Adjustment Mechanism Assembly for Levers
Original Publication Date: 1988-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
This article describes an adjustment mechanism assembly, for changing the mechanical advantage of a lever without the use of separate screws, clips or other loose components. When the components are assembled they remain captive in a single unit. The design of the swivel pin and lever-halves in the assembly allows an economical compact design that is easy to adjust. This invention can be employed in lever systems where it is desired to vary the output power of a system or to maintain a constant output when the input power can vary due to manufacturing tolerances in the devices producing the input power. The assembly has been modelled and tested. Referring to the assembly Figs 1 and 2, the invention is described by the sequence of assembly.