The Problem

Excessive replacement and maintenance of idlers due to bearing failure. This bearing failure also created a concern that the bearing heat mixed with coal fines could potentially cause a fire.

The Solution

Syntron Material Handling, with the help of our sales representative J & L Professional Sales, replaced the current idlers with Link-Belt® CEMA F re-greaseable idlers that included Timken bearings. The Link-Belt CEMA F bearings and shaft are designed to accommodate bearing misalignment under fully rated loads and have an L10 bearing live greater than 60,000 hours @ 500 rpm. The Link-Belt CEMA F also exceeds load ratings of 6310 ball bearing products.