SKF Speedi-Sleeve is a solution to overcome problems with worn shafts, without having to disassemble the shaft or specify a new seal size, while offering an excellent sealing surface. To seal effectively, radial shaft seals must run against a smooth, round counterface - most often a shaft. If the shaft becomes worn, the seal will no longer be able to retain lubricant and exclude contaminants.
To repair the shaft, it is usually necessary to disassemble the machine in order to regrind the seal counterface until it is within specification again. This costly and time-consuming approach can be avoided by using the Speedi-Sleeve. The sleeve is simply pushed into position over the damaged shaft and provides a new, excellent seal counterface in minutes.
Edited by Constanze Schmitz