The Timken Co. recently introduced its full Revolvo split cylindrical roller bearing housed unit line to the North American marketplace. The company 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 is consistent with the company’s strategy of expanding its portfolio of power transmission products to benefit its well-established authorized distributor network and OEM accounts.
Revolvo split cylindrical roller bearing housed units are widely used by various industries including cement and mining. The units and components are fully interchangeable with most split cylindrical bearing configurations in the market.
Compared with standard bearings, Revolvo housed units can reduce installation time particularly in tight spaces and trapped locations commonly encountered in such applications as fans, conveyors, long shafts, crushers and kiln drives, according to the company. 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. Revolvo units help extend up-time, reduce maintenance costs and typically increase plant efficiency and profitability.
“With the addition of the Revolvo split cylindrical roller bearing housed units, Timken continues to expand its housed unit offering,” said Hans Landin, vice president of power transmission and engineering systems for Timken. “We’re proud to offer one of the broadest lines of housed units in the industry that can address a wide range of specific customer needs.”