Reduce maintenance costs with robust quality chain  Mean-time-between-failures (MTBF) is an important measure of reliability, and is critical in power transmission systems. Robust chain drives extend mean-time-between-failures, which reduces maintenance costs.  Some chain systems are of inferior quality, having low wear resistance and little ability to withstand harsh conditions such as temperature variation and shock […]


Match your pulleys to your belts for extended service life  Cost efficiency is critical in engineering, including power transmission projects. Designers need high quality components in order to maintain performance and contain operating costs.  The superior quality of our pulleys can significantly extend belt life, which helps to reduce the total cost of ownership of […]


Improve plant efficiency with accurate belt selection Plant efficiency is a key performance indicator, and one that most manufacturers want to improve.  In power transmission, our Plant Belt Drive Mapping service has helped many customers to achieve this. After assessing all belt drives within a facility, our technical experts recommend how best to raise efficiency […]

Machine protection systems

With more than 35 years experience in production and service of instruments for monitoring, analysis and diagnosis of mechanical behaviour of critical machinery, SKF offers total system integration by bringing advanced condition monitoring and protection systems into a plant-wide control platform. This integration leads to the avoidance of costly unexpected down-time and reduced operating and […]

Portable condition monitoring systems

Unmatched versatility, connectivity, ease of use, reliability and functionality have made SKF the premier choice for portable, handheld condition monitoring units. Designed to help maintenance and operations professionals of all skill levels, with solutions from entry level (easy to get started and use) options, to expert level machine diagnostic tools. Collect vibration based data from […]

Alignment Tools

Misalignment of shafts, belt drives and chain drives is a major contributor to rotating machinery breakdowns.Accurate alignment can prevent a large number of machinery breakdowns and reduce the number of unplanned stops and loss of production. Accurate alignment can also help to extend the life time of your machines.  In today’s challenging environment of reducing […]

Heaters for mounting and dismounting

Mounting Incorrect methods account for 16% of premature bearing failures SKF Induction heaters utilise advanced power electronics with application specific designs for high performance. As a result, by using an SKF induction heater, the total cost of ownership is often significantly lower. Ergonomics and safety are also an important consideration for operators.  SKF induction heaters […]

Mechanical tools for mounting and dismounting

Mounting Small and medium size bearings are generally cold mounted. Traditional methods can cause forces to be transmitted through the rolling elements, resulting in damage to the raceways. SKF’s mechanical mounting tools help prevent bearing damage during cold mounting. Dismounting Choosing the right puller for the dismounting job is critical. The puller type, and its […]

Automatic Lubrication System

The right lubricant, in the right quantity, at the right time, to the right lubrication point Centralized automatic lubrication systems are an effective way to increase machine availability while reducing reliance on scarce talent. These systems provide the appropriate lubrication quantity at the correct intervals, minimizing friction and wear and optimizing bearing and machinery service […]


Automatic lubricators are installed on single lubrication points and automatically dispense the proper amount of lubricant to the application. Especially when lubrication points are difficult to access for safety reasons or their location in the plant, automatic lubricators can offer the solution. A wide range of single point automatic lubricators and accessories offers a solution […]