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Rotary Table Bearings and Turntable Bearings – Applications and Buying Tips

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Rotary table bearings, also known as turntable bearings, are an important component in rotary motion machinery. They allow rotation to occur smoothly and precisely. Choosing the right rotary bearing for an application is crucial for optimal performance. This article will discuss common applications of rotary table bearings and provide tips on selecting the proper bearing type.

Common Applications of Rotary Table Bearings

Rotary bearings have a wide range of uses across many industries. Some typical applications include:

  1. Machine tools – The table on milling machines, lathes, grinders, etc. use rotary bearings to position workpieces. Durability and precision are essential.
  2. Robotic arms – Robot joints utilize rotary bearings for smooth rotation. Compact sizes and high loads are required.
  3. Medical equipment – Imaging devices like CT scanners use rotary bearings in their gantry system. MRI machines also rely on precise bearings.
  4. Turntables – DJ turntables, microwave ovens, lazy susans, and more use rotary bearings for spinning. Low friction is important here.
  5. Conveyors – Bearings in rollers allow conveyor systems to transport items seamlessly. Bearings must handle contamination well.

 

Choosing the Right Rotary Table Bearing

There are several types of rotary bearings to choose from including ball bearings, roller bearings, fluid bearings, magnetic bearings, and air bearings. Consider the following when selecting:

  1. Loads – Will the bearing handle radial, axial, or combined loads? What is the load capacity?
  2. Speed – High speeds require specialized bearings that resist wear and control friction.
  3. Precision – Applications demanding high accuracy call for precision angular contact or roller bearings.
  4. Environment – Will the bearing be exposed to contaminants like dirt or moisture? Sealed bearings perform better in harsh conditions.
  5. Noise – Quieter bearings usually have a molded cage rather than a metal cage.
  6. Cost – Initial cost, maintenance, and longevity affect overall cost. Ceramic and hybrid bearings last longer but cost more upfront.

 

Turntable Bearings

Reputable manufacturers like LKPB provide a wide selection of rotary table bearings and turntable bearings to suit any need. Their application engineers can help select the optimal bearing with the right tolerances, materials, and features. Investing in high quality rotary bearings ensures smoother motion, less downtime, and longer service life.

LKPB With more than 10 years of production experience

Supporting OEM service; 50 days return service; 7*24 hours technical support; Accept non-standard customization; Maximum 24 months product warranty

FAQ

Luoyang LIKE Precision Machinery Co., Ltd – LKPB,Located in Luoyang, which is a bearing manufacturing base in China, we are an enterprise focusing on the research, development and manufacture of precision bearings, mainly producing precision crossed roller bearings and rotary table bearings and various non-standard bearings with precision class of P5, P4 , P2 and VSP.

The company strictly follows the ISO9001 quality system requirements for product quality control, relying on the professional technology of the bearing production base, the product quality is stable and cost-effective, and is well received by customers at home and abroad. The company adheres to the concept of “openness, professionalism and responsibility”, and strives to become a professional bearing application service provider. Welcome customers to negotiate, looking forward to sincere cooperation with you, willing to achieve a win-win situation with you!

Luoyang LIKE Precisoin Machinery Co., Ltd has accumulated rich production experience in the past 10 years,  supporting OEM service. Our products are exported to Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan, the United States, Belgium, Turkey and so on.

Top quality: Rotary table bearing (YRT, YRTS, YRTM,  ZKLDF series) ; Cross Roller Bearing (RA/RAU, RB, RE, RU, SX, XU, XR/JXR, XSU,CRB/CRBC, CRBS, CRBH, CRBT, CRBF series);  Harmonic Reducer Bearings ( CSF, SHF series); Hollow Rotary Platform bearings ( ZK series); and Flexible Bearings ( FS series ) .

Yes, We have experience working in this area

The main application areas of our products are precision rotary tables, machining center rotary tables, industrial robot joints and rotating, robotic rotating parts, CNC machine tools, automation industry, direct drive motors, precision instruments, radar, medical equipment and other industries.

Regular models are in stock, reasonable prices, ready for delivery, non-standard precision bearings according to the requirements of the drawings and the number of 1-3 weeks delivery time

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