Accession Number : AD0684043

Title :   THE USE OF POLYMER MATERIALS FOR LUBRICATION,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Gorfinkel,S. I.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A method is described whereby self-lubricating 'polymer materials' are used to lubricate a planetary transmission operating under a vacuum of .000001 torricelli. Experiments were performed with the following lubricants: vacuum 'Maslyanit', pure fluoroplast-4, and flurorplast-4 with 30% powdered tin bronze filler. Washers made of these materials were placed between balls rolling on the gear teeth so that the ball surfaces became coated with dry lubricant in the course of meshing. The experimental setup is illustrated and described.

Descriptors :   (*LUBRICANTS, *HALOCARBON PLASTICS), VACUUM APPARATUS, BRONZE, USSR, FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE