Gearbox maintenance operations

SKF's gearbox maintenance operations applies the SKF Asset Efficiency Optimization methodology, a process that aligns maintenance requirements with business goals, to keep track of your gearbox performance and availability during production.

Maintenance strategy review

Maintenance activities are often based on history, maintenance personnel experience and/or the original manufacturer's instructions. SKF can work with you to devise the best maintenance strategy and practices based on the driveline criticality and your key performance indicators. All to make your gearbox provide the required power as reliably and efficient as possible.

Predictive maintenance (PdM)

Gear units and motors must provide a smooth and reliable operation. With the right asset monitoring system you can identify potential problems before they occur. Keeping unplanned maintenance to a minimum and letting you conduct the right maintenance activities during planned stops.

SKF Predictive Maintenance is a process that uses sophisticated technology systems to gather comprehensive intelligence on driveline conditions and production processes. SKF can design a specific PdM system adapted for your driveline and process needs. A PdM system can include vibration monitoring, thermography, lubricant analysis and Operating Deflection Shape analysis (ODS).

Inspection, monitoring, diagnostics and protection systems

SKF offers advanced, well proven multi-parameter condition monitoring systems, ranging from portable monitoring units to complete on-line systems. This includes a wide range of equipment for static testing and dynamic monitoring devised for industrial motors. All optimized for the tough requirements a driveline operates in.

Lubricants and oil analysis

Using the right lubricant, in the right amount, in the right place can provide longer service life for bearings and gears, with less wear and lower operating temperatures. Optimized use of lubrication systems, lubricants and periodical analysis can prevents gearbox breakdowns.

SKF's product range includes special "Oil Conditioning Units" designed for oil bath lubricated gearboxes able to periodically clean the oil, and complete oil circulation systems for medium and large customized gearboxes.

Integrated maintenance solutions (IMS)

Do you consider to subcontract the maintenance of your critical drivelines? Integrated Maintenance Solutions (IMS) from SKF offers an alternative to in-house maintenance practices or full outsourcing. Bringing together all areas of SKF expertise, with a continuous process of maintenance monitoring, analysis and improvements. It provides a planned skills transfer program for maintenance and operation personnel, and technology upgrades when required. The services and support best suited to optimize driveline efficiency and integrity (safety and environment) are all included in one performance based agreement.
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