Scroll refrigerant compressors

Small units with big bearing challenges

Used in applications that do not require the high performance capabilities of larger twin screw or centrifugal compressors, scroll compressors are often found in home refrigerators and building comfort-cooling systems.

While scroll compressors are generally small units, the bearings within them are exposed to many of the same conditions that affect bearings in larger compressors, including refrigerant gases, high speeds and heavy loads. 

SKF can help

SKF bearing solutions can deliver the high running accuracy and reliability that these applications demand. See below to see how SKF bearings can drive performance for refrigerant scroll compressors.


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