Applying SKF knowledge engineering to optimize power train design
Increase drive train efficiency and reduce C02 emissionUsing proprietary SKF software, SKF engineers are able to accurately simulate gearboxes, power take-off units and final drives. With SKF Vehicle Environmental Performance (VEP) software, SKF is now able to factor in driver behavior under various operating conditions to quickly and accurately assess potential for real-life fuel efficiency and CO2 emission reduction. This is an important tool for OEMs and tiers, in that it allows them to explore the merits of various design options virtually, so that the final design can be optimized prior to prototyping and manufacturing.
Increase power density and save moneyUsing advanced simulation tools, SKF Explorer bearings, engineered materials, special lubricants, and on-line sensorised monitoring, SKF designed and built a 250 mm size gearbox with the performance power of a 280 mm size gearbox. The final design resulted in:
- 20% reduced weight
- 25% reduced volume
- 20% reduced oil and energy consumption.
Deep sea production equipment designed for optimal service life
SKF Engineering Consultancy Services helps major oil and gas producer achieve increased service life of deep sea production equipment.
Increasing wind turbine service life
SKF Engineering Consultancy Services helps turbine manufacturer design for a potential 20-year product service life