All articles for "Railways"

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From minus 150° to 350°C

The range of SKF bearings and bearing units for extreme temperatures has been extended to include Y–bearing units suitable for very high as well as [...]
Bearings,Design,Railways,Y-bearing units,
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Optimised bearings for locomotive transmissions

Modular design makes the new Adtranz Octeon locomotives flexible. SKF optimised the bearings for the integrated drive system.Electric locomotives are [...]
Bearings,Integrated maintenance solutions,Railways,Transmission,Transportation & logistics,
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Polymers enhance railway axlebox bearings

Significantly improved performance can be achieved through the use of polymer cages for roller bearings in railway axlebox applications.Optimised [...]
Bearings,Railways,Transportation & logistics,
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Insulation combats current

Passage of current can cause lasting damage to raceways and bearing rings within a relatively short period of time. This problem led to the [...]
Bearings,Railways,Transmission products,Transportation & logistics,
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Sensorised bearings in door mechanisms

Gebr. Bode & Co. GmbH, a German manufacturer of door systems for suburban trains, has selected SKF sensorised bearings for the drive mechanisms [...]
Bearings,Electrical,Mechatronics,Railways,Transportation & logistics,
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Testing standards set for railway bearings

Reliability is a key word in railways operation. One way of ensuring the long-term reliability of Europe”s network is through rigorous testing [...]
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Testing times for greases

Grease plays a crucial part in the lubrication of railway axleboxes and bearings. SKF has evaluated its test procedures for measuring grease [...]
Lubrication Solutions,Railways,