| Get a safe grip on handling
The SKF Bearing Handling Tool,
SKF Maintenance Products, a division of the SKF Group, has
extended its range of mechanical tools with the introduction
of the new SKF Bearing Handling Tool, TMMH series. Developed
to further enhance plant efficiency and safety, the new SKF
Bearing Handling Tool, TMMH series, facilitates safe, easy
and quick handling of medium and large size bearings.
Maintenance engineers face many practical problems when handling
medium and large size bearings. The biggest problem is safely
moving the bearing from its packaging to the shaft. Another
problem is lifting the bearing from a horizontal position,
in which most bearings are delivered, and turning it to a
vertical one for placement on the shaft.
To overcome these problems, maintenance engineers currently
use different handling methods. However, these methods are
often unsafe, difficult and time consuming. A common handling
method is to place a sling or strap around the outer ring
of the bearing and use a crane to lift the bearing, finally
placing it on the shaft. The major disadvantage of this method
is that the bearing can easily fall out of the strap, causing
injury to the operator and damage to the bearing. Now SKF
offers that safe grip with its Bearing Handling Tool.
The new SKF Bearing Handling Tool is a simple, yet ingenious
solution to problems associated with handling medium and large
size bearings. The Bearing Handling Tool is a steel band with
two handles and two anti-rotation plates, which fits around
the outer ring of the bearing whilst the bearing is still
in horizontal position. By turning the two handles, the Bearing
Handling Tool is tightly fitted around the bearing. The two
anti-rotation plates fix the inner ring and the rolling elements,
preventing them from swivelling. This combination, the bearing
and the Bearing Handling Tool, can then be lifted manually
or by a crane and turned to the vertical position safely,
easily and quickly.
The SKF Bearing Handling Tool, TMMH series, is suitable for
handling a large variety of bearing types with outer diameter
ranging from 300 to 700 mm (12 to 28 in), weighing up to 500
kg (1100 lb). It is available in two sizes: bearing outer
diameter 300 to 500 mm (12 to 20 in) and 500 to 700 mm (20
to 28 in).
Additionally, the SKF Bearing Handling Tool is suitable for
use in combination with an induction heater when heating the
bearing in preparation for mounting. Since it can withstand
temperatures up to 160 캜 (320 캟), the SKF Bearing Handling
Tool can remain around the bearing while it is being heated.
SKF Maintenance Products is a unit within the Swedish industrial
engineering company SKF, the world's leading supplier of products,
solutions and services in the rolling bearing and seals business.
SKF Maintenance Products provides maintenance solutions and
products, such as lubricants, automatic lubricators, instruments,
induction heaters and mechanical tools, for the bearing market.
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands,
For further information please contact Amal Hoetmer, Marketing
Communications, at SKF Maintenance Products.