Product Description

Slewing ring bearing is also called slewing ring, slewing bearing, turntable bearing, and rotary bearing. 
Slewing ring bearing is a bearing that able to bear axial load, radial load and overturning torque. Under normal circumstances, slewing ring bearings have their own mounting holes, lubricant holes and seal holes, to meet the different needs of the various host working under the various conditions; 
On the other hand, slewing ring bearing itself has characteristics of compact structure, guide rotating convenient, easy to install and maintaining easily. 
2. Structure
2.1 Slewing ring bearings have different types as per different structures, here below is what we offering now: 
Single row ball slewing ring bearings 
Double row ball slewing ring bearings
Crossed roller slewing ring bearings 
Three row roller slewing ring bearings 
Flange slewing ring bearings
2.2 The above slewing ring bearings can also be divided into 3 different types as per different transmissions:
Slewing ring bearings with no gear
Slewing ring bearings with external gear
Slewing ring bearings with internal gear
3. Features: 
Slewing ring bearings have more features: compact structure, reliable guide, simple installation, and easily maintenance
 
4. Application: 
Slewing ring bearings can be widely used in lifting & transport machinery, mining machinery, construction machinery, port hoisting machinery, port oil transfer equipment, onshore and offshore crane, excavator, concrete machine, paper machine, plastic and rubber machine, weave machine, steel plant, electronic power plant, wind power generator, other construction and industry machines or equipments and other large rotary device
Single row ball slewing ring bearing:

1.Slewing bearing is also called slewing ring, slewing ring bearing, turntable bearing, and rotary bearing. 
The single row ball slewing ring bearing is composed of 2 seat-rings. The balls contact with the circular race at 4 points, via which the axial force, radial force and resultant moment may be born simultaneously.

2.2. Structure
Slewing ring bearings have different types as per different structures, here below is what we offering now:
Single row ball slewing bearing has 3 different types:
Single row ball slewing bearing with no gear 
Single row ball slewing bearing with external gear 
Single row ball slewing bearing with internal gear 
Single row ball slewing ring bearing
1.Slewing bearing is also called slewing ring, slewing ring bearing, turntable bearing, and rotary bearing. 
The single row ball slewing ring bearing is composed of 2 seat-rings. The balls contact with the circular race at 4 points, via which the axial force, radial force and resultant moment may be born simultaneously.
 
2. Structure
 
Slewing ring bearings have different types as per different structures, here below is what we offering now:
Single row ball slewing bearing has 3 different types:
Single row ball slewing bearing with no gear 
Single row ball slewing bearing with external gear 
Single row ball slewing bearing with internal gear 

3. Features
Single row ball slewing ring bearings have following features:
Compact in structure and light in weight.
 
4. Application: 
Single row ball slewing ring bearings are widely used in slewing conveyers, welding arm and positioned, medium duty cranes, excavators and other engineering machines
Double row ball slewing ring bearing:
1.Slewing bearing is also called slewing ring, slewing ring bearing, turntable bearing, and rotary bearing. 
The double row ball slewing bearing has 3 seat-rings. The steel balls and the retainers may be directly arranged into the upper and lower racers. Two rows of steel balls with different diameters are fitted according to the force. Such open type fitting is extraordinary convenient, the loading angels at upper and lower races are 90°which can carry both of the axial force and capsizing moment. When the radial force is larger than 1/10 of the axial force, the races should be newly designed.
 
2. Structure:
Double row ball slewing bearing has 3 different types:
Double row ball slewing bearing with no gear
Double row ball slewing bearing with external gear 
Double row ball slewing bearing with internal gear 
 
3. Features:
Double row ball slewing ring bearings have following features:
Larger dimension of axial and radial and compact structure.
 
4. Application:
Double row ball slewing ring bearings are widely used in Tower cranes which require working radius over medium range, auto crane and loading (unloading) machinery.
 Double row ball slewing ring bearing:
1.Slewing bearing is also called slewing ring, slewing ring bearing, turntable bearing, and rotary bearing. 
The double row ball slewing bearing has 3 seat-rings. The steel balls and the retainers may be directly arranged into the upper and lower racers. Two rows of steel balls with different diameters are fitted according to the force. Such open type fitting is extraordinary convenient, the loading angels at upper and lower races are 90°which can carry both of the axial force and capsizing moment. When the radial force is larger than 1/10 of the axial force, the races should be newly designed.
 
