Bri-Mac News

May 2020

When a leading French distributor sent us a very old set of drawings showing an old Bearing Housing with an angled part line, we got to work and created a new design.

Known as the “Allibost” type of housing, the customer was using the SKF bearing: 23048CC with a shaft dia of 240mm.

Within hours, we produced a design showing a Cast Steel solution with an angled part-line of 30 degrees.  

Including intricate oil recesses and space to accommodate a Thrust Bearing, the forward thinking design resulted in an order for 4 off units to also include the Through & Blank End Covers.

March 2020

Following the successful appearance at XXXIII Convención Internacional de Minería –Acapulco in November 2019, we had the pleasure a few months later to supply a leading Steel Mill with a selection of Cast Steel Bearing Housings.

Special FSAFS 238 Housings with special, split Taconite Seals were supplied to suit a new installation to run during 2020.  Also on the same delivery was a set of new flame-cut steel Bearing Housings for use on the coil handling bay.  

Our designers set about improving the sealing area and in doing so, improved the method of re-lubrication.  In all, a “win-win” on all sides.  

After the successful installation, we look forward to providing further solutions to their maintenance team during 2021 and beyond.

January 2020

Following a call from a customer in the Marine industry, we answered an urgent call to produce a large quantity of Spherical Plain Bearings in Stainless Steel Grade 316.

With the emphasis on quality and tighter than normal tolerances, we turned these around in record time and the boat sailed soon after.