“Suitable bearings play a vital role in industrial gearboxes. Speeds, loads and available space are just some of the many factors that must be taken into account when designing a drive system capable of reliably meeting the demands placed on it, during long term operation.” explains Daniel Thalmann, Application Engineering Manager at NKE.
One of the major strengths of the Steyr-based rolling bearing manufacturer is its range of single row cylindrical roller bearings. NKE manufactures over 3,000 different variants, which enable an enormous variety of application possibilities. The bearings are suitable for high radial loads and moderate to high speeds. Made from pure rolling bearing steel, they have an exceptional lifespan, while the raceways’ high surface quality reduces the operating temperature down and wear. The inner and outer rings of the cylindrical roller bearings can be fitted separately, simplifying installation. Notable for their outstanding economy and operating reliability, they can be produced at the Steyr factory with short lead times.
In addition to cylindrical roller bearings, NKE’s standard portfolio of industrial gearbox bearings comprises spherical and taper roller bearings as well as angular contact and deep groove ball bearings. Of particular interest are the company’s special bearings for gearboxes, which are developed in close cooperation with the customer and ensure optimum balance of space and performance.
NKE offers gearbox manufacturers a comprehensive service including consulting, assistance with design, calculations and training courses. All bearings made by NKE are subject to stringent quality requirements and are tested using modern inspection and measurement procedures.
NKE produces standard and special bearings for all industrial applications. Engineering, product development, production and final processing of components, modular assembly, quality assurance, logistics, sales and marketing are centralised at NKE’s headquarters in Steyr. A wide range of standard bearings is available from stock or at short production lead-times. NKE also provides tailored products and solutions. NKE’s products are distributed through 15 international representative offices and more than 240 distribution outlets in 60 countries.