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Cooper offers a wide variety of housing options to suit specific bearing types. These encompass housings for cylindrical roller bearings, housings for tapered roller bearings and housings for other bearings, and accommodate a multitude of specific applications and arrangements.

Most styles of Cooper housing are available in cast iron, ductile iron or steel. Special types of housing, alternative materials and housings to special dimensions are available on request.


Pedestals (also called pillow blocks) are the most common mountings for Cooper bearings. Detailed design and the number of fixing bolts varies with the bearing series and size. This includes 2-bolt, 4-bolt, and large-bore options. Cooper offers pedestal ranges that allow direct replacement of SN, SD, and SAF pillow block units. This includes the SD compatible 08SDC heavy duty bearing pedestal and a modification of the standard pedestal - known as Z-line - for Marine applications.


The second most popular housing option is the flange which is usually round or square. Special modifications (e.g. flat or bulkhead seal flange) are also available on request.

Additionally, take-up units are available as either tension type or push type. And Rod-end units are offered as shoe type or tee type.

There is also a selection of hanger mountings to choose from, including double-boss and triple-boss arrangements in addition to the standard single-boss hanger.

Special housings

Finally there are special housings, for example the water-cooled housing, designed primarily for use in steel mill continuous casters. The low profile housing is either cast or fabricated steel.

Beyond this, Cooper can design and supply bespoke housings to suit almost any possible application, examples of which you can find here. For more information, please contact our technical department.


SKF Cooper launch new split spherical roller bearings

Combining more than a century of world leading bearing technology, from SKF self-aligning knowledge and Cooper split roller bearing expertise, SKF Cooper are excited to announce the launch of the new split spherical roller bearing range, available in open (unsealed) and sealed versions.

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