FAIRFIELD MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
|FAIRFIELD MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20120308731||ADHESIVE APPLICATOR FOR THREADED DEVICES AND PROCESS FOR APPLYING ADHESIVE TO THREADED DEVICES - An adhesive applicator includes a base portion and an adhesive distributing portion. The base portion includes a first passageway extending from the exterior of the base portion to and through an integral cylindrical portion of the base portion. The adhesive distributing portion includes a plurality of passageways therethrough in communication with the first passageway of the base portion. The plurality of passageways of the adhesive distributing portion extend to the exterior of the adhesive distributing portion. An adhesive pump forces adhesive to and through the first passageway of the base portion and into and through the plurality of passageways of the adhesive distributing portion to the exterior of the adhesive distributing portion. Adhesive emanates from the exterior of the adhesive distributing portion under the force of the adhesive pump and coats the threads of an internally threaded device. Another example coats the threads of an externally threaded device. Processes for coating internal and external threads are disclosed.||12-06-2012|
|20120282022||SMILLED SPLINE APPARATUS AND SMILLING PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SMILLED SPLINE APPARATUS - By combining shaping and milling actions, or smilling, the cutting tool can move through the entire usable portion of the spline and machine a tool relief into the face of the adjacent feature such as a shoulder before retracting, reversing direction, and repeating the cycle. The smilling apparatus and manufacturing method eliminates the need for an annular spline relief and the full length of spline engagement can be utilized for strength. The effective width of the spline connection apparatus manufactured by the smilling process conserves space and increases the load carrying capability of the spline connection.||11-08-2012|
|20120238389||INTEGRAL ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH SPEED SENSOR, PLANETARY GEARBOX AND STEERING MEANS - A steerable wheel motor assembly for moving construction lifts and scaffold equipment is disclosed and claimed which includes a spindle bracket configured to be pivotably mounted at an upper end to a steering mechanism for rotation about a vertical axis. The output shaft is supported by a first set of bearings and a second set of bearings with the second set of bearings including a speed and direction sensor integral therewith for detecting the speed and direction of rotation of the output shaft. The sensor outputs to a control system which controls the speed and direction of the equipment. A thrust washer is used to position the output sun gear accurately reducing manufacturing and maintenance costs of the assembly. Use of the thrust washer reduces the cost of machining the output shaft to a high tolerance.||09-20-2012|
|20120058853||LUBRICATION SYSTEM FOR RIGHT-ANGLE DRIVES USED WITH UTILITY VEHICLES - A bearing lubrication device in a right angle gear reducer includes a gear housing having an interior portion and a lubricating fluid reservoir therein. An oil slinger, rotating pinion shaft, pinion shaft housing, and bearings for supporting the pinion shaft within the pinion shaft housing work together to provide a continuous supply of oil to the bearings. The pinion shaft includes two radially and longitudinally extending passageways therethrough which supply oil from a recess in one end of the pinion shaft to the bearings. Oil is slung from the reservoir into the recess of the rotating pinion shaft where it is forced outwardly and through the passageways to a chamber formed by the rotating pinion shaft, shaft housing and bearings. The roller bearings pump the oil from the chamber back to the fluid reservoir. Oil passageways in the shaft housing enable the return of oil from one bearing set.||03-08-2012|
|20110232978||OFFSET DRIVE SYSTEM FOR UTILITY VEHICLES - A wheel driven utility vehicle includes a frame and two small volume high speed alternating current electric motors arranged side by side for driving the vehicle. Alternatively high speed direct current, hydraulic or pneumatic direct current motors may be used with suitable controls. Each motor has an output shaft which drives an offset planetary gear reducer. Each offset planetary gear reducer is affixed to the electric motor and includes an output carrier interconnected with an output shaft. Each output shaft includes first and second chain drive sprockets which drive chains interconnected with shafts driving the front and rear wheels respectively. Each offset planetary gear reducer enables use of space saving high speed relatively low-torque alternating current electric motors with attendant large speed reductions. Gear reduction enables the production of sufficient torque at the wheels of the vehicle. Applications in addition to utility vehicles are also specifically contemplated.||09-29-2011|
Patent applications by FAIRFIELD MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.