Plummer blocks are bearing housings supplied without any bearings. They are usually meant for higher load ratings and corrosive industrial environments. The terms pillow block and plummer block are used interchangeably in certain parts of the world. The disruptive strength of plummer block varies depending on its type, nature, and direction of a load working on it, as well as the flatness of the surface to which it is installed.
Split the plummer block housings are generally used for self-aligning ball bearings, barrel roller bearings, and spherical roller bearings.
- Low maintenance due to its self-aligning capabilities
- Fast and easy re-lubrication due to a built-in lubrication hole
With the advantage of tight construction, easy assembly and disassembly, and a wide range of self-alignment, they are widely used for the following:
- Agricultural equipment
- Food processing
- Conveyor systems