Accession Number : ADD018006

Title :   Cable Recovery Winder.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 19 Nov 93, patented 23 Jan 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mummery, Herbert L ; Koyamatsu, Anthony H ; Young, Michael B

Report Date : 23 Jan 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : An apparatus for producing a wound cable pack having uniform pitch and incorporating a twist per turn in a cable. A drum is constrained to rotational movement around an axis of rotation. A nonrotating spool, sized to fit within the drum and having a central longitudinal axis coaxial with the drum's axis of rotation, is constrained to linear movement along the axis of rotation within the drum. A cable feeding assembly is mounted to the drum for rotation therewith. The cable feeding assembly leads the cable over one end of the spool prior to being fed onto the spool from a feed point. In this way, a twist is induced in the cable as the cable feeding assembly orbits about the spool. An electromechanical system is operatively connected to the drum and the spool to synchronize the rotational movement of the drum with the linear movement of the spool.

Descriptors :   *RECOVERY, *CABLES, *WINDING, *PATENTS, *CABLE REELS, LENGTH, AXES, CONTAINERS, GROUND BASED, ASSEMBLY, ROTATION, FEEDING, CABLE ASSEMBLIES

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE