The Timken Co. launched the Timken-brand line of Split Cylindrical Roller Bearing Housed Units designed to reduce maintenance time and cost where bearings are mounted in hard-to-access locations. Now customers have even more options for meeting the toughest demands when they select from one of the widest portfolios of housed bearing solutions.
Timken Split Cylindrical Roller Bearing Housed Units can save hours – even days – of time-consuming equipment teardown and reassembly. In some applications, bearings are trapped in high service cost locations, and a split-block housing can significantly reduce plant disruptions and labor spending compared to housings with solid, non-split bearings. This is because the Timken split bearing unit solution features removable support caps and housing halves that make it simple to visually inspect components or replace bearings in a fraction of the time.
“Customers can reduce fitting time as much as 90 percent by using our bearing units,” said Nick Dent, business unit manager. “These units are completely split to the shaft, meaning you don’t have to remove couplings, gearboxes or other equipment to install bearings. It’s a maintenance problem-solver that’s already seen a strong response in the markets we serve.”
Dent continued, “To solve unique challenges, you need a different approach, and these split bearing housed units are another example of the innovative thinking customers turn to Timken for time and again.”
All Timken Split Cylindrical Roller Bearing Housed Units feature a Timken Split Cylindrical Roller Bearing with machined brass cages and a single-piece cage clip designed for accurate alignment and fitting. These durable bearings offer high radial load and speed capability and are interchangeable with standard industry designs.
The complete line ranges in size from 1-7/16 in. to 24 in. (40 mm to 600 mm) to suit all types of industrial requirements. In addition, Timken offers five different housing configurations along with multiple sealing options so that customers can have confidence in their mounted solution – even in the dirtiest, most difficult environments.
A split bearing can add value to any operation just by avoiding the downtime associated with moving equipment to change out a standard bearing. Easier to install, maintain and replace, split bearings can cut labor costs, free up personnel for other more critical tasks and reduce the safety risk that comes with dismantling large machines.
The Timken Co., www.timken.com