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1. (WO2018129074) MECHANICAL BRAKING SYSTEM FOR EXERCISE MACHINES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/129074    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/012229
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 04 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A63B 22/02
A63B 71/00
Applicants: TRUE FITNESS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Inventors: KUEKER, Jared, M.
Title: MECHANICAL BRAKING SYSTEM FOR EXERCISE MACHINES
Abstract:
A mechanical braking system for a high-incline treadmill utilizing a mechanical brake which may be used on its own or in combination, with a traditional motor brake. The mechanical brake is generally mountable on a treadmill between or around the belt motor and the flywheel. Upon engagement of the brake, typically the brake engages the flywheel, the motor, or the axle in a way that effectively locks the axle, and thus the belt, in a fixed position.