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1. (WO2017037667) BEARING COMPRESSION STRAP

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/037667    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2016/055266
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 03 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F16C 25/06
F16C 19/52
F16C 33/60
F16B 2/08
F16G 11/00
F16C 33/58
Applicants: ROMAX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
Inventors: MCNICHOLS, Colin
GLINSKY, Chad Phillip
CROWTHER, Ashley
Title: BEARING COMPRESSION STRAP
Abstract:
A tensioning arrangement for a bearing ring is disclosed, which introduces compressive force towards a rotational centre of the bearing ring, to prevent bearing ring distorting as a shaft supported by the bearing turns. The tensioner arrangement comprises a strap (108) and a tensioner (105). The strap has a connector (106a, 110a) at each end, and tensioner has a means (106b, 110b) for connecting to the connectors. The tensioner also has a means (112) for applying tension to the strap. In use, the strap is arranged around the bearing ring (102) and a circumferential length of the strap in contact with the bearing ring is reduced, thereby applying compressive force to the bearing ring.