Axial Thrust Bearings
Earlier, a circlip was used to secure the bearing, but this did not provide a 100% security. Due to the tolerances, the appropriate retaining ring had to be selected. Small residual play possible.
Bearings often have to be secured to shafts. The correct position must be permanently ensured. Axial securing is therefore mandatory!
The BalTec Competence Center in Pfäffikon / Switzerland, together with BalTec Sales Southern Germany, developed a radial riveting solution with a punch individually adapted to the component requirements. Instead of the retaining ring, a normal ring is now used for securing and is formed into the existing slot in the shank. The more complex and less reliable process using retaining rings of different thicknesses has been replaced by the radial riveting process, with a simultaneous improvement in quality. 100% parts safety, elimination of warranty claims, since no ball bearing can loosen any more.
Facts & Figures
|Riveting Force||max. 17 kN|
|Rivet head geometry||Component-specific|
|Forming Tool||Special forming tool with hollow profile|
|Performance Data||Forming time: 1.6 sec. Cycle time: 2,2 sec.|
|Device||RN281-HPP-25, RN281 bench top machine CE-compliant|
|Interfaces||USB, LAN, X4 (2-hand release)|
|Area of Application||Automotive, Mechanics, Transmissions,|
|User Benefits. Process||
100% part safety, elimination of axial play
|User Benefits: Economic||Cost reduction due to more efficient process. Elimination of warranty claims|