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 for scroll compressors deliver the high running accuracy and reliability that these applications demand. See below to see how SKF deep groove ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings and needle roller bearings can drive performance for refrigerant scroll compressors.