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  • 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
Product Portfolio
  • 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.

    Bearings

    SKF manufactures virtually every type of ball and roller bearing. Many are available in more than one of the four SKF performance classes:
    • SKF standard
    • SKF Explorer
    • SKF Energy Efficient
    • SKF super-precision
    A wide assortment of plain bearings, rod ends and bushings are also available.
    The design and material variants for these bearings are quite extensive.

    Bearing Units

    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 bearings.
    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.

    Bearing Housings

    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.
      • Ball bearings

      • 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.
      • Roller bearings

      • 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.
      • Bearing accessories

      • As a complement to our bearings SKF provides a wide range of bearing accessories like adapter sleeves, withdrawal sleeves and lock nuts.
      • Engineered products

      • 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 stock.
      • 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.
      • Super-precision bearings

      • 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.
      • Plain 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.
      • Bearing units

      • 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.
      • Bearing housings

      • 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
        • worldwide availability
    • Seals

    • Sealing solutions customized for your system performance

      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 system.
        • Automotive seals

        • 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.
        • Industrial seals

        • 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 thermoplastic elastomers.
        • Materials

        • 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 applications.
        • SKF SEAL JET

        •  The SKF SEAL JET system includes:
          • 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
          Advantages of the SKF SEAL JET system:
          • Production of sealing solutions for most industries tailor-made to your customer's needs
          • Prompt manufacturing of seals and components up to 600 mm in diameter
          • Short delivery times
          • A wide range of seal designs
          • Application engineering support
        • Engineering services

        • 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 solutions.
        • 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.
      • Lubrication solutions

      • 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 lubrication.

        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.
          • Lubricants

          • 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 manufacturers worldwide.
          • 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.
          • Lubrication systems

          • 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 lubricants
            • 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 your machines.

            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 lubrication activities.
        • Linear motion

        • 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:
                • Linear ball bearings
                • Profile rail guides
                • Precision rail guides
                Combining these components with different drive systems creates a linear table range from non-driven tables up to complex driven positioning systems:

                • Non-driven tables
                • Driven tables
          • Actuation Systems

          • 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 products

            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 conditions
              • Telescopic pillars

              • 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.
              • Rotary actuators

              • 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.
              • Control units

              • 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).
              • Operating switches

              • SKF Actuation System offers different operating switches to control the position your equipment.
                The range includes:
                • Hand switches
                • Foot switches
                • Desk switches
                that can be used in conjunction with many Control units.
            • 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 reliability
                    • high energy efficiency
                    • no mechanical component wear, thus longer service life
                    • virtually maintenance-free
                    • 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
                    • Energy
                    • Semiconductor and vacuum equipment
                    • Turbocompressors
                    • Machine tool spindles
                    • Neutron chopper, instrumentation
                    • Medical and Imaging
                    • Wastewater
              • Maintenance products

              • 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 components.
                  • 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 interference fit.

                    Mechanical dismounting

                    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.
                  • Alignment tools
                     

                  • 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

                • Condition monitoring is the process of determining the condition of machinery while in operation. The key to a successful condition monitoring programme includes:
                  • Knowing what to listen for
                  • How to interpret it
                  • When to put this knowledge to use
                  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.
                    • Basic condition monitoring products

                    • Essential for maximum bearing service life and optimum machine performance

                      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 maintenance costs.

                      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.
                    • Inspection systems

                    • 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.
                    • Surveillance systems

                    • 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 protection systems.
                    • 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.
                    • Software

                    • 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 following.
                    • 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 industries.

                      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.
                  • Power transmission

                  • 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.
                      • Belts

                      • 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.
                      • Pulleys

                      • 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 optimum performance
                        • Statically-balanced to G6.3 balancing quality
                        • Equipped with taper bushes for quick and accurate installation
                        • Phosphate-coated for corrosion resistance
                      • Chains

                      • 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.
                      • Sprockets

                      • 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.
                      • Couplings

                      • 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 occur.
                    • Coupling systems

                    • 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
                          • Protect system
                          • Manage to compensate for totally 4 shaft misalignments:
                            • Angular
                            • Offset
                            • Combination (angular + offset)
                            • Axial movement
                        • SH bushings

                        • 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
                        • Dimension testing
                        • Optical inspection
                        • 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.
                          • Optical inspection

                          • 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 solution.

                            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.
                             
                          • Services

                          • 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.
                        • Other Markets

                              • 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.