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- Offer Profile
- SKF Actuation & Motion Control delivers solutions in a wide range of industries including machine tool, medical and healthcare, ergonomics, factory automation, food and beverage and semiconductor production.
- Actuation System
- Ball & Roller Screws – High performance Cylinders
- Linear Guiding and Positioning Systems
- Motion Control
Bearings, units and housings
- SKF started with an innovative bearing, and to this day
is still a world leader in the design and manufacture of rolling and plain
bearings. Here you will find our full assortment, including a wide variety
of bearing units and bearing housings.
SKF manufactures virtually every type of ball and roller bearing. Many are
available in more than one of the four SKF performance classes:
A wide assortment of plain bearings, rod ends and bushings are also
- SKF standard
SKF Energy Efficient
The design and material variants for these bearings are quite extensive.
SKF bearing units typically consist of a bearing, seal, lubricant and shaft
locking mechanism. The units are preassembled and adjusted at the factory.
These ready to mount units are available with either ball or roller
In addition to standard all steel units, SKF has more focused standard
products – which target a particular industry – like the food, beverage and
pharmaceutical industries where, for example, special materials, lubricants,
seals and housings are needed.
To accommodate the high performance characteristics of SKF bearings, SKF
designs and manufactures a full line of bearing housings and housing seals.
These housings and seals are well known for their quality and durability. In
addition to their unique design features, which simplify mounting, alignment
and relubrication, SKF housings are precision machined so that the
incorporated bearing can realize its full service life.
- SKF ball bearings come in a wide variety of types,
designs, series, sizes, variants and materials. Depending on the bearing
design, SKF ball bearings are available in four performance classes.
- SKF roller bearings come in a wide variety of types,
designs, series, sizes, variants and materials. Depending on the bearing
design, SKF roller bearings are available in four performance classes.
- As a complement to our bearings SKF provides a wide range
of bearing accessories like adapter sleeves, withdrawal sleeves and lock
- These bearings have standardized dimensions but
incorporate special features for specific applications. Properly applied,
these bearings make costly customized bearings unnecessary, and they can
also greatly reduce lead times since they are generally available from
Track runner bearings
- Track runner bearings are designed to run on all types of
tracks and to be used in cam drivers, conveyor systems, etc. These bearings
have a thick-walled outer ring, which enable them to accommodate shock
loads, while reducing distortion and bending stresses.
The outer ring running surface is crowned as standard. This is beneficial
for applications where angular misalignment relative to the track may occur
or where edge stresses need to be minimized. With the exception of single
row cam rollers, track runner bearings are also available with a cylindrical
(flat) outer ring running surface.
- Machine tools and other precision applications require
superior bearing performance. Extended speed capability, a high degree of
running accuracy, high system rigidity, low heat generation, as well as low
noise and vibration levels are just some of the challenges.
Rolling bearings for general industrial applications can only partly fulfill
these requirements. Therefore, SKF manufactures a comprehensive assortment
of super-precision bearings.
- Many applications require spherical bearings that are
suitable for oscillating movements and that can accommodate misalignment.
Rolling bearings only partly fulfil these requirements as they are generally
designed for continuous rotation and can only accommodate limited
misalignment. Therefore, SKF manufactures spherical plain bearings, rod ends
and bushings to provide an economical solution to these challenges.
- SKF provides different types of bearing units that are
ready-to-mount bearing units, which are greased and sealed, and are able to
compensate for misalignment of the shaft with respect of the housing.
- An SKF Bearing housing, together with appropriate SKF
bearings constitute economic, interchangeable bearing units that meet the
demand for designs that are easy to maintain.
As a leading supplier of rolling bearings, SKF also produces bearing
housings in a wide range of designs and sizes that are based on experience
collected in all industrial areas. Among others, SKF bearing housings have
the following advantages
large assortment of design and sizes
high quality of bearing housings design and manufacturing
- Sealing solutions customized for your system
Seals have a crucial impact on system performance. Life and reliability of
what is often considered a simple component can make all the difference to
your products and operations. SKF has more than 100 years of experience in
various industries and applications, and is the only company that can
support key aspects of the sealing system through its knowledge of bearings,
seals, lubrication and associated science and technology. SKF offers expert
advice and provides support throughout the life cycle of your sealing
- SKF is a leading manufacturer of seals for the
transportation industry and offers a wide spectrum of advanced sealing
solutions for cars, light vehicles, trucks, buses, motor cycles and
bicycles. As a specialist in both bearings and seals, SKF is able to combine
these products and their functions in high-performance units, providing a
unique advantage. We supply seals to OEM’s globally from our manufacturing
sites throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Our sales teams are
available to support customers locally.
