Disc Brake Mechanism.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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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.
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