SKF has been a leading global technology provider since 1907. Our fundamental strength is the ability to continuously develop new technologies – then use them to create products that offer competitive advantages to our customers.
SKF is present in over 130 countries and in around 40 specialized segments.
SKF has a unique understanding of rotating equipment and how machine components and industrial processes are interrelated. We provide a wide range of products and related technologies to OEM and aftermarket customers around the world, in every major industry, at each phase of the asset lifecycle.
Services & Solutions from SKF – realizing industry's full potential
SKF offers a full range of services and solutions to both OEM and aftermarket customers around the world, in every major industry, at each phase of the asset life cycle. Services & Solutions from SKF can help you to:
A comprehensive portfolio
Services & Solutions from SKF range from new machine development and design verification, to reconditioning, Integrated Maintenance Solutions, training and remote monitoring
We can help you reduce your operation’s energy usage and improve its sustainability. And we will work with you to define where to focus, and how to get the fastest return on your investment.
Bearings, units and housings
The application demands and operating conditions of rotating machinery are extremely diverse. To achieve the best performance fit for your application, there are many different parameters to consider – dimensions, weight, rotational speeds, load ratings, sealing and lubrication, to name a few. By working with SKF you have access to the world’s widest range of rolling and plain bearings from a single manufacturer, and expert advice and calculation tools to help you identify products that are the best performance fit for your application.
Sealing solutions customized for your system performance
Seals have a crucial impact on system performance. Life and reliability of what is often considered a simple component can make all the difference to your products and operations. SKF has more than 100 years of experience in various industries and applications, and is the only company that can support key aspects of the sealing system through its knowledge of bearings, seals, lubrication and associated science and technology. SKF offers expert advice and provides support throughout the life cycle of your sealing system
Poor lubrication causes about 36% of all premature bearing failures
But with the right lubrication solution you can create new opportunities to increase uptime and productivity. Along with helping to reduce premature bearing failures and machine downtime, proper lubrication can increase energy efficiency. At SKF, we can help you realize the true potential of lubrication.
SKF lubrication solutions range from specialized lubricants to state-of-the-art lubrication systems. Integrated SKF lubrication solutions combine our expertise in bearings, seals and condition monitoring with our tribology knowledge – the study of friction, wear and lubrication.
You can also count on leading technical support and services. This includes lubrication management programmes to help with lubricant selection, planning and monitoring – all from a single, reliable partner.
Help your bearing achieve its maximum service life
Every bearing has a certain service life potential. However, research has shown that, for various reasons, not every bearing achieves it. Important stages which have a major impact on a bearing service life can be recognised during the bearing’s lifecycle. These stages are mounting, lubrication, alignment, basic condition monitoring and dismounting. The stages in a bearing life cycle are extremely important for achieving the maximum service life of the bearing. By applying the right maintenance practices and using the correct tools, you can considerably extend your bearing’s service life and increase plant productivity and efficiency.
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