SKF highlights latest sealing solutions at EICMA 2016

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    2016 November 03, 14:00 CET

    SKF will showcase an innovative shock absorber seal system for off-road vehicles such as enduro and cross motorcycles, snowmobiles and quads.

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 3 November 2016: at EICMA 2016, SKF will unveil the latest version of its shock absorber sealing system. The company will share a stand with its official distribution partner InnTeck, an international distributor of high tech components and racing accessories for motorcycles and bikes.

    Using a specially developed NBR compound, the Seal Head Unit 2.0 provides reliable sealing for high-performance suspension components over a wide temperature range of -40°C to +140°C. The fully integrated one-part system features a new static outer diameter seal design to ensure easier assembly and removal, while its all-new rebound bumper and mating plate provides a smoother kick-back and consequently longer service life. As well as reducing friction and wear, this compact new sealing solution enables the OE Customers to increase the operating stroke length while at the same time keeping the overall shock absorber dimension as short as possible.

    Also showing this year are piston seals and fork closed cartridge seals from SKF that combine low-friction NBR compounds with optimised designs to 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, particularly during braking.

    Piston seals and fork closed cartridge seals from SKF are offered for the Showa SFF-Air TAC advanced front suspension system. Packaged and distributed by distribution partner 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 latest model years.

    EICMA is a worldwide motorcycle exhibition for motorcycle enthusiasts. This year's show - the 74th EICMA - will take place at Fiera Milano in Milan, Italy, from 08-13 November 2016. Visitors will find SKF and its official distribution partner, InnTeck in Pavillion 4, on Stand O74.

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    For further information, please contact:
    Press Relations: Sabine Hergenröder, +46 31 337 6418; +46 705 77 6418,

    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 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2015 were SEK 75 997 million and the number of employees was 46 635.

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