Back in 2013 SKF Industries, a bearing company, acquired Cooper Roller Bearings Co Ltd and become their parent company. After several years it has finally been decided that all Cooper Split Bearing ranges will now be marketed under the name SKF cooper. The newly branded SKF cooper products will still fully support solutions for mining, quarrying, construction, marine, and energy sectors. The marketing channels for the products which includes, responses to customer enquiries, after-sales support, and product supply will all be handled on a global basis through SKF sales from this point forward.
SKF Cooper split roller bearings are some of the best and most efficient bearings on the market. The roller bearings can be fitted, removed and inspected all without having to remove the equipment that surrounds the bearing, allowing for cheaper costs in maintenance and faster turn around time. The SKF cooper product line includes both split double row and split cylindrical roller bearings. These two products allow for an axial load in either direction and are both sealed in swivel cartridges allowing for mounting. The cartridges conform into a surface and can be sealed to the axis, allowing for very little movement, unlike a ball and socket joint. This type of design allows for extremely close tolerances to occur between the shaft and the housing, a sealing performance that is hands down one of the best anti- friction bearings in the industry.
The two companies have come a long way since 1907, a year that is recognized as monuments for both Cooper and SKF. The famous split rolling element bearing was first patented, and the first self-aligning bearing was created. The joining of these two companies, along with the products they are producing is a combination that only ensures engineering excellence.