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Housing Types

One basic design – many variants

Standardised Bearing Housings are a cost effective and reliable solution for many applications, where bearing arrangements cannot be integrated into the machine. They are available as:

  • Plummer Block Housings
  • Flange Housings
  • Take-up Housings

Split Plummer Block Bearing Housings are the most common housings used in industrial applications.

Bearing HousingFeatures & Benefits of Bearing Housings

  • Simplified installation
  • High load carrying capacity
  • Robust design
  • Re-lubrication facility as standard
  • Condition monitoring options
  • Wide range of sealing solutions
  • Pre-assembled shafts can be mounted
  • Various seals and end covers are available

Acorn is an authorised SKF distributor

Acorn provides you with an authorised route to genuine SKF plummer block housings. We hold a comprehensive range - all of which are available for immediate despatch.

Your choice of housing will depend upon the type of application. Please find below a brief guide to the different types of SKF housings and their uses. For further assistance please contact your nearest Acorn branch.

  1. SNL.. – General applications
  2. SN.. – General applications
  3. SDG.. – General applications
  4. SOFN.. – High speed/temperature applications often used in fans, flywheels and power installations
  5. SBD.. Non-split housing – High loads acting at right angles to the support surface
  6. THD.. Non-split housing – Take-up housings used together with SBD for belt conveyors
  7. TVN.. Non-split housing - Designed as axle boxes for light rail-bound trucks
  8. TN.. Non-split housing – Applications where a loose bearing fit on a shaft is acceptable
  9. 722.. Flanged housing – General applications
  10. I-120.. Flanged Housing – For applications where commercial ground shafting or bright drawn bar is used
  11. SPD.. For the support of overhanging shafts carrying impellers or fans. For high speed applications
  12. PDAB.. - For the support of overhanging shafts carrying impellers or fans. For high speed applications
  13. ConCetra – General applications


SKF SNL Housings can be found in high demanding industries such as:

  • Pulp & paper
  • Metal working
  • Mining & construction
  • Fluid machinery
  • Material handling
  • Mine ventilators
  • Exhaust and fresh air fans
  • Flue gas fans
  • Emergency power supply generator flywheels
  • Transmissions
  • Belt drives
  • Impact & hammer mills

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