Browse Publications Technical Papers 2010-36-0471
2010-10-06

An Innovative Solution to Assembly Conical Roller Bearings on Wheel Hubs 2010-36-0471

High axial loads applied on conical roller bearings can lock the wheel hub after the fastener assembling. This assembly can be made, nowadays, using a castle nut plus a cotter pin or by plastic deformation of the nut to prevent its release. This procedure involves many components for the assembling, restrict its reuse, add extra costs, and provide possible failures during the assembling line or during the future maintenance. This work proposes to demonstrate the development of an efficient and easy system to mount wheel hubs on lines and later to assure maintenance without jeopardizing the efficiency and the functionality of the tapered roller bearing.

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