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SKF USA Inc.

890 Forty Foot Rd., Lansdale, PA, 19446, US

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Transportation Industry Products, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Green & Clean

Custom Machined Seals suit wind turbine applications.

January 12, 2015

Available in solid or split designs, Custom Machined Seals are engineered to facilitate up-tower installation, optimize protection against ingress of contaminants, and promote retention of lubricant. Sealing solutions include rubber reinforced radial shaft seals made from hydrogenated nitrile rubber or machined from polyurethane compound; polyurethane compound excluder seals; V-ring seals; hydraulic seals; and SKF Speedi-Sleeve to replace damaged shaft surfaces without power tools. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Caster Bearings suit steel mill operation support rollers.

January 8, 2015

By coping with axial expansion and contraction of rolls, SKF caster bearings can eliminate induced axial loads, reduce risk of roll seizure, promote bearing reliability and service life, as well as increase caster productivity. Spherical roller bearings have 2 rows of patented self-guiding rollers with common sphered raceway in outer ring and optimized internal design, while CARB® toroidal types are self-aligning radial bearings with locating/non-locating bearing systems' properties. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Sensor Bearing protects against power surge damage.

December 12, 2014

Serving as ready-to-mount, plug-and-play unit incorporating shielded sensor and deep groove ball bearing, SKF Sensor Bearing is equipped with EMC filter, offering protection against potential damage to bearing's sensitive electronics from power surges or electric discharges, particularly in AC electric motor applications. Depending on application, bearing can measure range of operating conditions, such as speed, position, and direction of shaft, among others. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Machine Tool Monitor offers active monitoring and data logging.

December 11, 2014

As stand-alone unit or integrated into control system, SKF Machine Tool Observer MTx connects all operating-parameter sensors to actively monitor, observe, and log performance history of machine tool spindles, grinding machines, or other rotating equipment. Accumulated condition levels, with continuous recording and long-term storage of critical data, allow intelligent monitoring. MCU-based electronics assembly with internal memory can connect to up to 6 different types of various sensors for monitoring multiple parameters. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Caster Roll Line Units handle extreme slab casting conditions.

November 26, 2014

Featuring self-contained, fully sealed, modular design, SKF ConRo Units integrate bearings, patented sealing system, housings, grease, roll bodies, and water connections to serve as complete packages, eliminating need for re-lubrication. Units protect bearings from ingress of water and contaminants; promote proper lubrication between bearing roller elements and raceways; and minimize lubricant degradation and metal-to-metal contact, wear, and corrosion of bearings. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Mounting & Attaching Products

Self-Leveling Chocks eliminate soft foot.

October 24, 2014

Self-leveling and height-adjustable, SKF Vibracon Chocks enable accurate mounting of rotating machinery to base frames, steel foundations, or plates while eliminating improper contact between machine casing and baseplate used to support it. Mechanical chocks compensate for angular misalignment of up to 4° between mounting foundation and bottom of machine foot. In addition to standard and extended chocking heights from 30–250 mm, units come in low-profile versions from 20–45 mm. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Bearings are available with customization.

October 20, 2014

Supporting multiple customization options, SKF super-precision bearings with 40–300 mm ODs feature designs and materials that increase speed and load-carrying capacity for machine tool applications. Specific customizations include pre-loading of precision spindle bearings, modifying angular contact and ball screw support bearings, converting rolling elements from standard bearing steel to ceramic balls, optimizing greasing, grinding notches, and substituting or redesigning bearing cages. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Rotating Shaft Sleeves are not prone to cracking.

September 24, 2014

Used with radial shaft seals in rotating machinery, SKF Speedi-Sleeves resolve micro-cracking issues typically associated with chrome-plated sleeves. These sealing solutions, combining stainless steel base material with non-chrome surface finish, facilitate/accelerate replacement of worn sealing surfaces without requiring machine disassembly and subsequent shaft regrinding. Installed on shafts without using special equipment, products enable machinery to be returned to service within minutes. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Spherical Washers optimize bolt mounting of machinery.

August 7, 2014

Promoting optimal performance in industrial, marine, and other heavy-duty bolted joint applications, Type SW standard height (2.36 in.) and Type SWLP low profile (0.79–1.34 in.) SKF Spherical Washers reduce likelihood of bolt relaxation by distributing bolt tension evenly. These all-spherical, 2-piece washers automatically adjust under compression to compensate for up to 4° of angular deviations. Construction is of high-grade alloy steel with corrosion protection surface treatment. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Portable IR Thermometer enables measurement from safe distance.

August 7, 2014

Able to take photos and videos that show measurements, SKF TKTL 40 lets operators safely ascertain surface temperatures of equipment while enabling readings to be reviewed/shared. Dual laser sighting and distance-to-spot ratio of 50:1 lend to accurate surface temperature readings of small areas. Where direct contact temperature measurement may be applicable, unit is supplied with K-type probe connection. Features include backlit display, data logging function, and LED illuminator. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Polyurethane Seal protects turbine bearings from contaminants.

