Power delivery system for providing power to sensor heads of a paper machine or other system

Power delivery system for providing power to sensor heads of a paper machine or other system

  • CN 105,705,910 B
  • Filed: 05/08/2014
  • Issued: 09/01/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A power delivery apparatus comprising:

  • a sensor head, the sensor head comprising;

    a plurality of track contacts (308) configured to touch a track (208 a-208 b) and couple the sensor head (204 a, 204 b) to the track (208 a-208 b);

    wherein each track contact comprises an outer race (402,

         452) and an inner race (404,

         454);

    electrical contacts (212) configured to touch the plurality of rail contacts to make electrical connections to the rail and to receive power from the rail through the plurality of rail contacts;

    a power converter/regulator (306) configured to receive the power from the rail via the electrical contacts and to at least one of;

    converting the power to a different form and regulating the power;

    one or more sensors (304) configured to measure at least one characteristic of a material, the one or more sensors configured to operate using power from the power converter/regulator;

    anda chassis (302) configured to move back and forth along the plurality of tracks (208 a-208b, 210a-210 b);

    wherein the chassis is configured to enclose components of the sensor head (204 a, 204 b).

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