A methodology to design an air-lubricated piston seal for pneumatic actuators is described. Such a seal permits a small air leakage through a very narrow gap between the seal lip and the counterpart; this air film both avoids contact and ensures lubrication at the seal-counterpart interface thus permitting reduced friction and wear. Subsequently the use of grease could be limited or avoided. A seal geometry equipped with a self-pressurized balancing chamber was designed to make leakage as insensitive as possible to the supply pressure and to the barrel machining tolerances. A prototype was manufactured and tests were carried out.
|Titolo:||Design methodology for an air-lubricated seal|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2014.03.017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|