Accession Number : ADD006354

Title :   Brake for Ball Screw.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : F'Geppert,Erwin

Report Date : 17 Apr 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In a ball screw connected between an actuating motor and load, the improvement comprising a friction brake mechanism carried by the nut section of the screw for automatically locking the nut and screw together when the motor is de-energized. The invention prevents the load from producing dangerously high free-wheeling rotation of the screw that could centrifugally destruct the motor. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Screws, Ball bearings, Brakes

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE