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Motor Coupling Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243943D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-29
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Abstract

This device is intended to be an accessory which can be mounted between and connect any two or more not limited to particular brand size etc This device serves as a coupling which allows power to be transmitted from one motor to the next but when the need arises this device allows the connected motor shafts to be decoupled from a remote location via pneumatic hydraulic or other power

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Motor Coupling Device

This device is intended to be an accessory which can be mounted between and connect any two or more, not limited to particular brand, size, etc.. This device serves as a coupling which allows power to be transmitted from one motor to the next, but when the need arises, this device allows the connected motor shafts to be decoupled from a remote location via pneumatic, hydraulic, or other power.

The device consists of a two-piece main body, with the two halves connected via flanges or other means. The ends of the device attach via flanges or other means to ESP motors which become tandem when connected via the device. The device has two shafts running through it, a moveable shaft and a fixed shaft, which are connected via splines and which connect to the tandem motors via splined couplings. In the normal operating state, the tandem motor shafts are connected via the device shafts. When desired, the motors can be decoupled from each other by applying pneumatic/hydraulic power to the disengage port. This causes the activation ring to apply pressure to the thrust bearing, which acts on the thrust runner feature of the upper device shaft, causing the upper device shaft to move away from the lower device shaft, disengaging the splined coupling.

Device may be actuated via electric motor and jacking screw, via snap relay, or via any other means. Device may include a safety feature which causes it to permanently lock in the disengage position once it has been dise...