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SKF can help design engineers get off to a great start by tapping into decades of application knowledge from manufacturers and end users. Global trends in the machine tool industry:
High speed
  • Increase uptime and productivity to reduce costs of parts
  • Increase machine speed and precision
    • High rotating speed, accuracy and rigidity
    • Stable temperature
    • Low vibration

Complete machining
  • Complete machining concept due to high flexibility
  • Intelligent machines for adapted production
  • Integrated automation for part handling
Clean production
  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Reduce environmental impact
    • Low noise
    • Low lubricant usage
    • Prevent fluid leakages

Access thousands of off-the-shelf products for:

Super-precision bearings
Machine tools applications require superior bearing performance. Extended speed capability, a high degree of running accuracy, high system rigidity, low heat generation, and low noise and vibration levels are just some of the performance challenges.
Standard bearings and units
A comprehensive assortment of standard bearings are completing our portfolio for used machine tools.
Precision lock nuts
For super-precision applications such as spindle vunits, ball screws and precision shafts, reliability is crucial. SKF precision lock nuts provide a strong joint with a precise angle and secure grip around shafts.
Lubrication systems
SKF supplies lubricants and lubrication systems that are suitable for most of the machine tool requirements. We also provide spindle lubrication systems for all speed ranges and customized multi-point lubrication systems for linear guides, screw drives, bearings. Auxiliary equipment and automated minimal quantity lubrication (MQL) systems for machining processes are available as well.
Coolant pumps
SKF Centrifugal and screw spindle pumps are each engineered to provide a reliable and efficient supply of cooling fluid in specific machine tool applications. In addition to systems supplying coolant directly to cutting tools and work pieces.
Sealing solutions
SKF is a leading supplier of standard and custom-engineered sealing solutions. These include integrated solutions consisting of seals and advanced engineered plastic parts, as well as molded seals for higher volume orders and high-performance machined seals for hydraulic and pneumatic applications like press-cylinders, valves or clamping devices as well as for rotary applications like rotary distributors, joints or indexing tables.
Linear motion technologies
We offer solutions for linear drive and for guiding systems, including profile rail guide, precision rail guide, dovetail slides, standard linear slides and linear ball bearings. All are designed for ease of maintenance and reliability.
Measurement and monitoring
Integrated condition monitoring technologies. With the right machine data, and the right tools to interpret it, you can optimize your maintenance program. SKF has a complete, integrated range of condition monitoring tools and technologies to make it happen.

SKF also offers access to

  • Advanced calculation tools
  • Spindle services
  • and more or fully customized solutions

Engineering knowledge from SKF R&D programs and testing facilities

  • Loads and force
  • Tribology
  • Lubricants and lubrication systems
  • Power and torque
  • System rigidity
  • Running accuracy
  • Speed
  • Thermal behaviour
  • Vibration / balancing
  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Condition monitoring
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