Is the surface roughness of the slewing bearing as small as possible? Surface roughness refers to the small spacing and the unevenness of small peaks and valleys that the machined surface has. The roughness of the bearing surface may affect the wear resistance, stability, fatigue strength, stability and other properties of the bearing. Generally speaking, the smaller the roughness of the bearing surface, the better, but it should be determined according to the equipment use requirements and process accuracy.

The surface roughness of the slewing bearing is not as small as possible

Slewing Bearings

Is the surface roughness of the slewing bearing as small as possible? It can be analyzed from the following aspects:

1. Physical properties of materials

The surface roughness of the bearing is often represented by Ra. Generally speaking, from the working principle, we hope that the smaller the surface roughness of the slewing bearing, the better. Generally, the higher the bearing tolerance accuracy level, the better the surface quality and the finer the workmanship. However, two surfaces that are too smooth are prone to gluing (exchange between the same or similar materials, which is similar to the “dyeing phenomenon” in our life, but it belongs to the exchange of metal substances here), while the surfaces that are too rough are prone to gluing. Under the action of force, the surface is prone to peeling off (that is, what we often call wear).

2. Processing cost

Theoretically, the smaller the value of the surface roughness of the slewing bearing, the better, the smaller the roughness, the smoother the surface and the more beautiful the appearance. However, the size of the roughness is determined by the machining process and other factors, such as the friction between the tool and the bearing surface, cutting, and high-frequency vibration in the process.

However, the smaller the surface roughness, the higher the processing cost. Whether the use cost of the part matches the consumption speed and the profit of the equipment production output value. These all need to be considered. Some spare parts do not have high requirements on the roughness of the bearing surface. Excessive pursuit of the surface roughness will affect the economy of processing.

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