Accession Number : ADD018664

Title :   Elastomeric Cartridges for Attenuaton of Bearing-Generated Vibration in Electric Motors

Descriptive Note : Patent application, Filed 7 Jul 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Watson, Fred W , Jr ; Chan, Steve N

PDF Url : ADD018664

Report Date : 07 Jul 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The inventive cylindrical cartridges are installed in machinery for purposes of isolating vibration of conventional rolling element bearings from major machinery components. Two inventive cartridges are concentrically coupled with a rolling element bearing, one cartridge fitting circumferentially inside the bearing's inner ring, the other cartridge fitting circumferentially outside the bearing's outer ring. Each inventive cartridge comprises inner and outer concentric cylindrical metallic pieces and an intermediate filling which includes two lateral circumferential elastomeric bands separated by a medial circumferential air gap. The inventive cartridges can be inexpensively fabricated and can be permanently integrated with existing machinery.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *VIBRATION ISOLATORS, *ROLLER BEARINGS, *ELECTRIC MOTORS, VIBRATION, ELASTOMERS, SHAFTS(MACHINE ELEMENTS), FITTINGS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE