Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

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

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Services

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

Bearing Material Filament can be used in 3D printers.

May 16, 2014

Enhanced with tribological, or low friction, properties, plastic filament for 3D printers is formulated to be resistant to effects of wear and abrasion. Product, developed for motion control applications, is suited for creating custom bearings. Properties of this plastic filament give end-users flexibility for design of their application's bearings and accelerate prototype development. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Drives are available with fourth rolling ring bearing.

April 16, 2014

Amacoil-Uhing Model RG3 linear drives with 3 rolling ring bearings can be fitted with 4th, adding 2 more bearing-to-shaft contact points and doubling thrust of units. Products come in range of sizes with side thrust ranging from 7-800 lb. Travel speed and direction are mechanically controlled, suiting drives for use in equipment needing reciprocating linear motion component. They also suit material handling systems, spraying assemblies, converting equipment, and metrology/inspection machines. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Gimbal System suits small to medium UAS.

April 11, 2014

Featuring 4-axis, gyro-stabilized design, Alticam 05-EO5 Turret is suited for small UAS that require optimized electro-optical video that uses less than 20 W, leaving extra space and power for multiple intelligence sensor configurations on same platform. Vibration-isolated, pan-over-tilt system with coordinate hold mode includes embedded video stabilization and tracking with embedded video server and optional network interface. Dual-mode operation provides network/serial and/or analog video. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Extended Life Bearings minimize maintenance and downtime.

March 27, 2014

Designed for stability and reliability, Multi-Lobe Semi-Floating (MLSF®) bearings operate at temperatures up to 300°F with minimal vibrations. Products are available for use with shafts as small as 0.5 in. in single bearing or cartridge. In addition to multi-viscosity oils, bearings handle static unit load as light as 10 psi to dynamic unit load exceeding 700 psi. Applications include smaller, high-speed turbomachinery as well as turbochargers in large diesel or natural gas engines. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Mechanical Power Transmission, Fasteners & Hardware

Cast Nylon Shapes offer lighter alternative to metal parts.

March 25, 2014

Manufactured in ISO 9001:2008 facility, TECAST® Cast Nylon Stock Shapes and Custom Parts are available in variety of grades, each of which highlights various aspects and combinations of mechanical properties, as well as optimized bearing and wear characteristics. Products include rings up to 90 in. in diameter, rods in diameters up to 20 in., and discs in diameters over 40 in. Typical applications include sheaves, wear pads, bushings, bearings, gears, rollers, pulleys, and conveyor wheels. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Bearing Sample Kit aids application-specific selection.

March 19, 2014

Containing set of card overlays that filter bearing choices by criteria, dry-tech® box helps engineers find appropriate material bearing for application at hand. Sample kit also includes complete array of iglide® bearings, ranging from iglide H (suited for corrosive environments) to food industry-suitable iglide A350 (rated up to 356°F). Bearing guide, also included, highlights key properties of each bearing. Dry-running properties make all bearings lubrication free and maintenance free. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Rod End Bearings feature self-lubricating design.

March 18, 2014

Offered in inch sizes and both tapped and threaded stem versions, WN 648 Rod End Bearings are suitable for high-load, low-speed applications with hanging angles, requiring linear, rotational, or oscillatory motions. RoHS-compliant units are made of zinc-plated low carbon steel, with right or left hand threads. Ball socket is low carbon, zinc-plated steel, case hardened. With external ring made of oil impregnated bronze, rod ends are self-lubricating and maintenance-free. Read More

Plant Furnishings & Accessories, Mechanical Power Transmission

Gimbal Housing Kit allows for adjustable LED lighting angle.

March 17, 2014

Featuring dual ring gimbal system for 2° of rotational freedom, AR111 Square Gimbal Housing Kit turns GlacialLight AR111 Series LEDs into downlights with adjustable lighting angle. Unit features aluminum trim on top of steel housing for sturdy construction. As flexible recessed lighting solution, kit is appropriate for variety of interior lighting applications including hotels, restaurants, and home lighting. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Fasteners & Hardware

Plane Bearing Inserts operate without grease.

March 5, 2014

Manufactured from variety of polymer materials for various operating conditions, Poly-Round® Plus Inserts feature stainless pin on outer diameter to facilitate drop-in installation into bearing housings without utilizing set-screw as anti-rotation device. Self-aligning units operate with no seals or shields, are unaffected by washdown, and do not rust. On modular plastic- and wire- belt conveyors, Poly-Round® bearings will run 12 months without maintenance. Read More