- Being the world’s only bearing company with seal
manufacturing capabilities, SKF supplies a wide range of sealing solutions
for rotating, reciprocating and static applications to industries worldwide.
Innovative sealing solutions help customers to increase productivity and
process reliability as well as to reduce Total Cost of Ownership.
Based on extensive knowledge and experience in material technology, design
and manufacturing processes, SKF offers standard seals and custom engineered
sealing solutions in a broad range of elastomers, thermoplastics and
- One of the most critical elements in sealing technology
is the selection of suitable materials to address challenging tasks. Seals
must resist increasingly high temperatures, forces and pressures.
Specific media and lubricant properties must also be considered. Some media
require stringent regulatory compliance such as for food and beverage
applications, while in other cases, new generation bio-degradable hydraulic
fluids or alternative fuels for automotive applications require special
consideration. SKF has the capability to design seals in a wide range of
materials across elastomers, polyurethane, thermoplastics and speciality
materials. Proprietary materials provide the right solution for various
SKF SEAL JET
- The SKF SEAL JET system includes:
Advantages of the SKF SEAL JET system:
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC) production system
High-precision cutting tools optimized for polymeric materials and high
performance sealing materials for innovative seals production
State-of-the-art software with up to 169 pre-programmed seal profiles
Production of sealing solutions for most industries tailor-made to your
Prompt manufacturing of seals and components up to 600 mm in diameter
Short delivery times
A wide range of seal designs
Application engineering support
- At SKF we value your business. Our comprehensive
knowledge and experience across almost every industry sector and key
applications allows us to customize a solution for you. SKF’s advanced
research and development in sealing technology – material, design and
tribology – results in solutions that increase your system productivity and
enhance your technological
Other products and services
- SKF also offers other products and services to complement
the seals business, supporting customers with integrated solutions.
SKF has dedicated locations for advanced engineered turned, milled and
moulded plastic parts, which are made of high performance plastic materials.
The portfolio also includes gaskets and products manufactured using
water-jet cutting technology.
- Did you know that poor lubrication causes about 36%
of all premature bearing failures?
But with the right lubrication solution you can create new opportunities to
increase uptime and productivity. Along with helping to reduce premature
bearing failures and machine downtime, proper lubrication can increase
energy efficiency. At SKF, we can help you realize the true potential of
SKF lubrication solutions range from specialized lubricants to
state-of-the-art lubrication systems. Integrated SKF lubrication solutions
combine our expertise in bearings, seals and condition monitoring with our
tribology knowledge – the study of friction, wear and lubrication.
You can also count on leading technical support and services. This includes
lubrication management programmes to help with lubricant selection, planning
and monitoring – all from a single, reliable partner.
- Machines can only show optimum performance when they are
properly lubricated, and selecting the right lubricant is the first step
towards lubrication excellence. That is the reason for SKF to invest vast
resources in research and development in this topic.
SKF understands that it is virtually impossible to select or compare greases
based only on their composition. Therefore, performance tests are needed to
provide crucial information.
Emcor, ROF, ROF+, V2F, R2F and Bequiet are just some of the multiple tests
developed by SKF to assess the performance of lubricants under bearing
operating conditions. Many of them are widely used by lubricant
Manual lubrication tools
- A basic element of lubrication plans
The main pitfall of manual lubrication is ensuring accuracy and top
cleanliness. Lubricant film in the application can be over 40 times thinner
than the smallest visible particle. The SKF range of manual lubrication
tools is designed to help you with the storage, handling, dosing and
supplying of lubricants for your machinery in a clean and easy way.
