The design of an efficient seal for the retention of lubricants in axleboxes is described. In this design frictional resistance has, for the first time, been reduced to negligible proportions. The seal consists of an L-shaped packing member, the lip of which is maintained in contact with the revolving shaft by means of a light-tension spring; the whole arrangement is mounted in a neat metal housing, the outer diameter of which is a press fit into a recess provided in the bearing to be sealed. When compared with plain bearings, a saving of 85 percent or more may be expected in the cost of lubrication; refills are reduced to one every six months or so.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1945-12-14

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  • Accession Number: 00037947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM