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You know it’s time for Sumitomo eccentric bearing maintenance check when you notice these two things in your Cyclo Drive.
What is a Cyclo Drive anyway?
Found in a machine’s gearbox, a Cyclo Drive or Cyclo Reducer effectively converts power to torque by significantly reducing speed with the help of its spare part called eccentric bearing.
Made by leading Japanese company, Sumitomo Drive Technologies, this innovative product is used in industries related to textile, steelworks, conveyors, automotive plants, and construction equipment manufacturing.
Sumitomo eccentric bearing with brass cage
Trusted Japanese Brand
Founded more than 400 years ago by Masatomo Sumitomo, Sumitomo Group of Companies today has reportedly over USD400 billion annual sales with over 267,000 employees across the globe. Under its umbrella is Sumitomo Drive Technologies (also known decades ago as Sumitomo Heavy Industries) which is renowned for having manufactured Japan’s first ever Cyclo Drive in the late 1930s. Since then, it expanded its market base in Europe especially after its full acquisition of German based company, CYCLO Getriebebau GmbH, whose founder, Lorenz Braren, was the inventor of the Cyclo Drive technology.
Quick Fix Tips
Just like any other case of mechanical failure, Sumitomo bearing damage mainly boils down to improper lubrication, the root cause of sudden temperature increase, which if left undetected can decrease a Cyclo Drive’s service life and all of its components.
As a preventive measure, the following manufacturer quick fix tips can be used whenever necessary.
Last but not the least, to ensure proper eccentric bearing lubrication, the Sumitomo Cyclo Drive’s shaft should be rotated quarterly and its factory must be contacted should there be a case of planned storage for more than a year.
Sumitomo eccentric bearing with resin cage
MEA’s Trusted Bearing Supplier
One of Middle East and Africa’s renown bearing suppliers and manufacturers, Mineral Circles Bearings (MCB) has a wide selection of Sumitomo eccentric bearings such as the following to offer its strong client base.
15UZ41043T2 614 2125 YSX
15UZ609A08-15 614-13-17 YSX
With more than 30 years of expertise in the industry, MCB’s in-house engineers are ready to provide technical support and aftermarket solutions that will be beneficial for you or for your business. For more information, contact Michel Peltier at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +971 4 886 5100.