Pillow blocks and plummer blocks are actually the same thing. The names describe a housed bearing sitting on a "pillow" or plinth and helping to support a rotational shaft.
Pressed steel bearings are made by putting steel sheets into a hydraulic or mechanical press to make the parts. These pressed steel pillow blocks are also galvanised, so they will resist rust in damp environments. They are an ideal option for medium or light applications and can easily be bolted onto sheet metal or timber. They're also a very economical choice.
Pillow blocks are different from flange units and flanged blocks, in that the shaft runs parallel to the surface the block is mounted on. It's positioned along the centre line of the holes that hold the bolts on the block.
Steel pillow blocks are strong and durable, and are easy to keep clean in environments where hygiene is a key factor, such as in food manufacturing. The two bolt pillow blocks are supplied with a sealed bearing insert which can be secured to the shaft using two grub screws, also supplied. Once you've put this together, it will stay rigid in its housing. The outer ring stays stationary while the inner ring turns. To make pressed steel pillow block housing bearings even more cost-effective, the inserts can be replaced separately.
Sizing and Types
With these pressed steel pillow block housing bearings, you have the option of a version with a collar type insert. Available sizes are an inside diameter of 12mm to 35mm, or 1.2" to 1 3/8". EU Budget brand provides great quality at an affordable price, making these simple but robust pillow blocks a very widely used housing.
Help with Orders
Pillow blocks come in a range of materials, including cast iron and stainless steel. If you need help in deciding which material is most suitable for your application, don't hesitate to call our friendly and knowledgeable team, who can match your requirement to the most suitable bearing.
Even if you order the wrong thing, or don't need the product you have ordered, you can rest secure in the knowledge that our no-quibble refund guarantee allows you to return the items within 90 days of purchase.
And don't forget to check out the discounts available. Delivery is free in the UK, so it makes sense to order a few spare pressed steel pillow blocks and take advantage of the reduced price. Discounts start when your order more than three items, so they're well worth looking at. Just click the box next to the product, and you'll see a handy table to help you calculate what you'll save.