Journal Bearing Apparatus is used to demonstrate the pressure distribution and friction factor of the journal bearing as a function of radial load, speed and lubricant.
It consists of a variable speed motor that rotates a shaft on which a journal bearing is mounted. The instrument has a facility to apply the required test load on the journal bearing and provide the needed lubrication. This tester comes with the WinDucom software for data acquisition and display of test results.
Speed of the journal bearing can be set and the load and lubricant varied, to create a wide variety of test scenarios with the chosen bearing. Pressure is measured using electronic pressure sensors.