MECHANA-POWER: A NEW APPROACH TO INFINITELY VARIABLE TRANSMISSIONS (DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENTS IN PROCESS)

This paper describes Mechana-Power Drive (MPD), a new concept for a continuously variable transmission. MPD is comprised of a variable throw crank linked to a plurality of hydraulic ratchets gear coupled to each other and to the load. Output speeds range from 2.5 times engine speed down to zero for both forward and reverse. Measured efficiency ranges between 92% and 96% and the transmission drives from either the input or the output end. There is no practical power limit in the concept.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Gogins, L G
    • Russell, C P
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760586
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM