Engineering Competence

Bearings stabilise agricultural machinery

Fortschritt Erntemaschinen GmbH has developed a new rotary grass cutter. The main requirements were larger working widths and higher driving [...]
Agriculture,Bearings,Coupling systems,Research and development,
Engineering Competence

First harbour crane with new series of spherical plain bearings

In 1988, a 45-tonne crane built by Krupp Fördertechnik GmbH (formerly Orenstein & Koppel A.G.) was put into service in Lübeck harbour by the [...]
Bearings,Coupling systems,Lifting and Handling,Research and development,
Engineering Competence

Bearings for high speed operations

Machine tool spindles should run with minimal runout, at high speeds with low temperature rise and have a high stiffness. Rolling bearings for [...]
Bearings,Coupling systems,Machine Tools,
Engineering Competence

Condition monitoring improves machine productivity

New approaches to diagnosing the health of machinery and bearings is revolutionizing the way industry looks at maintenance activities.Facing the [...]
Condition monitoring,Maintenance,Monitoring and diagnostics,Reliability,
Engineering Competence

Series production of HBU 3 with ABS sensor

SKF has been producing hub bearing units for the automotive industry for almost 60 years.Following small improvements at the beginning, the trend to [...]
Bearings,Cars,Hub units,Integrated maintenance solutions,Mechatronics,Seals,
Engineering Competence

Integrated sensor ball bearings

Integrating sensors into bearings reduces the overall number of parts. This, in turn, simplifies assembly and hence reduces weight, space [...]
Cars,Condition monitoring,Engineering tools,Hub units,Integrated maintenance solutions,Maintenance,
Engineering Competence

Research up front

Research centres are often regarded as hotbeds of learning with little relevance to the real world. But the researchers at SKF’s international [...]
Cars,Hub units,Research and development,Seals,Testing and test center,