The global need for more sustainable transport means there will be more and more people travelling by train and a shift of freight transport from road to rail. As physical expansion takes time and is very costly, the industry looks to digitalisation and increased train availability to make the railways more efficient. Additionally, even though the railway is the most sustainable form of transport, there is rising demand to further decarbonise the sector.
SKF offers innovative railway solutions and services that improve fleet efficiency and reliability – and decrease lifecycle costs – while supporting the industry on the way to net-zero goals.
Innovations, developments and upgrades in bearings and units, related products and condition-monitoring solutions are important to make passenger and freight trains run reliably and sustainably longer: they help extend maintenance intervals and reduce the risk of unplanned stops, minimising the total cost of ownership.
Extended maintenance intervals and planned service stops only when needed help maximise rolling stock availability. Only replacing what needs to be replaced, and refurbishing rather than always buying brand new parts, also help minimise maintenance costs.
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With technology from SKF, Ningbo Rail Transit has extended the service life of critical refurbished bearings on 8 trainset vehicles.
SKF are extending the lifecycle of bearings by utilising hybrid solutions to phase out harmful high voltage currents.
SKF's hybrid deep groove ball bearing offers lower friction, higher precision, and superior electrical insulation properties.
SKF dives into the history of train wheels and wheelset bearings, exploring the evolution of their design over the ages.
According to SKF; the rail industry is facing the challenge of lowering its environmental impact while maintaining operational efficiency.
Axleboxes are a vital component of a train’s suspension system, providing support to the axle & maintaining proper alignment with wheelsets.
SKF believes the reliable performance of railway equipment relies heavily on the durability of its components, particularly the bearings.
Televic GSP and SKF have signed an agreement to advance condition-based maintenance for rolling stock manufacturers and operators.
SKF shares how it increasingly looks to create digital experiences which both itself and its customers can benefit from.
SKF believes companies must innovate – full steam ahead – and find smarter ways of lowering rail’s existing carbon footprint even further.
SKF has manufactured new sealed, maintenance-free traction motor bearing units in close collaboration with the German Aerospace Center.
SKF and Televic GSP will to collaborate to drive development and innovation to advance condition-based maintenance capabilities for rolling stock operators.
SKF has developed a new design for railway freight axleboxes to help customers reduce weight and improve the performance of bogies.
SKF has developed a new hybrid deep groove ball bearing for high-speed applications such as rail industry traction motors.
SKF has announced its commitment to have a supply chain with net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
SKF has signed a long-term agreement with Stadler Rail to equip and service rolling stock for the Berlin underground (U-Bahn) in Germany.
GTR has installed a condition monitoring system developed by SKF to help avoid unplanned maintenance and associated disruption to services.
JSG Industrial Systems, SKF’s distributor of lubrication systems in Australia, has a long and storied history in the industrial development of the country.
IMx-Rail condition monitoring technology from SKF helps Barcelona Metro take a smarter approach to service quality.
SKF has developed a condition-based maintenance solution for rail that performs condition monitoring of both track and rolling stock.
SKF and Advanced Truck Systems (ATS) have agreed to collaborate in equipping the new 2-piece bogie system from ATS with high capacity...
Leading up to InnoTrans 2018 SKF and Siemens signed a partnership agreement that will focus on improving train operators’ asset management efficiencies. The par...
SKF extends passenger train wheelset maintenance intervals with the launch of its new SKF Passenger bearing 1.7 Mkm Cylindrical Roller bearing Unit (CRU). Launc...
The latest methods of bearing protection – including insulating coatings, hybrid bearings and sealed bearing units – help to extend maintenance intervals for tr...
Croatian rolling stock producer, Končar KEV has finalised an agreement with SKF for the supply of bogie components for its latest low-floor electric and...
The Moroccan rail operator, ONCF has placed an order with SKF for the delivery of 15,000 railway wheelset bearings over a period of...
Bearing design and integration expertise from SKF has helped Siemens and Bombardier to create a new generation of reliable, highly efficient passenger...
Replacing traditional maintenance regimes with condition-based monitoring will help rail operators to reduce the time they spend servicing their rolling...
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