Bearing units offer versatility

June 22, 2010   by PLANT STAFF

Bearing units from NKE are preassembled for easy installation and offer versatile combination options.

Photo: NKE

STEYR, Austria: Preassembled bearing units from NKE Austria GmbH offer versatile combination options and are easy to install.

The bearings fitted in a cast iron or pressed sheet steel housing, are designed for material handling systems such as conveyors but are also used in heavy machinery, agricultural machinery and the steel industry.

NKE, based in Steyr, Austria, says the housings combine with a range of different inserts, which consist of single-row, deep-groove ball bearings sealed on both sides against moisture, splash water and dust.

The bearings are secured to the shaft with set screws or eccentric locking collars to simplify installation. They’re factory lubricated and most bearing-housing combinations can be relubricated during operation to extend service life. A special SQ171 version is coated for enhanced corrosion protection.

The spherical design of the outer diameter and the housing’s inner diameter make each unit self-aligning, ensuring there’s compensation for misalignments if they do occur during installation or operation.

In Canada, NKE products are distributed through Global Bear Inc., based in Dorval, Que.

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