Bearings

Mechanical Power Transmission

Ball Bearings of 440 SS serve high-speed/-tension applications.

August 27, 2015

Offered for ½–1 ½ in. and metric shaft sizes, Value Bearings feature setscrew locking inserts and stainless steel flingers over single-lip seals. Choice series eccentric lock bearings – shaft sizes from 203 ring ½ in. to 214 and 215 ring sizes (inch and metric) – feature 304 stainless steel locking collar and silicone single lip seals under ss flingers. Along with custom anti-rotation pin, Classic series features setscrew locking and stainless flingers over silicone single lip seals. Read More

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High-Speed Ball Bearing increases aircraft engine efficiency.

August 19, 2015

Exceeding 4 million mm/min speed parameter while using minimal cooling oil quantities of current type, ball bearing for high-speed bearing supports in main shafts of aircraft engines could reduce passenger aircraft fuel consumption. Efficiency and reliability are also due to direct cooling of outer ring and ceramic balls that help to reduce friction and weight. In addition to integrated oil damping of vibration loads, features include duplex hardened raceways. Read More

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Radial Insert Ball Bearings offer anti-corrosion protection.

July 16, 2015

Featuring DUROTECT® B coating for anti-corrosion protection, FAG Black Series Ball Bearing Units are suitable for challenging operation conditions. Two self-retaining set screws that are offset by 120° securely locate inner ring on shaft. Available with inch and metric bore diameters, bearings have cast iron housing, black oxide coated rings, 1-piece seal with molded seal lip, and polyamide cage. Units come pre-lubricated and can be re-lubricated via lubrication nipple. Read More

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Tapered Roller Bearings feature 4-row design.

July 14, 2015

Available in open and sealed variants that are identical, both dimensionally and in terms of load-carrying capacity, SKF Explorer Tapered Roller Bearings are intended for work rolls in rolling mills. Compact seal, made with heat- and wear-resistant material, allows unified bearing design. Open bearings have no cage protrusion, minimizing risk of damage both during handling and operation. Four separate outer rings allow even load distribution, extending service life. Read More

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Optimized Bearings match customers' application needs.

June 2, 2015

Part of SKF EnCompass Field Performance Programme, SKF Bearings have been optimized to meet real-world application conditions. SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings offer 50% less seal friction, while SKF Energy Efficient deep groove ball bearings minimize frictional losses. SKF Energy Efficient Y-bearings are characterized by lower frictional moment, and SKF Explorer steel/steel plain bearings are initially lubricated and sealed to eliminate need for relubrication. Read More

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Hub Bearing reduces preload range in automotive applications.

June 1, 2015

Suited for use in cars and vans, third generation hub bearing unit (HBU3) offers preload range that reduces friction and associated CO2 emissions while promoting fuel efficiency. Design incorporates flange for wheel and brake attachment and second flange for suspension attachment. Torque is transmitted to ring via included spline for driven wheel applications, and units for vehicles with ABS, traction control, or stability control systems include wheel speed sensor. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Mechanical Power Transmission

UAV features space-saving retractable design.

May 11, 2015

Constructed from aircraft grade aluminum and carbon fiber, Beartrap 950 UAV is designed to fulfill needs of commercial, industrial, and military\law enforcement market. Unit features CM100 Gimbal, combining HD electro-optic and infrared cameras, object tracking, real-time video stabilization, motion detection, and geo-lock feature. Offering 30+ minute flight time with fully automated flight, UAV includes 256-bit encrypted video downlink and is collapsible for transport. Read More

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Medium-Bore Spherical Roller Bearings offer extended life.

April 30, 2015

Available with steel or brass cages, Spherical Roller Bearings are suitable for casters, crushers, vibratory screens, and conveyors. Design utilizes cage pockets, rather than center guide ring, to guide rollers, eliminating friction point, which reduces operating temperature and running torque. By optimizing lube film, enhanced surface finishes avoid metal-to-metal contact. Models with hardened steel cages deliver fatigue strength, wear resistance, and protection against shock and acceleration. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Mechanical Power Transmission

Tactical Airborne Gimbal System uses MWIR imaging system.

April 17, 2015

Measuring 17.5 in. across and weighing 100 lb with sensor payload, TAGS is based on carbon fiber, 4-axis gimbal design with fiber optic gyroscope stabilization. Controller offers geo-pointing and metadata output, and feedback is provided on low-latency binary interface. Featuring high-definition, continuous-zoom, midwave infrared imaging system with visible camera and laser, TAGS is suited for ISR missions that require demanding stabilization and pointing characteristics. Read More

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Caster Bearings suit steel mill operation support rollers.

January 8, 2015

By coping with axial expansion and contraction of rolls, SKF caster bearings can eliminate induced axial loads, reduce risk of roll seizure, promote bearing reliability and service life, as well as increase caster productivity. Spherical roller bearings have 2 rows of patented self-guiding rollers with common sphered raceway in outer ring and optimized internal design, while CARB® toroidal types are self-aligning radial bearings with locating/non-locating bearing systems' properties. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Sensor Bearing protects against power surge damage.

