SKF Energy Efficient deep groove ball bearings

Conveyor operators are increasingly looking for ways to reduce energy consumption and thus operating cost. SKF Energy Efficient deep groove ball bearings offer interesting potential to reduce friction between the belt and idle rollers.

With bearings being a relatively small share of the construction costs of a conveyor, the benefits are accounted for during conveyor operations. Taking into account the sheer number and operating hours of idle rollers in bulk conveyors, even a small energy saving may offer significant cost reductions.

SKF Energy Efficient deep groove ball bearings may also offer benefits to web transport systems where reduced torque is desired.

Friction loss is energy lost

Which makes bearings eco-friendly components by default - by reducing friction, bearings reduce the amount of energy that machinery requires. SKF energy efficient deep groove ball bearings push this inherent advantage to a new level.

30 % less friction with next generation bearings

Through optimized internal geometry, a unique polymer cage, low-friction grease, SKF energy efficient deep groove ball bearings exhibit significantly less friction torque, or friction loss, than conventional bearings - 30 % reduction or more, depending on bearing size and application conditions.
Drawing on SKF core competency areas including bearings, seals, and lubrication systems, and using advanced SKF modelling tools to reduce all sources of friction, SKF engineers created a new generation of deep groove ball bearings.
  • Electric motors
  • Pumps
  • Compressors
  • Fans
  • Conveyors
  • Other applications of medium or light loads are possible
  • Lower energy consumption for end customers
  • Enables easier building of higher efficiency machinery
  • Reduced operating temperature results in increased viscosity that can extend bearing life
  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • Optimized internal geometry
  • Low noise, low torque, long-lasting grease
  • Unique polymer cage design
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