Self aligning Variable Width Modular Wedge Assembly
Original Publication Date: 1980-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
The modular assembly consists of a shaft 10 (Fig. 1D carrying a selected number of double wedge segments 11 arranged between two single wedge segments 12 and 13. Shaft 10 has a threaded end 14 which screws into a block 15 having a floating mounting stud. Clamping force is generated by inserting a wrench into head 16 and rotating shaft 10 to compress the assembly of wedges 11, 12, and 13 between the block 15 and head 16.