Kaydon Bearings Company Profile
Kaydon Bearings, an SKF Group company, is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered, performance-critical bearings and related products. We supply a broad and diverse group of industrial, aerospace, medical, alternative energy, semiconductor, and aftermarket cust...
Kaydon Bearings, an SKF Group company, is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered, performance-critical bearings and related products. We supply a broad and diverse group of industrial, aerospace, medical, alternative energy, semiconductor, and aftermarket customers around the world.
Kaydon has been the foremost global manufacturer of thin section bearings since introducing the concept in the 1950s. Our Reali-Slim® thin section bearings have a cross-section that stays constant as bore diameter increases, providing high dynamic capacity while making the best use of limited space and weight. We offer a wide range of open and sealed bearings, in bore diameters from 1 inch to 40 inches (25mm to 1m). Styles include radial, angular, and 4-point contact. Extra-light and corrosion-resistant versions are available.
Slewing ring bearings are also a Kaydon specialty. We manufacture a complete range of sizes, with O.D.’s up to 315” (8m). Styles include 4-point contact ball, 8-point contact ball, cross-roller, and 3-row roller, and most can be provided with or without gearing. Kaydon can also remanufacture worn bearings to perform like new, with a one-year warranty and fast turnaround.
All Kaydon bearings are designed for precision and long life, and meet or exceed recognized standards (ISO, AS9100B, NADCAP, etc.). They are supported by a top-flight R&D facility and a product engineering staff with over 300 years of experience.
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How Mounting Can Optimize Slewing Ring Bearing Performance
Mounting a slewing ring bearing in the proper structure is crucial to properly distributing bearing load and stress. Without an adequate structure, bearing performance is likely to suffer. So can the performance of the seals, pinions, gears, and bolts. Therefore, mounting should be considered very early in the design process.
Why Bigger isn’t Always Better: the Case for Thin Section Bearings
For applications that demand maximum performance despite space and/or weight restrictions, designers should give serious consideration to thin section bearings. While conventional bearings often have more load capacity, thin section bearings have more than enough for a wide range of applications and offer exceptional design flexibility with opportunities for significant reductions in overall system size and cost. A new white paper from Kaydon Bearings examines thin section bearing styles and features, with a discussion of design considerations, fit, lubrication, and other useful information.
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