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## Three Rollers.

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• Imagine a central roller in parallel rotation and contact with two adjacent rollers rotating in opposite directions. The central roller is actually half
Message 1 of 1 , Feb 22, 2008
Imagine a central roller in parallel rotation and contact with two
adjacent rollers rotating in opposite directions. The central roller
is actually half metallic lengthwise, and half nylon lengthwise as an
insulator, where we first built this using aluminum and nylon, and
this serves the purpose of a commutation of electricity to the outer
cylinders from the inner one to two outside branches, also composed of
half lengthwise metal and insulator. Thus the linear separation speed
between half circular electrodes itself was non-linear and meant the
voltage created by electrode separation speed in an induction arc
becomes a greater velocity during the ~second half of separation
distance, and might possibly be used as a method of "quenching" the
horrendous DC induction arcs that occur in a "60 henry" air core
inductance designed to propel large magnets via air core methods.
Newmans method involved not only commutating the polarity of the
field coils required for DC operation, but also "blinking the power on
and off" to the field coils, and then harnessing the magnetic collapse
via an intervening short segment, also accomplished on the main
commutation. This three fold commutation method instead was meant to
"alternate" power between two Newman systems, and the triple
commutation sent power to two of four coils designed as the overall
field coil configuration. But two distinct commutation systems were
needed, but this secondary system accomplished the secondary function
of "power blinking" between systems. This kind of system however could
also be used for a mechanical substitute for the diode, which is later
realized to be of possible practical value. But it uses three shafts
in counter rotation. Doc and myself built this thing, but there were
bad vibration problems from the differences in weight between nylon
and aluminum half segments.
Upon our recollections of old work upon his recent return, where
Doc is a fine artist and craftsman coming back from the Tennesee area
where I visited his family some 15? years ago, anyways the subject of
this high speed commutator design came up. We were sitting in the
local bar, and he reminded me: "Do You remember the solution I came up
with on this design? It uses two shafts instead of three and is
balanced! You asked me if I could patent it!"
"Oh bullshit Doc, it can't be done like that", I replied.
But then he started remembering; slowly at first... and came up with a
preliminary drawing, which had to be argued over again before I was
fully convinced, but I have to say it does seem both logical and quite
ingenious and simple. So how does two shafts replace three? I'll have
to leave that for awhile till I can coordinate this jpeg attachment he
created.
HDN
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