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Bearing company finds niche in metal shredding

Emerson Bearing, Boston’s leading bearing company catering to OEM and MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) markets around the world, has found a niche in the metal shredding industry. A member of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Emerson Bearing provides bearings for industrial metal shredding machines, capable of processing heavy-duty metal waste ranging from automobiles to guns and brass cartridges.

According to the company, they are one of the only providers of hydraulic adapter sleeves and nuts with the capability to push a 500-pound bearing up the shaft of a metal shredder. Emerson Bearing’s Metal Recycling division is trained to accommodate the unique needs of clients in the metal shredding industry, according to Emerson marketing specialist Richard Furtado. He says Emerson can determine which bearing technologies would be most suitable for an application by taking into consideration the specifications, recommendations, maintenance strategies, fatigue life and wear resistance of the bearing. Metal shredding requires bearings that have high load values, can endure high shock loads and have extended maintenance cycles.

Emerson offers a complete line of split cylindrical and spherical roller bearings which have the added feature of being easily assembled around a shaft. The complete assembly is engineered in halves to ease installation, inspection and replacement of bearings without removing or disrupting other elements of the drive or shaft system.

Other related products offered include mounted units, ball bearings, roller bearings, roller chains, hydraulic cylinders and pumps, belts, oil seals, spherical bushings and rod ends. As part of their customer care, Emerson says their industry experts provide clients with the unique service of “Bearing Failure Analysis.” This is designed to help determine the cause of bearing failure so that metal shredders can prevent future failure and predict reliability. An online Bearing Failure Analysis program is also located within the Technical Toolbox on the Emerson Bearing website, at

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201 Brighton Avenue
Boston, MA
US, 02134


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