Accession Number:

ADD019412

Title:

Roller Excitation Device.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 29 Sep 97, patented 23 Mar 99,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1999-03-23

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The arrangement is directed to a roller excitation device for frictionally engaging and turning rollers of a roller box assembly. The roller box assembly is of the type that includes a generally U-shaped housing having a partial tube which covers the open end of the housing, and a plurality of rollers captured by the housing. The rollers and partial tube define a space through which a able is received. The arrangement being such that the rollers are adapted to roll upon engaging the cable located in the space defined by the tube and rollers. The roller excitation device includes a body portion fabricated from resilient material and sized for occupying the space defined by the tube and roller and for frictionally engaging the rollers, and means for moving the body portion over the rollers. Preferably, the body portion has an outer surface with a plurality of ribs extending outwardly along the circumference of the body portion. The ribs engage the rollers for causing them to turn upon moving the body portion thereover.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE