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Serpentine Belt Drive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000075492D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hoffmann, HG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This serpentine belt configuration allows two or more driven shafts to operate under power, without backlash, on widely variable centers. In the illustration, 9 & 12 are the driven shafts.

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Serpentine Belt Drive

This serpentine belt configuration allows two or more driven shafts to operate under power, without backlash, on widely variable centers. In the illustration, 9 & 12 are the driven shafts.

Drive pulley assembly 1 and roller pulley 2 are rotatably mounted on brackets 3, 4 fastened to base 5. Adjustably mounted on the base are linear slides 6, 7 that support shaft and pulley assemblies 8, 9 and 10, 11, respectively. Fastened on shaft 12 is gear 13 which meshes with gear 14 fastened to the shaft and pulley assembly 11. Shaft 12 is thus caused to rotate in a counterclockwise direction. The pulley assemblies are encircled in serpentine fashion by belt 15. The center distance between shafts 9 and 12 is varied by adjustment of the slides. Adjustment may be made while the drive is in operation.

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