Bearings Cut Down on Maintenance

Sept. 21, 2018
Timkin's bearing units feature pry slots at the joints for easier separation of the support.

Split Cylindrical Roller Bearing Housed Units were designed to greatly reduce maintenance time and cost where bearings are mounted in hard-to-access locations. Now customers have even more options for meeting the toughest demands when they select from one of the widest portfolios of housed bearing solutions.


Timken Split Cylindrical Roller Bearing Housed Units can save hours?even days?of time-consuming equipment teardown and reassembly. In some applications, bearings are trapped in high service cost locations, and a split bearing unit can significantly reduce plant disruptions and labor spending compared to housings with solid, non-split bearings. This is because the Timken split bearing unit solution features removeable support caps and housing halves that make it simple to visually inspect components or replace bearings in a fraction of the time.


All units feature a bearing with machined brass cages and a single-piece cage clip designed for accurate alignment and fitting. These durable bearings offer high radial load and speed capability and are interchangeable with standard industry designs.


The complete line ranges in size from 1-7/16 to 24 in. to suit all types of industrial requirements. In addition, Timken offers five different housing configurations along with multiple sealing options so that customers can have confidence in their mounted solution?even in the dirtiest, most difficult environments.


A split bearing can add value to any operation just by avoiding the downtime associated with moving equipment to change out a standard bearing. Easier to install, maintain and replace, split bearings can cut labor costs, free up personnel for other more critical tasks and reduce the safety risk that comes with dismantling large machines.


Engineers will also appreciate how easy it is to add a split-block unit to their plans. Pros can access CAD models for all styles of Timken housed bearings simply by visiting

  • Capable of handling higher speeds, temperature and acceleration from a highly engineered machined brass cage.
  • Longer life due to a robust design featuring double webs and thick sections of high grade cast iron.
  • Improved performance provided by profiled rolling elements that reduce damaging edge stress.
  • Ability to closely match application load requirements with engineered bearing configurations.
  • Able to handle a range of operating environments with available selection of eight seal designs.
  • Available in application appropriate housing styles.
  • Single-piece cage clip design for accurate cage alignment and ease of installation.
  • Pry slots at all dowelled, machined joints for easy separation of the support.
  • Intuitive assembly features and markings assist with correct positioning and orientation of all parts.
  • High radial load and speed capability
  • Self-alignment
  • Wide range of standard supports and housings
  • Flexible sealing options
  • Interchangeability with competitor designs