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Less oil gives more heat

A new labyrinth seal for standard bearing housings minimises the risk of oil leakage. This is welcomed by many users who have previously experienced [...]
Bearings,Lubrication Solutions,Seals,
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Evaluating hybrid bearings for general applications

Opportunities are now opening up for hybrid bearings – incorporating silicon nitride balls rather than steel ones – in general purpose machine [...]
Bearings,Electrical,Lubrication Solutions,Machine Tools,
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Making quality bearing steel

Demands on rolling bearing reliability and performance are continually increasing. Bearings are required to last longer and transmit ever higher [...]
Bearings,Reliability,
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Damping in a rolling bearing arrangement

The operation of a rotating machine at critical speeds frequently causes a high level of mechanical vibration, noise and excessive wear. An important [...]
Bearings,Design,Research and development,
Engineering Competence

The maintenance-free universal joint

The universal joint for commercial vehicle propeller shafts is essentially a specially-designed grease-lubricated needle roller bearing. This new [...]
Maintenance,Seals,Transportation & logistics,Trucks,
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High-speed operation

Railway companies today demand modern equipment that is compact, easy to handle and contributes to a reduction in total life cycle cost.In response [...]
Bearings,Condition monitoring,Mechanical maintenance,Railways,Transportation & logistics,
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Finite method, infinite options

The Finite Element Method (FEM) is a well-established engineering technique in many areas of product design and design verification. Within SKF, it [...]
Cars,Design,Hub units,

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