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Vane segment support and alignment device

United States Patent

July 13, 1999
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A support and alignment assembly for supporting and aligning a vane segment is provided. The support and alignment assembly comprises a torque plate which defines an opening for receiving an eccentric pin and a locking end member for receiving a lock socket member. An eccentric pin adjustably supported by the torque plate opening for supporting and aligning a vane segment is provided. A lock socket member adapted to securely receive the eccentric pin and rotated therewith, and adjustably engage the torque plate locking end is provided. The lock socket member receives the eccentric pin, such that when the eccentric pin is adjusted to align the vane segment, the lock socket member engages the torque plate locking end to secure the vane segment in the desired position.
McLaurin; Leroy Dixon (Winter Springs, FL), Sizemore; John Derek (Orlando, FL)
Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation (Orlando, FL)
08/ 734,886
October 22, 1996
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST Development for this invention was supported in part by United States Department of Energy contract DE-FC21-95MC32267. Accordingly, the United States government has certain rights in the invention.