Time Saving Axial Groove Bearing

Time Saving Axial Groove


For over a hundred years, countless hours have been spent removing setscrew mounted bearings from shafts. Throughout time, burrs that are created from setscrews and fretting corrosion have contributed to difficult bearing removal.

Sealmaster®  Time Saving® Large Bore Performance Gold Line Mounted Ball Bearings now feature a patented* axial groove in the inner ring bore to allow for easier bearing removal and ability to reuse the shafting with minimal clean up ‘Saving You Time’.


Time Saving™ Axial Groove Mounted Ball Bearing Removal Solution

First-of-its-kind large bore features axial groove design to save time, reduce damage through easier bearing removal.



Time Saving™ Bearing: Easy and Fast Removal

For over a hundred years, countless hours have been spent removing set screw mounted bearings from shafts causing extended downtime, shafts damage and a lot of frustration.


Time Saving Axial Groove
Time Saving Axial Groove
Time Saving Axial Groove

Time is a valuable commodity in plant operation. With the features of the Time Saving Axial Groove bearing, customers are able to reduce total downtime that is required to remove the bearing, saving more than just time.

  • Axial groove in the inner ring bore is designed to provide clearance from the burr created when the setscrews are properly torqued to lock the bearing to the shaft.
  • Axial Groove extends the entire length of the inner ring for removal in either direction.
  • No impact to ball path roundness, load and speed rating, or bearing performance.


Groove and shaft


Series Basic Description** Shaft Size Size
Standard NP, SFC, SEHB, ST, SP, SF, SC, ER 2 11/16" and up 43 and up
Medium MP, MFP, MSFPD, MSF, MFC, MSC, MST 2 7/16" and up 39 and up





* Bearings and shafts exhibiting heavy fretting corrosion may require conventional removal methods

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