Passenger and locos
Electric and diesel locomotives are the work horses for all railway operators to haul freight and passenger trains and are used by some operators even for high speed operation.
In passenger transportation more and more electric and diesel multiple units are used for long and short distance service especially where shorter trains operating with shorter intervals are needed.
As an alternative to the crowded streets in cities and suburban areas, mass transit railways are becoming ever more important. Vehicles like suburban trains, metros or underground and light rail vehicles operate world-wide.
SKF plays an active role in the development of many types of axleboxes for different bogies and to meet their diverse challenges. A major theme is the demand on increased reliability and safety, as well as down sizing to meet the weight restrictions. In addition SKF offers package solutions including monitoring of relevant operational parameters like speed, positioning, temperature, vibration etc.