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