“This user-friendly selector makes it easy for engineers and designers to search our database for the split roller bearings that meet their particular needs, and download 3D drawings,” said Martin Caspall, Cooper Bearings engineering manager. “It also calculates bearing fatigue life for a single shaft size or for multiple sizes.”
The 3D models are available in several formats, including STEP and Autodesk Inventor. (Autodesk and Inventor are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc.)
The new bearing selector — accessed by clicking “Product Selector” at the bottom of the Cooper homepage — asks the user to specify bore size (one size or a range), speed, radial and axial loads, and other key criteria. It then searches the range of Cooper split-to-the-shaft roller bearings and displays those that meet the criteria. The user selects one and reviews the available housings (pillow blocks, flanges, take-up units, etc.) and seals, and the selector presents a 3D model for download.
Cooper Roller Bearings (http://www.cooperbearings.com), an SKF Group company, is a vertically integrated manufacturer of split-to-the-shaft roller bearings. It produces all standard bearing sizes and housings, with fast turnaround on large, custom-built units. Cooper invented the split roller bearing and continues to lead its development.