SKF Explorer class bearings
SKF Explorer four-row tapered roller bearings are available as open bearings or as sealed bearings and are shown coloured blue in the product tables. The helical groove in the bore and case hardened bearing rings are standard for SKF Explorer bearings. Each bearing is marked with the designation suffix E, the box is marked with the name "EXPLORER".
Comprehensive inspection facilities and efficient refurbishment
Besides the SKF Explorer class features like higher load carrying capacity and longer service life, the SKF Explorer four-row tapered roller bearings offer comprehensive inspection and maintenance facilities:
- The newly developed cage allows the cage and roller assemblies to be removed from the inner rings and to be reinstalled. It is now possible to inspect the inner rings completely and if necessary, to refurbish them.
- Cage and roller assemblies and inner and outer rings of various bearings can now be combined as desired to form "new" bearings. All that is required is to regrind the ring side faces, which is now also possible for inner rings.
- The seals also have been redesigned as to be more maintenance-friendly. They are simply snapped into their retaining grooves. Dismounting and reinstallation could not be easier.