Accession Number:

AD0165078

Title:

Disc Brake Mechanism.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-14

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The patent relates to a brake mechanism including a housing adapted to receive a rotating shaft, the housing having a plurality of annular discs fixed thereto. The shaft is coupled to a second plurality of discs alternately spaced with the first plurality. A pressure plate is provided to engage the disc assembly under the action of a spring when an electromagnetic coil is deactivated. The discs coupled to the shaft have notches formed therein of varying size which cooperate with fingers formed on a spider member so as to provide an incrementally increasing braking torque to the shaft upon actuation of the brake.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE