Friction Transmission with Axial Loading

As a common characteristic of friction rotational-translational transmissions, the force generating the friction was oriented radial with respect to the rotational shaft of the transmission. Our approach differs in this orientation of the friction loading. To the best of our knowledge, such an approach has never been implemented or presented in the mechanics literature or patents. The transmission converts rotational to translational mechanical power or vice-versa. The power is transmitted through friction forces. The novelty of the transmission resides in the orientation of the friction's normal force axial with respect to the rotational shaft of the transmission. This axial loading can be significantly larger than the commonly used radial loading at similar sizes, yielding to increased force and power transmission. Furthermore, the axial loading involves a simpler mechanical design and allows miniturization.

Inventor(s): Kavoussi, Louis R.

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