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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Online from: 1948

Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering

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Author(s):E.A. Muijderman, (of the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven)
Citation:E.A. Muijderman, (1965) "SPIRAL GROOVE BEARINGS", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 17 Iss: 1, pp.12 - 17
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/eb052769 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Our work on spiral groove bearings in the Research Laboratories began in 1960, when we were consulted on the following problem. Would it be possible to make a wear-resistant thrust bearing able to take up to about 1 kg thrust from a shaft rotating at at least 50,000 r.p.m., without incurring a power consumption much in excess of 1.5 watts ? The bearing was to support the end of the shaft, and it had to be suitable for operation in a vacuum.

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