Accession Number : AD0165078

Title :   Disc Brake Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Dovell,Clark W. ; Winkler,Gerhard B.

Report Date : 14 AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent relates to a brake mechanism including a housing adapted to receive a rotating shaft, the housing having a plurality of annular discs fixed thereto. The shaft is coupled to a second plurality of discs alternately spaced with the first plurality. A pressure plate is provided to engage the disc assembly under the action of a spring when an electromagnetic coil is deactivated. The discs coupled to the shaft have notches formed therein of varying size which cooperate with fingers formed on a spider member so as to provide an incrementally increasing braking torque to the shaft upon actuation of the brake.

Descriptors :   *Disc brakes, *Patents, Housings(Enclosures), Disks, Coils, Braking

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE