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Cement and other building materials

The cement and aggregates industry makes huge demands on bearings. Kilns cannot be allowed to grind to an unscheduled stop, conveyors must work constantly to keep those kilns fed. In fact, there couldn’t be a more challenging environment to put Cooper bearings to the ultimate test. And it’s a test we’ve passed with flying colours. We function efficiently and reliably also in thousands of fans and blowers, motors, generators and elevators despite dust, grit, moisture and extreme temperatures found in quarrying, transport and processing.

Freeing up trapped locations

Cooper bearings are the answer to the tricky locations found in, for example, motors, generators and elevators. Checks and repairs in such locations too frequently mean expensive downtime – but not with our split to the shaft bearings which can be accessed easily therefore reducing maintenance costs. The split to the shaft design also means it is straightforward to swap in, allowing you to update conventional bearings and give your machinery a new lease of life.

The right seal for the job

Felt, aluminium triple labyrinth (ATL) and heavy-duty lip seals are all used in the cement and aggregates industry, working hard in dirty environments and under harsh conditions. To find out more about Cooper’s superior sealing, click here.


Sophisticated sealing and ease of use in trapped locations make Cooper split roller bearings the essential choice on screw, belt and bar conveyors where dusty, abrasive materials must be kept moving smoothly.

Crushers and clinker breakers

Cooper bearings are designed to cope well with extremes. Whether helping transmit the force needed to crush limestone or break clinker down to mill-ready particles, you can rely on our bearings to handle all the stress and dust involved.

Kiln drives and under-rollers

The profitability of the entire cement works depends on the smooth, non-stop operation - often over many months – of its rotary kilns. Cooper bearings can handle the motion of the largest machines currently in use.

Ball mill drives and trunnions

Ball mill trunnions need less start-up power and are less susceptible to shaft damage when fitted with Cooper bearings. In ball mill and other mill drives, Cooper split to the shaft bearings reduce the risk of sudden failure because they are so accessible, allowing for regular inspections without disturbing adjacent machinery.

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For more information about how Cooper bearings could benefit your cement business, please contact us.


The SKF Cooper upgraded E-series

The SKF Cooper upgraded E-series includes an extended range of series 01 and 02 bearings in bore sizes up to 150 mm, complementing the entire product range with sizes up to 300 mm.

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