Patent Number: 8,814,436

Title: Toroidal spacer

Abstract: The present invention relates to a spacer device for roller elements in a toroidal roller bearing, and a method for manufacturing a toroidal roller bearing comprising a plurality of spacer devices. The toroidal roller bearing allows for axial and angular displacement between an inner and outer bearing ring. The spacer device provides first and second roller-contacting surfaces having a concave shape adapted to conform with respective convex contacting surfaces of the toroidal roller elements, and at least one axial end portion which is elastically deformable.

Inventors: Wendeberg; Hans (Vastra Frolunda, SE), Kullin; Jonas (Ann Arbor, MI)

Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF

International Classification: F16C 33/374 (20060101); F16C 43/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018