The benefits of split spherical roller bearings

SKF Cooper has introduced a range of split spherical roller bearings that offers multiple customer benefits, while being more robust and reliable than competitor products.

The 231 series of split spherical roller bearings, available in shaft diameters of 240-450mm, is typically used in mining conveyor and stacker/reclaimer applications.

“Split bearings are ideal for use in the ‘trapped’ bearing position of machines,” says Richard Law, Product line and Sales manager for SKF Cooper Split SRBs at SKF. “Using split bearings means that the drive coupling and gearbox do not need to be dismounted during bearing
replacement limiting unwanted costs and downtime.”

The new bearings, which are available in open (unsealed) and sealed versions, offer many advantages, including a much shorter mean time to repair (MTTR), as they can be replaced in-situ. They also
offer a reduced maintenance burden, reduction in production losses and
consequently a lower hazard risk to workers. The sealed version increases
reliability due to improved exclusion of dirt and allows for lower grease consumption, reducing the environmental impact. These new bearings also offer a superior shaft fit and run at lower noise and vibration levels compared with competitor products.

SKF South Africa
Samantha Joubert, Tel: (011) 821-3602