Some of the largest modern Ferris wheels have cars mounted on the outside of the rim, with electric motors to independently rotate each car to keep it upright. These wheels are sometimes referred to as observation wheels, and their cars referred to as capsules, however these alternative names are also sometimes used for wheels with conventional gravity-oriented cars.
The slewing ring bearings used on the Ferris wheel/sky wheel are used with the internal ring. Mostly, the bearings should be light and safety enough during its rotation. For the slewing ring bearings used on the Ferris wheel/sky wheel. it will also be very important for the anticorrosion, thus, the slewing bearings can be used on the Ferris wheel for as long time as it can.
For Ferris wheel usuall used single row four point contact ball slewing bearing with sizes center distance between 2000mm to 5000mm. The single row four point contact ball slewing rings is composed of two seat rings, which design in compact structure and light weight, steel ball contact with the circular raceway at four points; it can bear the axial force, radial force and the tilting moment at the same time.
Also could use single row crossed roller slewing bearing. Please click to get more specifications.
We offer slewing ring bearings in accordance with the client's requirements, no teeth type (non-geared), outer teeth type (external geared), inner teeth type (internal geared) are all available. And we are capable to customized ferris wheels slewing bearings and turntable bearing according to customers' drawings and requirements.
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