SKF today announced the introduction of a new app for its SKF Drive-up Method for mounting bearings. Developed for ease of use in the field, the app is offered in both iOS and Android formats and can be used on smartphones and tablets. Complementing SKF’s recognized SKF Drive-up Method PC software, the app is available for download from the Apple app store and from Google Play.
Unique to SKF, the app enables the user to achieve accurate adjustment of spherical roller and CARB toroidal roller bearings mounted on tapered seatings. The correct fit is attained by controlling the axial drive-up of the bearing from a predetermined starting position. The method incorporates the use of an SKF hydraulic nut fitted with a dial indicator, as well as a highly accurate digital pressure gauge mounted on the selected pump.
When utilizing the app on either a smartphone or tablet, the user selects the bearing designation and seating arrangement, and the values required for optimal mounting are displayed. In addition, the app provides step-by-step working instructions. Both the required values and instructions can be saved in the convenient PDF format.