All articles for "Research and theory"

Engineering Competence

At the boundary between lubrication and wear (part 1)

New evidence shows that good lubrication of gears and bearings requires only a very thin layer of lubricant separating the moving surfaces.Recent [...]
Lubricants,Research and theory,
Engineering Competence

Engineering polymers for designer cages

Polymer materials are increasingly replacing metal in bearing cage design. The factors behind this growth are linked to improvements in engineering [...]
Research and theory,
Engineering Competence

Creating the right environment for compressor bearings

The refrigeration compressor industry is in a state of change. The thrust of this change is to develop more environmentally friendly, cost-effective [...]
Angular contact ball bearings,Cylindrical roller bearings,Research and theory,Toroidal roller bearings,
Engineering Competence

Spherical roller bearings in fans

Fan-related bearing problems represent a significant proportion of failures presented to SKF engineers. This has led to the development of solutions [...]
Deep groove ball bearings,Research and theory,Spherical roller bearings,
Engineering Competence

Making quality bearing steel

Demands on rolling bearing reliability and performance are continually increasing. Bearings are required to last longer and transmit ever higher [...]
Other (special products),Research and theory,
Engineering Competence

CARB – three bearings in one

Customer demands for a space saving and robust bearing with low friction, resulted in CARBTM, a new type of bearing, which permits both large axial [...]
Pulp and paper,Research and theory,Toroidal roller bearings,
Engineering Competence

Seal analysis pays

In today’s bearing systems, the seal is often the weakest link – the easiest point of exit for vital lubricants and the first point of attack for [...]
Design,Research and theory,Seals,