A review on the preload technology of the rolling bearing for the spindle of machine tools

  • Young-Kug Hwang
  • Choon-Man Lee


The performance of the spindle system and bearings in a machine tool is largely influenced by the preload applied to bearings. Therefore, it is a very important issue to determine a proper preload in bearings and apply it to bearings for satisfying the performance required in bearings according to its operation conditions. This study performed a review on the preload technologies through classifying these technologies into three categories; a preload configuration technology that properly determines the preload for optimizing the performance of bearings, a preload application technology that applies the determined preload to bearings during the operation of a spindle system as a reliable way, and a preload measurement technology that verifies the preload applied to an actual spindle system.


Preload technology of rolling bearing Fixed position preload Constant pressure preload Variable preload Machine tool spindle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical Design & Manufacturing EngineeringChangwon National UniversityChangwon-siSouth Korea

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