A comprehensive pocket-sized guide has been produced by NSK which gives best practice maintenance information for its SNN 500 and 600 series of plummer blocks.

Designed for use by engineers in the workshop or in the field, this provides an ‘at a glance’ reference for all aspects of plummer block maintenance.

The 78 page guide includes sections on all aspects of bearing installation and maintenance. It makes extensive use of tables, graphics and labelled bearing images to cover such topics as typical bearing arrangements, mounting: of double-row spherical roller and self-aligning ball bearings, standard sealing arrangements, lubrication, interchangeability, and also technical data such as recommended speeds and tightening torques. Some of these sections are supported by step-by-step graphics illustrating best practice for the procedure concerned.

The sealing section in the pocket guide is comprehensive as the SNN series offers the user five options, depending upon the level of severity of a particular application and its operating requirements, typically speed.

Free copies of are available by calling T: 0500 2327464, quoting the publication reference: PGSNN/A/E/0.6.12 and also the title of the publication (‘Maintenance of Plummer Blocks’).