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Two-Directional Radial Load and Misalignment Testing Device

Abstract: 

A testing rig and method of testing a bearing with the rig, wherein the rig includes a bearing housing, wherein said bearing housing includes an opening and a drive shaft extending into said opening, wherein the drive shaft is rotatable around a bearing axis. The testing rig also includes a vertical actuator mounted on the bearing housing for applying a vertical load to the bearing housing and a horizontal actuator mounted on the bearing housing for applying a horizontal load to the bearing housing. In addition, the testing rig includes a first misalignment actuator coupled to the first actuator for applying a first misalignment load to the bearing housing and a second misalignment actuator coupled to the bearing housing for applying a second misalignment load to the bearing housing. 

Patent Number: 
10,048,165
Date Of Issue: 
08/14/2018
Inventors: 

Peter M. Lee; Kevin L. Hoag; Riccardo Meldolesi; Anthony Perkins; John W. Miller