Patent Number: 6,293,483

Title: Braking device for dual-bearing reel

Abstract: A dual-bearing reel centrifugal braking mechanism 23 that enables braking force to be adjusted readily and accurately. The centrifugal braking mechanism 2, for braking the spool 12 rotatively provided in a reel unit 1, and includes a brake element 51, a rotor 52, a plurality of shifting members 53, and a shifting mechanism 54. The brake element 51 is fixed to the reel body. The rotor 52 is disposed being concentric with the brake element 51. The rotor 52 is a member which rotates together with the spool 12 and is capable of moving in a direction along the axial direction of the spool 12 with respect of the reel unit 1. The plurality of shifting members 53 is attached to the rotor 52 in a movable manner so that each member may be moved towards the brake element 51 by a centrifugal force generated by the rotation of the spool 12. The plurality of shifting members 53 is also members which are capable of making contact with the brake element 51 with a different number of them during a braking operation by the movement of the rotor 52 in the axial direction. The shifting mechanism 54 is a mechanism for reciprocating the rotor 52 in the axial direction.

Inventors: Sato; Jun (Sakai, JP), Kawasaki; Kenichi (Sakai, JP)

Assignee: Shimano Inc.

International Classification: A01K 89/0155 (20060101); A01K 89/00 (20060101); A01K 089/02 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018