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SCREWLESS COUPLING FOR LOW TORQUE DRIVE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008546D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Soon Fook Daniel Lim

Abstract

Most standard couplings use lock screws. They do not provide compensation for misalignment of shaft ends by virtue of angular, lateral, and longitu- dinal (axial) flexibility. Misalignment adds load to the drive and may cause premature damage to the low torque motor, This screwless coupling is able to compensate misalignment of shaft ends. It is useful in a space constraint environment where accommodating stan- dard coupling is not possible. It is designed to couple two pulleys without the need of lock screw, thus simplifies drive system development and reduces cost significantly.