Scroll-type fluid compressor with scroll stabilizing mechanism
Volumetric fluid compressor device
Volumetric fluid compressor
Scroll type compressor with lubrication in suction chamber housing
Scroll type fluid machinery having a tilt regulating member Patent #: 5145346
ApplicationNo. 870980 filed on 04/20/1992
US Classes:418/55.5, With biasing means, e.g., axial or radial418/55.6, With lubricant, liquid seal or nonworking fluid separation418/57, Adjustable or resiliently biased working member418/100Intermixed incoming working and non-working fluids
ExaminersPrimary: Vrablik, John J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesF04C 018/04
AbstractThe scroll compressor 10 includes a housing 12, a fixed scroll 18, an orbital scroll 24, an axial thrust and rotation prevention assembly 46, and an orbital scroll drive. The orbital scroll drive includes a crankshaft 74 rotatably journaled in the housing 12. The crankshaft includes an integral disk 76 and an eccentric crank pin 78 with a lubrication passage 96. An eccentric bushing 80 is journaled on the crank pin 78 and in a boss 82 on the orbital scroll by a needle bearing 81. An eccentric bushing retainer 102 has a shank portion 104 that is pressed into the lubrication passage 96 and an enlarged head portion 106 which holds the eccentric bushing 80 on the crank pin 78. If the eccentric bushing retainer 102 becomes partially unseated from the lubrication passage 96, the surface 114 on the enlarged head portion 106 will contact a surface 116 on the end plate 26 of the orbital scroll 24 and keep the eccentric bushing 80 properly positioned within the compressor housing 12. A passage 120 may be provided in the eccentric bushing retainer 102 to control lubrication of the eccentric bushing 80. The eccentric bushing retainer 102 can be made from plastics and other materials which will act as a bearing surface in the event contact is made with the surface 116 on the orbital scroll 24.