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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Supply voltage required is in the range 9V - 32V and emergency opening is facilitated by means of a bowden cable mounting kit if required.
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.
The bypass device used a Bowden cable to provide the same control of the prehensor available to persons with amputation using a bodypowered prosthesis.
The EMKA vehicle system features both Bowden cable and electronic actuation possibilities, linked to a remote locking handle or radio key.
Over the past two decades [O.sub.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.
Our solution is steering by Bowden cables. 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. The U9C is designed for tensile and compressive loading while the C9C is intended for compressive forces.