The Simmons Bearing Journal Lubrication Station (BJL-100) automatically applies bearing mounting lubricant and rust inhibitor to the bearing journal and dust guard fillet of railway wheel sets. The station's controls and utilities are shared with a nearby Simmons Bearing Mount Press to ensure that both lubrication and mounting occur as one process to prevent drying of the lubricant. Wheel sets enter the BJL-100 and are presented to a set of spray nozzles; the wheel set spins under these nozzles as they apply the lubricant and rust inhibitor. Once they are applied, the wheel set is transferred to the bearing mount press. This process will not begin until the press has signaled that it is ready for the next wheel set. The BJL-100 is capable of lubricating railway wheel sets of varying diameters. It is a fully automated station that is interlocked with an escapement to transfer the wheel set to the Bearing Mount Press.
The lubricant nozzles are designed to prevent clogging and use air pressure to apply the lubricant to the bearing journal surface. Spraying occurs at a low pressure, virtually eliminating overspray and mist.
|Length||137.5 in.||3493 mm|
|Width||50 in.||1270 mm|
|Height||64 in.||1629 mm|
|Total Weight||3306 lbs.||1500 kg|
|Cycle Time||Under 1 minute|
|Electrical Power||2.4 kW|
|Compressed Air||65 psi @ 53 scfm||4.5 bar @ 1500 slpm|
|Spray Pressure||5-15 psi||0.3-1.03 bar|
Wheel Set Dimensions
|Maximum Wheel Diameter||42 in.||1067 mm|
|Minimum Wheel Diameter||28 in.||711 mm|
|Maximum Axle Length||90 in.||2286 mm|
|Maximum Weight||4000 lbs.||1820 kg|