Small sealed SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings with improved performance

Less maintenance, longer service life

Small sealed SKF Explorer spherical roller bearing

In the contaminated environments of typical heavy industrial applications, simply changing from open to sealed SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings makes it possible to increase rating life by four times due to improved internal operating conditions. Small sealed SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings with improved performance now offer further substantial reductions in total cost of ownership (TCO):

  • Combining energy savings and lower operating temperatures
  • Reducing maintenance costs by significantly extending relubrication intervals or enabling relubrication-free operation
  • Offering a wider field of application due to significantly increased limiting speed ratings

Half the seal friction, twice the speed

With a new design that results in up to 50% less seal friction, small sealed SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings reduce operating temperatures by as much as 20 °C (36 °F) (Diagram 1).
The result? Small sealed SKF spherical roller bearings deliver as much as twice the limiting speed of previous SKF bearings, making them highly suitable for a wider range of applications, from elevators and cranes to fans and food and beverage processing equipment.

Benefits

  • Total bearing friction reduced by as much as 20%
  • Relubrication intervals can be up to twice as long
  • Grease usage can be reduced significantly
  • In many applications the bearing can be considered relubrication-free for the life of the bearing, reducing maintenance costs

Applications

  • Off-highway
  • Agriculture
  • Elevators
  • Fans and fluid machinery
  • Food & beverage
  • Conveyors
  • Small electric motors

Sealed SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings - protecting bearings and profits

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