Bowden cable


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Bowden cable

[′bōd·ən ‚kā·bəl]
(mechanical engineering)
A wire made of spring steel which is enclosed in a helical casing and used to transmit longitudinal motions over distances, particularly around corners.
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They work very well for applications such as bicycle brakes, in which a spring holds brake pads apart and the user applies a force through a Bowden cable to close them.
Perhaps more importantly, the Bowden cable attachment site (commonly called the thumb in the prosthetics field) does not remain the same in the two configurations, which requires the end-users to adjust harness tension every time they switch modes in order to capture the limited cable excursion they can generate with their harness.
Thus, a strong need exists for a TD that can switch between modes, but clinical viability requires that it must be the same size and weight as conventional TDs, it must maintain the same default Bowden cable attachment position in both modes, the lateral tong must be the moveable tong in both modes, and the mechanism must be simple enough to allow manufacturers to fabricate the TD for a reimbursable cost.
the TRS Grip requires the largest Bowden cable displacement and the Sierra 2 Load requires the shortest) and the effort required to operate each TD (e.
Bowden cable actuator for force-feedback exoskeletons.
The EMKA vehicle system features both Bowden cable and electronic actuation possibilities, linked to a remote locking handle or radio key.
We propose a biomechatronics-based master/slave topology which is going to provide an EPP-equivalent control but without the use of a harness, cineplasty, or Bowden cable.
Combined with Bowden cables and 3D-printed joints, artificial muscles facilitate movement patterns from slow ambling to spontaneous sprinting.
Bowden cables were used for steering at very beginning of automotive industry, but were replaced by Ackerman mechanism because used ropes were not stiff enough for stable driving.
These include Bowden cables, rod, outer door handle sensor, multi-functional adapter, security plate and glass run.
The first generation of the Vauxhall Meriva, launched in 2003, at that time featured a standard-setting crossbar package, but required a multitude of Bowden cables and levers to slide the rear seat both lengthwise and crosswise.
For the Atego, Delphi is featuring a complete HVAC module including control head and bowden cables.