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Meet the demands of your application with light to heavy-duty turntable bearings

R.A. Rodriguez (UK) Limited offers a range of slewing bearings and slewing drives for the most demanding specifications in a variety of applications.

Our slewing ring bearings are supplied by Rodriguez GmbH and by Kaydon.
Kaydon Bearings is a well-known manufacturer of precision bearings and filtration products primarily designed for industrial applications. The company has a long history dating back to its founding in 1941 and has since established a reputation for producing high-quality and custom-engineered solutions for various industries.

Our slewing ring bearings are suited to applications ranging from light to heavy-duty and requiring significant load-carrying.

We also supply advanced custom bearings to meet specific needs.

What are the benefits of Rodriguez & Kaydon’s slew rings?

  • Robust and proven in the toughest applications
  • Supplied in a variety of materials
  • Supplied with seals & coating for good oil & grease resistance
  • Corrosion-protected slewing rings
  • Can be internally or externally geared or ungeared
  • Ensure high load capacity & precision
Turntable bearing slewing ring used in a wind turbine. This is one of many applications for Slew Drives.

Slewing Rings / Turntable Bearings

  • Diameter Range:
    • Up to 8 metres outside diameter as a solid ring
    • 13+metres in segments
  • 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
Slewing Rings Turntable Bearings from SKF Kaydon & RA Rodriguez. What are the different types of slew rings? Low friction

Industries using Slewing Bearings

Slew bearings, also known as turntable bearings or slewing ring bearings, are large-diameter bearings, commonly used in heavy machinery, cranes, wind turbines and other applications requiring rotational support. Examples include

Industries that use SKF Kaydon Slewing Ring Bearings from RA Rodriguez (UK) Ltd. What are the different types of slew ring? What is the life expectancy of a bearing?

Slewing Drives

R.A. Rodriguez (UK) Limited 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
Discover our range of slewing drives from TGB

Spur Gear Slewing Drives

A spur gear slewing drive is a new drive mechanism that incorporates turntable bearings and pinion gears to achieve precise movement and positioning.

This type of slew drive is used in various applications requiring controlled rotational motion with high efficiency and reliability, including machine tools, cranes and automation.

The main features of Spur Gear Slewing Drives include:

  • TGP-L, TGP-M and TGP-H series models
  • Easy installation
  • High transmission accuracy
  • High output speed
  • Easy maintenance and long service life
  • Customised options are available
TGB Spur Gear Slew Drive

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
Applications for Slewing Drives. Which bearing is used for heavy load? What are the two types of load bearings? What is a slewing bearing on a wind turbine

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
SKF Kaydon's MT series slewing ring bearings

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
Kaydon Reali Slim TT Turntable Slewing Ring Bearings from SKF

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
by Les Miller and David VanLangevelde, Kaydon Bearings
Slewing bearing selection, simplified
by Jeff Lauber, engineering specialist