New SAFQ inch-series Cooper Quick-Change® angled bearing pedestals are now in stock for immediate delivery as quick change-out replacements for industry-standard pillow block housings. Their unique design consists of two split halves enabling easy assembly around a fixed shaft. In addition, the pedestal’s innovative angled bottom-half simply slides under a shaft – even one with low clearance – without requiring a jack or hoist. Typical applications include fans and similar rotating machinery in the mining, marine, steel, power generation industries, and many others.
The SAFQ Series pedestals are available for shafts with diameters from 2-3/16” to 5-5/16” and join the SNQ and SDQ metric series of Cooper brand solutions as practical and time-saving alternatives to standard pillow-block housings (SAF500, SN500, and SD3100 series). All integrate standard Cooper 01, 01E, 02, or 02E split-to-the-shaft bearings and are interchangeable with other Cooper split roller bearing pedestals.
Among key pedestal advantages, the split-to-the-shaft roller bearings simplify disassembly and reduce time needed for installation, changeover, and inspection; an exclusive Aluminum Triple Labyrinth seal remains concentric and rotating on the shaft to prevent ingress of contaminants, even under water; spherical cartridge and pedestal design compensate for misalignment; a clamped inner race protects against shaft wear and the absence of set screws prevents shaft damage; and a polished outer race and rollers allow for dynamic axial expansion to minimize resistance and stress on other components.