Baldor has introduced a new range of SN-dimensioned mounted bearings, the Dodge SNX housing series, which includes lubrication and strengthening features.
In conjunction with a wide choice of seal options, the Dodge SNX housing series offers machine and automation builders integrity solutions for achieving high performance in long lifecycle and harsh environment applications.
The Dodge SNX housings are dimensionally interchangeable with SN housings from other bearing manufacturers, and are available in 200, 300, 500 and 600 series, covering shaft sizes from 40 to 175mm.
They accept spherical bearings, double row ball bearings and can be specified with a wide range of seals to suit the application. The seal choices include double lip, felt, V-ring, labyrinth, triple tect and end cover, making it easy to optimise a bearing for particular applications and operating environments.
The base of the Dodge SNX housing has been strengthened. Coupled with the standard four-bolt cap, this increases shock load resistance.
The Dodge SNX housings can be used without modification with either grease or oil lubrication, and come with two drilled and tapped lubrication holes in the cap, and two drain holes in the base.
A large oil sump further aids the cool running in high speed applications. Oil return slots are cast into the seal groove and there is an oil equalisation passage connecting the sides of the bearing.
An oil sight gauge and vent plug can be fitted as options. The Dodge SNX bearing range and related products are illustrated in Baldor's new mounted bearing catalogue, available online.