Patent Number: 6,293,015

Title: Method for improved split ring assembly

Abstract: A split ring assembly method includes rotating a drive spindle within the bore of a cylindrical housing, the spindle having a drive pin adapted to engage the gap in one face of the split ring positioned axially on one end of the spindle to rotate the ring. An opening wedge is biased into engagement with the opposite face of the split ring and has an edge positioned to enter the other ring gap in response to ring rotation to cause the ring to progressively open along its split.

Inventors: Piotrowski; Eugene G. (Stevens Point, WI)

Assignee: Worth Manufacturing Company

International Classification: B23P 19/08 (20060101); B21F 035/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018