Accession Number : ADD008279

Title :   Vacuum Sealed Manipulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Patrick,E Vincent ; Dickson,Howard K

Report Date : 15 Jul 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The invention provides one or more externally controlled manipulators for a generally circularly cylindrical vacuum chamber; which manipulators are capable of small precision translations in three orthogonal directions and can grasp and transport a sample around the chamber on a circular path, rotate the sample 180 deg. about a radius of the path, and after releasing the sample into a chamber fixture for storing, processing and/or testing is free to address other samples. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Manipulators, *Vacuum chambers, *Vacuum seals, Remote control, Precision, Translations, Rotation, Orthogonality, Samplers, Test equipment, Transportable

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE