Power transmission products play an important role in overall bearing performance. They are the vital link between moving parts in equipment, and industry as a whole spends about twice as much on these products as it does on the actual bearings.
By creating its own range of power transmission products, SKF® can now offer products that are well matched and give engineers a wide design choice according to performance and cost considerations.
SKF is the first bearing manufacturer to consolidate the sales and supply of power transmission products in this way. The range, to be sold under the Group’s existing brand, is the result of a thorough analysis of the market and customer requirements.
Bringing power transmission pro-ducts under a single brand offers significant user benefits apart from the confidence that comes from a well-known brand. SKF can provide a convenient single supply source for products and services with a large stock of products. This, in turn, offers the chance to simplify logistics to end users and reduce administrative work.
SKF already has its own sophisticated worldwide warehousing and logistics systems through which power transmission products can be supplied. This currently can provide access to more than 30 000 power transmission items (and in the future even more), which enables distributors and end customers to have smaller stocks and less capital invested in inventory.
As bearings and other power transmission components work together in many industries, many bearing problems and failures can be identified through the knowledge of power transmission. A few examples of those industries are food and beverage, oil and gas, pulp and paper, textile, me-talworking, packaging, mining, mineral processing and cement, agriculture and material handling. Combining
an understanding of bearing systems
with power transmission gives SKF
the opportunity to enhance the support it gives to users.
The SKF power transmission ran-ge covers most common types of products, which can be divided into six main categories – belts, pulleys, chains, sprockets, couplings, as well as bushings and hubs. All SKF power transmission products are identified by an SKF specific designation prefix. Apart from that, the designation follows international standards for easy recognition and cross-referencing.
Product fulfilment: By developing its own range of solutions for power transmission, SKF is able to offer well matched products. Thus, giving engineers a wide choice for better performance at an optimum cost level