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Spindle Design For Increased Bearing Grease Life Disclosure Number: IPCOM000067153D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

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Hatch, MR Rajac, TJ [+details]


When a rotating shaft extends from an area of high pressure area to an area of low pressure, the shaft bearing is subjected to a flow of air which has a tendency to degrade the bearing grease by removing atomized oil particles which results in shortening the life of the bearing.