What’s a slewing block?

Swivel hoists lift and rotate loads horizontally and vertically, with various designs for different needs. Load limitations must be noted to avoid overloading. Technicians should be aware of the hoist’s tendency to rotate and ensure safety measures are in place. Manufacturers can install and provide safety training. A swivel hoist is a lifting tool that […]

What’s a Slewing Bearing?

Swivel bearings and slewing bearings are used for circular and rocking motion in heavy machinery. They are made of heavy metals and have gears to facilitate movement. Ball bearings ensure smooth motion, but maintenance is required due to constant motion and high temperatures. Excavators use slewing bearings to rotate the base and house independently. A […]

Skip to content