A laser scanner motor with low power and high speed has been developed. This scanner motor uses a herringbone-grooved journal bearing which functions as a viscous vacuum pump. The windage power loss of a polygon mirror is reduced, since the air inside the pump housing is pumped out by herringbone-grooved viscous vacuum action. In this paper, the theoretical pumping characteristic of this bearing is investigated, using the narrow-groove theory and accounting for first-order slip flow. The effects of various design parameters on the pumping characteristics are discussed. Optimum geometric design parameters were found to obtain the minimum inner chamber pressure of the housing. The theoretical predictions considering slip flow effects are in good agreement with experimental measurements. [S0742-4787(00)01801-4]
Pumping Characteristics of a Herringbone-Grooved Journal Bearing Functioning as a Viscous Vacuum Pump
Contributed by the Tribology Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS and presented at the STLE/ASME Tribology Conference, Orlondo, Fl, October 10–13, 1999. Manuscript received by the Tribology Division February 18, 1999; revised manuscript received June 23, 1999. Paper No. 99-Trib-24. Associate Technical Editor: L. San Andres.
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Yoshimoto , S., Ito , Y., and Takahashi , A. (June 23, 1999). "Pumping Characteristics of a Herringbone-Grooved Journal Bearing Functioning as a Viscous Vacuum Pump ." ASME. J. Tribol. January 2000; 122(1): 131–136. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.555371
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