Our Queensland Bearings warehouse stocks everything you need for installing, maintaining, and replacing quality bearings parts, whether for appliances, engines, machines, or specialist engineering and DIY projects.

Our Zillmere warehouse is a one-stop-shop for a wide range of Australian industries, including:

  • Food production and manufacturing
  • Tooling
  • Steel fabrication
  • Timber industries
  • Engineering specialists
  • Fabrication and manufacturing industries and more

We stock only industry-leading bearing adaptor sleeves from world-class bearing manufacturers, including:

  • SKF
  • FAG
  • Timken
  • Koyo
  • Nachi
  • NTN
  • NSK and much more

An adaptor sleeve is required for some bearing applications to ensure a correct bearing fit. Read on to learn more.

What is an adaptor sleeve?

Adaptor sleeves are a component used for locating bearings with either a cylindrical or tapered centre or bore. There are many different types of adaptor sleeves for various applications and bearing types. However, most will have similar features and are used for the same purpose; to change a shaft size to accommodate a certain bearing size.

Designs and variants

While different types of steel-bearing adaptor sleeves will have some unique features, there are generally two main types; a sleeve with a cylindrical outer shape and a sleeve with a tapered outer shape.

Cylindrical bearing adaptor sleeves

A cylindrical adapter sleeve is a fairly simple design that often features a thread for a fastening device like a nut or other retaining component. A cylindrical adaptor sleeve allows you to change the sizing of a standard cylindrical shaft to the desired bearing bore size.

Tapered bearing adaptor sleeve

Some cylindrical machine shafts need to be adapted for a tapered bearing bore. This type of adaptor sleeve bearing fits snug around a cylindrical shaft but has a tapered outer surface to accommodate a tapered bearing bore.

We stock bearing adaptor sleeves for all bearing types, including:

  • Deep groove bearings
  • Tapered bearings
  • Spherical bearings
  • Needle roller bearings
  • Cylindrical roller bearings
  • Thrust bearings
  • Agricultural bearings
  • Super precision ball bearings
  • Angular contact bearings
  • Self-aligning bearings and more

For advice and service on the best type of adaptor sleeve bearing for your application, or for more information about our full range, contact our knowledgeable help desk or head into our Zillmere warehouse just North of the Brisbane CBD.

Other Queensland Bearings solutions

As well as industry-leading adaptor sleeves and bearings solutions, we also stock a wide range of other bearing accessories and industrial supplies, including:

  • Bearing pullers
  • Bearing tools
  • Timing tensioner kits
  • Torsion oscillators
  • Timing belt kits
  • Gearbox kits
  • Industrial clutch kits and much 
  • Machining and installation equipment
  • Profile building systems
  • Washers
  • Nuts, bolts and fasteners
  • Lubricants
  • Hard-to-get bearings
  • Degreasers and much more

For Brisbane industries, we also have a 24-hour emergency breakdown service, which can be contacted on 0452 398 997.

Queensland Bearings: Quality bearings and industrial solutions Australia-wide

Our expert bearings specialists have provided expert bearings and industrial supplies to Australian industries for over 35 years and no inquiry is too small.

For more information about our range of bearings, bearing sleeve adaptors, or any of our other products and services, call our friendly help desk on 07 3465 7077 or head into our warehouse at 2/260 Zillmere Road, Zillmere.

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