The Future Of Split Bearings Is Here

A Revolution In Design

We are delighted to introduce our new range of cylindrical split roller bearings which offer a huge variety of benefits and innovations across the board when compared to any other split bearings on the market

The JHB Split Bearing is a game changer. In collaboration with Bowman Advanced Engineering we have totally redesigned the original split bearing for the modern world; substantially extending its operating envelope to include high thrust load applications that were previously impossible for split bearings to handle.

The JHB Split Bearing offers engineers a vastly improved bearing with increased capacities, flexibility and simplicity of fitting & maintenance.

The JHB Split Bearing offers the highest radial and axial capacities of any split bearing in the world…

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  • Increased radial capacity of up to 70%
  • Increased axial capacity of up to 1000%
  • Designed & manufactured in the UK
  • Axial and radial loads accommodated independently – allowing, for the very first time, the calculation of an axial L10 bearing life
  • Simplified installation and maintenance
  • Patent-pending bearing cage, ROLLERTRAIN, offers unparalleled ease of use with unique interlocking joint method
  • Patent-pending triple labyrinth seals, SEALTRAIN, manufactured from non-sparking PA11 material
  • Reversible clamp rings for increased life and durability
  • Available on next day delivery
  • Interchangeable bearing components within group size
  • Uniform design across entire range

A Collaborative Approach

JHB is part of The Bowman Group of companies and has had the luxury of being able to partner with Bowman Advanced Engineering to explore the possibility of how they might improve and innovate on a component whose design has remained largely unchanged for the better part of 110 years. The end product is something that is almost inconceivably advanced compared to anything currently available.

The entire split bearing has been designed around the bearing cage and the numbers are quite breathtaking; the patent-pending bearing cage, Rollertrain®, has an increased radial and axial capacity of up to 70% and 1000% higher than any other split bearing in the world. The dramatic capacity increases allow the JHB Split Bearing to replace three series of split bearings with a single series which covers almost all existing requirements.

Bowman Additive Production, the 3D printing division of the Bowman Group is responsible for the mass production of the Rollertrain® bearing cages and the Sealtrain® triple labyrinth seals. Based in Oxfordshire, Bowman AP use additive technologies to add value to production processes employing the latest engineering grade nylon PA11 material and HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.

For more information and to request a JHB Split Bearing catalogue call us on +44 (0) 1902 898560 or email us on sales@johnhandleybearings.com