SKF was recognized as a Supplier of the Year for 2019 by American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) at AAM’s 26th Annual Supplier Day, held virtually from Detroit. SKF was recognized for continued and consistent exceptional performance saying, “The … [Read more...] about SKF recognized as a Supplier of the Year by American Axle & Manufacturing
SKF was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honoring the recipients of the company’s 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. During the event, GM recognized 116 of its best … [Read more...] about SKF recognized by General Motors as a 2019 Supplier of the Year winner
SKF has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or process operation. Lubrication is vital to rotating equipment performance and … [Read more...] about SKF Enlight ProCollect to support lubrication management
By combining SKF and SMT’s technical analysis and optimization capabilities, engineers can now have a seamless experience when designing transmission systems. The SMT MASTA software helps engineers to accurately and rapidly design and predict … [Read more...] about SKF and SMT combine software for better smoother transmission system design
By Travis Shive | Analytical Tools Expert • SKF USA Inc. Bearings are a fundamental part of any machine — which is why the design of their moving elements can mean the difference between an efficient machine and one that continually wears out and … [Read more...] about Sizing and selecting bearings with software in 2020
Product Line Manager at SKF, Chris James, says: "Industrial plants are under increasing pressure, and as a result, production hours are increasing. At the same time, our customers need to avoid unplanned downtime, while reducing their capital … [Read more...] about SKF wireless sensors for automated machine monitoring
1. Excessive preload: Excessive preload can have a sharp reduction in life due to increased load on the rollers which in turn increases friction, damages the lubricant and can cause high operating temperatures. 2. Variation between target preload … [Read more...] about What are the potential problems with preload?
The answer to this question would vary on a case-by-case basis and would depend on bearing type, size and operating conditions. For general applications, the operating clearance range should be within the recommended zone shown in the diagram below. … [Read more...] about Preload: How much is too much?
A sensor that monitors rotating equipment performance is now certified for use in hazardous areas, extending condition monitoring into new applications and industries. SKF has gained hazardous area approval for its QuickCollect sensor, which … [Read more...] about SKF — better data collection from hazardous areas
Springs The simplest method of applying preload is to use a wave spring. The spring acts on the outer ring of one of the two bearings. This outer ring must be able to be axially displaced. In the diagram below, the bearing arrangement comprises a … [Read more...] about What are the best methods for preload in a bearing system?