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Positive Locking Hub Mechanism for Spin Dryer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038559D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dingfelder, DW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The illustrated structure provides a locking mechanism for holding a series of spaced, axially aligned disks in place during spin drying following a process operation such as plating. The mechanism shown in the figure locks the disks in place by use of a cam action roller made of solid rubber. The disks are retained by a roller 1 and a pair of fluorine resin rods 2 which are mounted on a hub 3 and engage the inner diameter of the disks. The rods 2 are carried in grooves 5 and the camming roller 1 is retained by a series of plates 6 which hold the reduced diameter portions 7 in grooves 8. Roller 1 also is secured to a ring 3 which, when aligned with hub 4, causes the eccentrically mounted, increased diameter portions 10 to project and engage the disk inner diameters.

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Positive Locking Hub Mechanism for Spin Dryer

The illustrated structure provides a locking mechanism for holding a series of spaced, axially aligned disks in place during spin drying following a process operation such as plating. The mechanism shown in the figure locks the disks in place by use of a cam action roller made of solid rubber. The disks are retained by a roller 1 and a pair of fluorine resin rods 2 which are mounted on a hub 3 and engage the inner diameter of the disks. The rods 2 are carried in grooves 5 and the camming roller 1 is retained by a series of plates 6 which hold the reduced diameter portions 7 in grooves 8. Roller 1 also is secured to a ring 3 which, when aligned with hub 4, causes the eccentrically mounted, increased diameter portions 10 to project and engage the disk inner diameters. When the ring 3 is rotated 180 degrees, the roller portions 10 are recessed in the hub 4 and disengaged from the disks. Disks retained on the hub assembly can be processed, such as in a drying operation, and thereafter released for removal from the hub assembly by rotating ring 3.

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