Patent Number: 7,708,468

Title: Bearing arrangement for absorbing axial loads

Abstract: A bearing arrangement for absorbing axial loads, which has a plurality of axial roller bearings arranged one behind the other and each having a housing plate, a shaft plate, and rolling body sets arranged between the runner plates. In each case, the shaft plates and the housing plates are supported axially by spacer rings arranged between them. The housing plates and the shaft plates have a constant axial thickness over their entire radial extent in the region of the rolling body sets, and at least one of the shaft plates has an annular clearance at its inner circumference which is inwardly open in the radial direction.

Inventors: Dambaugh; Gabriel (Fort Mill, SC), Ingerslew; Jim (Sugarland, TX)

Assignee: Schaeffler KG

International Classification: F16C 19/54 (20060101); F16C 41/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018