Pumps and Compressors are used in a wide range of process industries where requirements are for bearings
offering long life in order to increase Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF). Downtime in production
processes leads to huge costs and loss of productivity.
At the same time, Pump and Compressor manufacturers are looking for more compact machines leading to
downsizing of bearings.
The combination of increased life time and downsizing places increasingly severe demands on ball and roller
bearings; and satisfying those needs call for bearings of the highest quality and reliability.
For pump applications, depending on the pump type, bearings can run under axial loads, radial loads or
combined loads; small to high speeds and different lubrication conditions. In any case, conditions are quite tough and the need for high MTBF is a challenge
For compressor applications, bearings are subjected to high axial and radial loads. They play a key role as
they have to ensure correct positioning of the rotors in the axial and radial direction. This is extremely
important as good positioning of the rotors is directly linked to compressor efficiency. Therefore, axial and
radial deflection of the bearings must be kept as small as possible.
All the products developed by Monton bearings specifically for these applications, are featured in this brochure.
In addition to our standard product range, our research and development centres around the world
continue to develop the next generation of applicationdedicated products by understanding the unique
requirements of our customers so that we can help them to continuously improve their machines. For
screw compressors, we have developed cylindrical roller bearings and HPS angular contact ball bearings
fitted with a patented plastic cage in Linear PolyPhenylene
Sulfide (L-PPS) offering superior characteristics compared to standard plastic cages.
Our team of application engineers, local to your operation, are in contact with OEM R&D teams helping them to find new bearing solutions at each stage of their projects. The experience accumulated after years of involvement in pump and compressor applications is the key for mutual success.
We invite you to have a look through our unique range of innovative problem solving products and if
you have an interest in any of our products, please contact your Monton bearings Sales office.