SKF radial spherical plain bearings

Reliable performance in contaminated conditions

Whether for the scissor type or lifting type design, spherical plain bearings are critical component in all connection arms and pivot points of a ladle turret. They have to support the weight of the ladle loaded with molten steel, in a heavily contaminated environment. They are generally not accessible during operation and therefore must be extremely reliable for very long periods of time.

The virtually maintenance-free range of SKF spherical plain bearings are the ideal solution. The combination of steel / PTFE composite offers reliable performance under the tough conditions in which ladle turrets operate. These bearings have a thick wear layer, which also provides for excellent dampening behaviour, and is resistant to contamination.
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