Experience the SKF R&D labs, where we fight friction and wear
Improved energy efficiency and cost reduction can be achieved by downsizing machines, increasing speeds and loads. As a result, machines are subject to higher stress levels. Bearings are of course no exception from these trends, highly contributing to the overall performance. Accommodating those increasingly higher stresses while ensuring a high level of reliability is a difficult assignment for bearings.
SKF embraces these challenges by performing state-of-the-art research and development activities addressing a large variety of demands in key industries such as railway, electric vehicles, machine tools, metal manufacturing and wind energy.
In our latest state-of-the-art research centre in the Netherlands, sought-after challenging needs for rolling bearings are investigated, tackled and transformed into innovative solutions. Progress in R&D at SKF extensively relies on experiments and the cutting-edge laboratory equipment.
Watch our R&D experts tour, and get a sneak peek behind the scenes in our new R&D laboratories in Houten, where you will experience a powerhouse of research on materials, friction, wear and lubrication, aiming at improving present technologies and developing innovative solutions.