For over 35 years, our Queensland Bearings warehouse has been a go-to for bearings and industrial supplies for industries around Australia, including:

  • Aeronautics 
  • Building and construction industries
  • Mining trades
  • Agriculture sectors
  • Fabrication and manufacturing industries
  • Engineering sectors
  • STEM sectors
  • Government rail and transit works
  • Textile industries
  • Food processing and production
  • Fabrication and manufacturing industries
  • Timberworks
  • Professional trades and much more

We stock only the biggest and best bearings and bearing accessories manufacturers, including:

  • NIS
  • NTN
  • McGill
  • Rollway
  • NSK
  • FAG 
  • SKF
  • Koyo
  • Nachi and more

As well as bearings, we also stock a wide range of the best pillow and plummer blocks Australia-wide. Read on to learn more about plummer blocks.

What are plummer blocks?

A plummer block also called a pillow block for lightweight applications, is a type of industrial pedestal that supports a shaft with compatible bearings of various kinds.

Plummer blocks come in various shapes and sizes, but all support the same application. The assembly comprises a diecast mounting block or flange that houses a bearing fitted to a shaft.

Some examples of places a plummer block is used include:

  • Power transmission systems
  • Industrial processing machines
  • Conveyors
  • Paper manufacturing machinery
  • Steel rollers
  • Manufacturing machinery and much more

Plummer blocks can fit a wide range of bearings and allow for easy installation, maintenance and replacement of bearings in both lightweight and heavy machinery.

Different types of plummer blocks

Because plummer blocks and pillow blocks make machine maintenance and servicing safer and easier, various shapes and designs exist.

Split plummer blocks

Split plummer blocks provide easy mounting and dismounting of machine shafts and bearing components. They feature two or more locking bolts that hold the upper section of the housing in place, which can be easily removed for access, adjustment and servicing.

Non-split plummer blocks

Non-split plummer blocks look the same as split plummer blocks; however, offer support from one complete diecast mount providing robust operation of heavy duty and high load machinery.

Flanged housing

Flanged housings offer the same utility as a pillow or plummer block; however, they feature a round or square flange for mounting bearings on machine walls or anywhere else, wall-mounted bearings require fasting.

Take-up housing

Take-up housings also provide the same utility as plummer blocks and flanged housings; however, they consist of a guide frame, positioning screw and mount for adjusting heights and tensions. 

An example of where this type of bearing housing is used is on conveyor belts to adjust positioning and belt tension.

Queensland Bearings: Complete bearings solutions all under one roof

We provide a solution for all bearing types compatible with plummer blocks, pillow blocks, flanged housings and take-up housings, including:

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

We also provide 24-hour emergency breakdown services for all South East Queensland industries. 

To reach our breakdown service or for more information about our comprehensive range of plummer blocks, bearings and bearing accessories, call 0452 398 997 or head into our Zillmere warehouse just North of the Brisbane CBD at 2/260 Zillmere Road, Zillmere.

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