Bearing housing/units are specialized mechanical spare parts that support and keep bearings & seals protected. They provide all-around support for bearings and keep bearings safe from contamination or other threats that could lead to failures.
Bearing housing/units come in different types, including take-up housing units, flanged housing units, plummer blocks, bearing adapter sleeves, cam followers, and integrated bearing inserts.
Importance of bearing housing/units
The sole purpose of bearing housing/units is to support and protect your machine’s bearings. Bearing housing/units help prevent contamination and corrosion and keep these bearings well lubricated.
Bearing housing/units are available as ready-to-fit housings as well as customizable solutions that fit unique requirements. Overall, bearing housing/units are important in maximizing durability, performance, and efficiency.
Best practices while purchasing bearing housing/units
Purchasing bearing housing/units demands much-needed consideration of the following factors:
Making sure the bearing housing/units fit your bearing is essential to getting the best results. It can be a clearance fit, interference fit, or transition. Make sure to choose the fit that meets your application specifications.
Ensure that the housing is working by checking if the inner ring is rotating properly
Before choosing a housing, determine the type of load your application will be subjected to and the direction of movement
Consider the specifications of the bearing housing/units, including their inside & outside diameters, size, grade, material, and so on