Optimised bearing mounting

28 February 2008

The process of mounting bearings onto shafts can be problematic when the bearing is heated to expand it so it fits on the shaft.

Schaeffler's new FAG PowerTherm range of heaters for bearings and ring-shaped metal components promise longer bearing life, reduced heating times, better safety and contamination avoidence while heating work pieces weighing up to 3,000 kg.

The company also offers induction heating devices for work pieces weighing more than 3,000 kg, which are matched to customer requirements.

“Induction heating is superior to traditional methods, being faster, cleaner and ideal for batch heating. Mobile and fixed heaters and heater plates can be used to heat complete rolling bearings, rings of cylindrical roller or needle roller bearings and labyrinth rings, roll couplings and tyres.”

• For more information see www.schaeffler.co.uk

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