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1. (WO2010077282) AUTOMATED CONDITION-BASED LUBRICATION SYSTEM
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/077282 International Application No.: PCT/US2009/006430
Publication Date: 08.07.2010 International Filing Date: 08.12.2009
IPC:
F16C 1/00 (2006.01) ,F16C 1/24 (2006.01) ,F16C 3/14 (2006.01) ,F16C 5/00 (2006.01) ,F16C 33/10 (2006.01) ,F16C 33/16 (2006.01) ,F01M 9/00 (2006.01)
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
C
SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
1
Flexible shafts; Mechanical means for transmitting movement in a flexible sheathing
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
C
SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
1
Flexible shafts; Mechanical means for transmitting movement in a flexible sheathing
24
Lubrication; Lubricating equipment
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
C
SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
3
Shafts; Axles; Cranks; Eccentrics
04
Crankshafts, eccentric-shafts; Cranks, eccentrics
06
Crankshafts
14
Features relating to lubrication
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
C
SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
5
Crossheads; Constructions of connecting-rod heads or piston-rod connections rigid with crossheads
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
C
SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
33
Parts of bearings; Special methods for making bearings or parts thereof
02
Parts of sliding-contact bearings
04
Brasses; Bushes; Linings
06
Sliding surface mainly made of metal
10
Construction relative to lubrication
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
C
SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
33
Parts of bearings; Special methods for making bearings or parts thereof
02
Parts of sliding-contact bearings
04
Brasses; Bushes; Linings
16
Sliding surface consisting mainly of graphite
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
01
MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
M
LUBRICATING OF MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; LUBRICATING INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES; CRANKCASE VENTILATING
9
Lubrication means having pertinent characteristics not provided for in, or of interest apart from, groups F01M1/-F01M7/158
Applicants:
SKF USA INC. [US/US]; 890 Forty Foot Road PO Box 332 Kulpsville, PA 19443, US (AllExceptUS)
SMITH, Erik [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
CARPENTER, Christian [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
RICHARDS, Brian, G. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
SMITH, Erik; US
CARPENTER, Christian; US
RICHARDS, Brian, G.; US
Agent:
USSAI, Mark; SKF USA Inc. 890 Forty Foot Road PO Box 332 Kulpsville, PA 19443, US
Priority Data:
61/201,29508.12.2008US
Title (EN) AUTOMATED CONDITION-BASED LUBRICATION SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTÈME DE LUBRIFICATION AUTOMATIQUE BASÉ SUR UNE CONDITION
Abstract:
(EN) A lubrication system for lubricating at least one bearing includes a sensor configured to sense a condition of the at least one bearing, such as vibration or temperature, and a dispenser configured to deliver lubricant to the bearing. A control is coupled with the sensor and configured to operate the dispenser such that lubricant is delivered to the bearing when the condition has a value of either at least a predetermined value or lesser than a predetermined value. Preferably, the control is further configured to operate the dispenser to periodically deliver a predetermined quantity of the lubricant to the bearing. Further, the control is preferably further configured to provide an alarm when the value of the condition is either at least the predetermined value for a predetermined period of time or lesser than the predetermined value for a predetermined period of time.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système de lubrification pour lubrifier au moins un palier, comprenant un capteur configuré pour détecter une condition dudit au moins un palier, telle qu'une vibration ou la température, et un distributeur configuré pour distribuer un lubrifiant au palier. Une commande est couplée au capteur et est configurée pour faire fonctionner le distributeur de telle sorte qu'un lubrifiant soit distribué au palier lorsque la condition présente une valeur qui est soit au moins égale à une valeur prédéterminée, soit inférieure à une valeur prédéterminée. De préférence, la commande est en outre configurée pour faire fonctionner le distributeur afin de délivrer de façon périodique une quantité prédéterminée du lubrifiant au palier. En outre, la commande est de préférence aussi configurée pour déclencher une alarme lorsque la valeur de la condition est soit au moins égale à la valeur prédéterminée pendant une période de temps prédéterminée, soit inférieure à la valeur prédéterminée pendant une période de temps prédéterminée.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)