Reel drums

Optimize reel drum operations and make mounting safe and easy

Like most applications in a paper machine, reel drums are subject to misalignment and axial expansion of the shaft, which the bearings must accommodate.

Operating conditions for reeler bearings are generally favourable, as long as they are protected from dust. The bearings are usually lubricated with grease that helps the seals keep dust out. When fast reelers are used, circulating oil is used instead.

Often this is an area that has significant static electricity which can subject bearings to electrical etching.

SKF can help
SKF solutions for reel drums can help increase bearing performance, reduce maintenance costs and make mounting and dismounting easier.

SKF solutions for reel drums

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