- The right lubricant quantity at the right time
SKF lubrication systems for industrial applications provide the appropriate
lubrication quantity at the correct intervals, minimizing friction and wear
and optimizing bearing and machinery service life.
Designed to lubricate individual machines or complete plants, SKF
lubrication systems provide proper, precise lubricant replenishment to all
required points, enabling a range of benefits in the process:
Significant savings in repair and spare costs
Increased machine reliability
Up to 50% savings in lubricant costs due to accurate timing and dosing of
Fewer shutdowns and production losses
Reduced environmental impact
Greater workers' safety
Lubrication system components
- SKF centralized lubrication systems perform the
task of supplying individual lube points or group of points with varying
amounts of exactly metered lubricant from one central location.
Care taken during the installation, start-up and maintenance of the central
lubrication system, will help to enhance the operating readiness and life of
SKF offers a reliable and comprehensive centralized lubrication system
portfolio. The differences in the system types are based on the
necessary components needed. Take a closer look at the SKF lubrication
system components broad range to get more knowledge in the planning,
installation and maintenance of your centralized lubrication system.
Lubrication management tools
- In strive to help you achieve a world-class lubrication
programme, SKF has developed a series of devices that enable you to evaluate
the performance of your lubricants, or help you to design and plan your
- Linear motion products from SKF combine the knowledge
and efforts of linear drive systems (ball and roller screws) and linear
guides and tables.
Linear drive systems typically use screws to transfer rotary into linear
movements. This requirement is well achieved by our high efficiency driving
products: miniature and large rolled ball screws, ground ball screws as well
as different variations of roller screws.
The second part of Linear Motion are linear guides and tables. The key
know-how here is to find the most suitable guiding solution providing the
needed accuracy, stiffness and positioning at the appropriate cost. To
provide the best fit for your guiding needs, our comprehensive range
includes linear ball bearings, profile rail guides, precision rail guides
and linear tables and slides.
Ball and roller screws
- Thanks to decades of experience with manufacturing ball
and roller screws and their continuous product and process development
activities, SKF provides customers with precision screw solutions that
fulfil the most demanding applications in terms of efficiency, precision,
durability and value. SKF provides solutions for applications that require
driving technology. Ball screws and roller screws convert rotary motion into
linear motion, and vice-versa.
A traditional screw essentially consists of a steel shaft with trapezoidal
thread and a bronze, metal or plastic nut. With this design, approximately
70% of the power is dissipated through the heat generated by friction at the
sliding contact surfaces.
Linear guides and tables
- To provide the best fit for all application demands in
linear guidance, our range is composed of the following main components:
Combining these components with different drive systems creates a linear
table range from non-driven tables up to complex driven positioning systems:
Linear ball bearings
Profile rail guides
Precision rail guides
- Mechatronics is the science of combining together
mechanics, electronics and digital technologies into exciting new solutions.
It is a rapidly advancing area that provides fantastic opportunities to
solve old problems in a clever and environmentally friend way.
SKF has more than 400 engineers dedicated to this area.
By being at the forefront of this technology for many years, SKF has
developed unique application knowledge in hardware and software.
In combining actuators, bearings, sealing, lubrication, sensors and
electronics competences, we have been able to develop a number of standard
and customized solutions. SKF offers a wide assortment of mechatronic
Actuating your business with SKF
Our extensive experience and knowledge of actuation systems enable us to
satisfy the most demanding requirements utilising linear actuators,
telescopic pillars, rotary actuators, engineered actuation systems, control
units and accessories.
Our competence dedicated to your success.
No two applications are the same.
With SKF actuation systems, you can rely on products and services that are
designed to meet the unique demands of your application and specific
- SKF actuation systems offer a wide range of telescopic pillars. Quiet, robust, powerful or with an attractive design, the SKF telescopic pillars can satisfy your most demanding requirements.
- SKF rotary actuators are designed to provide rotary
motion. Fast or slow. Heavy or light duty. Complex or simple arrangements.
You can chose from a wide variety of application areas.
Engineered actuation system
- A large number of control units are available to operate
the rotary / linear actuators and telescopic pillars. The control units can
have either AC input (100 - 240 V) or DC input. There are Control unit able
to manage single actuator but also CU allowing the connection of up to 6
actuators and several external HMI. There is also a control unit able to
operate DC actuators using a battery (power cable is needed to recharge).
