Press Release Summary:
Offering solution for worn or damaged shafts on rotating equipment, SPEEDI-SLEEVEÂ® products utilize proprietary stainless steel material and are available for shaft diameters from 0.472-8 in. Thin sleeve walls, measuring 0.011 in., allow users to retain original seal size. Removable flange facilitates installation, while lubricant pockets enable lubricant to reside on sleeve to prevent dry-running of sealing lip that could otherwise result in excessive wear.
Original Press Release:
New Generation of SKF SPEEDI-SLEEVE® Shaft-sealing Solutions Eliminates Need to Rework or Replace Worn or Damaged Shafts
The new generation of SKF SPEEDI-SLEEVE® introduces an advanced and cost-effective sealing solution for worn or damaged shafts on rotating equipment. These easily installed sleeves provide an excellent sealing surface without requiring shaft disassembly or specifying a new size of replacement seal. A removable flange simplifies installation without power tools or heating and shafts can be up-and-running within minutes at a fraction of the cost of traditional reworking.
The sleeves benefit from a proprietary stainless steel material and manufacturing process, which create an optimized seal counterface surface and increased sleeve strength exhibiting excellent ductile properties. Imperceptible lubricant pockets enable lubricant to reside on the sleeve to prevent dry-running of the sealing lip that could otherwise result in excessive wear.
Each SPEEDI-SLEEVE is designed to fit a specific shaft range, usually above and below the nominal shaft diameter, permitting flexibility to accommodate variations in the actual shaft diameter. Extremely thin sleeve walls (0.28mm or 0.011 in.) allow users to retain the original seal size. Standard sleeves are available for shaft diameters from 11.99mm (0.472 in.) to 203.33mm (8 in.) and non-standard sizes can be custom manufactured.
For highly abrasive applications SPEEDI-SLEEVE also is offered in Gold versions. These incorporate a thin, metallic coating applied to the base stainless steel to realize increased durability in contaminant-prone operating conditions.
Contact SKF USA Inc., 890 Forty Foot Road, P.O. Box 352, Lansdale, PA 19446. Phone: 800-440-4SKF (toll free). Email: [email protected] Web site: 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 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2010 were SEK 61,024 million (USD 9.1 billion) and the number of employees was 44,742.