igus' geared slewing ring bearings can be used in place of expensive ball bearings

igus has added a geared slewing ring bearing to its line of cost-effective, low-noise iglide “PRT” modules. Geared PRT slewing rings can be used in place of expensive ball bearings or rolling elements in many applications. igus’ standard PRT slewing rings use self-lubricating, low-friction polymer sliding elements in place of ball bearings. The geared version is set apart by the addition of a sprocket and a toothed system to drive the slewing ring.

Geared PRT slewing rings do not require any lubrication, which saves time and reduces maintenance. A toothed belt can be mounted on either the inner or outer ring of the bearing, depending on the type of drive configuration required. 

The geared PRT slewing ring is available in plastic, aluminum or stainless steel. It is suitable for all environments, and igus can also custom design this bearing to customers’ specifications.

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