Sweden-based Derome Timber experienced challenges keeping its chain conveyor running. The cast-iron housed units only lasted three to four months before heavy shock loads, dirt and debris damaged the bearings inside.
Derome switched to Timken® spherical roller bearing solid-block housed units. Under the same demanding conditions, these units provided more than two years of uninterrupted service. With a six-fold increase in bearing life and a drastic reduction in downtime and maintenance costs, Derome is gradually converting all its housed units to the Timken brand.