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How to cool the hot lathe spindle bearing?

How to cool the hot lathe spindle bearing?

Jan 28, 2021

How to cool the hot lathe spindle bearing?

 

The shaft parts of machine tools, especially the main shaft, are generally assembled with rolling bearings or sliding bearings and rotate at a high speed, sometimes generating high heat. If this phenomenon is not eliminated in time, it will cause the bearing to overheat, and cause the temperature of the corresponding part of the machine tool bearing to rise and produce thermal deformation. In severe cases, the main shaft and the tailstock will not be equal in height. This will not only affect the accuracy and processing accuracy of the machine itself, but also It will burn out machine tool bearings.

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The reasons for the overheating of the spindle can be summarized as follows: the bearing clearance of the spindle is too small to increase the friction and frictional heat; in the long-term full-load turning, the rigidity of the spindle is reduced, bending occurs, and the transmission is unstable and heats up. Pay attention to the troubleshooting: adjust the spindle bearing clearance to make it suitable; control the supply of lubricating oil and clear the oil circuit; try to avoid the lathe from bearing long-term load.

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Based on years of actual combat experience, the main measures to reduce the heat generation of the bearing are as follows:

(1) Appropriately reduce the diameter of the rolling elements. Reducing the diameter of the rolling elements can reduce the centrifugal force and gyro torque, thereby reducing friction and heating.

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(2) Adopt new materials. For example, ceramic ball bearings are used as rolling elements. Compared with steel ball angular contact ball bearings, the rolling and sliding friction between the ball and the raceway is reduced during high-speed rotation, and the heat generation is reduced.

(3) Use reasonable lubrication methods. Lubrication methods such as oil gas and oil mist not only have a lubricating effect on the bearing, but also have a certain cooling effect.

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