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Application Technique of Applying Undiluted Lubricant to Contact Surfaces

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107223D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bayer, R: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The basic concept is to dip a complementary mating surface into the lube, remove that mating surface from the lube reservoir and touch the complementary mating surface to the designated area that requires lubrication. The procedure described as follows would be used for: (1) tab application, and (2) pin application. It should be noted that the procedure can be adapted to other lubricant mating surface applications.

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Application Technique of Applying Undiluted Lubricant to Contact Surfaces

      The basic concept is to dip a complementary mating surface into
the lube, remove that mating surface from the lube reservoir and
touch the complementary mating surface to the designated area that
requires lubrication.  The procedure described as follows would be
used for:  (1) tab application, and (2) pin application.  It should
be noted that the procedure can be adapted to other lubricant mating
surface applications.

      A flat, low-walled receptacle of a size and configuration that
allows the complementary mating surface to fully rest on the
receptacle is coated (0.1 cm thickness) with the lubricant to be
applied.  A complementary mating surface, having protruding fingers
located in a manner that represents the center of the tab/pin section
to be lubricated is placed in contact with the lube (Fig. 1A). The
mating surface is then withdrawn from the lube and placed in contact
with the surface to be lubed, the tabs (Fig. 1B) and pins (Fig. 1C).
The mating surface device is then lifted from the now lubed tab or
pin surface.  The lube will now migrate in an outward circular
direction from the point of application on the tabs.  The migration
of the lube along with the sliding action of the harcons sufficiently
lubes the pin surfaces.

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