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Using Ceramic Balls to Reduce Noise in a Linear Guideway Type Recirculating Linear Ball Bearing

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Hiroyuki Ohta

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Kamitomioka, Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan

Takumi Nakagawa

Linear Products Technology Department, Linear Products Company, NSK Ltd., Onuma, Hanyu, Saitam, Japan

J. Tribol 125(3), 480-486 (Jun 19, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1537264 History: Received January 20, 2002; Revised October 22, 2002; Online June 19, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Arrangement of sound and vibration measuring system: (a) sound and (b) vibration.
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Waveform of sound and vibration (steel ball bearing, V=0.667 m/s): (a) sound, (b) vibration of carriage body, (c) vibration of end cap, and (d) vibration of rail.
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Overall sound pressure levels of steel ball bearing and ceramic ball bearing
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Sound spectra of steel ball bearing and ceramic ball bearing: (a) V=0.333 m/s and (b) V=1.167 m/s.
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Conceptual model of collision of ball and carriage: (a) at the beginning of collision; and (b) during the collision.

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