Roller Bearings for Non-Contact and Contact Solutions

Contact and non-contact measurement solutions provided by Taylor Hobson can be used to improve the design and functionality of roller bearings and to ensure that they are precisely manufactured according to the design criteria...

roller bearings

Rapid Non-Contact and Contact Solutions

3D Roller bearing form with respect to the axis

3D Roller bearing form with respect to the axis

Non-contact Roundness

Non-contact Roundness

Compare Measured Profiles to Design Data

The ‘DXF Creator’ from Taylor Hobson converts design formulae into profiles for comparison to measurements, giving analysis of:

Form error

  • The difference between the preferred and measured shape can be viewed and the shape of the grinding wheel can be subsequently checked and dressed.

X offset

  • The shape of the measured profile and its X position with regards to the end datum of the bearing can be determined using fixtures. Afterward, the machine axis can be adjusted as needed.

Profile tilt

  • Exclusive to Taylor Hobson Talyrond® systems, any tilt of the profile with regards to the roller bearing axis can be determined. This makes it possible to adjust the grinding wheel angle.

Ability to provide comparison of a measured profile to the design data

Ability to provide comparison of a measured profile to the design data

Surtronic® R-Series

Surtronic® R-Series

Talyrond® 595H

Talyrond® 595H

Talyrond® 500XL

Talyrond® 500XL

Form Talysurf® PGI

Form Talysurf® PGI

Predict Behavior and Control the Manufacturing Process

Harmonics & Velocity analysis

Harmonics & Velocity analysis

Harmonics & Velocity analysis

2D and 3D surface finish analysis

2D and 3D surface finish analysis

2D and 3D surface finish analysis

Advanced Harmonics and Velocity Analysis

Taylor Hobson’s Advanced Harmonics and Velocity Analysis software functions can be used to:

  • Understand dynamic bearing performance
  • Enhance bearing design
  • Establish how waviness impacts resonance generation
  • Predict functional behavior by simulation of rotational speed
  • Identify problem areas in production
  • Reduce component scrap

Toleranced harmonic analysis showing pass / fail and warning levels

Toleranced harmonic analysis showing pass / fail and warning levels

Product solutions

  • Form Talysurf®
  • Talyrond®
  • Surtronic® Range

Analysis solutions

  • Cylinder Map
  • Advanced Contour
  • Velocity Analysis
  • Advanced Harmonics
  • DXF Creator
  • Advanced Dual Profile
  • Roughness

Ball Bearings

Ball bearings have traditionally been an essential component in many appliances and devices. The latest systems and analysis software from Taylor Hobson helps ball bearing manufacturers to enhance precision and quality to meet the growing demands of contemporary applications.

Ball bearing. Leonardo da Vinci(1452-1519)

Ball bearing. Leonardo da Vinci(1452-1519)

Ball Roundness - Talyrond®Contact and Non-Contact Measurements

Excellent repeatability and correlation (example R = 22 mm ball)

5 traces overlaid!

5 traces overlaid!

5 traces overlaid!

5 traces overlaid!

Excellent correlation!

Excellent correlation!

Non-Contact Roundness – Ideal for Miniature Ball Bearings

Taylor Hobson has developed non-contact capabilities on its Talyrond® systems providing the following benefits:

Non-contact measurement

  • Easy sample setup
  • Zero holding force required!

No tip wear

  • Recommended for measurement of abrasive surfaces

Long working distance

  • Large form deviation acceptable
  • Detailed knowledge of component dimensions not required
  • Less chance of damaging the probe

Higher component throughput

  • Higher measurement speed
  • Rapid measurements

Proven correlation with contact metrology

  • Results that can be trusted by users

Talyrond® with Luphos gauge

Talyrond® with Luphos gauge

Talyrond® with Luphos gauge

Talyrond® with Luphos gauge

Talyrond®500 HS

Talyrond®500 HS

Form Talysurf® PGI

Form Talysurf® PGI

Comprehensive, Low Noise Measurement - Ball Form, Radius and Surface Finish

Control form, radius and surface finish

  • Reduce vibration and noise
  • Reduce wear
  • Improve ball matching
  • Increase lifespan

Unique circumferential roughness measurement form Talysurf® Ball Unit

Offers the unique potential for measuring roughness around the complete circumference of a ball. This method provides the most precise and low-noise roughness assessment. It exploits the highest gauge resolution setting and exceptional linearity of Form Talysurf®.

Form Talysurf® Ball Unit accessory

Form Talysurf® Ball Unit accessory

Multi-part roundness measurement

Complete automation of multi-part measurement, offers cost effective, high volume throughput.

The new rotary stage converts the Talyrond® 500 HS into a multi-part measurement system. This portable device just sits on the spindle table through three point location and plugs into a concealed socket. The rotary stage is available with a unique counterbalanced design guaranteeing measurement without any loss of accuracy. Simple control is offered through the Ultra software interface, allowing complete automated measurement of up to 20 parts. This makes the Talyrond® 500 HS perfect for measuring small components such as ball bearings.

