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.
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.
Control of body-powered prostheses is achieved through a Bowden cable that couples motion of an intact joint to movement of the terminal device, allowing better control of accuracy [3] and more intuitive feedback [4] than myoelectric prostheses [5-6].
In contrast, to maintain device simplicity, body-powered prostheses use a single Bowden cable.
2] trim has evolved from basic systems that adjusted mechanical linkage characterising cams using Bowden cables through to today's microprocessor controlled electronic linkageless burner management systems that employ highly accurate and repeatable servo motors to position air dampers and fuel drives.
The modules range from high-strength Bowden cables, to drive units and attachment accessories for the robot arm.
Bowden cables that lower friction due to an optimized friction couple.
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 range from dynamic tests and production tasks through to static testing of many different types of equipment such as determining the contact forces in ultrasonic welding, the calibration of hardness testing machines and testing Bowden cables.
gear bowden cables are produced on a separate line, and this line from the manufacturing point of view behave as input material.