Patent Number: 6,309,304

Title: Internal torque limiter for a parallel indexer

Abstract: A parallel indexer having a housing, an input shaft rotatably mounted in said housing, an output shaft rotatably mounted in said housing and extending exteriorly thereof, said input shaft and output shaft being arranged parallel to each other, said output shaft having a driven surface which mounts the plurality of roller gear drives thereon, and which are driven by at least one cam mounted upon the input shaft, said driven surface being normally fixed to the output shaft, and having a torque limiter arranged intermediate thereof and which when excessive torque is encountered, provides for disengagement between the driven surface and the output shaft, to disconnect the output for the parallel indexer.

Inventors: Ondrus; Joseph F. (St. Louis, MO), Carlton; Dale A. (St. Louis, MO)

Assignee: Crane Co.

International Classification: B23Q 16/00 (20060101); B23Q 16/02 (20060101); F16D 7/00 (20060101); F16D 7/08 (20060101); F16H 35/10 (20060101); F16H 57/02 (20060101); F16H 35/00 (20060101); F16D 007/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018