Valve tester suspension assembly

  • US 7,455,124 B1
  • Filed: 02/23/2007
  • Issued: 11/25/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/24/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A valve testing assembly comprising:

  • an articulated arm assembly configured to mount on a support in a manner permitting pivoting of the articulated arm assembly about a substantially vertical axis with respect to the support, the articulated arm assembly having a first arm and a second arm, the second arm of the articulated arm assembly is pivotally connected to the first arm at a first end of the second arm and the second arm is movable away from toward the first arm such that when the first arm of the articulated arm assembly is connected to the support, the the second arm of the articulated arm assembly is movable away from and toward the support;

    a frame mounted on a second end of the second arm of the articulated arm assembly such that the frame is movable toward and away from the support when the arm assembly is mounted on the support;

    a valve testing assembly coupled to the frame, the valve testing assembly comprising a valve tester havinga motor,a connector structure mounted on the motor for rotation by the motor, the connector being configured to connect to a valve to move the valve between open and closed conditions, anda motor control which controls the motor,wherein the frame and the motor are pivotable about a first substantially horizontal axis with respect to the articulated arm assembly when the arm assembly is mounted on the support.

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