Features and Advantages

  • Split to the shaft construction – ease of installation and maintenance.
  • Made in the USA - Designed, manufactured, warehoused in Newport News, VA.
  • Self-Aligning – the bearing cartridge and housing externally handle up to 5° of misalignment.
  • Manufactured of through hardened 52100 bearing steel (rollers, inner and outer races).
  • Ductile iron standard – Cartridges, pedestal, and flange housings machined from high strength 65-45-12 ductile iron, steel available upon request.
  • Powder coated finish for all castings – cartridge, housing, and flanges.
  • Drain plugs – on cartridges to allow purging of grease.
  • Socket head hardware – SAE standard, grade 8.
  • Aluminum triple labyrinth seals – Featuring dovetail groove design to fully retain the o-ring material, allowing the seal to rotate with shaft to avoid shaft wear.
  • Patented roller cage – Small sizes feature “Zamak 3,” a zinc alloy.  The roller cage has cylindrical pockets that encapsulate the roller and maintain an even spacing between rollers.  A cylindrical tongue and groove is used at the joint of the cage and is held together with a metal spring clip—when assembled the cage performs as a one piece cage when installed.
  • Bronze roller cages – from 4” and up in the S1 series, and all S2 series made from 932 Bearing Bronze. The cages are assembled with a bolted lap joint, and utilize high tensile Nylock screws.
  • Economic advantage – Higher quality and longer life.
  • Float (expansion) and held (non-expansion) bearing same price – In all sizes.
  • Three progressively heavier duty groups – S1, S2, and S3 series to best suit load, life, and speed requirements.
  • Most sizes available from stock for immediate shipment – Normal inch sizes (1-7/16” – 12”) and metric (40 mm - 300 mm).  Larger sizes, to 32”, and special designs available upon request.
  • Cylindrical Bore Bearings - “Straight from the shelf” standard shafting can be used, greatly reducing costs in machine design, build, and maintenance.  
  • Custom Work – special application bearings, housings, and cartridges available upon request.
  • Lloyd’s Register Type Approved and U.S. Dept. of Defense Approved.
  • Full factory support.