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Title: Device for selectively separating and connecting a rotatable shaft

Abstract

Device for selectively separating and connecting a rotatable shaft, such as the crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, to a flywheel assembly of a friction clutch has a bearing in which the flywheel assembly is rotatable relative to the shaft, a friction plate non-rotatably connected to the shaft and having friction surfaces disposed at the opposite sides thereof, two pressure plates forming part of the flywheel assembly and each having a friction surface cooperating with one of the friction surfaces of the friction plates, the pressure plate being axially movably but non-rotatably connected to each other and, one of the pressure plates being held against axial movement relative to the bearing, operating means for moving the other of the pressure plates axially, spring means disposed on the friction plate between the connection to the shaft and the friction surfaces disposed thereon for biasing the friction plate in direction away from the axially-fixed pressure plate, and stop means for limiting the extent of axial movement of the friction surfaces of the friction plate.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6469220
Patent Number(s):
US 4520913
Assignee:
Luk Lamellen und Kupplungsbau GmbH (Germany, Federal Republic Of)
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent Priority Date: Priority date 5 Aug 1982, Germany, Federal Republic of (F.R. Germany); Other Information: PAT-APPL-405402
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; MACHINE PARTS; DESIGN; SHAFTS; ROTATION; FLYWHEELS; FRICTION; MECHANICAL TRANSMISSIONS; PLATES; ENGINES; HEAT ENGINES; MECHANICAL ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; MOTION; 330600* - Advanced Propulsion Systems- Vehicle Design Factors; 330100 - Internal Combustion Engines

Citation Formats

Maucher, P, and Friedmann, O. Device for selectively separating and connecting a rotatable shaft. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Maucher, P, & Friedmann, O. Device for selectively separating and connecting a rotatable shaft. United States.
Maucher, P, and Friedmann, O. 1985. "Device for selectively separating and connecting a rotatable shaft". United States.
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author = {Maucher, P and Friedmann, O},
abstractNote = {Device for selectively separating and connecting a rotatable shaft, such as the crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, to a flywheel assembly of a friction clutch has a bearing in which the flywheel assembly is rotatable relative to the shaft, a friction plate non-rotatably connected to the shaft and having friction surfaces disposed at the opposite sides thereof, two pressure plates forming part of the flywheel assembly and each having a friction surface cooperating with one of the friction surfaces of the friction plates, the pressure plate being axially movably but non-rotatably connected to each other and, one of the pressure plates being held against axial movement relative to the bearing, operating means for moving the other of the pressure plates axially, spring means disposed on the friction plate between the connection to the shaft and the friction surfaces disposed thereon for biasing the friction plate in direction away from the axially-fixed pressure plate, and stop means for limiting the extent of axial movement of the friction surfaces of the friction plate.},
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year = {1985},
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