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Designs for oil injection

Metric adapter sleeves

To enable the oil injection method to ease mounting and dismounting, metric SKF adapter sleeves having a bore diameter of 140 mm up to 200 mm can be supplied to special order already prepared for oil injection (fig 1). This feature is standard for metric sleeves having a bore diameter of 200 mm and above. These adapter sleeves have an oil duct at the threaded side and an oil distributor groove on the outside surface. If oil is injected through this duct and groove, an oil film is formed between the mating surfaces of the bearing and sleeve and the force required to mount the bearing is reduced considerably. Details of the thread for attaching the oil supply lead to the duct as well as the appropriate hydraulic nuts can be found in the product tables.
In addition to these standard sleeves which are designated OH .. H and shown in the product tables, SKF produces sleeves to three other designs which differ in the number and arrangement of the oil ducts and distributor grooves, as described below.
  • OH design (fig 2)
    The oil supply duct is at the side opposite to the threaded section and there is a distributor groove in the outside surface.
  • OH .. B design (fig 3)
    The oil supply duct (or ducts) is at the side opposite to the threaded section and there are distributor grooves in the bore as well as the outside surface. Sleeves up to and including size 40 have one supply duct, larger sleeves have two.
  • OH .. HB design (fig 4)
    These sleeves have an oil supply duct (or ducts) at the threaded side of the sleeve and distributor grooves in the bore as well as the outside surface. Sleeves up to and including size 40 have one supply duct, larger sleeves have two.

Adapter sleeves with inch dimensions

Ducts and grooves for oil injection are optional for inch dimension sleeves of 77/8 inch bore and above. These sleeves are not shown in this catalogue. Please consult SKF for more information.

Oil injection equipment

The equipment required for the oil injection method is also supplied by SKF (fig 5). This includes appropriate pumps to supply oil to the hydraulic nuts (fig 6) used to assist the mounting of bearings with a tapered bore, or for the oil injection method (fig 7 and fig 8) as well as for dismounting using the oil injection method. More detailed information regarding the mounting and dismounting procedures can be found in the online catalogue Maintenance and Lubrication Products.
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