Increasing demands on efficient train operations put increasing demands on components and technology. How do you get the performance you need?
New developments in bearing technology, efficient service offers, and modern business arrangements help you hit the sweet spot between cost and performance. By picking and choosing between the different solutions, you can tailor a perfect combination for your needs.
Flexible Bearing Technology Options
Even if bearings have been in production for well over 100 years, they are under constant development.
For some of the latest updates on wheelset bearings, SKF engineers have put extra effort in finetuning the contact areas between the rollers and the raceway and between the roller face and the inner ring flange. They have pushed friction even lower than before with optimised geometries, improved raceway profile, optimised flange angle, and improved surface roughness. Lower friction results in lower operating temperatures, which further enhances the preconditions for lubrication.
The bearing material itself is also under constant scrutiny. By refining the case-carburised process during bearing production, SKF has increased material strength and performance to improve train performance.
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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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