Bearing Centershift

Geometric Centershift

The rotation of the bearing sleeve segments is facilitated by bending of the flat spring beams which support them. This causes a slight radial shift of the sleeve segments relative to each other. For small angles of rotation, such as 2 degrees, the shift of geometric center of the rotated member will be minimal on the order of .02% of the bearing diameter, however increases to approximately 1% of the bearing diameter at a rotation of 15 degrees.

Geometric Centershift vs. Angular Deflection

Geometric Centershift (As A % of Brg. Dia.)

Centershift