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SKF USA Inc.

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

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SKF USA, Inc.

Mechanical Power Transmission

Tapered Roller Bearings feature 4-row design.

July 14, 2015

Available in open and sealed variants that are identical, both dimensionally and in terms of load-carrying capacity, SKF Explorer Tapered Roller Bearings are intended for work rolls in rolling mills. Compact seal, made with heat- and wear-resistant material, allows unified bearing design. Open bearings have no cage protrusion, minimizing risk of damage both during handling and operation. Four separate outer rings allow even load distribution, extending service life. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Laser Shaft Alignment System provides precise measurements.

July 1, 2015

Comprised of 2 measuring units with detectors and lasers, TKSA 31 helps users identify and correct shaft misalignments of rotating machines. Embedded soft-foot tool helps establish basis for successful alignment, while touchscreen LCD accelerates and facilitates alignment. Measurements can be performed using 9-, 12-, and 3-o’clock positions (with additional flexibility of 40° around each), and live view supports intuitive measurements and facilitates machine position corrections. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vibration Sensor gathers critical machiney data.

June 17, 2015

Combining Data Collect app with Bluetooth-enabled Wireless Machine Condition Detector, SKF Enlight allows non-expert staff to gather critical machinery data, turning smartphone or tablet into data collection device. Sensor mounts magnetically to machine and relays vibration data to software via Bluetooth. In event of parameter warning or alert, user can request On Demand Diagnostic, whereby data is sent wirelessly to SKF Remote Diagnostic Center network for expert analysis and reporting. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Transportation Industry Products

Labyrinth Cartridge Seal protects split block housed bearings.

June 17, 2015

Promoting machine performance and uptime, SKF Taconite Seal protects against contaminated or wet operating conditions. This multi-stage seal is optimized to foster exclusion of contaminants; prevent water ingress, even during high-pressure washing; maximize bearing and seal service life; and reduce grease consumption. Machined cast iron or steel seal consists of one stationary and one rotating ring and can be supplied to fit bearing housings in shaft sizes from 1 15/16 to 18 in. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Spindle Assessment Kit measures key operating data.

June 15, 2015

Designed for use after spindle is assembled and installed in machine tool, SKF Spindle Assessment Kit can help OEMs or quality control staff to validate performance indicators, including vibration, thermal behavior, running accuracy, and natural frequency. Kit can also detect spindle unbalance conditions and assist in understanding resonance frequency, which is essential to cutting quality. By monitoring conditions, kit helps detect problems before they escalate. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Optimized Bearings match customers' application needs.

June 2, 2015

Part of SKF EnCompass Field Performance Programme, SKF Bearings have been optimized to meet real-world application conditions. SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings offer 50% less seal friction, while SKF Energy Efficient deep groove ball bearings minimize frictional losses. SKF Energy Efficient Y-bearings are characterized by lower frictional moment, and SKF Explorer steel/steel plain bearings are initially lubricated and sealed to eliminate need for relubrication. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Hub Bearing reduces preload range in automotive applications.

June 1, 2015

Suited for use in cars and vans, third generation hub bearing unit (HBU3) offers preload range that reduces friction and associated CO2 emissions while promoting fuel efficiency. Design incorporates flange for wheel and brake attachment and second flange for suspension attachment. Torque is transmitted to ring via included spline for driven wheel applications, and units for vehicles with ABS, traction control, or stability control systems include wheel speed sensor. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics, Machinery & Machining Tools

Laser Shaft Alignment System offers touchscreen navigation.

June 1, 2015

Developed for use in industrial applications utilizing rotating machines, Model TKSA 41 helps identify and correct shaft misalignment to maximize equipment uptime. Free measurement feature allows alignment measurements to start at any angle and finish with total angular sweep of only 90°. Live view supports intuitive measurements and facilitates horizontal and vertical alignment corrections. After each alignment, TKSA 41 generates customized report with notes and pictures from built-in camera. Read More

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

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