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Wind Power Generator Slewing Ring Cages or Separators

Date: 2014-11-18 13:58
Most yaw and pitch bearings are supplied with plastic spacers between each rolling element. A four-point contact ball bearing has cylindrical spacers with hemispherical indented ends. The cross roller bearing has plastic saddle-type spacers, which conform to the two adjacent rollers with axes of rotation 90 degrees apart. The ball spacers for larger balls (50-mm diameter and larger) often have a steel-plate reinforcement cast into the plastic.
Use of segmented cages is very rare for yaw and pitch bearings. The opening that the cage requires between the raceways significantly reduces the available load-carrying ball path. The bearing manufacturer should be consulted about spacer design. The spacer material also must be compatible with the selected lubricant.