SKF’s new SE series of bearing housings are an upgrade of its well-known SNL series and are claimed to be a reliable, versatile answer to the needs of applications across virtually all industrial and processing sectors. The housings, which range from size SE 507-606 to SE 532, have special design features to exploit the full service life potential of the incorporated bearings, and significantly reduce maintenance costs and related downtime. To accommodate the increased load carrying capacity of SKF bearings, SE housings are made of a higher strength grey cast iron and feature a stiffer, more robust design that protects the housing from distortion caused by over-tightening the attachment bolts. The SE housing also has an improved greasing system and provides better heat transfer from the bearing outer ring to the support surface, thus reducing the temperature in the bearing. Reduced operating temperatures make it possible to extend re-lube intervals while increasing the service life of the bearing. www.skf.com

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