Wheel end

SKF has pioneered every major advance in wheel end technology since the invention of the automobile, and our commitment to innovation continues today. With expertise in not only bearings but also in seals, lubrication, and mechatronics, SKF is able to look at wheel end technology from a systems point of view. The result is improved functionality, reliability, efficiency, and safety.

Vehicle manufacturers around the world rely on SKF for wheel end components and integrated systems. SKF OE equipment ranges from tapered wheel bearings to self-contained hub units with embedded sensors that communicate with the vehicle’s computerised program unit to control anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction control systems (TCS), and other important functions.

Looking ahead, SKF is now developing a new generation of sensorized hubs that will further improve safety and driveability. SKF’s leadership in hub technology has been confirmed with numerous awards from vehicle manufacturers such as Toyota and Fiat, component system suppliers, and automotive publications in both Europe and the U.S. One such award proclaimed the SKF patented X-Tracker “the most significant innovation in the global hub bearing market since the integration of ABS sensors in the 1990s.”
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