MRO Magazine

Web-based selector tool offered for split roller bearings


September 9, 2015
By Bill Roebuck


Cooper Bearing Selector (300dpi)Kings Lynn, UK – Cooper Bearings, an SKF Group company, has added an interactive split roller bearing selector to its website,

“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.

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 invented the split roller bearing and continues its development. The company is represented in Canada by Cooper-Grainger Canada Inc., Mississauga, ON.