- SKF Actuation System offers different operating switches
to control the position your equipment.
The range includes:
that can be used in conjunction with many Control units.
- Hand switches
Magnetic bearings/PM motors
- Rotating without contact
SKF S2M Magnetic Bearings leverage more than 35 years of leadership
in active magnetic bearing technology.
The first compressor equipped with an SKF S2M Magnetic Bearing, commissioned
in 1985, is still running. Since then, we have partnered with many of the
world’s largest and most advanced companies to harness the power of
levitation to address the need for high speed and high reliability in the
most demanding operating environments.
More than 120 000 turbo molecular vacuum pumps (primarily for the
semiconductor industry) now operate with SKF S2M Magnetic Bearings/PM motor
components. In addition, SKF experience includes more than 1 000 references
in the oil and gas industry, including upstream, midstream and downstream
processes. SKF is now pioneering the use of SKF S2M Magnetic Bearings for
the first Natural Gas centrifugal compressors directly laid on the seabed at
the Asguard subsea gas compression system in the Norwegian Sea.
With a worldwide presence, including 300 persons dedicated to servicing our
customers, SKF is the world market leader in the development, manufacture
and sale of active magnetic bearings and magnetic bearing control
technologies. We look forward to working with your team.
Technology and key benefits
- SKF’s Magnetic Systems is a sustainable solution for a
wide range of industrial and commercial high speed applications, with focus
on robustness, manufacturability and key performances:
high energy efficiency
no mechanical component wear, thus longer service life
environmentally friendly, oil-free and contamination-free
very high speeds, virtually vibration-free
in built powerful condition monitoring
Magnetic systems applications
- SKF provides magnetic bearings, high speed motors,
generators and services and solutions that meet the customers' expectations
regarding quality, safety, profitability and environmental care.
- Oil and Gas
- Semiconductor and vacuum equipment
- Machine tool spindles
- Neutron chopper, instrumentation
- Medical and Imaging
- Help your bearing achieve its maximum service life
Every bearing has a certain service life potential. However, research has
shown that, for various reasons, not every bearing achieves it. Important
stages which have a major impact on a bearing service life can be recognised
during the bearing’s lifecycle. These stages are mounting, lubrication,
alignment, basic condition monitoring and dismounting. The stages in a
bearing life cycle are extremely important for achieving the maximum service
life of the bearing. By applying the right maintenance practices and using
the correct tools, you can considerably extend your bearing’s service life
and increase plant productivity and efficiency.
Hydraulic tools for mounting and dismounting
- Mounting bearings using hydraulic techniques
SKF has pioneered the use of hydraulic techniques, such as the SKF Oil
Injection Method and the SKF Drive-up Method, for mounting bearings.
These techniques have helped to simplify bearing arrangements and facilitate
correct and easy mounting. SKF has also developed a comprehensive range of
tools and equipment to put these hydraulic techniques into effect.
Dismounting bearings using hydraulic techniques
The SKF hydraulic techniques are often the preferred method for dismounting
larger bearings as well as other components. These techniques, which employ
hydraulic pumps, nuts and oil injectors,
allow the application of substantial forces to dismount bearings or other
Mechanical tools for mounting and dismounting
- Mounting bearings in a cold condition
Small and medium size bearings are generally cold mounted. Traditionally,
the bearing is mounted using a hammer and a length of old pipe. This
practice can cause forces to be transmitted through the rolling elements,
resulting in damage to the raceways. SKF’s fitting tool helps prevent
bearing damage by applying the forces to the bearing ring with the
Choosing the right puller for the job is critical. The puller type, and its
maximum withdrawal capacity are crucial for completing any dismounting job
safely and easily. Puller overload can result in breakage of the puller’s
arms and/or beam and therefore should be avoided. This breakage can damage
the bearing or shaft and can cause personal injury. In general, it is
recommended to use a three-arm puller rather than a two-arm puller as the
three-arm puller is more stable. Whenever possible, apply the withdrawal
force to the ring with the interference fit. SKF offers a complete range of
easy-to-use mechanical, hydraulic and hydraulically-assisted bearing pullers
for use in many bearing applications.
