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Title: Mounting arrangement for the drive system of an air-bearing spindle on a machine tool

The present invention is directed to a mounting arrangement for the drive system of an air-bearing spindle utilized on a machine tool such as a lathe. The mounting arrangement of the present invention comprises a housing which is secured to the casing of the air bearing in such a manner that the housing position can be selectively adjusted to provide alignment of the air-bearing drive shaft supported by the housing and the air-bearing spindle. Once this alignment is achieved the air between spindle and the drive arrangement is maintained in permanent alignment so as to overcome misalignment problems encountered in the operation of the machine tool between the air-bearing spindle and the shaft utilized for driving the air-bearing spindle.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6082466
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-14-026890; EDB-89-072085
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A7129208
Application Number:
ON: DE89010958
Contract Number:
AC05-84OS21400
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Paper copy only, copy does not permit microfiche production
Research Org:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, TN (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; MACHINE TOOLS; DESIGN; ALIGNMENT; GAS BEARINGS; INVENTIONS; LATHES; SHAFTS; BEARINGS; MACHINE PARTS; TOOLS; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques