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Self Aligning Bearings

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000081999D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Scott, DJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

This bearing structure provides a low cost way to assemble a carrier without having an expensive sleeve to maintain alignment. Also, there is less cost for machining and less tolerance build up.

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Self Aligning Bearings

This bearing structure provides a low cost way to assemble a carrier without having an expensive sleeve to maintain alignment. Also, there is less cost for machining and less tolerance build up.

A typical self-aligning bearing assembly illustrated in Figs. 1a, 1b, and lc consists of a spherical bearing 1 retained by a spring clip 2, and seated in a spherical groove 3a in the device 3, such as a carrier support, which is translated. Two complete bearing assemblies slidably mounted on shaft 4, are illustrated.

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