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Decreasing Thrust Load by Lubrication

  1. Jul 19, 2012 #1
    I was told that lubricating the interface of a thrust roller and kiln tire with graphite would reduce the thrust load since the source of the load in the traction. I need some help understanding this concept.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2012 #2
    http://feeco.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Rotary-Drum-Alignment.jpg [Broken]

    Picture of scenario.
     
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