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Manual Lubrication Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004376D
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-19
Document File: 4 page(s) / 94K

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Abstract

The present invention is a method for manual application of lubrication to machining processes using a flexible chemical container.

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Manual Lubrication Device

Machining and metal fabrication is an intricate part of any manufacturing application. One key element to traditional machining processes is the application of adequate lubrication. Lubrication can result in increased cutting speed and tool life and in decreased heat generation, machining times and power losses to friction. All these aspects result in higher throughput, quality, and efficiency of any production process ranging from prototype development to assembly line processes. The present invention is a method for manual application of lubrication to machining processes using a flexible chemical container.

Figure 1 illustrates lubricant can and bristle brush 100

Figure 1 illustrates a lubricant can and brush assembly 100 including lubricant can 110, lubricant 120 which could vary anywhere from machining oil to water-based coolants, and nylon bristle brush 130. This figure illustrates conventional apparatus used for lubricant application.

Figure 2 illustrates a method for using manual lubrication can and brush 100.

With conventional lubrication systems, it is not possible to continuously apply lubrication to the tool/ work piece. I

Errors can arise during a machining process, thus sacrificing quality and through put.

The present invention is a method of lubricating a machining process using a bulb-styled brush. The invention supplies continuous lubricant to the machining process without the need for refilling.

Figure 3 A bulb style brush with nylon bristles at the opening

Figure 3 illustrates an apparatus bulb-reservoir brush 300 including a flexible bulb reservoir 310, a flexible tube 320, a metal collar 330 and nylon bristles 340.

Figure 4 illustrates a method for lubricating a machine process using bulb-reservoir brush 300