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Ball Bearing Retainer Clearance Gage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111261D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dickson, SJ: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

The invention disclosed is a gage for measuring individual ball-pocket clearance for each ball and pocket of a ball-bearing. This dimension is used to measure ball looseness which may affect the bearing's dynamic stability.

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Ball Bearing Retainer Clearance Gage

      The invention disclosed is a gage for measuring individual
ball-pocket clearance for each ball and pocket of a ball-bearing.
This dimension is used to measure ball looseness which may affect the
bearing's dynamic stability.

      The gage system comprises a gage measuring unit linked to a
Personal Computer (PC), monitor and printer.  The PC sequences and
controls measurement of the clearance between a ball and its
respective retainer pocket.

A gage claw moves the ball bearing assembly into position and holds
it.  A sensor on the gage detects the presence of the bearing
assembly and sends a signal to the monitor.  The measuring sequence
is then initiated.

      A stepping motor assembly rotates the retainer into position
for measuring each pocket.  The sensor then sends measurement
information back to the PC which is stored in memory.