Engineering Competence

Dutch railway bridge gets a lift from new bearings

A railway bridge in the Netherlands needed new bearings on a number of wheels in the lifting mechanism in order to meet railway safety requirements. [...]
Railways,Seals,Spherical roller bearings,
Engineering Competence

The need for speed

SKF is accelerating the development of electric vehicles. With its new High Speed Ball Bearing 1.8 for e-Drive, the company is taking the lead in the [...]
Cars,Deep groove ball bearings,Research and development,
Engineering Competence
Damaged bearing

Understanding the ISO 15243 – Bearing damage modes and classifications

Due to the central role of bearings in many machines, avoiding bearing failures is key to improved machine performance. The first step to avoid future [...]
Bearing failure,SKFstronger,
Engineering Competence
SKF Rolling Knowledge webinars

Reliable sealing solutions for optimum bearing/ system performance

“A bearing’s best friend is a properly selected seal!” This statement underlines the fact that around 50% of premature bearing failures are related [...]
Seals,SKFstronger,
Engineering Competence
SKF Rolling Knowledge webinars

SKF GBLM – A new rating life model applied to hybrid bearings

Hybrid bearings are the preferred choice for high-speed, high-precision equipment such as machine tool spindles. By combining low weight, good [...]
Bearing life,SKFstronger,
Engineering Competence

Bearing solution for vacuum pumps and compressors

SKF has introduced an improved and extended catalogue range of Explorer single-row angular contact ball bearings for use in applications such as [...]
Angular contact ball bearings,Explorer bearings,Pumps and Compressors,
Engineering Competence
Bearing mounting

The future of bearing mounting

Bearing mounting is one of the most important aspects of bearing performance and service life. Estimates are that as many as 1 out of 6 premature [...]
Bearing failure,Bearing mounting,Bearings,Digitization,Training,