A new range of large-bore pillow block bearings developed by DODGE is now available from Baldor Australia Pty Ltd .
The new range of large-bore pillow block bearings, initially with SAF dimensions feature integral hydraulically-assisted, adapter-mounted installation and removal systems.
These bearings are designed to reduce the total cost of ownership and are factory assembled, sealed as well as lubricated.
The entire inner unit is replaceable allowing another factory assembled, sealed and lubricated unit to be installed without ever being subjected to environmental contamination.
The hydraulically mounted bearings from DODGE are available in sizes ranging from 150mm to 400mm.
With the introduction of the new bearings, Baldor’s range of easy mount/dismount bearings is available from 17mm to 400mm across three separate lines of bearings including the Grip Tight, the ISN and the Hydraulic ISAF range.
Contamination is a major cause of bearing failure, which can happen either during installation or in service especially under misalignment conditions.
The DODGE Hydraulic ISAF bearings feature a double seal that is effective even under misalignment conditions. The inner unit has a triple lip seal and the housing has a grease purged labyrinth design or optional closed end cover.
The multiple seal design removes risk of contamination, allowing the bearing to achieve its maximum life.
Daniel Vera, Managing Director of Baldor Australia says that the new Hydraulic ISAF bearings eliminate a wide range of issues faced by customers in terms of installation, maintenance and removal of mounted bearings, especially in contaminated environments that can further impact the life-span.