Bearing Installation, Staking and Swaging Tools
The use of makeshift bearing installation tools and methods can result in several expensive unintended consequences. At its worst, the misapplication of force can result in significant damage to both the bearing and the housing. At best, parts are subjected to unnecessary stresses that could potentially shorten their serviceable life requiring more frequent maintenance cycles and increased potential for unexpected failure. Designed to meet OEM specifications these risks are easily avoidable with the use of appropriate staking, swaging, cutting tools and proof load testers.
The Swaging/Staking tools are designed for easily repeatable bearing installation and removal; these tools are available in forms suitable for shop environments or more portable on-site repair applications. Most commonly used for installation of bearings with V-grooves the swaging or staking tools come in a variety of forms:
Tri-roller tools evenly push the bearing material over the housing by combining a rotating action and downward pressure to ensure an even and superior swage. NPB offers Tri-Roller Tools in a Drill Press or Portable Style. We have added the standard interchange chart below for Mil-B-81820 Bearings.
Tri-Roller Portable Bearing Tool
Drill Press Machine Bearing Tool
Anvil Staking Tool
Anvil tools, in combination with an arbor press, may be used to swage both sides of a bearing at once.
Segment and Ball Staking Tools
Segment and ball stakers are designed to meet specific installation specifications.
Custom Staking and Swage Tools
Do you have a custom requirement where a standard tool will not fit? National Precision specializes in custom-engineered tooling. We have the ability to work with your CAD Drawing, 3D model or physical bearing surroundings in order to manufacture the perfect tool for your application. Read more...
Both standard and custom solutions are available, contact National Precision Bearing.