WU Jianlong. Research on Loose Reason of Fixing Bolt of Step Connector based on Finite Element Analysis[J]. International Journal of Plant Engineering and Management, 2021, 26(3): 150-166

Research on Loose Reason of Fixing Bolt of Step Connector based on Finite Element Analysis
WU Jianlong
KONE Elevator Co., Ltd., Kunshan 215300, Jiangsu, China
There are two connection modes between escalator step and step drive chain of outer roller, connector type A and type B. Connector type B after a period of running was found that the fixing bolt on the connector has loosened, which causes safety risks. In order to eliminate this security issue, the finite element modeling is proposed to analyze the relationship between the force generated by the connector type A or type B during the step band running and the assembly clearance or the assembly mode. So as to find out the root cause of fixing bolt loosening phenomenon, by redesigning the assembly clearance between the connector shaft and the chain hole, the fixing bolt of the connector is prevented from loosening during the step band running, ensuring the safe operation of escalators to avoid injury accidents.
Key words:    connector type    fixing bolt    loose reason    finite element analysis   
Received: 2021-05-28     Revised:
DOI: 10.13434/j.cnki.1007-4546.2021.0302
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