Bearing Modification Services

Sometimes alterations to standard bearings are the simplest way to cost-effectively achieve your needs. Scheerer offers a variety of modification services, such as changes to internal clearance, addition of lubrication features, increasing fillet or chamfer sizes, and many more. 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 and improve bearing life. For example, adjusting or adding lubrication holes and grooves can allow your team to better 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, or have questions regarding bearing modification, call us or send an email with your drawing or request here:

Send email

or call us at

(800) 443-5252

Modifying standard bearings is cost effective and it shortens delivery times. Changing internal radial clearances is a common modification for standard, off the shelf bearings. Reworking deep groove or angular contact ball bearings into hybrid bearings is accomplished by replacing the steel balls with ceramic balls. Additional modifications include special bearing cages machined from 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 your 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 original equipment manufacturers. Scheerer 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 machine downtime. A wide variety of specialty lubricants are available. Also, specialty needs can be accommodated in our Bearing Services and Reconditioning Department. If you prefer to provide your own highly specialized lubricant, Scheerer can pre-lubricate bearings with whatever you supply.