Accession Number : ADD011080

Title :   Shaft Coupling Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : F'Geppert,E

Report Date : 13 Jun 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : One strong coupling which also requires a minimum amount of access space includes first and second shafts. One shaft is connected to a source of power and the second shaft is connected to the output to be driven. The shafts have cylindrical bores with a plurality of longitudinal extending channels formed along the interior bores formed in the ends juxtaposed each other. The channels of the bores are in a one to one correspondence. A sliding core is disposed within the chamber formed by the bores, the core having a plurality of longitudinal splines extending radially outward. The splines have a one to one correspondence with the channels and are adapted to engage the channels within each bore so when the sliding core bridges the space between the shafts, the shafts are coupled for rotation. Adjustment means are associated with the core to move it from a first engaged position where it bridges and connects the shafts to a second disengaged position where the core is contained fully within the bore of one shaft so that the shafts are uncoupled. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Shaft couplings, Drive shafts, Power equipment, Coupling(Interaction), Sliding contacts

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE