New plummer blocks for split bearings make bearing conversions simple and less time-consuming
COOPER Bearings, an SKF Group company, have introduced the SNQ pedestal, a new range of plummer blocks for split roller bearings. The angled SNQ pedestal simplifies the fitting of bearing units as the angled joint allows the pedestal to be slid under the shaft without the need for tools.
Launched by Cooper and available for many years as a ‘bespoke’ solution, the angled pedestal is now available across the standard range of SN and SD-equivalent pedestal housings.
Detailed design and the number of fixing bolts vary with the bearing series and size, but includes two-bolt, four-bolt and large-bore options.
‘The design builds on the Cooper concept of quick, easy and safe assembly and eliminates any impediment to conversion,’ explained David Burns, Cooper’s European sales and marketing manager.
‘The combination of same base-to-centre heights, distance between bolt holes, and angled pedestal means changing from a problematic non-split spherical roller bearing and plummer block assembly is simplicity itself.’
Besides the SNQ range, Cooper offer pedestal ranges that allow direct replacement of SN, SD, and SAF pillow block units.