1967-02-01

Orboresonance – A New Mechanical Elastic-Circuit System Which Has Significant Usefulness in Earth Working Equipment 670749

A new earth working technique has been developed as an outgrowth of experiments in sonic power transmission, whereby a tool combination having an elastic resonance is set against the resistance of earthen material, much as an electronic power circuit deals with its load. An essential element in this, for accomplishment of maximum performance, is the provision of a unique type of mechanical oscillator which automatically uses “feedback” from the resonator. Use of circuit concepts in the design of sonic equipment results in very simple, reliable, and rugged mechanisms. Typical ones are applied in earthmoving machinery. These design concepts also have a surprising degree of operational simplicity.

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