuit designed to connect a hydraulic sub-circuit to a midway portion of a main circuit of a hydraulic device, there is provided a coupling body with an input passage, an output passage, an input passage side and an output passage side self-closing valves and a bypass valve. The bypass valve is provided with a cylindrical valve element which is reciprocatively slidable within either one of said input passage and said output passage so as to open and close that one passage relative to a bypass provided therebetween. The cylindrical valve element is adapted to be moved together with the self-closing valve element provided in the one passage, to be shifted to a bypass valve opening position where the bypass is opened by the cylindrical valve element valve closed condition.
Abstract: A control apparatus for a power-assisted vehicle steering system, comprising a power cylinder having two pressure-acting chambers, a control valve having inlet and outlet ports respectively communicable with a pump and a fluid reservoir and selectively with the inlet and outlet ports, a pressure compensating valve having an inlet port communicating with the pressure-acting chambers, outlet and control ports and a valve member for varying the degree of communication between the inlet and outlet ports, the fluid pressure in the inlet port being variable with the fluid pressure from the pump and urging the valve member to move in one direction and a spring urging the valve member to move in the other direction to maintain constant the differential pressure between the inlet and outlet ports, and a pressure reducing valve having an inlet port communicating with the outlet port of the compensating valve, a discharge port communicating with the reservoir and the control port of the compensating valve and a valve me
Abstract: A power steering gear having a piston nut fed with pressure fluid from a source through a rotary valve. The construction includes a special one-way valve assembly in the high pressure port which is formed by a plunger which seats into the end of the steel tube of the power steering hose. The plunger tube and external O-ring provides for improved sealing of the power steering gear to prevent external leaks and to provide for improved control of flow into the housing from the source and to block flow from the housing into the high pressure port so that road excited vibrations are not fed back to the vehicle handwheel.
October 16, 1978
Date of Patent:
November 11, 1980
General Motors Corporation
James M. Shea, Michael F. Tobin, Stanley E. Anderson
Abstract: A fill and relief valve arrangement for the introduction of fluid into and the selective venting of fluid from a fluid chamber includes a fill valve adjustably positioned within an open ended bore formed in a body with one end of the bore in communication with the fluid chamber. In one position of the fill valve, a flared end portion thereof is in sealing engagement with a valve seat formed at the one end of the bore for isolating the fluid chamber from a vent port open to the atmosphere with the fill valve being adjustable for moving the flared end portion inwardly away from the valve seat to establish communication between the fluid chamber and the vent port for venting the fluid chamber to the atmosphere.
Abstract: A fill and relief valve arrangement for the introduction of fluid into and the selective venting of fluid from a fluid chamber includes a body having a stepped open-ended bore extending therethrough and an annular shoulder formed at one end of the bore. A valve seat element is sealingly secured within the other end of the bore and has a passage formed therein communicating with a passageway which communicates the bore with the fluid chamber. A fill valve is adjustably positioned within the bore and has a first position in engagement with a valve seat element for isolating the fluid chamber from a vent port open to the atmosphere and a second position for establishing communication between the passageway and the vent port for venting the fluid chamber to the atmosphere. The fill valve is confined between the valve seat element and the annular shoulder.