Balanced Spindle Airflow
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
In spindle-supported rotating devices which also induce airflow, the airflow can result in excessive outgassing or loss of volatile lubricants from bearings supporting the spindle. A second, nearly equalizing pump is provided at the opposite side of the bearings to balance the airflow.