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SKF celebrating centenary at Hillhead 2007


SKF, the knowledge engineering company, are celebrating their centenary during this week’s Hillhead exhibition, where they are exhibiting the latest technology from the company’s five platforms – bearings and bearing units, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services – on outdoor stand F2.

In particular, the company’s Vogel centralized lubrication systems, the latest energy-efficient bearings, a mobile version of the Copperhead fault-detection system, the Microlog MX vibration analyser, and the latest generation of high-capacity roller screws are on display.

SKF’s energy-efficient bearings are said to deliver high levels of performance while using 30% less energy than conventional models, saving end users money and increasing the performance of machinery. Performance is further enhanced by Vogel centralized and automated lubrication systems, which ensure that system components in off-highway applications receive the right amount of lubrication at the right time, cutting maintenance requirements and downtime significantly.

Also available to minimize downtime is the Copperhead fault-detection system, which is able to monitor a complete vehicle for abnormal conditions, such as vibration and excessive temperature. Likewise, the company’s Microlog MX vibration analyser has been launched as an intrinsically safe addition to the Microlog range, specifically designed for the mining and quarrying industry.

Additonally, SKF’s latest range of roller screws has been developed for use where extremely high loads are required to be positioned smoothly and reliably. They offer a dynamic load-carrying capacity in excess of 2,235kN and high rotational speeds of over 3,000 rev/min.

A spokesperson for SKF said that with such a wide range of products aimed at helping customers in the quarrying, recycling and heavy construction industries to reduce their operating costs while improving the productivity, reliability and safety of both static and mobile equipment, Hillhead 2007 was the perfect venue for the company to share their 100 years of engineering expertise.


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