SKF Y-bearing units with composite housings

Reduce total cost of ownership with SKF composite housings

SKF Y-bearing units with composite housing 3D rendering
SKF Y-bearing units with composite housings are part of SKF’s extensive line of cost-effective mounted products. These lightweight, ready-to-mount units are particularly well-suited for applications with relatively high speeds, moderate loads and where reliability and minimal maintenance are key factors.

A superior housing

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SKF composite housings are made from a glass fibre reinforced polyamide material. These lightweight housings resist a variety of chemicals and diluted acids.

Housing highlights:

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Tolerant of high and low temperatures
  • Lightweight
  • Dimensionally interchangeable with cast iron units
  • Excellent UV resistance
  • Paintable
  • Recyclable
  • Available with end covers 

Relubrication-free units

The sealed Y-bearing is pre-lubricated for the life of the bearing with a lithium/calcium base grease. This long lasting, water-resistant grease combined with the highly effective integral seals and high performance design of appropriately selected SKF Y-bearing units can provide long, reliable service life without the costs and environmental issues of relubrication.

These units are also available with SKF Energy Efficient (E2) Y-bearings to meet the ever-increasing demands for reduced friction and increased service life. The E2 Y-bearings are filled with a special low-noise, low-friction SKF grease.

Sealing solutions, bearing designs and materials

Assembled, ready-to-mount, SKF Y-bearing units with composite housings are available fitted with standard Y-bearings that feature either of two standard sealing solutions. In addition, these units are available with SKF Energy Efficient (E2) Y-bearings for energy savings (Table 1).

SKF composite housings can, however, be assembled with all appropriately sized SKF Y-bearing designs. This includes all shaft location methods, all material options (e.g. zinc-coated and stainless steel bearings) and all seal options (see standard seal options for SKF Y-bearing units with composite housings). 

For more information about seals, bearing designs and materials, please visit Y-bearings and Y-bearing units pages.


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