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Address your application needs seamlessly with a diverse selection of turntable bearings, spanning from lightweight to heavy-duty capabilities.

R.A.RODRIGUEZ presents a comprehensive array of slewing bearings and slewing drives meticulously designed to meet the most exacting requirements across a wide spectrum of applications. Our repertoire encompasses slewing ring bearings optimized for tasks ranging from modest to heavy-duty, encompassing substantial load-bearing capacities, and even tailor-made solutions for specific demands.

Why Choose Kaydon’s Slewing Rings?

  1. Demonstrated Resilience in the Toughest Environments
  2. Offered in a Wide Range of Material Options
  3. Equipped with Seals & Coatings for Superior Oil & Grease Resistance
  4. Safeguarded Against Corrosion for Prolonged Service Life
  5. Variants with Internal or External Gear Configuration, or Gearless Options
  6. Guarantee High Load-Bearing Capability Coupled with Uncompromising Precision

When it comes to meeting and exceeding expectations, Kaydon’s slewing rings stand out as a testament to durability, precision, and adaptability. Our catalog caters to a myriad of sectors and tasks, providing solutions that seamlessly blend strength and precision to drive your applications forward.

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Slewing Rings / Turntable Bearings

  • Diameter Range: Up to 240 inches (6.1m) outside diameter
  • Internal gears, external gears or non-geared
  • Available in four or eight-point ball
  • Available from USA and European branded stock
  • Wire race tank turret bearings, a speciality
  • Flanged RK series with matching pinions available from factory stock
  • Cross section remains constant as the bore diameters increase
  • Designs available:
    • Single row slewing rings
    • Cross roller bearing
    • Double row slewing rings
    • Three-row slewing rings
  • Special designs & configurations available on request
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Industries using Slewing Bearings

Slew bearings offer a wide variety of solutions for the most demanding specifications in a variety of applications, including:

  • Aerospace and defence
  • Heavy equipment
  • Industrial machinery
  • Medical systems
  • Mining
  • Oil & gas
  • Renewable energy
  • Robotics
  • Semiconductor manufacturing equipment
  • Food and Beverage
  • Stage Production
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Slewing Drives

R.A.RODRIGUEZ are suppliers of slewing drives from TGB Group Technologies, who are a leading Spanish company established over 30 years ago to manufacture rotational innovations and technological movements.

A slewing drive is a gearbox designed to withstand radial or axial loads using high rotational torque. Within the drive is a slewing ring bearing which allows it to withstand heavy loads. Slewing drives can offer a versatile solution to those applications where strength and precision are essential.

The main features of the Slewing Drives are:

  • Possibility of 1 single axis or double axis
  • Transmission ratios from 1:40 – 1: 150
  • Custom modifications
  • Compact construction
  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • High precision with low reaction
  • Motorized connection flanges on both sides of helical gear
  • Long life performance
  • Sealed UV resistant
  • Protective dust layer

In addition to the standard slewing drives, we can also customise slewing drives according to your particular application, taking into account the following factors:

  • Dynamic and static axial
  • Gear ratios
  • Output
  • Precision
  • Radial dynamic
  • Tilting moment
  • Torque
  • Weight
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Applications for Slewing Drives

Slew drives offer an array of possible solutions for applications where high torque creates precision positioning and rotational accuracy. The slewing drive is both powerful and reliable which make it highly suitable for use in many applications including:

  • Aerial lifts
  • Airport luggage carousels
  • Cable winders
  • Cherry pickers
  • Forklift trucks
  • Hydraulic machinery
  • Military equipment
  • Satellite dishes
  • Solar trackers
  • Truck-mounted cranes
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Small Diameter MT Series Bearings

These slewing bearings provide optimal economy and capacity for a given envelope dimension. MT series heavy duty bearings are an economical replacement for kingpost designs and utilise the same four-point contact design concept as heavier duty slewing bearings, providing exceptional moment, thrust, and radial load capacities. These turntable bearings are suited for applications such as truck mounted cranes, hoists, and non-precision industrial tables and positioners.

  • 50mm – 300mm bore diameters
  • Replaces kingpost style design
  • Simple installation
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Reali-Slim TT® Turntable Bearings

To save weight, reduce product design envelope sizes and increase design flexibility, without compromising bearing performance and life , the Reali-Slim turntable bearings are ideal for more compact, more precise turntable designs.

  • Lightweight turntable bearings
  • Diameters from 1.5 inch to 6.0 inches
  • 25-inch cross section
  • Available with gear and ungeared
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Special designs & configurations available on request
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Turntable Bearings / Slewing Rings

Slewing bearings are made up of an inner ring and an outer ring, one of these usually incorporates a gear. Both rings typically have an attachment hole, which allows for an optimised power transmission between adjacent machine components.

White Papers

9 Questions to ask when specifying a slewing ring bearing
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