Over time, contaminants and conditions can cause particles to become trapped inside a lip seal. Particles then form wear grooves on the shaft, eventually leading to seal failure and severe shaft damage. Repairs are expensive, time-consuming and too often, ineffective. With an SKF SPEEDI-SLEEVE, they are also unnecessary.
SKF SPEEDI-SLEEVE can be installed without having to disassemble the shaft or specify a new replacement seal size, and offers an excellent sealing surface.
Go from scored shaft to restored shaft in minutes
SKF SPEEDI-SLEEVE is a very thin-walled shaft repair sleeve that provides a quicker, more cost-effective alternative to dismantling and re-machining a worn shaft. An SKF SPEEDI-SLEEVE mounts quickly and easily without power tools or heating.
Often capable of delivering a better quality counterface for the seal lip than the original shaft, SKF
Eliminates expense of replacing or reworking shafts
Requires no shaft disassembly or machining
Enables same size replacement seal as original
Provides an excellent, wear-resistant sealing surface
Can be easily installed with no power tools or heating
A new seal counterface in a few minutes
Although installation is simple, it should be done carefully to achieve the best results. As the thin-walled sleeve has an interference fit, any disturbances on the shaft surface may create a similar pattern on the sleeve surface and cause the seal to leak. Therefore, the seal counterface surface of the shaft should be carefully cleaned and any burrs or rough spots filed down prior to installation. Deep wear grooves, scratches or very rough surfaces should be treated with a suitable powdered metal epoxy-type filler. The sleeve must be positioned on the shaft before the filler has hardened.
SKF SPEEDI-SLEEVE must not be installed over keyways, cross holes, splines or threads since this will result in deformation of the sleeve, making it difficult for the seal to follow its new counterface surface as it rotates.
SKF SPEEDI-SLEEVE should never be heated prior to installation. Using heat will cause the sleeve to expand, but when it cools, it may not contract back to its original size, resulting in a loose fit on the shaft.