August 5, 2014

Manufactured from polyurethane material exhibiting resistance to wear, abrasion, UV radiation, and ozone, SKF axial excluder seal (HRC1) comes in standard solid and split versions for shaft sizes from 1–3 m and offers alternative to rubber seals in wind turbine applications. Sealing lip helps reduce bending while minimizing contact area, friction, and wear; flexibility and engineering geometry allow axial displacement of + 2 mm; and integrated grooves keep sealing edge properly lubricated. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

High-Temperature Bearing Units are self-lubricating and drip-free.

July 11, 2014

Intended for continuous baking ovens, SKF® high-temperature bearing units have graphite internal cage that delivers required lubrication. Drip-free performance eliminates need for grease cleanup and helps contribute to HACCP compliance. Rated to 662°F, units achieve uninterrupted service life up to 40,000 hr. Supplied as pillow block, 2- or 4-bolt flange, or for drop-in installation, housings consist of corrosion-resistant phosphate coating over zinc chromate cast iron. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser-Based Sensor enables non-contact vibration measurement.

June 18, 2014

Delivering optimal results on every measurement surface regardless of environmental conditions, MSL-7000 series measures vibration and structure-borne noise from fans, electric motors, and pumps. Design employs contactless velocity proportional sensor and is suited for process-integrated, end of line acoustic inspections of noise-critical equipment. Covering acoustic measurements form 0.2 Hz to 22 kHz, this laser vibrometer integrates into manufacturing line and existing control systems. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Coated Bearings promote wind turbine reliability, performance.

June 16, 2014

Used in new installations or as replacement upgrades, SKF black oxide bearings add surface layer of protection to promote wind turbine reliability and performance. Coating can be specified for all types of critical bearings in wind turbine systems to withstand varying temperatures, speeds, and loads as well as resist contaminants, moisture, and chemicals. Up to 15 different immersion steps create thin surface layer delivering performance upgrade for bearing types and sizes in wind turbines. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Toroidal Roller Bearings withstand operation in steel mills.

January 8, 2014

Offered in wide range of sizes, CARB® Toroidal Roller Bearings are non-locating solutions engineered to withstand operating conditions encountered in rotating machinery in steel mills, including casters, electric motors, and gearboxes. Self-aligning units, designed for radial loads, exhibit minimized friction as well as resistance to wear. Bearings can accommodate misalignment, adjust for axial expansion of shaft, and maximize load capacity due to long self-guiding rollers. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Radial Shaft Seals protect critical steel mill assets.

December 12, 2013

Promoting performance and reliability, HSS radial-shaft seals enable metal rolling mills to protect large-size bearings from ingress of potentially harmful contaminants. Products are manufactured from nitrile rubber (NBR), SKF DURATEMP® (HNBR), and SKF DURALIFE (FKM). While standard grade is used for sealing lip, harder grade is engineered for part of seal body contacting housing bore. Reinforced seal design allows for split versions to facilitate installation and replacement. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Spherical Roller Bearings offer wear resistance.

December 5, 2013

Available with cylindrical or tapered bores in wide range of diameters, Explorer Spherical Roller Bearings utilize unique heat treatment for wear resistance, making them suitable for rotating machinery at steel mills. Two rows of self-guiding symmetrical rollers sharing common sphered raceway in outer ring serve to minimize friction and heat generation. Self-aligning capability compensates for misalignment between shaft and housing or shaft deflection without increasing friction. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Steel Mill Asset Monitor promotes reliability and uptime.

November 21, 2013

To help prevent failures and improve process control, machinery uptime, and maintenance planning, Multilog On-line System IMx-S monitors condition of critical steel mill assets 24/7 and enables early fault detection. Programmable and modular technology can be tailored to accommodate range of mill conditions, while simultaneous measurements of key operating parameters enable tracking of changes for analysis/action. Depending on model, system incorporates 16 or 32 analog signal inputs. Read More

Services

Repair Service handles inch and metric ball screws.

November 7, 2013

With dedicated service channel and full technical and engineering support, SKF can repair and/or rebuild ball screws for machine tools to minimize unscheduled downtime. Service includes free inspection and analysis, comprehensive failure analysis and reporting, reverse engineering, replacement parts, plating, end journal repair, and shaft machining. Emergency service is available with expedited turnaround and on-site field service can be arranged when requested. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Custom Sealing Solutions suit hydropower industry applications.

September 17, 2013

Custom machined sealing solutions can be supplied in any kind of seal for any application and in any quantity, dimension, and profile. All products are manufactured from self-lubricated cast polyurethane material blend; additional material options are available. One-piece designs are available for seals up to 4,000 mm dia, and spliced designs using welding technique are available to achieve performance and integrity of endless seal for those seals >10,000 mm dia. Read More

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