Accession Number : ADD003952

Title :   Anti-Friction Worm and Wheel Drive.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : F'Geppert,Erwin

Report Date : 08 Feb 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A worm-wheel assembly is described wherein anti-friction balls are recirculated through helical grooves in the worm to increase the efficiency of the driving operation. This driving system is believed to have the advantages of good distribution of load forces, smooth and silent operation, very great speed reduction, high force transmission efficiency, and long service life.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Drives, *Worm gears, Tank turrets, Wheels, Performance(Engineering), Efficiency, Long life

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE