Accession Number : AD0163532

Title :   Sprocket Engagement Support Wheel for an Endless Track.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Amsden,Richard T.

Report Date : 02 MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : This invention relates to sprocket wheels for an endless track and more particularly to a device for delaying engagement of the track with the teeth of the sprocket wheel. The sprocket engagement support wheel comprises a roller, the diameter of which is small compared to the diameter of the sprocket wheel. The roller is preferably externally coated with an elastomer. The roller functions to eliminate oscillatory motion and vibration in the endless track and permits a smooth and even transmission of power from the sprocket wheel to the track. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*DRIVE SPROCKETS, *PATENTS), VEHICLE TRACKS, DRIVES, VIBRATION, DAMPING

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE