A new method of reducing the noise of the linear guideway type recirculating linear ball bearing (linear bearing) was studied. In the experiments, the overall sound pressure levels of linear bearings with steel balls or ceramic balls were measured, and sound frequency analyses were carried out. Moreover, based on the assumption that the main cause of the noise may be the collision between the ball and the carriage, the overall sound pressure levels of the linear bearings were analyzed combining the Hertzian theory and the results of previous studies on collision sound. From the results of experiments and analyses, the conclusions were obtained as follows: (1) The overall sound pressure level of the linear bearing with steel balls can be reduced by about 4.5 dB by using balls having the same diameter; (2) The overall sound pressure levels of linear bearings with steel balls or ceramic balls were both increased by about 9.8 dB as the linear velocity increased an octave; and (3) The analytical results, based on the assumption that the main cause of the noise emitted from the linear bearings is the collision between the ball and the carriage, match the experimental results well.
Using Ceramic Balls to Reduce Noise in a Linear Guideway Type Recirculating Linear Ball Bearing
Contributed by the Tribology Division for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received by the Tribology Division January 20, 2002; revised manuscript received October 22, 2002. Associate Editor: M. D. Bryant.
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Ohta, H., and Nakagawa, T. (June 19, 2003). "Using Ceramic Balls to Reduce Noise in a Linear Guideway Type Recirculating Linear Ball Bearing ." ASME. J. Tribol. July 2003; 125(3): 480–486. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1537264
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