Accession Number : ADD004078

Title :   Expanding Tool for Nondestructive Inspection of Flexible Wire Rope.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bachman,John L ; Krafft,Joseph M

Report Date : 10 May 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This document describes a tool for nondestructive testing of wire rope. Wire rope is held in position in a frame by two grips such as gripper pliers. One grip is rotated relative to the other thereby reverse-twisting and opening the rope strands. Visual observation will reveal any damaged strand wires. The device is provided with mechanical stops to prevent over-twisting which may damage the wire rope. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Visual inspection, *Wire rope, Nondestructive testing, Small tools, Pliers

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE