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Bower Type E Bearing Units

June 29, 2020 | By MRO Magazine

NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada Limited added the Bower Type E bearing unit to its products. The bearing units are designed to meet demanding applications and deliver performance.

“We are excited to introduce the Bower Type E bearing unit,” said Paul Meo, President and CEO, NTN. “Listening to our customers’ needs and acting swiftly to fulfill them has led to NTN’s fast growth in the bearing unit market. The Bower Type E bearing unit is an exceptional addition to our product offering that will deliver superior performance in demanding industries such as aggregate, wood processing, mining, cement, steel, water treatment, and construction.”

Bower Type E bearing unit has a one-piece cast iron housing with elongated mounting slots and a spherical roller bearing insert, allowing for +/- two degrees of misalignment. It also features a set screw locking collar, machined brass retainer, double-lip heavy contact seal with metal shield, and an extended inner ring.

Available sizes range from 1 7⁄16 to 4 15⁄16 pillow blocks and either two-bolt or four-bolt configurations. The housing footprint is a direct drop-in interchange with other Type E pillow block units.


Functions and features include:
• One-piece cast iron housing;
• Threaded housing covers;
• Self-aligning, double-row spherical roller bearing;
• Set screw locking collar;
• Machined brass retainer with offset pockets;
• Elongated mounting slots; and,
• Double-lip seal molded onto a metal shield.


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