Series U

Light duty double flanged design for simple axle articulation, simple turntables, assembly or welding jigs.

These are not considered to be precision bearings. They are formed by bending a steel section into a circle into which a raceway is rolled. A ball set is injected through a hole which is then sealed. As a result the diameter tolerances are very large in comparison to slewing ring bearings - typically dia +/- 3 - 5mm or more in some cases.

These are light duty flanged bearings and suited only to concentric, applied loads with limited oscillation. They are not suited to applications in which high moment loads or continuous rotation occur.

Trailer rings should be mounted on flat surfaces with at least 50% of the ring circumference supported. Plates welded to the frame can be used to transmit radial forces and relieve load on the bolts (Grade 8.8 or 10.9), minimum diameter 16mm. (See more technical information here)

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NBC stock code
Dimensions
Grease points
Ball f
Mass
Thrust
H
A
B
C
D
 
 
load
(mm)
(mm)
(mm)
(mm)
(mm)
(mm)
(kg)
(ton)
 
U01L030
55
298
293
220
200
1
12
5
0.5
U01L040
55
400
400
320
300
1
12
8
0.75
U01L050
55
500
500
420
400
1
12
10
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U01N060
65
600
600
516
490
2
14
18
1.7
U01N065
65
650
650
568
543
2
14
20
1.7
U01N070
65
700
700
620
594
2
14
22
2.2
U01N075
65
750
750
668
640
2
14
24
2.2
U01N080
65
800
800
718
690
2
14
26
2.5
U01N085
65
850
850
767
742
2
14
28
3
U01N090
65
900
900
820
793
2
14
30
3.5
U01N095
65
950
950
870
843
2
14
31
3.5
U01N100
65
1000
1000
920
895
2
14
33
4
U01N105
65
1050
1050
970
945
2
14
35
4.5
U01N110
65
1100
1100
1010
988
 
14
40
4.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U01P090
80
890
895
795
766
2
16
36
5
U01P100
80
1010
1015
916
888
2
16
42
6
U01P110
80
1100
1105
1005
976
2
16
45
6.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U01T100
90
1000
1008
889
856
2
20
60
8
U01T110
90
1100
1100
980
948
2
20
65
10

U Series Trailer rings

o Supplied undrilled. (We regret that to supply bearings with a customer-specific drilling pattern is possible only for volume orders).


Applications

o Coated with a protective black rust-proofing paint

  • Agricultural steering applications
  • Irrigation systems
  • Airport luggage trolleys
  • Automated packing equipment
  • Snow blowers

Assembly of ball turntable bearings

Turntable bearings are supplied undrilled, but must be fixed to the structure by bolts, never by welding. Thrust plates can be welded to the structure to limit radial movement before the trailer ring is finally fitted.

For smooth operation, it is important that the supporting surfaces be as flat and rigid as possible. Ensure that the turntable bearing is supported by the connecting structure over at least 50% of its surface and that the supporting areas are distributed symmetrically in regard to the direction of movement.

Holes should not be drilled in line with the ball loading plug which may be identified by the welding on the raceway of the external ring. The plug should be placed at an angle between 45° and 90° with regard to the direction of movement.


The size of the bolts and the recommended tightening torque values are indicated in the table.

Series U

Min no of bolts

Bolt size

Grade 8.8

Bolt torque (Nm)

L Section

4

M12

78

N Section <750mm

6

M12 - M14

78 – 126

N Section >800mm

6

M14 - M16

126 – 193

P Section

8

M14 - M16

126 – 193

T Section

8

M16

193


Maintenance of ball turntable bearings

Turntable bearings have grease nipples on the outer surfaces. They leave the factory only lightly greased and it is imperative that customers check that they are adequately lubricated before entering service.

It is good practice to carry out periodic lubrication of the bearing. The frequency of greasing must be adjusted according to working conditions, but on average once a month should be sufficient. As trailer rings are generally unsealed, grease is used as a barrier to contaminant entry.

Grease should be pumped into the bearing until it extrudes or leaks out of the fissure between the two rings. During the greasing operation, allow the turntable bearing to rotate which will purge contaminants and emulsified grease from the bearing.

Any general purpose lithium or lithium-calcium EP2 grease is suitable.

Bolt torques should be checked as part of a routine maintenance schedule, or at least once a month, depending on use.

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