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Slewing Drives and Bearings

Slewing Drives and Bearings for Low Profile Power

Cone Drive’s slewing drive and slewing bearing technology provide a large ratio in a single stage of gearing.  For additional torque, we offer the option of adding an inline planetary gear to create a double reduction slewing drive.  The slew bearings and drives are assembled into a low profile, self-retaining, and ready-to-install housing, optimized for weight and performance.  Our highly adaptable slewing gearboxes feature strong shock resistance, long life performance, and smooth rotation.

As a global slew drive and slew bearing manufacturer, we have the capability to provide custom solutions for specific applications.  We have a long and proud engineering history that started in 1925 and have worked to provide the most cutting-edge gearing technology ever since.

Key Features

SLEWING SPECIFICATIONS

SLEW BEARINGS

  • Ball Pitch Diameter: 4 thru 196 in
  • Styles: No teeth, internal teeth (flanged only), external teeth
  • Holding Torque: 7,000 to 21,000 lb
  • Tilting Moment Torque: 10,000 to 7,300,000 lb-ft

SLEW DRIVES

  • Sizes: 7 thru 28 in
  • Housing Options: Open, closed,  high strength
  • Tilting Moment Torque: 9,900 to 443,000 ft-lb
  • Axial Load: 29,900 to 764,000 lb
  • Radial Load: 11,900 to 306,000 lb

Why Choose Cone Drive as Your Slew Drive and Slew Bearing Manufacturer

  • We provide custom slew drive and slew bearing solutions
  • We can provide on-site slew gearbox installation
  • All of our slew drives and slew bearings come with dedicated engineering support

Upgrade Your Applications with Cone Drive Slewing Bearings

Cone Drive’s self-retaining bearings are designed to handle all axial and radial forces, including tilting moments. Designed as a single bearing unit, they are an excellent option for a wide range of industries.

Optimized Design for Enhanced Performance

At Cone Drive, we understand the importance of weight and performance optimization. That’s why our low-profile designs are engineered to be lightweight, without sacrificing performance.


Our slewing bearing’s large, open inner race diameter provides system design flexibility, allowing you to easily incorporate them into your current applications. Furthermore, our bearings can be seamlessly integrated into a slewing drive, taking advantage of Cone Drive’s extensive gearing expertise.

STOCKING PROFILE

INDUSTRIAL
EXTERNAL TEETH THRU HOLE EXTERNAL TEETH THREADED HOLE NO TEETH THRU HOLE NO TEETH THREADED HOLE
MTO-122 MTO-122T
MTE-145 MTE-145T MTO-145 MTO-145T
MTO-170 MTO-170T
MTE-210 MTE-210T MTO-210 MTO-210T
MTE-265 MTE-265T MTO-265 MTO-265T
MTE-324T MTO-324T
MTE-415 MTE-415T MTO-415 MTO-415T
MTE-470 MTE-470T MTO-470 MTO-470T
MTE-540 MTE-540T MTO-540 MTO-540T
MTE-590 MTE-590T MTO-590 MTO-590T
MTE-705 MTE-705T MTO-705 MTO-705T
FLANGED
NO GEAR INTERNAL GEAR EXTERNAL GEAR
RK6-16P1Z RK6-16N1Z RK6-16E1Z
RK6-22P1Z RK6-22N1Z RK6-22E1Z
RK6-25P1Z RK6-25N1Z RK6-25E1Z
RK6-29P1Z RK6-29N1Z RK6-29E1Z
RK6-33P1Z RK6-33N1Z RK6-33E1Z
FAQ's

Yes, a hand wheel or hand drill can be used to rotate the drive via the hex on the worm.

W-Series: 3 rpm max output speed; S-Series: 1 rpm max output speed

Yes, additional corrosion protection options are available. Please contact ae@conedrive.com for more information.

Typical slew drive efficiency is about 30%.

Yes, when mounting the slew drive horizontally, it is always recommended to mount the drive with the housing on top and seals on bottom, when possible. When mounting vertically, it is recommended to mount in the worm over orientation

Yes, however a WEA or WEB version is recommended when mounting in this orientation for additional corrosion protection. Please contact ae@conedrive.com for more information.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
The Cone Drive Product Development Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility directly adjacent to our Traverse City, Michigan manufacturing location. The lab has the capacity to test a wide range of gear reducer products, for both Cone Drive products as well as those manufactured by other companies. The lab includes capability to run a wide variety of tests including load testing for evaluating reducer performance and operating efficiency.
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