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SKF launches new SE bearing housing series

2012 May 30, 09:23 CEST

SKF today announced the launch of its new SE bearing housings. The new housings are an upgrade of the highly successful SNL housing series, which have been used in many industries for very many years.

The new SE housing is a very reliable, versatile solution for mounted bearing applications and is designed to meet the needs of customer applications across virtually all industrial and processing sectors.

These housings, which range from size SE 507-606  to SE 532, have special design features to exploit the full service life potential of the incorporated bearings, and significantly reduce maintenance costs and related downtime.

The specific features are;

• Upgraded material
To accommodate the increased load carrying capacity of SKF bearings, SE housings are made of a higher strength grey cast iron that can accommodate heavier loads.

• Stiffer, more robust design
The SE housing’s new design makes it extremely unlikely for the housing to become distorted by over-tightening the attachment bolts

• Reduced grease consumption
The SE housing has an effective grease guiding system, for relubrication from the side, that applies grease directly to the bearing during relubrication. With the grease guiding system, the bearing is greased more reliably, making it possible to reduce grease quantities during relubrication.

• Reduced operating temperatures
When compared to SNL housings, the new SE housing design improves heat transfer from the bearing outer ring to the support surface, which reduces the temperature in the bearing. Reduced operating temperatures make it possible to extend relubrication intervals while increasing the service life of the bearing and lubricant.

• Improved rust protection
These high quality housings provide improved rust protection that is in accordance with the C3 corrosivity class (ISO 12944).

• EPD assessed
A declaration of the environmental performance of SE housings is described in an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), according to ISO 14025.

Gothenburg, 30 May 2012

Aktiebolaget SKF

For further information, please contact:
TECHNICAL PRESS: Nia Kihlström, Press Manager,
tel: +46 31-337 28 97, mobile: +46 706 67 28 97, e-mail:

Colin Roberts, SKF Group Communication, tel +31 30 6075608, mobile: +31 653 944 111, e-mail:

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2011 were SEK 66,216 million and the number of employees was 46,039.

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