Keeping Your Fleet on the Road
Downtime is expensive. Not only is your equipment idle, you’re also paying personnel to make repairs. So time literally is money. ConeMount bearing heaters are lightweight, portable and fast, allowing repairs and preventive maintenance to be performed at the vehicle. Induction heaters are large, bulky and heavy creating the temptation to transport 250-degree parts across the shop floor to the vehicle. Using a ConeMount heated at the job site means uniform heating and quick transfer from heater to shaft. Everything you need to properly install press-fit bearings is in the transport bag, so you can keep your fleet running with minimal downtime.
Proper Installation Means Longer Life
ConeMount bearing heaters can accommodate inner-race diameters from 3/8 to 18 inches, which means you can service just about anything on your vehicles. It takes between 1 and 12 minutes – depending on bearing size – to reach optimal temperature, a fraction of the time using other methods. By heating the bearing, the diameter increases enough to easily slip the bearing onto the shaft without hammering or using a press. When the bearing cools, it is flush, square and tightly attached to the shaft. Improper installation is the leading cause of bearing failure. Methods such as blow-torching can distort the bearing and oil baths cannot be used on sealed bearings. Installing bearings with ConeMount will lower cost, reduce chatter and vibration, shorten downtime and increase the life of your vehicles.