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Differential Bias Mechanism for Leadscrew Drives

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049746D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Denny, CM [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is apparatus for allowing the transfer of rotary screw motion to linear carrier motion with high and equal efficiency in either direction. This is accomplished without backlash, during steady state operation and without transfer of transfer screw motion to the carrier, which normally would be generated by leadscrew eccentricity or runout. The differential bias mechanism hereinafter disclosed, and as shown schematically in the drawing, permits the leadscrew followers or nuts to float and seek their own engagement with the screw, thereby eliminating imposed constraints and eccentric loading upon the screw.