According to Clean Up Australia, 89 per cent of Australian’s believe recycling is important, and 74 per cent think they have moderate to high recycling practises. It is essential that as a nation, Australia keeps up efficient waste and recycling habits both at home, and in the greater waste management recycling sectors.1

Tony Tormey, Motion’s Product Manager, believes keeping rotating equipment at recycling plants in good working order is the key in ensuring long-term waste and recycling goals.

“The NTN Ultage spherical roller bearings are a popular choice among clients in the recycling sector because they offer superior longevity – up to five times longer service life than other spherical roller bearings,” says Tony.

NTN deliver premium quality bearing products to customers in the automotive and industrials sectors. Backed with more than 100 years of experience, NTN spherical roller bearings are the perfect solution to waste and recycling plants needing reliable, robust solutions.

“NTN Ultage should be the bearing of choice offering extended maintenance intervals. They are available for a number of applications,” says Tony.

Spherical roller bearings allow for self-alignment between the inner and outer rings of the bearing, meaning bearings can accommodate misalignment, sometimes caused by factors such as shaft deflection, thermal expansion, and mounting errors. These bearings are used in all recycling material recovery facilities. Typical applications include conveyor rolling systems, vibrating screens, sorting machines, shredding machines, grinding machines and crushing machines.

“The Ultage is the ultimate spherical roller bearing that NTN produce,” National Business Development Manager at Motion, Fabio Rebecchi says. “This series provides an industry-leading performance with dynamic load ratings of up to 65 per cent more than NTN conventional spherical roller bearings, in addition to an increased service life of up to five times more than our traditional spherical roller bearings and at least one and a half times increased fatigue strength. With environmental demands being more prevalent and the recycling sector growing so rapidly, we’re seeing a significant increase in demand for these spherical roller bearings.”

The Ultage range provides optimal capacity in temperatures up to 200˚C. Cost savings can be seen from a total cost of ownership perspective.

“The service life that operators are getting from the NTN Ultage series is just first-class. Not only do operators within the recycling sector get increased productivity from their equipment, these high-performing Ultage bearings also reduces the amount of maintenance needed on machinery,” says Tony.

“There are six types of Ultage bearing that we stock for use in various recycling plant applications. In fact, the name ‘Ultage’ is a combination of the words ‘ultimate’ and ‘stage’, which indicates NTN’s intention in designing an industry-leading performance spherical roller bearing that can be employed in a diverse range of applications,” says Fabio. “The Ultage series bearings have the world’s highest standard load capacity. This has been achieved by maximising the roller diameter as well as the number of rollers and roller design.”

As part of Motion, CBC take pride in their understanding of their customers’ needs when it comes to waste and recycling plants. From on-time delivery to a full range of engineering services, Motion’s CBC is equipped in the ability to improve the uptime of rotating equipment.