This method outlines a standard procedure for performing conformity tests of bearings utilizing liners of bonded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). The data from these tests shall be used to determine if the product meets the conformity requirements of the applicable specification.
This standard details two methods of inspecting PTFE lined spherical or journal bearing wear outside the test apparatus. The methods described herein are applicable only to bearings which were unidirectionally loaded and the area of sliding wear is known and held constant throughout the dynamic test. The two methods described are: a. Destructive Inspection - Cut and measure (not applicable to molded liners) b. Nondestructive Inspection - Radial play (gauge) measurement
This test method outlines a standard procedure for performing cyclic reversing load testing on oscillating sliding bearings. The wear data from these tests is to be used for qualification requirements and to establish bearing design criteria.
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes the requirements for self-aligning, self-lubricating plain spherical bearings incorporating polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in a liner between the ball and the outer race for use in a temperature range of -65 to +250 °F (-54 to +121 °C).
This test method outlines a recommended procedure for performing unidirectional load dynamic testing of self-lubricating bearings at room temperature, elevated temperature or sub-zero temperature, dry or contaminated with fluids. The wear data from these tests is to be used for qualification and to establish bearing design criteria.
This specification covers all metal plain spherical bearings which are self-aligning for use between -65 °F and 250 °F. this specification covers bearings with alloy stell races, aluminum bronze races, and an entierly CRES bearing (ball and race). All units are inces, unless otherwise stated.
This standard covers the requirements for spherical, self-aligning, self-lubricating bearings which are for use in the ambient temperature range -65 to +160 °F (-54 to +71 °C) at high cyclic speeds. The scope of the standard is to provide a liner system qualification procedure for helicopter sliding bearings defined and controlled by source control drawings. Once a liner system is qualified the source-controlled bearings are further tested under application conditions.
This standard defines general requirements for spherical, radial-journal, conical, and thrust bearings which are of laminated elastomeric construction. These bearings are for use in an environment having a temperature spectrum of -65 to +160 °F while reacting steady state loads in addition to oscillating loads and motions. The operating temperature range of -65 to +160 °F reflects the current temperature range for existing parts, but allows for expansion in the future.
This ARP discusses common rod end locking devices with recommended applications and some of the advantages and disadvantages of specific configurations. An appendix is included with factors to be considered for selection of positive locking devices and a discussion of safetying devices for rod end assemblies.