Slewing rings

Slewing ring with segmented direct drive sets standards for performance and service life

Slewing ring with segmented direct drive sets standards for performance and service life

In a groundbreaking technological development, Franke presents itself as a pioneer in the field of advanced bearing technologies with the slewing ring with segment motor. This novel solution integrates a wire race bearing with a motorized direct drive that overcomes the traditional limitations of vertical bearing applications.

The slewing ring with segment motor is characterized by a unique structure. The integrated motor, whose stator windings only cover the upper half of the bearing, enables an impressive performance of up to 300 revolutions per minute. This innovative design ensures an optimal balance between power and weight, resulting in exceptional performance.

Special feature: Overcoming gravity - an evolution in bearing technology

The key special feature of the bearing with segment motor is the electromagnetic force of the stator acting upwards on one side. This reduces the force of gravity acting on the rotor, relieving the integrated bearing of the weight of the rotor. The result is a relieved mode of operation and thus a considerably longer service life compared to conventional roller bearings.

Suitable applications: Highly dynamic rotary movements

Slewing rings with segment motors are used in devices and machines in which rolling bearings are used vertically at high speeds. Examples include processing machines and computer tomographs. The precise and low-load operation makes them ideal for scenarios in which the highest demands are placed on performance.

Advantages: Longer service life and contribution to sustainability

The advantages of this innovative bearing solution are manifold. In addition to the impressive service life and extended maintenance intervals, slewing rings with segment motors make a significant contribution to sustainable design. By reducing wear and optimizing operation, they help to conserve resources and minimize the ecological impact.

Running performances of up to one billion revolutions are possible without any problems. The total cost of ownership more than makes up for the slightly higher purchase price.

The fusion of innovation and technical excellence in slewing rings with segment motors redefines the standards in the bearing industry. This development not only promises efficiency and precision, but also paves the way for a more sustainable future in industrial manufacturing.

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