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Title: Coupling with concentric contact around motor shaft for line start synchronous motor

A method comprises providing a line-start synchronous motor. The motor has a stator, a rotor core disposed within the stator, and a motor shaft. In accordance with a step of the method, a coupling for coupling a load to the motor is provided. The coupling has a motor shaft attachment portion configured to provide substantially concentric contact around the shaft at the end of the motor shaft. The coupling has a load attachment portion configured to operatively connect to a load. In accordance with a step of the method, a load is coupled to the motor with the coupling, and driven from start to at least near synchronous speed during steady state operation of the motor with a load coupled thereto. The motor shaft attachment portion may comprise a bushing assembly with matching and opposed tapered surfaces that cooperate to secure the motor shaft attachment portion around the motor shaft.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1397238
Assignee:
Baldor Electric Company GFO
Patent Number(s):
9,780,620
Application Number:
14/269,437
Contract Number:
FG36-08GO180132
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 May 05
Research Org:
Baldor Electric Company, Fort Smith, AR (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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