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Title: Coupling for joining a ball nut to a machine tool carriage

Abstract

The present invention relates to an improved coupling for joining a lead screw ball nut to a machine tool carriage. The ball nut is coupled to the machine tool carriage by a plurality of laterally flexible bolts which function as hinges during the rotation of the lead screw for substantially reducing lateral carriage movement due to wobble in the lead screw.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
863322
Patent Number(s):
4148235
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
coupling; joining; ball; nut; machine; tool; carriage; relates; improved; lead; screw; coupled; plurality; laterally; flexible; bolts; function; hinges; rotation; substantially; reducing; lateral; movement; due; wobble; improved coupling; machine tool; lead screw; substantially reducing; ball nut; tool carriage; laterally flexible; /82/74/

Citation Formats

Gerth, Howard L. Coupling for joining a ball nut to a machine tool carriage. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Gerth, Howard L. Coupling for joining a ball nut to a machine tool carriage. United States.
Gerth, Howard L. Mon . "Coupling for joining a ball nut to a machine tool carriage". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863322.
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abstractNote = {The present invention relates to an improved coupling for joining a lead screw ball nut to a machine tool carriage. The ball nut is coupled to the machine tool carriage by a plurality of laterally flexible bolts which function as hinges during the rotation of the lead screw for substantially reducing lateral carriage movement due to wobble in the lead screw.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {1}
}

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