2. Structure:
Double row ball slewing bearing has 3 different types:
Double row ball slewing bearing with no gear
Double row ball slewing bearing with external gear 
Double row ball slewing bearing with internal gear 

3. Features:
Double row ball slewing ring bearings have following features:
Larger dimension of axial and radial and compact structure.
 
4. Application:
Double row ball slewing ring bearings are widely used in Tower cranes which require working radius over medium range, auto crane and loading (unloading) machinery.
Crossed roller slewing ring bearing
1.Slewing bearing is also called slewing ring, slewing ring bearing, turntable bearing, and rotary bearing. 
With the cross roller Ring, cylindrical rollers are arranged crosswise, with each roller perpendicular to the adjacent roller, in a 90° groove, separated from each other by a spacer retainer.  This design allows just 1 bearing to receive loads in all directions including, radial, axial and moment loads. Since the Cross-Roller Ring achieves high rigidity despite the minimum possible dimensions of the inner and outer rings, it is optimal for applications such as joints and swiveling units of industrial robots, swiveling tables of machining centers, rotary units of manipulators, precision rotary tables, medical equipment, measuring instruments and IC manufacturing machines.
 
2. Structure:
Cross roller slewing bearing has 3 different types:
Cross roller ball slewing bearing with no gear 
Cross roller ball slewing bearing with external gear 
Cross roller ball slewing bearing with internal gear 

3. Features
Cross roller slewing ring bearings have following features:
1. High precision: cross roller bearings can be made high precision bearings, at P4, P2.
2. High rigidity: These series roller bearings are with preload.
3. High load capacity: This series roller bearing can support axial load, radial load, and tilting load.
4. Small volume: this series roller bearing can save space for the machine.
 
4. Application 
Cross roller slewing rings are widely applied in the precision rotary table, rotary joint of manipulator, medical equipment, and measuring instrument etc
Triple row roller slewing ring bearing 
1.Slewing bearing is also called slewing ring, slewing ring bearing, turntable bearing, and rotary bearing. 
Three row roller slewing ring bearing has 3 seat-rings, which separate the upper, lower and radial raceway, via which the load of each row of the rollers may be specified. Thus it can carry different load simultaneously and its load capacity is the largest 1 of the 4 types
 
2. Structure:
Triple row roller slewing bearing has 3 different types:
Triple row roller slewing bearing with no gear
Triple row roller slewing bearing with external gear 
Triple row roller slewing bearing with internal gear 
 
3. Features   
Triple row roller slewing ring bearings have following features:
Larger axial and radial dimension, compact structure
 
4. Application
Triple row roller slewing rings are widely used in heavy-duty machines which require large working radius, such as bucket-wheel excavators, wheeled cranes, ship cranes, ladle turret, auto cranes etc.
 
Flange Slewing Bearing
1.Slewing bearing is also called slewing ring, slewing ring bearing, turntable bearing, and rotary bearing. 
Flange slewing bearing is a special slewing ring bearing, it can have 1 flange in the outer ring, or 1 flange in the inner ring, even it can have 1 flange in both inner ring and outer ring.
 
2. Structure:
Flange slewing bearing has 3 different types:
Flange slewing bearing with no gear
Flange slewing bearing with external gear 
Flange slewing bearing with internal gear 
 
3. Features   
Flange slewing bearings have following features:
Compact structure and easily installment.
 
4. Application
Flange slewing bearings are widely used in tow truck, and other applications are the same as slewing bearings, such as lifting & transport machinery, mining machinery, construction machinery, excavator, concrete machine, paper machine, plastic and rubber machine and steel plant.
 
Excavator Slewing Bearing
Excavator slewing bearing is a special slewing ring bearing as per its applications. And it is a very important part for excavators, we can supply excavator slewing bearings for both second-hand excavators for maintenance and new excavators.
 
2. Structure:
Excavator slewing bearing are usually made as per single row ball slewing bearing structure, and most of them are internal gear types, but some are external gear types.
 
3. Features   
Excavator slewing bearings have familiar features as single row ball slewing ring bearings.
Compact structure, light weight and easily installment.
 
4. Application
Excavator slewing bearings are widely used for all brands of excavators, such as,Hitachi, Kobelco, Sumitomo, Doosan, Hyundai, Samsung, Daewoo, Kato, CHINAMFG and so on.

