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BEARINGS DIVISION

As one of the largest SKF authorised distributors, Bolt and Engineering Distributors Group (B.E.D.) is proud to supply our customers with SKF’s world-class agri-bearing and industrial bearings products.

The company has been an official SKF distributor since 2014 – and between 2019 and 2021, has grown its SKF sales substantially in the agricultural and various industrial market sectors. This has enabled B.E.D to become a true partner to SKF – with whom we share many of the same values. B.E.D. product specialists, together with SKF, also offer on-site technical support, production optimisation and condition monitoring services.

To further enhance B.E.D.’S SKF market offering to customers, the Group has a dedicated bearings division, selling several types of bearings well-suited for use in the agriculture sector, which is key throughout South Africa.

Unique to our bearings range is the flagship SKF Agri Hub – specially adapted by B.E.D. – in collaboration with SKF for use in the South African market.

Bearings products offering:

 
  • Rolling bearings
  • Mounted bearings and housings
  • Super-precision bearings
  • Slewing bearings
  • Plain bearings
  • Gear motors and gearboxes (bevel helical gear motors and gearboxes, helical gear motors and gearboxes, worm gear motors, planetary gear motors)
  • Electric motors
  • Industrial seals
  • Automotive seals
  • Lubrication management
  • Maintenance Products
  • Condition monitoring systems
  • Power transmission (industrial belt, industrial chains, pulleys, sprockets, bushings and hubs)

 

Our value-adding service


Condition monitoring; bearing inspections; fit or removal of bearings; vibration analysis and diagnostics; lubrication analysis and bearing remanufacturing services.

Vertical sectors we are currently servicing


Agricultural; mining and quarrying; construction (‘yellow metal’ equipment); material handling; food and beverage and rewinders.

 

Agricultural

 

Reliable season-long performance for tractors, tillage, seeding, fertilising/spraying, combine harvesters, baling, implements and trailer wheels. Whether designing agricultural equipment or using it to farm, high availability of machinery is crucial to meet productivity requirements. While products supplied to the sector currently include plough bolts, planter bearings, and harvesting bearings, we will soon be adding cultivator points/plough points and a specialty corn picker chain to the portfolio. This enables us to provide the entire planting and harvesting package to the local and pan-African agricultural sector.

MINING

 

We understand the importance of reliability, efficiency and keeping downtime to a minimum in difficult maintenance conditions. B.E.D. together with SKF is a reliable source of parts for maintaining, repairing and overhauling your plant equipment throughout the mining and quarrying process. We provide solutions for machinery used in every stage of quarrying, including blasting, hauling, crushing and screening.

 

Surface / open pit mining equipment:

 
  • Bucket wheel excavators
  • Bulk Conveyors
  • Dozers
  • Draglines
  • Drills (open)
  • Hydraulic excavators
  • Loaders
  • Shovels
  • Trucks
 

Underground mining equipment:

 
  • Continuous miners
  • Conveyors
  • Drills (Open)
  • Loaders
  • Longwall shearers
  • Mine hoists

CONSTRUCTION (‘YELLOW METAL’ EQUIPMENT)

 

Productivity is key in the construction industry, no matter what the conditions are. Operators are frequently forced to push equipment to extremes to meet construction targets, working with heavy loads and in harsh conditions. Equipment design needs to be robust in order to withstand this challenging environment, with components – such as bearings – able to stand up to heavy shock loads and vibration. B.E.D. provides a range of bearings suited for application in the construction sector.

MATERIALS HANDLING

 

For industry to run profitably, all kinds of materials must be moved around quickly and effectively. This can take many forms: lifting building components into position, for instance, or hauling waste materials away. Staff also need to move efficiently from place to place. The equipment to do this, including cranes, conveyors, elevators and escalators, has many moving parts, which are prone to wear and potential failure. Our extensive range of bearings, seals and lubricants, and services such as asset management, helps overcome these problems, to raise both productivity and reliability.

In terms of this, materials handling equipment requires bearings which B.E.D. provides:

 
  • Converters
  • Sintering machines
  • Conveyors
  • Cranes
  • Casting machines
  • Moulds
  • Furnaces
  • Rolling mills

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

 

B.E.D. supports customers in the food and beverage industry by delivering innovative bearings products and solutions, which will improve production and efficiency of their site and machinery.  Our product specialists are available to offer advice on the best products available for customers’ application requirements.

B.E.D. assists customers to find solutions to the bearings challenges they face, allowing you to find the perfect balance between quality and cost.  Contact us today to discuss your requirements.
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