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Balanced Spindle Airflow

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052677D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

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Higgins, RC Stanich, MJ Wolfe, LL [+details]


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.