DEVELOPMENT OF A PROTOTYPE AUTOMATED CONE MACHINE AND A HIGH CAPACITY STORAGE SYSTEM

This report describes a fully functional automated cone machine prototype which is being used in tests and demonstration on California highways for deploying and retrieving traffic cones. The ACM allows operators to place and retrieve cones without any set up and control the machine from within the confines of the cab. The machine can work with a single operator and can be applied to lane closure operations. Second generation components of the retrieval arm and the stowage system are described. In addition, the report describes a method for allowing the ACM to carry larger amounts of cones for less common lane closures which require 250 or more cones.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 1999 Dept. of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Materials Engineering, University of California, Davis CA Remarks: Prepared by the Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology Center, Dept. of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Materials Engineering University of California at Davis for California Dept. of Transportation under contract no. RTA 65A0019
  • Corporate Authors:

    Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology Center

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    University of California, Davis

    Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Materials Engineering
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Cline, Michael Brent
  • Publication Date: 1999

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1 computer laser optical disc
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00799975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/CA/NT-99/22, UCD-ARR-99-06-30-07
  • Files: PATH, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 12 2003 12:00AM