Bearing heaters for mounting and dismounting
- Mounting bearings using heat
Oil baths are often used for heating bearings prior to mounting. However,
this method can contaminate the bearing, resulting in premature bearing
failure. Today, induction heating is the most common technique for heating
bearings since it allows a high degree of controllability, efficiency and
safety. SKF has set the standards for the development of induction heaters
for bearing applications. SKF bearing induction heaters are equipped with
many features, which help prevent bearing damage during heating.
Dismounting using heat
The inner rings of cylindrical roller bearings generally have a tight
interference fit, which requires high forces to dismount. In such cases,
using a puller can cause damage to the shaft and ring, which can be
hazardous to the operator. Using heating equipment facilitates easy and
quick dismounting while reducing the risk of damage to the ring and shaft.
SKF offers a range of heating equipment, which includes aluminium heating
rings as well as adjustable and fixed induction heaters, for dismounting
cylindrical roller bearing inner rings.
- What is shaft misalignment?
Machines need to be aligned in both horizontal and vertical plane. The
misalignment can be due to parallel or angular misalignment and in fact is a
combination of both.
Reduce machinery breakdowns by up to 50% and increase your uptime
It’s a fact. Shaft misalignment is responsible for up to 50% of all costs
related to rotating machinery breakdowns. Accurately aligning shafts can
prevent a large number of machinery breakdowns and reduce unplanned downtime
that results in a loss of production. In today’s challenging environment of
reducing costs and optimizing assets, the necessity of accurate shaft
alignment is now greater than ever.
- Condition monitoring is the process of determining the
condition of machinery while in operation. The key to a successful condition
monitoring programme includes:
Successfully using this programme enables the repair of problem components
prior to failure. Condition monitoring not only helps plant personnel reduce
the possibility of catastrophic failure, but also allows them to order parts
in advance, schedule manpower, and plan other repairs during the downtime.
- Knowing what to listen for
How to interpret it
When to put this knowledge to use
Basic condition monitoring products
- Essential for maximum bearing service life and optimum
To help ensure long bearing service life, it is important to determine the
condition of machinery and bearings while in operation. Good predictive
maintenance will help reduce machine downtime and decrease overall
To help you achieve this goal, SKF has developed a wide range of instruments
for analyzing the critical environmental conditions that have an impact on
bearing and machine performance.
Electric motor test and monitoring solutions
- Over the last five decades Baker Instrument built a great
reputation as an innovative provider of electric motor test equipment for
industrial motor maintenance professionals. Our products are used around the
globe in condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, motor manufacturing
and repair applications. Now, as an integrated business of SKF USA, we
continue to build upon that worldwide reputation. While Baker Instrument is
no longer a company entity, the Baker brand lives on in the latest
generations of surge test products such as the versatile Baker DX and
automated, user-programmable Baker AWA-IV static motor analyzers.
Energy and Sustainability Management
- The Energy and Sustainability Management (ESM) team is an
SKF "Centre of Excellence", delivering services and solutions to SKF
facilities and customers to comprehensively achieve and sustain energy
savings. The team offers a range of products, services and solutions.
Portable data collectors and analyzers
- With more than a century of leadership in the design and
manufacture of bearings, SKF's R&D Engineers have leveraged every bit of
this expertise as they pioneered many of the world's leading condition
monitoring tools and technologies. As such, SKF offers a wide variety of
portable condition monitoring hardware.
- The SKF Microlog Inspector is a powerful system used for
recording inspection data. Operators use this system as a replacement for
verbal or paper inspection trails to document their observations with
accurate, consistent and actionable information.
- SKF has a comprehensive product range and field service
backed by decades of field experience. SKF's surveillance systems take the
risk out of machine condition monitoring by the utilization of three
different types of systems: on-line systems, transmitter-based systems and
Motor quality control test systems
- These rack-style motor quality control units are rugged,
field-proven systems for testing stators and armatures in high-volume
manufacturing environments. They combine the most common electrical tests
into an efficient automated solution.
