New robust steering rack bearing by SKF enables a smoother and more precise car steering

Robust steering rack bearing
Robust Steering Rack Bearing

2013 January 15, 16:00 CET

SKF today launches a new robust steering rack bearing for cars with Electric Power Steering (EPS), that enables a smoother and more precise steering. This bearing reduces friction by up to 30 percent, increases load resistance up to 17 percent and durability by 20 percent.

“SKF’s new robust steering rack bearing directly supports drivers to handle their cars in a more comfortable way with a more precise steering”, says Andrea Griseri, Business Development Manager, BU Car Chassis, SKF. “Usage of EPS is increasing in vehicles produced today. Since steering products need to manage tough loading conditions, as well as low speeds, reversal rotation, oscillation and misalignment, it is a demanding application. We have met the very high demands with our new innovative design for this bearing”.

This robust steering rack bearing includes an improved internal design, comprising solid shoulders to support high loads and shocks as well as reduced friction torque. The new patented cage design enables the balls to move more freely and their movements are not disturbed by the cage pockets.

The size of this bearing can be customized depending on requirements.


Gothenburg, 15 January 2013

Aktiebolaget SKF



For further information, please contact:
Nia Kihlström, SKF Group Communication,
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,





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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