Press Release Summary:
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 withÂ common sphered raceway in outer ring and optimized internal design, while CARBÂ® toroidal types are self-aligning radial bearings with locating/non-locating bearing systems' properties.
Original Press Release:
SKF Offers Bearing Solutions Ideally Engineered for Support Rollers in Continuous Caster Operations at Steel Mills
SKF offers bearing solutions ideally engineered for support rollers in continuous caster applications at steel mills. The primary types of SKF caster bearings – spherical roller and CARB® toroidal – serve to effectively cope with the axial expansion and contraction of rolls associated with induced axial loads and temperature fluctuations. Ultimately, SKF caster bearings can eliminate induced axial loads, reduce risk of roll seizure, promote enhanced bearing reliability and service life, and increase caster productivity.
SKF spherical roller bearings feature two rows of patented self-guiding rollers with a common sphered raceway in the outer ring and an optimized internal design. These features serve to reduce friction, minimize heat generation, accommodate shaft misalignments and heavy loads, and contribute to longer bearing life.
SKF CARB toroidal types are self-aligning radial bearings merging the benefits of standard “locating/non-locating” bearing systems typically found in continuous caster applications. They are designed to accommodate misalignment (similar to spherical roller bearings) and normally supplied as full complement bearings to take advantage of their increased load rating.
All SKF caster bearings are available in a wide range of sizes and can be specified with specialized seals and otherwise customized to meet the most demanding application requirements.
Contact Ken Foster, Metals Industry Specialist, SKF USA Inc. Tel: +1-219-865-2693. Email: Ken.R.Foster@skf.com. Web link: www.skfusa.com
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 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401. www.skf.com