SKF Explorer single row angular contact ball bearings for high speeds
New SKF Explorer class bearing from SKF offers faster speeds, improved robustness and optimised reliability.
Got SKF's Explorer high performance, long-life bearings range now includes an improved single row angular contact ball bearing that delivers a number of benefits for designers and operators of screw compressors, pumps and gearboxes seeking to reduce the total cost of ownership of this equipment through improved reliability and energy efficiency. The new cage geometry and the use of stronger brass material reduce cage contact forces and increase cage strength, ensuring greater tolerance of shock loads and vibration, while delivering the significantly higher speed capability even under severe operating conditions.
Sealed variants of these bearings are also available for applications that may be more difficult to maintain, preventing contaminants from entering the bearing during installation and subsequent operation.
Bearing arrangements that include a 40° contact angle unit taking the main load with a 25° unit acting as a back-up bearing offer improved robustness for applications where the axial load is predominantly in one direction, resulting in longer service life.
SKF Explorer class bearings are the result of years of development and accrued expertise in bearing design, tribology, metallurgy, lubrication and machining techniques.