The mining, mineral processing and cement industries put demanding operating conditions on machinery. Extreme temperatures, heavy loads and contamination pose serious challenges for rotating equipment and their bearings. The fact that these bearings are also often difficult to get to when replacing, means costly downtime – and great safety risks for the workers involved.
An equally important objective of these industries is to reduce the number of workplace accidents. And the main cause of these accidents is actually maintenance and repairs; industry studies have found that 43% of all accidents and 24% of all fatalities occur while maintenance is done on conveyors – partly because couplings and gearboxes need to be hoisted during repair, which entails certain risks.
The SKF Cooper split spherical roller bearing will help you do just that. The split design enables the in-situ replacement of bearings in machinery, thereby reducing downtime, maintenance costs and risks to worker safety. And our sealed variant greatly reduces the need for lubrication and provides effective protection against contamination. Let’s take a closer look at the features and benefits of the split design.
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