Product solutions

  • Talyrond®
  • Form Talysurf®
  • Intra Touch/Ultra

Analysis solutions

  • Radius
  • Roughness
  • Form
  • Circumferential surface finish

The Talyrond® 500 HS rotary stage

The Talyrond® 500 HS rotary stage

Parts are simple to load and unload onto the rotary stage

Parts are simple to load and unload onto the rotary stage

Many other applications including roller bearings as shown

Many other applications including roller bearings as shown

Thrust Bearings

The disk thickness variation software from Taylor Hobson offers the potential to analyze the relationship between bearing’s raceway and back face. This allows manufacturers to predict function before assembly and thus prevent failure.

Talyrond® 585H

Talyrond® 585H

Disk Thickness Variation Software

An essential tool for bearings manufacturers

On thrust bearing applications, axial movements affect function and may be brought about by the difference in bearing thickness.

Talyrond® Disc thickness variation analysis

Talyrond® Disc thickness variation analysis of 3 sets of flatness measurements, with the difference profile (A-B) shown in red

Sides A and B are measured for flatness then analyzed in order to produce the difference profile (A-B)

Sides A and B are measured for flatness then analyzed in order to produce the difference profile (A-B)

Harmonic analysis histogram of difference profile (A-B)

Harmonic analysis histogram of difference profile (A-B)

Comprehensive analysis of thrust bearings

Taylor Hobson provides a complete range of bearing analysis capabilities for improvements to thrust bearing components

Enhance accuracy and performance by monitoring raceway to backface thickness variation.

Disk thickness variation software

Compare flatness profiles to produce varied profiles – these may then be examined for flatness, squareness, and harmonics.

Full range of analysis

Measure and analyze the vital parts of a thrust bearing to decrease wear and improve performance.

  • Ball bearings
  • Retainer rings
  • Raceways

parts of a thrust bearing

Product solutions

  • Form Talysurf®
  • Talyrond®

Analysis solutions

  • Harmonics
  • Flatness, squareness, DFTP
  • Form, waviness and roughness
  • Disc thickness variation
  • Roundness, runout, DFTC…

Bearing Raceways

Form Talysurf® PGI

Form Talysurf® PGI

Talyrond® R-170 Raceway

Talyrond® R-170 Raceway

Taylor Hobson offers high technology solutions for measuring raceways and also for examining critical characteristics such as radius, form, roughness, roundness and harmonics.

Powerful Software for Critical Measurement And Analysis

The data from examining critical characteristics such as roundness, radius, roughness, form and harmonics is vital for reducing noise and wear in order to improve quality and functionality.

Roundness analysis

Departure from true circle (DFTC) example: for recognizing localized roundness errors

Departure from true circle (DFTC) analysis

Departure from true circle (DFTC) analysis

Surface analysis

Form, radius, roughness and waviness analysis from one measurement

Surface finish analysis

Surface finish analysis

Form, Radius and Roughness from One Measurement

Most bearings standards ask for two measurements:

One of radius and form employing a ball stylus and another of surface finish using a diamond stylus.

Morphological filtering

A ‘morphological filter’ allows the user to measure using a diamond stylus and then simulate measurement with the help of a ball stylus. It can also be used along with non-contact systems in order to simulate measurement with a stylus:

  • Enhance roundness and form repeatability
  • Standard on Talyrond®, Form Talysurf®, and non-contact systems
  • Measure roughness then simulate form and radius measurement!
  • Internal and external measurements

Simulation of ball stylus using a morphological filter

Simulation of ball stylus using a morphological filter

Product solutions

  • Surtronic® Range
  • Form Talysurf®
  • Talyrond®
  • LuphoScan

Analysis solutions

  • Radius and form error
  • Roundness, flatness…
  • DFTC, DFTP, Slope…
  • DFTF. LSLP…
  • Roughness and waviness
  • Morphological filtering
  • Harmonics and velocity analysis
  • Circumferential surface finish

Fluid Dynamic Bearings

Taylor Hobson is considered to be the only supplier that offers complete solutions for fluid dynamic bearings, including non-destructive internal 3D measurements

Form Talysurf® PGI

Form Talysurf® PGI

Talyrond® 585H

Talyrond® 585H

Fully automated groove analysis with no operator influence

Groove analysis software was written precisely for fluid dynamic bearings.

This software is capable of removing all subjectivity from results and provides the operator with the potential to trap errors and then control the process.

Groove analysis showing groove pitch ratio (GPR)

Groove analysis showing groove pitch ratio (GPR)

Groove analysis within Ultra

Groove analysis within Ultra

Groove parameters include

  • Width Max, Min, Ave
  • Pitch Ratio Max, Min, Ave
  • Arc length Max, Min, Ave
  • Depth Max, Min, Ave

Cylindrical Mapping

Precision control and low noise in all axes permits in-depth analysis of cylindrical components including material volume and wear scars. With high resolution and high accuracy in all axes, the Talyrond® 500H permits users to measure in three dimensions for more in depth examination of flaws, defects and cutting tool geometry effects that impact performance or lead to component malfunction.

Product solutions

  • Form Talysurf®
  • Talyrond®

Analysis solutions

  • Step height analysis
  • 3D High data density
  • Groove analysis
  • Surface finish
  • Roundness...

Multiple step height analysis

Multiple step height analysis

3D high data density analysis

3D high data density analysis

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Taylor Hobson.

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