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SKF to showcase sealing solutions for two-wheeler suspensions at EICMA 2015

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    2015 November 17, 12:00 CEST

    SKF will present innovative seal products designed to improve sealing performance for two-wheeler forks and shock absorbers at EICMA 2015

    Gothenburg, 17 November 2015: SKF will showcase new sealing solutions that boost performance for two-wheeler suspension systems and improve overall control and comfort for riders at EICMA 2015.

    SKF will be exhibiting at the show with its official distribution partner InnTeck, an international distributor of high-tech components and racing accessories for motorcycles and bikes. Innovative SKF seals that are featured in several suspension products distributed by InnTeck, including floating pistons and piston seals and fork closed cartridge seals, will be featured at the dual SKF/InnTeck booth.

    Floating pistons

    This sealing module from SKF is an integrated solution for the pressure reservoir of rear shocks on two-wheelers. The unit replaces conventional multi-component designs and integrates a membrane feature into the piston. An advanced external sealing lip design controls oil and gas transfer and reduces friction, virtually eliminating stick and slip effects. The reduced friction and rubber membrane design also helps improve rider control and comfort. The floating piston module will be available for Öhlins shock absorbers with a reservoir internal diameter of 49mm and WP shock absorbers with a reservoir internal diameter of 52mm.

    Piston seals and fork closed cartridge seals

    Combining low-friction rubber compounds and optimized seal design, piston seals and fork closed cartridge seals from SKF deliver outstanding sealing performance for two-wheeler forks. Both feature dynamic seal lips to reduce friction and integrated metal inserts to improve seal contact with the shaft and housing. When used together, these seals enable better absorption of impacts from small obstacles, particularly during braking, improving rider confidence and thereby contributing to higher performance.

    Piston seals and fork closed cartridge seals from SKF are both offered for the Showa SFF-Air TAC. Packaged and distributed by InnTeck, this kit replaces the air piston seals and original rod seals of the Showa SFF Air-TAC forks, used on some Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki models.

    SKF will be active on social media in the run up to and throughout EICMA 2015, using the Twitter handle @SKFseals_Eicma and hashtag #SKFreadytoride. Users can follow our social media activities via the Tweetwall on our stand or our website dedicated to two-wheeler sealing solutions, which also contains product information: www.skf.com/sealsbikes.

    EICMA is a worldwide exhibition for motorcycle enthusiasts, attracting more than 600 000 visitors and 1 000 exhibitors in 2014. This year’s EICMA is the 73rd edition and will take place at Fiera Milano in Milan, Italy, from 19-22 November 2015. Visitors will find SKF solutions on display at the SKF/InnTeck booth in pavilion 24, stand I53.

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    For further information, please contact:
    Press Relations: Theo Kjellberg, +46 31-337 6576; +46 725-776 576; theo.kjellberg@skf.com

    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.
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