What are the advantages of slew bearings?


Slew bearings, also known as slewing bearings, have several advantages. Some of the main advantages of using a slew bearing are its ability to handle high radial and axial loads with very low friction and minimal maintenance requirements. They are designed to be highly reliable, able to stand up to harsh environments and resist shock loading. Slewing bearings offer high load carrying capacity, high stiffness for rigid bearing application, low friction, long service life, surface protection and corrosion resistance¹. They can also integrate additional features such as driving mechanism, control devices, lubrication systems, monitoring systems and sealing cassettes. These qualities make them ideal for a wide range of applications, including construction machinery, wind turbines, robotics, and many others.