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SKF offers new app for mounting bearings

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    2016 February 09, 10:00 CEST

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 9 February 2016: SKF today announced the introduction of a new app for its proven SKF Drive-up Method for mounting bearings. Developed for ease of use in the field, the app is offered in both iOS and Android formats and can be used on smartphones and tablets. Complementing SKF’s recognized SKF Drive-up Method PC software, the app is available for download from the Apple app store and from Google Play.

    Unique to SKF, the app enables the user to achieve accurate adjustment of spherical roller and CARB toroidal roller bearings mounted on tapered seatings. The correct fit is attained by controlling the axial drive-up of the bearing from a predetermined starting position. The method incorporates the use of an SKF hydraulic nut fitted with a dial indicator, as well as a highly accurate digital pressure gauge mounted on the selected pump.

    When utilizing the app on either a smartphone or tablet, the user selects the bearing designation and seating arrangement, and the values required for optimal mounting are displayed. In addition, the app provides step-by-step working instructions. Both the required values and instructions can be saved in the convenient PDF format.

    For more information on the app, please visit:
    SKF Drive-up Method app

    Aktiebolaget SKF
          (publ)

    For further information, please contact:
    Press Relations: Sabine Hergenröder, +46 31 337 6418 ; +46 705 77 6418 sabine.hergenroder@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.
    Annual sales in 2014 were SEK 70 975 million and the number of employees was 48 593. www.skf.com

    ® SKF is a registered trademark of the SKF Group.

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