Digital Technology

Bearing remanufacturing cuts costs and CO2

Bearing remanufacturing plays an essential role in the global railway industry. The benefits are many, including shorter stops, faster overhaul [...]
Bearings,Circular economy,Digitization,Remanufacturing services,Sustainability,
Digital Technology

Manufacturing’s lean and digital future at SKF

When Ajay Naik moved from India to Sweden in 2017 to run SKF’s Gothenburg factory, the plant faced multiple challenges. This is how he and his team [...]
Digitization,Leadership,Manufacturing,Quality Management,
Digital Technology

Conditioning mon‍itoring cuts costs

China’s Guangzhou Metro is one of the busiest metro networks in the world. Now it is going from a planned maintenance model for its bearings to a [...]
Bearing failure,Bearing life,Bearings,Digitization,Sustainability,
Digital Technology

Hybrid bearings – the coming industry standard

Hybrid bearings provide solutions for existing and upcoming technical challenges. Combining steel rings and ceramic rolling elements reduces weight [...]
Bearing failure,Bearing life,Bearings,Engineering Competence,
Digital Technology

The future of bearing failure analysis is here

Computer vision is an effective complement to the human eye. SKF has developed an AI tool to evaluate bearing damage automatically, helping [...]
Bearing failure,Digitization,New technology/product,
Digital Technology

Testing toward more effective maintenance of Sydney’s railway

Responsible for maintaining the bulk of Sydney’s passenger rail fleet, engineering business Downer Rail & Transit Systems has recently been [...]
Bearing life,Digital Technology,Railways,
Digital Technology

Raising the bar for collecting bearing data

SKF’s Sensor roller system uses sensors embedded inside rollers to gather operational load and other data in order to instantly determine the state [...]
Research and development,Sensorised bearings,Wind,