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9 Questions to Ask when Specifying a Slewing Ring Bearing

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In applications where a bearing must support a rotating structure (e.g. cranes, radar, tank turrets), premature failure can put people and equipment at risk. Designers choosing a slewing ring bearing for such applications should consider many factors, such as the bearing’s support structure, mounting (including bolt strength, tensioning and hole patterns), installation, and even storage. A new white paper from Kaydon Bearings Division details nine key questions to ask when specifying a slewing ring bearing.