Automatic Brake for Hoist

When torque in any direction is applied to green crank, four balls try to move blue gear shaft to the left. Its outer cone stops contact with inner cone of the yellow fixed socket, the crank and the gear shaft can rotate together. The torque is transmitted to the gear shaft through the balls.
If the torque is removed, orange spring moves the gear shaft to the right. Its contact with the yellow fixed socket brakes the hoist instantly.
Red arrow shows load torque applied to the shaft. By right choice of helix gear direction (left hand in this video) the load helps increasing brake force.
This brake is a suggestion based on the design of Mr. Joseph Pizzo.

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