Bearing units

The broadest range of bearing units available in the UK

We are confident we have the right unit at the right price to suit your application requirements. From ball bearing units to split to the shaft bearing units, we can supply them all from stock. As authorised distributors for RHP, SKF, COOPER, TIMKEN and FSB, we can offer advise on the best type of bearing unit for your application.

It is important to select the right bearing unit for your application and there are a few things you will need to consider when choosing. Speed and load are crucial factors that need to be taken into account and different combinations of bearing type and housing shape are all factors that determine what will work best for your application. Location and change-outs are also something to consider. If the unit is in a 'trapped' area, a 'split to the shaft' unit may be the best option to avoid lengthy downtimes when performing change-outs or routine maintenance.

The most common type of unit available is the Self Lube unit, a bearing unit which includes a deep groove ball bearing. These are used in millions of machines throughout the world and offer a wide choice of shapes, sizes and lubrication options. As a result, the ball bearing unit is used in almost all industries and machinery, from Food & Beverage conveyor systems to trailers and combine harvesters in Agricultural and forestry.

Other types of bearing unit include bearing units with roller bearings which, although rotate slower than the deep groove ball bearing unit, are extremely tough and can take extremely heavy loads. These are ideal for the Aggregates industry in machinery such as crushers etc..

The third type of bearing unit is the split bearing unit. A unique design which uses a unique cylindrical roller bearing that has been designed to split in half, thus enabling it to wrap around a shaft without the need to dismantle the machine. The cartridge and housing also split so that the bearing unit can be dismantled and reassembled very quickly, cutting downtime considerably.

If you would like to discuss any of these option further, please do not hessitate to get in touch with our bearing specialist Clive Simkins who can visit your site and offer recommendations on this and a whole host of other bearing related issues.

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