What is a slewing ring used for?

Slewing rings are commonly used in a variety of industries and applications where rotational motion is required. Some examples include cranes, construction equipment, solar panels, wind turbines and robotic arms. Slewing rings provide a reliable and efficient way to enable this type of motion, and can often be customized to meet the specific needs of the application. Slewing rings are also sometimes used in more specialised applications, such as astronomical telescopes and radar dishes. In these cases, the slewing ring must be able to support very high loads and provide smooth, precise motion. No matter what the application, slewing rings can be an important part of ensuring reliable and efficient operation. In short, slewing rings are bearings that allow for rotation while supporting a significant amount of load, delivering a...
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Garage Door Repaint

Every so often, your garage door needs some TLC and a repaint. But did you know there is a right way to repaint your garage? Here is all you need to know. Firstly ensure that your garage door is completely clean. To do this, you may need a wet soapy sponge and a bit of elbow grease, but it’s an essential first step. Once your garage door is clean, tape off the areas you don’t want to repaint. Once you are sure that all the areas not to be repainted are masked off, apply the first coat with a spray gun or a roller. Once this has dried, you can do a second coat to ensure an even finish. Try not to pile too much paint on at once; otherwise,...
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Garage Door Maintenance

Periodic maintenance is essential, whether you have a manual or electric garage door.  Here is an easy step by step guide to easy garage door maintenance. Maintaining manual garage doors If you have an up and over garage door, lubricate the spring mechanism. This will help make sure everything runs smoothly and avoid any damage being caused. For the side runners/tracks, all you’ll need is some maintenance spray. Looking after this section will make sure the rollers run up and down with ease. Run a damp cloth over the door itself to remove any dirt and grime to keep it looking its best. Maintaining electric garage doors Electric garage doors are virtually maintenance-free, but some maintenance is still to be carried out. The tracks the door slides up and down...
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Roller shutter doors; Not just for commercial properties

Roller shutter doors tend to be linked with workplaces, factories and commercial garages, however they are a great option for domestic properties too. There are many benefits of having a roller shutter door for your garage. Firstly, they are extremely safe and secure. Roller shutters provide a protective barrier against potential intruders or harsh weather conditions, without reducing the amount of light in your property. They are strong and durable, while also being stylish too. The lock system and thick material makes them one of the most secure doors for any garage. There are very difficult to break into, so many intruders wouldn’t even be tempted to try and break in via this garage door. Roller shutter doors are also very energy efficient – So if you want to use...
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The A to Z of bearings!

There are so many different types of bearings, playing a pivotal role in the performance of machinery. Their rolling motion ensure movements are easier and they help reduce friction. Today you can find many bearings online and they have two key functions, to reduce rotational friction and to increase the speed of the movement. Bearings are also used in telecommunication, railways, car industry, aircraft and space equipment. Angular Contact Bearings These types of bearings consist of two races forming part of a planetary system. Angular contact ball bearings have two raceways with balls between them that act as an interface for rotation or sliding motion. This is often referred to as “Deep Groove”. Apart from the common types like angular contact ball bearings (also known as radial bearings), there are spherical...
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