SKF to demonstrate staff productivity boosting innovations at Hillhead 2016
2016 April 21, 09:00 GMT
SKF will be attending Hillhead 2016 to demonstrate how to maximise staff productivity through optimum asset reliability in the quarrying sector. Visitors to the international quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition will see how the innovative solutions on display have been developed to increase the availability of machinery and reduce maintenance in some of the toughest environments.
On show will be the SKF Three-Barrier Solution that extends machine service life and reduces maintenance overheads, and reduces the quantity of grease needed to purge contamination. The cost-effective solution consists of a bearing housing, labyrinth S-seals (or SKF Taconite Seals for ultimate protection) and a specially formulated lubricant which acts as a contamination barrier. Furthermore, as the three-barrier solution features a sealed SKF Explorer spherical roller bearing – which will also be at Hillhead – the technology delivers superior operating performance that lasts significantly longer in contaminated environments compared to competing products.
Among the other market-leading innovations on display at Hillhead will be solutions specifically developed to reduce machinery repair time and costs. These include Cooper roller bearings, which provide ultimate flexibility and reliability thanks to its ‘split to the shaft’ design that allows access without the need for dismantling related components, even in what could be considered as ‘trapped’ locations. Meanwhile, the SKF Speedi-Sleeve avoids the need for expensive repairs to seal-worn radial shafts by acting as a protective sleeve to prevent abrasion - in the same way that a screen protector prevents damage to an expensive mobile phone.
Furthermore, SKF will present its electric motor test equipment, designed to predict issues for optimal asset reliability. Its static and dynamic motor analysis capabilities can detect a number of potential electrical and mechanical issues leading to significant savings and reduced unexpected premature failures. In practice, the SKF Dynamic Motor Analyzer - EXP4000, for example, safely gathers voltage and current data and uses algorithms to determine the quality of the power supplied to the motor, as well as issues within the motor to enable remedial work to be completed as early as possible.
SKF product line and industry experts will be available on the stand to provide more information and advice on the complete range of solutions developed for the quarrying sector, maximising staff productivity through improved asset reliability.