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Rotary Transfer Lubrication Filtering System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122752D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Costello, JT: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Disclosed is a lubricating filter system installed on rotary transfer machines. A rotary transfer machine holds a number of tools for machining a port, such as a casting. The tools are held at various points on an annular ring and rotated into position to accomplish various machining processes on a port. The rotating transfer machine previously included a closed lubrication system. The closed lubrication system becomes contaminated when internal ports of the rotary transfer machine fail. Failures increased, especially in the bearings of the rotary transfer machine, until the machine was retrofitted with the filtering system shown in the figure. The figure includes the gear box 10 of the rotary transfer machine, an oil tank 12, and an oil filter 14. Various lines allow for oil to be transferred between these elements.

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Rotary Transfer Lubrication Filtering System

      Disclosed is a lubricating filter system installed on rotary
transfer machines.  A rotary transfer machine holds a number of tools
for machining a port, such as a casting.  The tools are held at
various points on an annular ring and rotated into position to
accomplish various machining processes on a port.  The rotating
transfer machine previously included a closed lubrication system.
The closed lubrication system becomes contaminated when internal
ports of the rotary transfer machine fail.  Failures increased,
especially in the bearings of the rotary transfer machine, until the
machine was retrofitted with the filtering system shown in the
figure.  The figure includes the gear box 10 of the rotary transfer
machine, an oil tank 12, and an oil filter 14.  Various lines allow
for oil to be transferred between these elements.  A pump, not shown,
pumps oil in the direction indicated by the arrows on the various
lines.  The lubricating filter system is put in place prior to each
bearing shaft assembly to reduce bearing failure incidents. It also
provides lubricating oil and limits contaminates from entering the
bearing assembly.

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