Bearing Modification Services

Sometimes alterations to standard bearings are the simplest way to cost-efficiently achieve your needs. While changing radial clearances is perhaps the most common standard bearing modifications we do, we offer a variety of modification services. We regularly incorporate custom materials like:

Ceramic Bearing Hybrids for angular contact ball bearings and deep groove ball bearings
Specialty bearing cages machined from composite plastics like Peek, Phenolic and Polyamide
Black oxide coating, coating of bearing races to prevent electrical current damages

We can add maintenance access features to minimize equipment downtime while improving bearing lifetime. For example, adjusting or adding lubrication holes and grooves can allow your team to maintain standard bearings.

Common modification services Scheerer performs include: clearance changes, tapering bores, flush grinding and preloading, spacer and end play set-up on tapered roller bearings, snap ring grooving, add lifting holes, add anti-rotation notches and holes and provide other specialty machining solutions.

If you are looking to modify a standard bearing for your applications, give us a call or send an email with your drawing or request here:

Send email

or call us at

(800) 443-5252

Modifying standard bearings is both cost effective and it shortens delivery times. The process of changing internal radial clearances is a common modification to standard bearings. Reworking deep groove or angular contact ball bearings into hybrid bearings is accomplished by replacing the steel balls with ceramic balls. Additional modifications would include special bearing cages machined from thermal setting plastics materials such as peek, phenolic and polyamide.

Scheerer Bearing can add or increase the amount of lubrication holes on standard bearings. This type of modification increases the options for lubrication and minimizes equipment downtime while improving bearing life.

Machining processes such as converting cylindrical bores to taper bores and flush grinding are common modification requests from equipment manufacturers. Scheerer Bearing has the capability to stock customized bearings, reducing long lead times.

If you are looking to modify a standard bearing for your applications, give us a call or send an email with your drawing or request here:
Send email

or call us at

(215) 443-5252

Bearing Cleaning and Lubrication Service

Scheerer Bearing offers general maintenance services for large bearings including cleaning and lubrication services. Consisting of a thorough cleaning and reapplication of grease to the bearing, the maintenance process is often pre-scheduled to eliminate or minimize your machinery downtime. A wide variety of specialty lubricants are available. Also, specialty requirements can be ordered in our Bearing Services and Reconditioning Department. If you prefer to provide your own highly specialized lubricant, we can accommodate customer provided lubricants.