Patent Number: 6,167,997

Title: Electronically controlled clutch actuation system

Abstract: Clutches are provided with electrically controlled actuation elements for selectively moving a sleeve between engaged and non-engaged positions. The electrically controlled elements may include rotary motors driving a sleeve through a ball screw connection. An actuator having a distance amplification element for driving the sleeve is also disclosed.

Inventors: Keeney; Christopher S. (Troy, MI)

Assignee: ZF Meritor

International Classification: F16D 27/00 (20060101); F16D 023/14 (); F16D 028/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018