The environment conditions that face the Wood Products industry are intense from weather scenarios of rain, wind, heat and snow, along with the harsh aspects of timber, dust and fine particles. All can wreak havoc on bearings and mechanical power transmission equipment. It is critical for mills to implement preventative maintenance processes and select products and partners to help guide them through the many causes of premature failure so common within the industry. To remain competitive in the long-term, producers must be efficient and keep costs down. Selecting the right partner(s) can be key to this success.
Customers can count on PTI’s product offering and technical support to help them achieve these goals. With our wide range of housed bearings and optional accessories, we can assist in selecting the product to fit the application and environmental conditions. One popular option is our SRE/SR2 spherical roller bearing designed with a ductile housing, solid base and HNBR triple lip seal. These features maximize the rugged housing designed to withstand temperatures and falling timber as well as the seal design to protect your bearing from the many containments present in Mills. This product’s footprint allows for industry standard interchangeability and ease of installation. They are stocked in Charlotte, NC from 1 7/16” through 5” bore with inch and metric dimensions. PTI also offers split block SAF and plummer blocks for larger application requirements.