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Standard or Nonstandard: Standard
Feature: High Speed, Vacuum, Antimagnetic, Cold-Resistant, Corrosion-Resistant, Heat-Resistant
Sealing Gland: Sealed On Both Sides
Rolling-Element Number: Single-Row
Roller Type: Spherical Raceway
Material: Bearing Steel
Samples:
US$ 1/Set
1 Set(Min.Order)

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Customization:
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What is a slewing ring, and how is it used in mechanical systems?

A slewing ring, also known as a slewing bearing or turntable bearing, is a specialized type of rolling element bearing that enables rotational movement between two components. It consists of an inner ring, an outer ring, rolling elements (such as balls or rollers), and often a gear mechanism. Slewing rings are used in mechanical systems where there is a need for smooth and controlled rotation. Here’s a detailed explanation of what a slewing ring is and how it is used:

  • Structure and Components: A slewing ring typically has a large diameter compared to its thickness, allowing it to support axial, radial, and moment loads. The inner and outer rings have raceways that the rolling elements move along. The rolling elements, which can be balls or rollers, distribute the load and facilitate smooth rotation. In some cases, a gear mechanism is integrated into the slewing ring, allowing it to act as a rotational drive system.
  • Rotational Movement: The primary function of a slewing ring is to enable rotational movement between two components. It provides a stable and low-friction interface that allows one component to rotate relative to the other. The rolling elements within the raceways minimize friction and distribute the load evenly, resulting in smooth and controlled rotation. Slewing rings can support both continuous rotation and intermittent or oscillating movement, depending on the application requirements.
  • Load Support: Slewing rings are designed to support various types of loads. They can handle axial loads, which are forces acting parallel to the axis of rotation, as well as radial loads, which are forces acting perpendicular to the axis of rotation. Additionally, slewing rings can accommodate moment loads, which are a combination of axial and radial loads that create bending or twisting forces. The load-carrying capacity of a slewing ring depends on factors such as its size, design, and choice of rolling elements.
  • Applications: Slewing rings find applications in a wide range of mechanical systems across different industries. Some common uses include:
  • Construction and Cranes: Slewing rings are extensively used in construction machinery, cranes, and mobile equipment. They enable 360-degree rotation of the boom or jib, allowing for efficient material handling and positioning.
  • Wind Turbines: Slewing rings are crucial components in wind turbine systems. They support the rotor, allowing it to rotate according to wind direction, and provide a connection between the rotor and the nacelle, enabling yaw movement.
  • Industrial Equipment: Slewing rings are utilized in various industrial equipment, including indexing tables, turntables, robotic arms, and packaging machinery. They facilitate precise and controlled rotation in these applications.
  • Transportation and Automotive: Slewing rings are employed in transportation and automotive applications, such as vehicle cranes, aerial platforms, and rotating platforms for heavy-duty vehicles. They enable safe and smooth rotation in these specialized systems.
  • Medical and Rehabilitation Equipment: Slewing rings are used in medical and rehabilitation equipment, such as patient lifts and adjustable beds. They allow for smooth and controlled movement, aiding in patient care and mobility assistance.

In summary, a slewing ring is a specialized bearing that enables controlled rotational movement between components in mechanical systems. Its ability to support various loads, provide smooth rotation, and accommodate different applications makes it a valuable component in a wide range of industries.

How do slewing rings contribute to precise and controlled motion in machinery?

Slewing rings play a crucial role in enabling precise and controlled motion in machinery. Their design and functionality contribute to achieving accurate positioning, smooth rotation, and controlled movement. Here’s a detailed explanation of how slewing rings contribute to precise and controlled motion:

