The SETL Bearings Division remains unbeaten in supplying industrial and automobile bearings. From giant steel mill bearings to miniature bearings. Extensive range of Bearing types to choose from
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Authorised distributors for many industry leading bearing manufacturers ensure you get genuine, high quality bearings. Experienced bearing specialists are on hand to offer practical solutions to your problems and can assist with an on-site visit.
Our Extensive Product Range Includes:
- Ball Bearings
- Roller Bearings
- Bearing Units
- Plain Bearings
- Plummer Blocks
- Needle Bearings
- Wheel Bearings and Wheel Bearing Kits
- Clutch Release
- Differential Kits
- Trailer Repair Kits
- Belt Tensioner Bearings
- Universal Joints
- Gearbox Bearings
Thousands of Ball Bearings in stock with variations to suit all conditions. Choose from leading brands including SKF, NSK, RHP, ASAHI and FYH- all at highly competitive prices.
Bearing Specialists are on hand to help with your technical issues and questions, on-site visits are also available.
Applications where ball bearings are used
Suitable for light loads & high speed applications Ball Bearings are used widely in rotary applications such as electric motors, pumps, gearboxes and machine tools. Ball bearings can be found in most industry sectors including: Steel, Papermaking, Mining and Construction.
Types of Ball Bearings
- Deep Groove Ball Bearings
- Angular Contact Ball Bearings
- Self Aligning Ball Bearings
- Thrust Ball Bearings
Whatever your application or Roller Bearing needs, our highly experienced sales teams and bearing specialists are on hand to help provide the right solution for you.
All types of Roller Bearings are available in leading brands including SKF and NSK. Experienced bearing specialists are on hand to help with your enquiriesThe main difference between a roller bearings and a ball bearing is in the contact areas of the rolling elements.
Rollers have linear contact while balls have point contact. Roller bearings therefore have higher radial load carrying capacities, but usually operate at lower speeds due to greater friction caused by a larger contact area. This makes roller bearings more suitable for use in heavy assemblies. Roller bearings can have either cylindrical or tapered rollers each having unique benefits over the other and are chosen depending upon application requirements.
Due to their high load carrying capacity, Roller Bearings are ideally suited for use in Construction Machinery such as Crawler Dozers and Off-highway trucks. However, roller bearings are used in many different industries including the Pump & Compressor industry - on machinery such as screw compressors and piston pumps, and also in the Pulp & Paper industry on Paper Making machinery, to name a few.
Types of Roller Bearings:
- Spherical Roller Bearings
- Cylindrical Roller Bearings
- Needle Roller Bearings
- Taper Roller Bearings
- Carb Roller Bearings
A Bearing Unit comprises of a bearing housing and an insert which is able to swivel within the housing.
Bearing Units provide simple and effective bearing arrangements, capable of accommodating moderate initial misalignment.
Features & Benefits of the Bearing Unit Include:
- Low friction
- Efficient sealing
- Long service life
- Easy assembly
- Ready to use
- Reduced maintenance costs
Types of Bearings Units:
- Bearing Unit Insert
- Pillow Block Bearings
- Flange Bearings
- Thermoplastic Bearing Units
- Stainless Steel Bearing Units
- Disc Harrow Bearings
Bearing Units are available in a broad range of inserts and housings encompassing a wide variety of styles, heavy or light duty applications and inch and metric sizes. Their reliability, simplicity and ease of assembly have made the Bearing Unit a popular choice and an ideal solution for applications subjected to moderate loads.
Available in Pillow Block, Flange and Take-up Unit housings, Bearing Units are ready-to-mount and ready-to-use - making them fast and easy to install. Bearing Units are also factory lubricated and pre-sealed reducing maintenance costs.
Applications where bearing units are used:
The Bearing Unit's versatility makes it a popular choice for the Agricultural Industry and in the Construction and Aggregates industries. Stainless steel and polyamide versions are also available and are used extensively in the Food & Beverage industry.SETL stocks an enormous range of Bearing Units, Inserts and Housings in SKF, RHP, ASAHI and FYH make to ensure you have the Bearing Unit of your choice to hand when you need it.
Plain Bearings offer reduced friction in oscillating and slowly rotating applications - without the need for rolling elements such as balls or rollers.
Instead, either the lubrication characteristics of the materials themselves, or additional specialised sliding materials, minimize friction between the moving surfaces inside the bearing. Unlike rolling bearings, the load on a Plain Bearing is distributed over a large contact area resulting in low specific load and good sliding properties - making them the ideal solution for high load slow speed applications.
Features & Benefits of Plain Bearings Include:
- Large load carrying surface area
- High load carrying capacity
Applications where Plain Bearings are used
The characteristics of Plain Bearings make them suitable for a wide variety of industrial machinery, such as, construction and agricultural equipment, as well as, fork lift trucks and industrial robots.
SETL supplies all types of Plain Bearings and holds a broad range of Spherical Plain Bearings and Rod Ends in stock. Our highly experienced sales teams and bearing specialists are on hand to help with your enquiry and provide the right solutions for your machine.
Sleeves are used to mount bearings with a tapered bore.
Generally, bearings used in Housings are mounted on straight or stepped shafts by means of an Adapter Sleeve– the most popular Sleeve choice due to their versatility and easy mounting characteristics or, with a withdrawal sleeve, which can be used on stepped shafts only. These Sleeves are available in appropriate sizes for the range of bearings used in housings etc.
Features & Benefits of Sleeves Include:
- Facilitates easy bearing mounting
- For use on straight or stepped shafts
SETL stock both adapter and withdrawal sleeves in a variety of different brands to suit your sleeve requirements.
Standardised Bearing Housings are a cost effective and reliable solution for many applications, where bearing arrangements cannot be integrated into the machine. They are available as:
- Plummer Block Housings
- Flange Housings
- Take-up Housings
Features & Benefits of Bearing Housings
- Simplified installation
- High load carrying capacity
- Robust design
- Re-lubrication facility as standard
- Condition monitoring options
- Wide range of sealing solutions
- Pre-assembled shafts can be mounted
- Various seals and end covers are available
SKF SNL / SE Housings can be found in high demanding industries such as:
- Pulp & paper
- Metal working
- Mining & construction
- Fluid machinery
- Material handling
- Mine ventilators
- Exhaust and fresh air fans
- Flue gas fans
- Emergency power supply generator flywheels
- Belt drives
- Impact & hammer mills
Housing SealsAn important advantage of SNL Plummer Block Housings is that they can be fitted with different types of Housing Seals. The seals are easy to install and are supplied as a separate component to the bearing housings.
Standard SKF Housing Seals in our stock include:
- Split four-lip seals - Designation: TSN...L
- Split double-lip seals - Designation: TSN...G
Needle Roller Bearings
Needle roller bearings are roller bearings with cylindrical rollers that are small in diameter. In spite of their low cross section, needle roller bearings have a high load carrying capacity and are therefore extremely suitable for bearing arrangements where radial space is limited.
Needle Bearing Range includes: Radial needle roller bearings, needle & cylindrical roller thrust bearings, combined needle roller bearings and track runner bearings.
Features & Benefits of the Needle Roller Bearing
- Low vibration and noise levels
- Accommodate heavy radial loads
- High speed
- Low cross-sectional height
- Relatively high carrying capacity
- High Stiffness
- Bearing Failures
SKF's guide to the causes of bearing failure.