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Title: FLEXIBLE COUPLING

Abstract

A flexible shaft coupling for operation at speeds in excess of 14,000 rpm is designed which requires no lubrication. A driving sleeve member and a driven sleeve member are placed in concentric spaced relationship. A torque force is transmitted to the driven member from the driving member through a plurality of nylon balls symmetrically disposed between the spaced sleeves. The balls extend into races and recesses within the respective sleeve members. The sleeve members have a suitable clearance therebetween and the balls have a suitable radial clearance during operation of the coupling to provide a relatively loose coupling. These clearances accommodate for both parallel and/or angular misalignments and avoid metal-tometal contact between the sleeve members during operation. Thus, no lubrication is needed, and a minimum of vibrations is transmitted between the sleeve members. (AEC)

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4809771
Patent Number(s):
US 3020736
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-008857
NSA Number:
NSA-16-008857
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; CRITICALITY; FUELS; JOINTS; LATTICES; LUBRICATION; NYLON; OPERATION; OSCILLATIONS; POLYMERS; REMOTE HANDLING; ROTATION; SAFETY

Citation Formats

Babelay, E.F. FLEXIBLE COUPLING. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Babelay, E.F. FLEXIBLE COUPLING. United States.
Babelay, E.F. Tue . "FLEXIBLE COUPLING". United States.
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title = {FLEXIBLE COUPLING},
author = {Babelay, E.F.},
abstractNote = {A flexible shaft coupling for operation at speeds in excess of 14,000 rpm is designed which requires no lubrication. A driving sleeve member and a driven sleeve member are placed in concentric spaced relationship. A torque force is transmitted to the driven member from the driving member through a plurality of nylon balls symmetrically disposed between the spaced sleeves. The balls extend into races and recesses within the respective sleeve members. The sleeve members have a suitable clearance therebetween and the balls have a suitable radial clearance during operation of the coupling to provide a relatively loose coupling. These clearances accommodate for both parallel and/or angular misalignments and avoid metal-tometal contact between the sleeve members during operation. Thus, no lubrication is needed, and a minimum of vibrations is transmitted between the sleeve members. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 13 00:00:00 EST 1962},
month = {Tue Feb 13 00:00:00 EST 1962}
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