J. & E. Papadopoulos SA is since many years an authorized distributor of COOPER® in Greece.

Since inventing the split cylindrical roller bearing in 1907, SKF Cooper products have gained worldwide recognition as the ideal alternative to solid roller element and split hydrodynamic

or sleeve bearings for a range of marine and industrial applications.

COOPER is a global company with representation in every continent and an international reputation for excellence in the design and manufacture of split bearings.

Today COOPER is the leading company for Split Roller Bearings, Split Tapered Bearings and Specialised Bearings.

All products are made in England to the highest specifications.

Their ISO 9001 accreditation shows you can rely on both, their products and their processes, and they were recently awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard

for their commitment to reducing their impact on the environment.


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The quality of SKF Cooper products is underlined by the fact it is Lloyds Type Approved up to 600 mm shaft size, also certification from all other marine inspectorate who regularly work with SKF Cooper including DNV, RINA, ABS, CSS etc can be provided at inspectors cost..

SKF Cooper split spherical roller bearings are manufactured to ISO Normal precision and running accuracy. The mounted internal radial clearance of the split bearing is slightly more or less than the mounted clearance of a standard (CN) spherical roller bearing mounted on an adapter sleeve. Other bearing internal clearances (e.g. C3) are available upon request.

The SKF Cooper split spherical roller bearing can be used with SKF metric and inch split blockhousings. The split bearing outer shroud is the same dimension as a standard ISO spherical bearing outer ring.

For many designers, manufacturers and fleet maintenance staff, the SKF Cooper split bearing is the best choice for a range of applications including Z-drive and water jet propulsion, marine generators and thrusters as well as numerous on-deck applications such as winches and conveyors.

The thousands of SKF Cooper bearing units in service across the world on tugs, fast ferries,super yachts and offshore support vessels, amongst others, are testimony to both their quality and long service life.

Unlike hydrodynamic or sleeve bearings, the SKF Cooper product needs only simple grease lubrication, hence eliminating the need for ancillary oil-circulation or cooling systems. This affords significant advantages in terms of cleanliness, simplicity and power consumption, not to mention eliminating the risk of damage to the shaft in the event of loss of lubricant between the shaft and the sleeve bearing.