Automatic Control of Temperature in a Shaft Bearing


By Musaab Hassan, Alaa Alsadig Ali, Samah Izzeldeen Osman, Mai Kamil Saeed.


There is a continuous need to keep the bearing temperature under a certain critical value. This can be achieved through lubrication. A continuous supply of lubricant is not a cost-effective solution. The aim of this work is to automatically control the temperature a shaft bearing. This is achieved by controlling the supply of the lubricant. The temperature is also sensed and sent to a monitoring terminal using wireless technolog


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