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Linköping University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Machine Design.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Lubrication Of Bearing (English)
Abstract [en]

The work thesis was performed at Assalub a company which is situated in Åtvidaberg. The company works with developing, manufacturing and marketing equipment for handling of lubricants for light and heavier industry. The work thesis it is based on a inquiry Assalub got from MacGregor which is a company within cargo solution, from port to offshore system.

For unloading grain and other material from the ship cargo it is used combined inlet feeder and screw conveyor, there the inlet feeder is drilling down through the cargo and feed the screw conveyer with material to further destination. At the bottom of the screw conveyer and the inlet feeder there is a bearing that keep the parts together. However the lubrication of the bearing must be made manually. Until now the bearing was lubricated manually through a grease nipple from the bottom of the drill once a day.


The purpose of the thesis was the construction of a lubricating system namely a pump with a grease container which should be placed inside the space of the screw conveyer, so the bearing will be continually lubricated and able to work several days without any stoppage.

After receiving drawings and operating data for the screw conveyer, the details for the construction was designed in CAD system Solid Edge. The solid mechanics calculations on the weakest point on the construction was made by hand and afterwards the drawings for respectively details was made.

The construction was completed, but because of the time limit for this work thesis, the manufacturing, mounting and testing were not included in these weeks. The grease containers capacity is approximately seventy-two hours, although desirable should be up to seven days. According to the solid mechanics calculations, the construction should have no problem to resist the stresses it would be exposed to.

Since this is a prototype there is probably some adjustments and improvements to do, but the estimating is that the system should work properly as it is now.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 52 p.
National Category
Reliability and Maintenance
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52564ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-G-09/00141--SEOAI: diva2:284174
2009-11-23, IKP 3, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, 13:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2010-02-12 Created: 2010-01-04 Last updated: 2010-03-30Bibliographically approved

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