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Incremental Motion Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080808D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schaefer, JO: AUTHOR

Abstract

Output shaft 10 is positioned in a variety of equally spaced angular positions, by varied input to the vertical position of shafts 11, 12, 13 and 14 by associated actuators 15. Transmission gears 16 carried on shafts 11 through 14, are maintained in mesh by chain links 17-18. The gear 16 supported on shaft 11 is meshed with a normally stationary gear 19 which can be positioned in either of two 180 degrees positions by actuator 20.

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Incremental Motion Device

Output shaft 10 is positioned in a variety of equally spaced angular positions, by varied input to the vertical position of shafts 11, 12, 13 and 14 by associated actuators 15. Transmission gears 16 carried on shafts 11 through 14, are maintained in mesh by chain links 17-18. The gear 16 supported on shaft 11 is meshed with a normally stationary gear 19 which can be positioned in either of two 180 degrees positions by actuator 20.

The positions of shafts 11 through 14 are converted into rotation of gears 16, and this rotation is accumulated through the chain of gears 16 and delivered to the periphery of gear 21 for positioning shaft 10. Conveniently, actuators 15 can be configured to deliver vertical motion to shafts 11 through 14 in regular amounts, related by a binary progression for maximum flexibility.

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