SKF has launched a new version of its specialist handbook for rolling bearings in paper machines to help industry professionals maximise bearing service life. Now in its fifth edition, the technical manual has been developed to provide information and advice for those working with paper machines, from designers and operators to maintenance staff.
This latest edition of the handbook includes up-to-date information according to advances in SKF bearing design and performance, and offers guidance on application-specific bearing selection, for everything from the forming section to the reeler, in line with the changes in bearing dynamic load ratings in recent years. Created by bearing experts and product specialists, it also contains recommendations for arrangement, mounting, maintenance and lubrication procedures.
The 270-page hardback publication features important changes from the last handbook, which was published in 2011, and contains new sections on critical matters for mill staff, such as root cause failure analysis and bearing remanufacturing. The handbook offers updated and proven advice on recommendations for bearing fits and lubricant maximum water content, while new material ensures there is information on applications not covered in previous editions of the handbook, including size presses, spreader rolls and rope sheaves, for example.
Other additions include an equation for reeler bearing load calculations and information on the SensorMount method for mounting bearings with tapered bores to ensure optimum performance when using the latest innovations in paper industry and SKF technologies. It is also more end user focused than ever before.