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Compensated Centrifugal Clutch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095140D
Original Publication Date: 1965-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Abbott, TD: AUTHOR

Abstract

The clutch mechanism automatically compensates for lateral forces encountered during operation.

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Compensated Centrifugal Clutch

The clutch mechanism automatically compensates for lateral forces encountered during operation.

The clutch includes two pawls 1 and 2 that are engaged by centrifugal force to drive motor pulley 3 as indicated by arrow 4. During acceleration pawls 1 and 2 pivot about studs 5 and 6, respectively, overcoming tension exerted by springs 7 and 8. One of the pawls, such as pawl 2, swings into engagement with a tooth 9 on pulley 3.

Links 10 and 11 are added to compensate for lateral forces encountered during initial acceleration of a driven load not shown. A lateral force occurring as indicated by arrow 12 tends to disengage pawl 2 from tooth 9. However, a comparable lateral force is concurrently exerted on pawl 1 which maintains pawl 2 in engagement through link 10.

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