Bearing End Covers promote health and safety compliance.

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Available for Marathon® bearing units, MRC® End Covers eliminate exposed shaft ends and promote compliance with stringent health and safety regulations governing food manufacturing and processing industries. Units provide extremely secure fit to help prevent dislocation during aggressive high-pressure washdowns up to 100 bar. Accommodating shaft diameters from ¾–1 ½ in. and 20–40 mm, covers feature drain option to minimize bacteria from internally trapped water.

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New MRC® End Covers Equip Marathon® Series Bearing Units with Ideal Solutions for Health and Safety Compliance in the Food Industry

New MRC® end covers for Marathon® series bearing units introduce reliable and effective solutions to eliminate exposed shaft ends and promote compliance with increasingly stringent health and safety regulations governing the food manufacturing and processing industries.  Covers have been designed for a wide range of Marathon bearing unit types and provide an extremely secure fit to help prevent dislocation during aggressive high-pressure washdowns.

MRC Marathon end covers additionally feature a drain option to reduce risks of increased bacteria counts resulting from internally trapped water.  Drainage holes can be opened easily as required.

The end covers ideally suit Marathon composite or stainless steel bearing housings in a variety of mounting styles and can accommodate shaft diameters from ¾ in. / 20mm to 1-1/2 in. / 40mm.  All end covers have been tested to withstand 100 bar pressure wash to achieve the highest levels of security in service.

Mounting can be accomplished quickly and easily by inserting tabs of the cover into the bearing unit’s housing groove and then simply snapping the tabs in place.

The covers add value to the MRC Marathon bearing unit product line, which has been engineered for harsh operating conditions in food and beverage equipment applications, among others.  All units are corrosion-resistant, virtually maintenance-free, and incorporate optimized seals and lubricants.  Made-to-Order (MTO) warranted products can be developed.

Contact Jay S. Carlson, Marketing Manager for MRC Brand & Food Industry, SKF USA Inc., 890 Forty Foot Road, Lansdale, PA 19446.  Phone: 716-661-2727. Email: Jay.S.Car[email protected]  Web:

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services, which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training.  SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide.  Annual sales in 2011 were SEK 66,216 million and the number of employees was 46,039.

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