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Condition monitoring of variable speed worm gearbox lubricated with different viscosity oils

Ismon, Maznan and Zaman, Izzuddin and Ghazali, Mohd Imran (2014) Condition monitoring of variable speed worm gearbox lubricated with different viscosity oils. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.

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Abstract

Over the years, condition monitoring of gear transmission systems have captured significant worldwide attention from both industries and academia. This is in light of the fact that an effective condition monitoring techniques will unquestionably extend the life span of the rotating equipment. In this research, both the vibration and temperature monitoring techniques were utilized to characterize the vibration behavior of worm gear as function of gear lubricant’s viscosity. Three different types of lubricant’s viscosity; VG100, VG460 and VG680 were used in the study to serve the sliding friction of worm gears. The predetermined speeds of electric motor at 900, 1150 and 1400 rpm were introduced to the gearbox prior to the measurement of vibration signal and temperature profile. The results revealed that a lubricant with higher viscosity contributes to less vibration amplitude. At 1150 rpm, it was recorded that the vibration amplitudes are higher compare to the other motor speeds, for all lubricant's types. In this case, VG100 showed the highest vibration amplitude followed by VG460 and VG680. This result was corroborated well with the obtained temperature profiles which are 35.0°C, 35.7°C and 39.3°C for the respective VG100, VG460 and VG680. Thus, concludes the correlation between the lubrication’s viscosity, vibration level, temperature profile and worm gear speed

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: condition monitoring; worm gear; vibration; thermograph
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ181-210.1 Mechanical movements
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2015 06:32
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 07:01
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6359
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