- SKF has comprehensive software solutions with powerful
diagnostic and analytical capabilities to provide fast, efficient and
reliable storage, analysis and retrieval of complex asset information. This
software makes the information accessible throughout your organisation. The
software available for your condition monitoring needs include the
Sensors and eddy probe systems
- SKF has developed a range of industrial vibration sensors
that incorporates over three decades of practical experience from providing
transducers such as eddy current probe displacement sensors, accelerometers
and velocity sensors, to machinery monitoring of all classes in multiple
Mating cables, connectors and hardware are also available, so SKF makes it
easier to buy and specify the exact solution for your requirements.
Condition monitoring training
- SKF offers a wide range of training courses to help you
maximize the benefits of using your SKF products. These courses are designed
with a real-world practical approach for engineers and technicians to apply
what they've whose responsibilities require them to be proficient in the use
of the SKF condition monitoring products.
- SKF Power Transmission is a product line that provides
a complete range of high quality belts, chains, couplings, pulleys,
sprockets, bushings and hubs.
Required in virtually every industry, power transmission components enable
processes to run by connecting moving parts in machinery.
- A well-designed belt drive will transmit power for many
years with minimal maintenance. As such, investing in high quality belts
reduces the total cost of ownership of your machinery in the long-run.
SKF offers a complete assortment of both standard and high performance belts
which can be installed in many different applications. SKF Xtra Power Belts,
for example, are suitable for all kinds of industrial applications and some
agricultural machines. These belts have been designed to increase the
service life of your application and deliver up to 40% more power than
standard wrapped belts.
- Belt performance is highly dependent on pulley
performance. High quality pulleys can significantly increase belt life and
reduce the total cost of ownership of your machinery.
At SKF, we offer a range of pulleys that are:
Manufactured according to relevant ISO or RMA standards to help ensure
Statically-balanced to G6.3 balancing quality
Equipped with taper bushes for quick and accurate installation
Phosphate-coated for corrosion resistance
- A well-designed chain drive transmits mechanical power
from one shaft to another efficiently. SKF Chains are manufactured in state
of the art facilities, using tight quality controls. All products conform to
ISO standards and other industrial standards such as ANSI, BS, DIN and JIS.
While conforming to the standard ANSI standards for sprocket fitment, the H,
SH, SPH and SHH series of chains offer excellent strength and load capacity
for demanding applications, and shock loading. This has been achieved by the
use of thicker plates, greater plate profile and the use of through hardened
pins, providing improved service life.
- SKF Sprockets come in a wide range of sizes. With a
comprehensive selection available, you will never have to worry about
finding the perfect sprocket size for your application.
SKF Sprockets are available in various hub configurations such as plate,
single hub and double hub. They also come with optional taper bushes for
ease of installation and removal. Sizes under 25 teeth are standard with
hardened teeth for optimum sprocket life.
Bushing and Hubs
- SKF Bushings and hubs are made of high quality steel,
with most phosphate coated or blackened for improved corrosion resistance.
All SKF Bushings can be easily installed and removed with basic tools, which
results in minimal downtime each time they are fitted.
For example, SKF FX Keyless Bushings are designed with a 360 degree
interference fit that enable components to be easily positioned and mounted
without the necessity of a keyway.
- SKF offers a wide range of standard and customised
coupling products. SKF Couplings cover a wide range of coupling types, sizes
and capacity ratings for many applications and factory environments.
For example, SKF Grid Couplings are an excellent choice for high output (kW)
and high torque applications where vibration, shock loads and misalignment
- SKF has a vast portfolio of various types of coupling
systems to meet each customer specific requirements from standard products
to highly tailor made solutions.
The powerful SKF oil injection method is applied to SKF various types of
rigid OK couplings, Supergrip bolts, hydraulic rings and nuts, as well as
Flexible couplings offering our customers substantial savings in downtime
for all industries and applications where they are used.
Oil injection systems
- SKF Coupling Systems develops, produces and sells
products and solutions based on the oil injection method. These products
reduce downtime and make maintenance cheaper in the capital intense
equipment where they are used.
