The Browning VPLS-100 series ball bearing pillow block has a cast-iron housing with two bolt holes, a setscrew lock, and a contact-and-flinger seal. The bearing housing is made of cast iron and has a ball bearing insert for a ready-to-mount installation, and its one-piece construction provides maximum strength and rigidity. This non-expansion-type pillow block has a setscrew that securely locks the collar and bearing onto the guided shaft. It is relubricatable, and its contact-and-flinger seal retains lubricant and protects against contamination. This low-base pillow block ball bearing is suitable for supporting rotating shafts when radial or radial-and-thrust loads are required.
Mounted bearings combine a bearing mounted inside a housing unit. The bearing housing replaces the need for a casting or weldment to position the bearing securely for reliable operation, and its design determines the type of insert bearing. Insert bearings use rolling elements (ball, cylindrical, spherical, barrel, needle, spindled, or tapered) to maintain the separation between moving parts to reduce rotational friction, and to support radial and axial loads. Available in a variety of materials and mounting configurations, mounted bearings can be one- or two-piece, they can have an extended inner ring and locking device, and they can have seals and end caps that retain lubrication and protect the working parts of the bearing from environmental debris. Mounted bearings support shafts in a variety of mounting configurations (flange block, hanger, pillow block, and take-up block), and are used in a range of applications from light duty shaft guidance on conveyors to road building equipment and crushers.
Browning, a division of Emerson Industrial Automation, manufactures V-belt drives, gearing, bearings, and other power transmission components. The company, founded in 1886, is headquartered in Maysville, KY.