Rotary Shaft Decoupling Mechanism.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A rotary power transmitting shaft decoupling device has a driving component axially aligned with a driven component and keyed thereto by a plurality of force transmitting elements held in operable relation to the driving and driven components, respectively, by an axially shiftable slide element that is coaxial with the driving and driven components and is provided with a lead screw. Actuation to effect decoupling is effected by engaging the lead screw with a plunger so that rotation of the device results in axial shifting of the slide element and withdrawal of the force transmitting elements from operable relation to the driving and driven components.
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