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Apparatus and Method for Inspecting High Voltage Insulators

Abstract: 

An inspection apparatus for inspecting high voltage insulators is disclosed. The inspection apparatus includes a first platform having first and second linkages, at least one outer gripping mechanism having first and second arms extending outwardly from the first platform, a second slidable platform adapted to slide along the first and second linkages, and at least one inner gripping mechanism having third and fourth arms extending outwardly from the second slidable platform. The outer and inner gripping mechanisms are adapted to move between an open position where the insulator is received by the outer and inner gripping mechanisms and a closed position where the outer and inner gripping mechanisms engage the insulator.

Patent Number: 
8,991,273
Date Of Issue: 
03/31/2015
Inventors: 

Andrew John Phillips; Jason Cary Nave; Glynn Ray Bartlett; Cody Michael Porter;Ian Royappan Meinzen