Flexible shaft couplings
- Connect and transmit power from a driving shaft to a driven shaft
Manage to compensate for totally 4 shaft misalignments:
Combination (angular + offset)
- The inner and outer components of the SH bushing are
threaded to correspond to a divided taper angle. A nut with screws is fitted
to the inner component. When the screws are tightened, the outer component
is subject to axial pressure and "climbs" up the thread on the inner
component. The slotted inner component will be pressed against the shaft and
the outer component, if slotted, will be pressed against the hub.
Other couplings and transmission products
Test and measuring equipment
- As a major engineering company, SKF needs to make sure
that it provides products and services that meet its own high standards.
Measurement and quality-assurance systems, based at our own Condition
Monitoring Centre for test and measuring equipment (CMC-Steyr), have
provided the means to do that for the last 25 years.
Today, we offer the same capabilities to customers. SKF develops and
supplies the latest technology and instrumentation, designed to gauge
compliance with each customer’s defined goals. A full range of measurement
approaches fulfill the quality assurance needs of manufacturers of high
precision round parts and related products, as well as grease testing for
the grease industry.
SKF also works closely with other specialists, if required. Installation,
setup, training (on or off site) and extensive follow-up activities are all
part of the services supplied. In addition, SKF offers a range of gauges to
check tapered shaft journals or the radial internal clearance of cylindrical
roller bearings. They are designed to meet the requirements of
high-precision technology, especially in machine tool and spindle
manufacturing and spindle repair services.
Technology and measurement approaches include:
- Waviness, roundness and form analysis
Noise and vibration testing for bearings
Non destructive testing
Grease testing machines
Waviness, roundness and form analyser
- Waviness on the bearing components can cause high
vibration levels in most applications. As the amplitude of these waves is as
small as some nanometers, you can understand the importance of measuring
accuracy and resolution.
Noise and vibration tester
- A noisy application might be caused by wavy bearing
components, local defects in the rings and balls or by dirt particles in the
bearing. While basic requirements on a bearing like stiffness, load
capacity, speed limit and service life play a critical role in applications,
low noise and vibration are becoming even more important.
Dimension measuring machines
- Stricter process requirements cause tighter tolerances
and higher output, resulting in high demands on the measuring machine
capability and time pressure when resetting measuring equipment. In many
cases, the resetting time of the measuring machines already bottlenecks the
process where there is still a need for thousands of master parts.
- SKF provides products and solutions for a wide variety of
optical measurement and optical inspection applications related to bearing
manufacture. Primarily for rotation symmetric components, such as balls,
rollers, rings and bearings, industrial optical inspection equipment from
SKF keeps costs to a minimum while maximizing your application.
Non destructive testing
- The thorough inspection of components is a way to check
that each component is defect free, or complies with certain quality
requirements to retain their usability.
Where necessary, 100% of production can be inspected in real time, removing
outliers from your production without adding to your production cycle time.
Gauges for bearing mounting
- When checking features such as tapered seatings, roller
set bores or outside diameters of cylindrical roller bearings, conventional
measuring methods and instruments are not always suitable. SKF has a
SKF's complete range of gauges is specially designed to meet the measuring
needs of cylindrical roller bearings with a tapered bore. These gauges are
also useful for other applications.
Grease test rigs
- While SKF has a rich history in the research and
development of bearing technology, it also has deep roots in the field of
lubrication technology. Through the development of a number of grease test
rigs, we continue to deepen our understanding of lubrication theory and pass
that knowledge on to our customers.
- Service maintenance management is CMC's answer to the
broad spectrum of services requested by customers. These customer services
are backed by a global framework in all areas.
SKF Vehicle aftermarket
- Drawing on its experience as an OE supplier to car
manufacturers around the globe, SKF Vehicle Service Market deals with the
aftermarket for cars and commercial vehicles all over the world.
Our concept is to offer high quality products and premium services to our
customers, whether your profession involves maintaining vehicles or
supplying products to those who do.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
- SKF supplies Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)
for condition monitoring, mounting and lubrication of bearings. This is the
equipment that is obligated under the Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment Regulations 2006.
SKF (U.K.) Limited is financing a drop off point for Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE). End of life EEE can be returned to SKF at Luton.