The Timken Co. has introduced its full Revolvo split cylindrical roller bearing housed unit line to the North American marketplace. Timken added the Revolvo line, which is well-known across Europe, to its bearing and power transmission product lineup when it acquired the assets of Revolvo Ltd. late last year. This launch, said the company, is consistent with its strategy of expanding its portfolio of power transmission products to benefit its authorized distributor network and OEM accounts.

Exploded view of a Revolvo split-cylinder roller bearing.Exploded view of a Revolvo split-cylinder roller bearing.

Timken said the Revolvo split cylindrical roller bearing housed units are widely used by mining and other industries, and are fully interchangeable with most split cylindrical bearing configurations in the market today.

Compared with standard bearings, Revolvo housed units are claimed to reduce installation time, particularly in tight spaces and trapped locations commonly encountered in such applications as fans, conveyors, long shafts, crushers and kiln drives. The product’s design accommodates misalignment up to +/-1.5 degrees and is available in a number of housing configurations including special pillow blocks, flanged, take-up and hanger assemblies.

The Revolvo line of split-to-the-shaft cylindrical roller bearing housed units means the bearing can be installed without requiring access to the shaft ends. The split design allows the bearing to be assembled around the shaft, which reduces downtime because drive components can remain in place during installation or for maintenance. Timken said Revolvo units help extend uptime, reduce maintenance costs and typically increase plant efficiency and profitability.