Axleboxes are the link between the rotating wheelset and the quasi-static frame of the bogie or running gear of a railway vehicle. Axleboxes and axlebox bearings/units have always been a vital component in the reliability and safety of railway rolling stock.
SKF offers a wide choice of axlebox bearing designs for all kinds of railway rolling stock, from high-speed trains to diesel and electric locomotives, diesel and electrical multiple units, passenger coaches, freight cars and mass transit vehicles like metro cars and tram cars.
SKF axlebox bearings help reduce operating temperatures, extend maintenance intervals and more. In fact, millions of SKF axleboxes are in service throughout the world in every climate, from moderate Mediterranean to tropical desert to sub-zero wilderness.