Split cylindrical roller bearings

Split cylindrical roller bearings are intended primarily for bearing arrangements which are difficult to access or for cranked shafts. It is advantageous to use them in all cases where the maintenance or replacement of non-split bearings would require considerable extra time-consuming effort and would cause long and expensive or even inadmissible machine downtime. The main applications for split cylindrical roller bearings are cold tube rolling mill (Pilger mill) crankshafts, bucket wheel excavators, rolling mill drive spindles as well as large ventilation installations.
SKF produces single row (fig 1) or double row (fig 2) split cylindrical roller bearings to order. The design of the bearing is tailored to the particular installation. Before finalising the design of a bearing arrangement incorporating split cylindrical roller bearings it is advisable to contact the SKF application engineering service.
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