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New app simplifies mounting of bearings

SKF Bearing Assist is a new mobile app that enables quick, correct and easy mounting of bearings.

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SKF has developed a new mobile app, SKF Bearing Assist, that simplifies the task of mounting and replacing bearings. The app, developed with input from SKF customers, provides detailed mounting instructions for a comprehensive range of SKF bearings. It is suitable for use by all engineering and maintenance teams and will minimize the problems of incorrect mounting. It can also reduce installation time and cost and help to extend the operating life of bearings.

It’s a tool that can turn new recruits into experts.
Linus Wahlterius, product manager at SKF

The app contains detailed product information, including bearing designation, bearing type (with visuals) and suffix descriptions, as well as dimensions and illustrations. The mounting instructions cover bearings with basic designs that are included in the standard assortment. Information such as clearance reduction and drive-up method calculations, together with recommendations on lubrication, can save time and effort when fitting bearings.

Once a bearing has been mounted, this can be recorded in the app with details such as date, specific asset, location and work order. Details of which specific bearing has been mounted can also be added. Results can instantly be exported as a PDF, reducing the time required to produce a mounting report.

“SKF Bearing Assist is a new mobile tool that enables quick, correct and easy mounting,” says Linus Wahlterius, product manager at SKF. “It’s a tool that can turn new recruits into experts.”

SKF Bearing Assist is available for free download from the App Store and Google Play.

The SKF Bearing Assist app provides detailed mounting instructions for a comprehensive range of SKF bearings.

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