SKF is the first bearing manufacturer to consolidate the sales and supply of power transmission products in this way, bringing a vast stock of products under a single, trusted brand. Power transmission products will be supplied via the sophisticated warehousing and logistics systems already established by SKF. These systems can provide easy access to a growing number of power transmission items that currently exceeds 27,000, enabling distributors and end customers to operate efficiently with smaller stocks and less capital invested in inventory.
SKF power transmission products are designed to be easy to install and use, with minimal maintenance. In addition, and of increasing importance, they also offer the ability to reduce energy consumption and through-life cost, by minimising friction and service requirements, while extending operating life through superior component design and the use of advanced materials.
For example, the latest SKF XtraPower wedge belts feature a multi-layer construction, with a tough polyester tension cord being embedded between layers of polychloroprene over a rubber base, and encapsulated in a long-life fabric coating. This advanced construction enables the belt to accommodate heavy tension loads with minimal elongation (one-shoot tensioning, no need to re-tension after the initial run-in period), producing an operating life that is up to 40% greater than traditional standard wrapped belts.
Similarly, the Company’s range of keyless bushings provide a fast and reliable method of mounting bored components onto plain shafts, without the need for keyways, tapers or spines. Not only do the keyless bushings save time, they also offer a perfect interference fit with uniform pressure distribution to provide true zero backlash.
These same design principles apply to the full range of power transmission products. Javier Rincon, Product Manager for SKF, explains, “SKF has for some years supplied a variety of advanced power transmission products, that offer customers savings in time and cost. With recent product introductions we now have one of the most comprehensive ranges of couplings, V and synchronous belts, roller and conveyor chains, pulleys, sprockets and bushes, available from a single supplier.
For further information, please contact: Phil Burge, Communication Manager, SKF (U.K.) Limited
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SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2011 were SEK 66,216 million and the number of employees was 46,039. www.skf.co.uk