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Calculating Lube Requirements

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LUBRIQUIP Application / Engineering
Bulletin 20115

VOLUME REQUIRED Large Bull Gears


V = A x T x Service Factor A = 2 P.D. x W
A = Equivalent Area = 3.14
T = Film Thickness P.D. = Pitch Diameter of Pinion
W = Width of Pinion Gear
SERVICE FACTORS AFFECTING VOLUME
Service Conditions Service Factor Severity Worm Gears
A = (P.D.1 + P.D.2) W
Standard in Plant 1.0 = 3.14
Shock Loading 1.3 3.0 P.D. = Pitch Diameter of Worm
Extreme Heat 1.3 3.0 P.D.2 = Pitch Diameter of Worm Gear
High Speed 1.0 0.5 W = Width of Worm Gear
Dirt & Water Environment 1.3 8.0
Process Contamination .75 .25 Labyrinth Seals
A = DLx3
FILM THICKNESS, REPLACEMENT = 3.14
Manual System Terminating D = Shaft Diameter
Grease .002 Film Thickness per Application (8 hours) L = Total Length of Sealing Surfaces
Automatic System Terminating
Oil .001 Film Thickness every 1 hour period Ball Screw
Grease .001 Film Thickness every 4 hour period A = P.D. x (Rows + Length of Travel)
Automatic System Circulating = 3.14
Oil .001 Film Thickness every 1 minute period P.D. = Pitch Diameter of Ball Race
Rows = No. of Rows in Engagement with Shaft
EQUIVALENT AREA (Consider each row 1)
Rolling Element Bearings
Chain
A = D2R
D = Shaft Diameter A = 3DW + .1LW
R = Number of Rows D = Sprocket Diameter
(Consider needle & long roller types as two rows) W = Chain Width
L = Chain Length
Plain Bearings
A = DL Linear Guide Bearings
= 3.14 A = D2 x 3
D = Shaft Diameter D = Shaft Diameter
L = Length of Bearing

Slides, Gibs, and/or Ways Notes:


A = LxW 1. All units are in inches
L = Length of Surface 2. These general guidelines for calculating lubricant
W = Width of Surface replacement volumes will normally provide adequate
(Area of Largest Contact Surface) levels of lubrication. However, since every operating
condition on each different type of equipment is
Gears - Calculate Each Gear in Train beyond the scope of a single set of guidelines, it is
the equipment builders and/or equipment users
A = P.D. x W
responsibility to insure that the lube points on his, or
= 3.14
her equipment receive adequate lubrication under the
P.D. = Pitch Diameter of Gear
actual operating conditions encountered.
W = Width of Gear

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Lube Design Chart
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LUBRIQUIP
Customer: ________________________________________________ Type of System: Manual H

Automatic H





Date: ________
Machine or Equipment: _______________________________________ Lubricant : _____________ Operating Tem. (F): _____________
Ref. Bearing Volume Lube Volume Divider
Location or Name of Bearing Notes
No. Size Type Calculation (CU.IN./HR) Grouping
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