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These sealed bearings improve worker safety

By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey |

SKF USA

This company’s Cooper split spherical roller bearings (photo), available in open or sealed configurations, are designed for easy replacement with little disturbance to the shaft alignment or driveline and eliminate the need to remove attached equipment. This bearing solution increases mean time to repair (MTTR) and reduces equipment downtime by up to 70%, which dramatically reduces users’ cost of repair. The sealed version has a machined seal within the bearing for superior contamination protection. This reduces environmental impact by lowering grease consumption and is ideally suited for harsh application environments, such as conveyor pulleys, stacker re-claimers and other critical equipment. By eliminating the need to dismount drive couplings or cantilevered drives during maintenance and replacement, Cooper bearings help create safer conditions for personnel, says the manufacturer. — SKF USA Inc., Lansdale, Pa.

www.skf.com

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