Bearing Housings provide a vital role in supporting and protecting bearings, keeping them operational in tough conditions.
We offer a variety of housing options to suit specific bearing types including; housings for Cylindrical Roller Bearings, housings for Tapered Roller Bearings and bespoke housings for Special Bearings.
Each housing option can be supplied as pedestal (pillow block), with round or square flange or as rod-end housings to accommodate a multitude of applications and arrangements. Our Bearing Housings are typically manufactured to the customer’s design and specification and can be supplied with appropriate bearings, inserts and seals pre-installed.
Our Quality Assurance team check every housing before it ships and we send full inspection documentation. This document pack includes Material and Heat Treatment Certificates, Dimensional Inspection Reports and NDT Reports as appropriate. API Engineering is approved to ISO 9001:2015 and familiar with the standards of Europe, the UK, USA, Canada and Russia.
For OEMs we offer design support services, working alongside product designers to develop a component tailored to the application. Our 3D modelling, FEA and material database facilities allow us to ensure the finished design is compatible with your assembly and will meet the operational characteristics you require.
Typical materials include Cast Iron, SG Cast Iron, Cast Steel and Stainless Steel. We can advise on suitable material based on the application and environment, based on the general guide below:
Good thermal conductivity
SG Cast Iron
Higher strength and ductility
Very high strength
Very heavy duty
Steel-making and processing
Quarries and Mining
Food & Beverage
Our Bearing Housings are in operation in a range of industries, including steel-making, aluminium smelting, quarries and mining.