Baldor Australia Pty Ltd (www.baldor.com.au) is launching a new range of pillow block bearings. Developed by DODGE, these large-bore pillow block bearings initially have SAF dimensions and feature hydraulically-assisted, adapter-mounted installation and removal systems.
The bearings are designed to minimize the overall ownership cost and are factory assembled, lubricated and sealed.
The replaceable inner unit allows another factory assembled, lubricated and sealed unit to be integrated without being subjected to environmental contamination.
DODGE’s hydraulically mounted bearings are offered in sizes from 150 mm to 400 mm.
With the launch of the new range of bearings, easy mount/dismount bearings from Baldor is available from 17 mm to 400 mm in three separate lines of bearings, which include the ISN, the Hydraulic ISAF and the Grip Tight range.
Environment contamination is a main cause of bearing failure, which can occur either in service or during installation particularly under misalignment conditions.
The DODGE Hydraulic ISAF bearings offer a double seal that is useful even under misalignment conditions. The inner unit features a triple lip seal and its housing has optional closed end cover or a grease purged labyrinth design.
The multiple seal design eliminates the risk of environment contamination, allowing the bearings to reach its maximum life.
Daniel Vera, managing director of Baldor, said: “The new Hydraulic ISAF bearings eliminate a wide range of issues faced by customers in terms of installation, maintenance and removal of mounted bearings, especially in contaminated environments that can further impact the life-span.”