Accession Number : ADD011276

Title :   Torque Sensor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : F'Geppert,E

Report Date : 04 Sep 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : In a rotary drive system, mechanical means for sensing turning torque generated by the load forces. The sensing means is designed to operate with minimal effect on normal operation of the drive system. The invention can be employed in various drive systems, e.g., automotive engine-transmission power plants, electric motor-operated tools, and metal cutting machines. In such drive systems, the torque-sensing feature may be useful for actuation of various control devices, such as electric switches, mechanical clutches, brake actuators, fluid control valves, or audible alarms. The torque-sensing function can be used for safety overload relief, motor de-energization, engine fuel control transmission clutch actuation, remote alarm signal, tool breakage signal, etc.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Torque, Detectors, Drive shafts, Screws, Springs, Electric switches

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE