ABB’s new Dodge® Safety Mount spherical roller bearings reduce installation time by up to 75%

ABB introduced Dodge® Safety Mount spherical roller bearings with an integrated patented locking mechanism that reduces installation time by up to 75 percent compared to traditional products. Better suited for bulk material and air handling applications, the new bearing mounts by tightening fasteners instead of using a hammer and other tools. The new system also allows for simple installation and removal on the same side of the bearing, meaning only one person is needed for the job.

“The new mounting system replaces hammer blows with tightening fasteners,” says Jim Madsen, Product Manager, Dodge Mounted Roller Bearings, ABB. “It also speeds up the installation of large bearings, but more importantly, it makes the installer safer. “

Safety Mount bearings feature a triple lip contact seal and an anti-corrosion sealing system that prevents contamination from entering the product during installation and operation. A labyrinth seal option is available for high speed and high temperature applications.

Dodge Safety Mount spherical roller bearings are ready for installation of ABB AbilityMT Smart Sensor for Mounted Bearings, an easy-to-use wireless sensor that monitors bearing health.

Safety Mount spherical roller bearings combine the advantages of the Dodge Imperial bearing family; Factory sealed and greased, shaft ready to use, no feeler gauge required. Safety-fitted bearings are offered in split and one-piece housing options in standard SAF, metric SN, Type E and imperial housing sizes in sizes 4-15 / 16 “to 7” (115mm to 170mm) .

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