  • Precision Engineering: Slewing rings are meticulously engineered to provide high precision in motion control. The manufacturing processes involve tight tolerances and precise machining to ensure accurate dimensions and alignment of the rolling elements and raceways. This precision engineering minimizes any deviations or errors in motion, allowing for precise positioning and controlled movement.
  • Low Friction and Smooth Rotation: Slewing rings are designed to minimize friction and enable smooth rotation. The rolling elements, whether balls or rollers, are precisely positioned and guided within the raceways of the slewing ring. This design ensures that the rolling elements make contact with the raceways at specific angles, reducing friction during rotation. The low-friction characteristics allow for smooth and controlled motion, enabling precise positioning without undue resistance or jerky movements.
  • Integrated Gear Mechanism: Many slewing rings are equipped with an integrated gear mechanism. The gear teeth on the inner or outer ring of the slewing ring engage with external gears or pinions, providing a means to transmit torque and control rotational motion. The gear mechanism allows for precise and controlled movement, enabling operators or automated systems to achieve accurate positioning and controlled rotation at desired speeds.
  • Backlash Control: Backlash refers to the slight play or clearance between mating gears or components. Slewing rings are designed to minimize backlash, particularly in applications that require precise motion control. By reducing or eliminating backlash, slewing rings ensure that there is minimal lost motion or error when initiating rotational movement or changing direction. This feature contributes to improved accuracy and controlled motion.
  • Stiffness and Rigidity: Slewing rings are designed to provide high stiffness and rigidity, minimizing deflection or deformation during operation. This characteristic is especially important in applications where precise and controlled motion is required. The high stiffness of slewing rings ensures that the applied forces and torques are efficiently transmitted, allowing for accurate positioning and controlled motion without significant distortion or flexing.
  • Positioning Sensors and Feedback Systems: In conjunction with slewing rings, machinery often incorporates positioning sensors and feedback systems. These sensors and systems provide real-time data on the position, speed, and rotation of the slewing ring. By continuously monitoring and adjusting the motion based on the feedback, precise and controlled movement can be achieved, enabling accurate positioning and motion control.

Overall, slewing rings contribute to precise and controlled motion in machinery through their precision engineering, low friction, integrated gear mechanisms, backlash control, stiffness, and compatibility with positioning sensors and feedback systems. These features ensure accurate positioning, smooth rotation, and controlled movement, making slewing rings essential components for applications that require precise motion control in various industries such as construction, material handling, robotics, and manufacturing.

How do electronic or computer-controlled components integrate with slewing rings in modern applications?

In modern applications, electronic or computer-controlled components are often integrated with slewing rings to enhance functionality, precision, and automation. This integration allows for advanced control, monitoring, and optimization of rotating systems. Here’s a detailed explanation of how electronic or computer-controlled components integrate with slewing rings in modern applications:

  • Sensor Integration: Electronic sensors can be integrated with slewing rings to provide real-time feedback and data on various parameters. For example, position sensors can be used to accurately track the position and angle of the slewing ring, enabling precise control and positioning of the rotating components. Load sensors can measure the load applied to the slewing ring, allowing for dynamic load monitoring and optimization.
  • Control Systems: Computer-controlled components, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) or microcontrollers, can be used to manage the operation of slewing rings. These control systems can receive input from sensors and execute algorithms to control the speed, direction, and positioning of the slewing ring. By integrating electronic control systems, precise and automated control of the slewing ring can be achieved, improving efficiency and reducing human error.
  • Automation and Synchronization: In modern applications, slewing rings are often integrated into automated systems where they work in synchronization with other components. Electronic or computer-controlled components can facilitate this synchronization by coordinating the movements of multiple slewing rings or integrating them with other automated processes. This integration enables seamless and optimized operation of the rotating system as a whole.
  • Data Monitoring and Analysis: Electronic components can be used to collect and analyze data from slewing rings. This data can include parameters such as position, speed, temperature, and load. By monitoring and analyzing this data, it is possible to identify patterns, detect anomalies, and optimize the performance of the slewing rings. This information can be used for predictive maintenance, energy optimization, and performance improvement.
  • Communication and Networking: Electronic components enable communication and networking capabilities for slewing rings. They can be connected to a network or interface with other control systems, allowing for remote monitoring, control, and integration into larger systems. This enables centralized monitoring and control of multiple rotating systems, facilitating efficient operation and maintenance.
  • Feedback and Safety Systems: Electronic components can provide feedback and safety features in slewing ring applications. For example, limit switches or proximity sensors can detect the end positions of the slewing ring’s rotation and trigger safety mechanisms or control actions accordingly. This ensures safe operation, prevents over-rotation, and protects the equipment and personnel.

By integrating electronic or computer-controlled components with slewing rings, modern applications can achieve enhanced control, precision, automation, and data-driven optimization. This integration allows for efficient operation, improved safety, accurate positioning, synchronization with other systems, and the ability to adapt to changing operational requirements. It paves the way for advanced technologies such as robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), and Industry 4.0, where slewing rings play a vital role in the seamless integration of mechanical and electronic systems.

China manufacturer Light Series Single-Row Ball Slewing Ring Lu414.20 Used for Slewing Conveyers, Welding Operating Consoles and Clearing Machine  China manufacturer Light Series Single-Row Ball Slewing Ring Lu414.20 Used for Slewing Conveyers, Welding Operating Consoles and Clearing Machine
editor by Dream 2024-05-15