December 12, 2014

Serving as ready-to-mount, plug-and-play unit incorporating shielded sensor and deep groove ball bearing, SKF Sensor Bearing is equipped with EMC filter, offering protection against potential damage to bearing's sensitive electronics from power surges or electric discharges, particularly in AC electric motor applications. Depending on application, bearing can measure range of operating conditions, such as speed, position, and direction of shaft, among others. Read More

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Fractured Race Spherical Bearings support high load and wear.

December 9, 2014

Manufactured using 52100 bearing steel, GEZ Series suits high-wear and increased-load applications in industrial markets. Strength of steel prevents race from being molded around ball, so slight fracture allows ball to be inserted. Hardened and ground surfaces allow for full ball to race conformity, which reduces wear and localized stress while promoting smooth operation. Also available, sealed version keeps grease in and debris out. All varieties are coated for corrosion resistance. Read More

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Ceramic Bearings are optimized for water-based applications.

November 17, 2014

Designed for harsh environments and machinery used in wastewater management, water treatment, and liquid handling, ceramic bearings require little to no lubrication or other maintenance, do not corrode or rust, and are compatible with various chemicals from ion or sodium to alkali. Products can be supplied without lubrication or with specialty lubricants, such as solid poly lube or ultra dry lube, which allow use in well equipment and purified water or water ready for consumption. Read More

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Precision Bearings are available with customization.

October 20, 2014

Supporting multiple customization options, SKF super-precision bearings with 40–300 mm ODs feature designs and materials that increase speed and load-carrying capacity for machine tool applications. Specific customizations include pre-loading of precision spindle bearings, modifying angular contact and ball screw support bearings, converting rolling elements from standard bearing steel to ceramic balls, optimizing greasing, grinding notches, and substituting or redesigning bearing cages. Read More

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Tilt Pad Thrust Bearings target electric submersible pumps.

October 20, 2014

Intended for high-temperature electric submersible pumps, Hidrax™ HT Thrust Bearings can sustain unit loads of 1,160 psi at oil bath temperatures up to 572°F. Units are constructed with hard ceramic materials and durable tungsten carbide lining on tilting pads and thrust collar. Available in sizes up to 8 in., with center or offset pivot designs, bearings offer drop-in replacement option for equipment requiring increased load capacity at high temperatures. Read More

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Hydraulic Axle Guide Bearing helps keep trains on track.

September 24, 2014

Receiving its control information from cameras, path sensors, GPS data, and programmed maps or from built-in sensors for power control, active hydraulic axle guide bearing HALL 2.0 enables railed vehicle axles to corner independently to predetermined degree and allow bearings to change in response to external pressure. In addition to helping trains handle curves better, this actively controllable component reduces wheel and rail wear as well as noise and energy consumption. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Bronze Guide Blocks serve industrial automation systems.

September 19, 2014

Offered in various sizes and shapes, milled guide blocks utilize properties of bronze alloys to accommodate applications where metal will be rubbing against metal. Acting as sacrificial part while lending enhanced wear properties to assembly, these bearings can, with proper lubrication, sustain performance for extended periods. Machined from C93200 SAE 660 Bearing Bronze alloy, parts feature lead addition to promote machinability and offer natural internal lubrication. Read More

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Brass Components target marine applications.

July 14, 2014

Made of Quarter Hard Brass Strip with tensile strength of 54,000 psi, Lazy Susan Bearings, Mountings, and Custom Stampings will resist corrosion and rust, making them suitable for marine applications, such as boat seats, or for applications involving water and humidity such as swamp coolers and wash-down food processing machinery. Aesthetically pleasing, brass eliminates need for plating, coating, or other finishing services. Read More

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High-Temperature Bearing Units are self-lubricating and drip-free.

July 11, 2014

Intended for continuous baking ovens, SKF® high-temperature bearing units have graphite internal cage that delivers required lubrication. Drip-free performance eliminates need for grease cleanup and helps contribute to HACCP compliance. Rated to 662°F, units achieve uninterrupted service life up to 40,000 hr. Supplied as pillow block, 2- or 4-bolt flange, or for drop-in installation, housings consist of corrosion-resistant phosphate coating over zinc chromate cast iron. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Coated Bearings promote wind turbine reliability, performance.

June 16, 2014

Used in new installations or as replacement upgrades, SKF black oxide bearings add surface layer of protection to promote wind turbine reliability and performance. Coating can be specified for all types of critical bearings in wind turbine systems to withstand varying temperatures, speeds, and loads as well as resist contaminants, moisture, and chemicals. Up to 15 different immersion steps create thin surface layer delivering performance upgrade for bearing types and sizes in wind turbines. Read More