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Reciprocating air conditioning compressors

High heat and high loads

High heat and high loads
Typically used for air conditioning applications, reciprocating refrigerant compressors generate high temperatures common to piston, cylinder and crankshaft operation.

The most commonly used bearings for the main crankshaft and connecting rod bearing positions are deep groove ball bearings, needle roller bearings, cylindrical roller bearings and bushings. All of them must be able to withstand high temperatures as well as high loads.

Cost-effective solutions from SKF

SKF bearings and bushings deliver high-temperature, low-maintenance performance for any application demand. See how the solutions listed below can help make your reciprocating air conditioning compressor more cost-effective and competitive.


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