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Slewing rings play pivotal role in slew jib cranes

29 February 2024

R. A. Rodriguez has provided Lifting Products with three slewing rings, which have been used in custom slew jib cranes. The cranes were designed for a water industry application, but Lifting Products plans to make them a standard product going forwards.

Based in Flintshire, Lifting Products is a supplier of standard and bespoke industrial lifting equipment. The solutions-based company serves a range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, water management, and flood defence. In this case, Lifting Products was providing G&H Engineering with slew jib cranes to be installed at a client’s water treatment works.

Lifting Products had not used slewing rings in any of its previous solutions. The Managing Director, James Porter, explains that once the design was complete, some expert support was required: “We put a design together for [our slew jib cranes] and we spoke to a few companies to find a slew ring that would do the job. Dave Young [R. A. Rodriguez’s Bearings Product Manager] came back really quickly with the technical guidance that we needed to confidently use the product on our system.”

“The perception is often that a ‘bigger’ bearing is required, but speaking with James and getting his application and load parameters, we were able to offer an ex stock solution which was readily available at a smaller overall envelope than was originally envisaged,” says Dave Young, who was on hand to assist Lifting Products throughout the process.

Read the full article in DPA's March issue

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