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SKF to demonstrate industry focused solutions for elevators and escalators at Interlift 2013

Sealed Single row angular contact ball bearing
Sealed Single row angular contact ball bearing

2013 October 10, 16:00 CET

SKF will showcase a series of innovative components that will improve reliability and performance in elevator and escalator applications at the Interlift 2013 trade show

Gothenburg, 10 October 2013: SKF will be demonstrating how solutions from its  Material Handling segment helps to improve efficiency for industrial elevator and escalator applications at Interlift 2013; a trade show dedicated to elevator technology.

The working theme of the show is 'From Engineering to Maintenance' and the SKF stand will show a range of offers that enhance the performance of elevator motors and guide rails, escalator turning stations and step chains, as well as services for both applications.

For OEMs, SKF will be showcasing the Bearing Beacon, a piece of 3D modelling software that helps find the best solution for the different types of elevator traction machines (geared and gearless) and their relative bearing arrangement. SKF will also exhibit sealed spherical roller bearings designed to withstand high loads and thus minimise unscheduled stops. SKF deep groove ball bearings with Solid Oil, radial shaft seals and hub bearing units are also included as part an offering that helps OEMs build robust performance into their machines. 

The SKF stand will also present a series of aftermarket solutions to minimise maintenance and cut costs for operators, including chain lubrication, point lubricators and condition monitoring.

SKF will also be demonstrating a new bearing for the very first time: the sealed SKF single row angular contact ball bearing The new bearing features two non-contact steel reinforced NBR (Nitrile Butadiene Rubber) seals, and a high performance, long lasting polyurea (GXN) grease as standard. Sealed SKF single row angular contact ball bearings are dimensionally interchangeable with and have the same high load carrying capability as open bearings. And because they are non-contacting, the seals do not generate frictional heat, which enables the bearings to operate at the same high speeds as open bearings.

SKF experts will be on hand to explain the benefits of all these innovations to delegates, using product demonstrations, case studies and presentations.

Interlift 2013, the International Trade Fair for Elevators, Components and Accessories, takes place from 15th-18th October at the Augsburg Trade Fair Centre, Germany. SKF will be in Hall 5 on Stand 511.

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For further information, please contact:
Press Relations: Nia Kihlström, +46 31-337 2897; +46 706 67 28 97;

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 2012 were SEK 64,757 million and the number of employees was 46,775.

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