The Timken® ADAPT™ bearing is designed specifically for continuous casters, where performance and reliability are critical to maintaining operations. The ADAPT bearing evolves traditional cylindrical and spherical roller bearing configurations into a new design so operators benefit from the key attributes of both types.
The bearing consists of an inner ring, outer ring and roller /retainer assembly. The retainer holds the rollers in position, creating a single assembly that prevents the rollers from being damaged during mounting and dismounting.
The separable components simplify installation, removal and inspection. The inner ring and outer ring can be installed in either direction, helping to avoid common mounting errors. No special tooling is required
Introductory size range: 100 mm to 170 mm bore (3.94 in. to 6.69 in.)
Float position in strand roll support segments
Full-complement design with a roller retainer to help eliminate roller fallout
Simultaneous full misalignment and axial displacement capabilities
Unique internal geometry optimizes contact stress and roller stability
Standard ISO dimensions simplify interchange with toroidal and spherical roller bearings
High static radial capacity for maximum reliability
Analyzing seal performance and developing innovative sealing solutions has been a Timken core competency for decades. As with many integrated bearing assemblies like the AP-2™, the seal is one of the most critical and differentiating components that impacts overall bearing and system performance.
In addition to traditional lip-style seals and our HDL™ hybrid design, Timken offers the EcoTurn™ labyrinth seal, a revolutionary design that essentially eliminates all seal torque. The result is less frictional forces in the bearing.
Essentially-zero torque design can save thousands of gallons of fuel annually
Reduces emissions by several tons per year
Provides lower and more consistent bearing operating temperatures
AP™ and AP-2™ bearings for rail freight cars