Mounted roller bearing
Dodge large-bore ISAF pillow blocks feature integral, hydraulically assisted, adapter-mounted installation and removal systems. Factory assembled, sealed and lubricated, the blocks offer automatic clearance setting without feeler gauges. Full-shaft contact reduces fretting corrosion, and lockplates keep the locknuts tight. A built-in hydraulic piston tightens the bearing on the shaft to accommodate installation; it loosens the bearing for removal. Four-bolt blocks are available from 8 inches. A ductile iron housing is standard.
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The Sealmaster mounted spherical roller bearing has a double-row design for load capacity, misalignment and speed capabilities. It comes in two distinct locking systems: set-screw-lock, with bore sizes from 57/16 to 7 inches; and adapter lock, with bore sizes from 57/16 to 8 inches. The bearing's race-mounted seals accommodate
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.