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Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Spindles Part 2.

The hydrodynamic bearing is dependent on rotation and a low pressure oil supply to build up a wedge of oil between two surfaces – the shaft and bearing – to create the oil film producing the load support.  The geometry … Continue reading

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Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Spindles Part 1.

In the small world of precision spindles, there exist two types of bearings; rolling element bearings and non-contact type bearings.  Rolling element bearings, as the term indicates, rotate due to integral components that roll such as balls and rollers.  Non-contact … Continue reading

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