The heavy duty Cooper 08SDC Series pedestals, which house Cooper 08 Series bearings, are intended to interchange with the SD3100 Series in applications where higher capacity than that of Cooper 01 Series is required, but where the SDC3100 envelope is too restrictive to incorporate a standard Cooper 02 Series bearing and cartridge in a compatible pedestal.
The pedestal ends are closed by removable covers. These allow access to the seals without disturbing the bearing, and allow access to the clamping ring screws for maintenance or bearing change-out purposes even if the shaft has stopped with the inner race in an inconvenient position and cannot be turned. The end covers are interchangeable between pedestals to allow switching to a different seal type if required, or replacement in case of damage.
The maximum misalignment between the shaft and pedestal axes is less than in Cooper 01 or 02 Series-based units as the seals do not move with the bearing. However, the flexible packing seal ideally suited to many applications, is designed to allow a reasonable amount of misalignment by virtue of its large section and flexible core.
The TL seal version features extra clearance compared with our standard TL seals. The three standard sealing options available with the 08SDC Series are FP, ATL and SRS. The latter two are also available in high temperature versions.