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SKF appoints new Southern Africa MD

19th May 2020 Boksburg-based bearings, seals and lubrication systems company SKF Southern Africa has appointed Burak Özyurt as its new MD, with immediate effect. After working for Turkish household appliances company Arcelik (known locally as Defy), he joined SKF in 2012 as an application engineer in Turkey... 

SKF collaborates with wireless specialist LumenRadio to enhance automated machine monitoring

12th May 2020 By collaborating with wireless specialist LumenRadio, SKF has developed a new wireless sensor as part of a condition monitoring system for improving rotating equipment performance programs on a scale previously considered uneconomic. LumenRadio began in areas such as professional lighting, its... 

Better data collection from hazardous areas

5th May 2020 A sensor that monitors rotating equipment performance is now certified for use in hazardous areas, extending condition monitoring into new applications and industries.  SKF has gained hazardous area approval for its QuickCollect sensor, which collects vibration and temperature data. The new... 

Rolling roads with advanced bearing technology

23rd April 2020 Bearings, although buried deep within the vehicle, are on the front line in contributing to drivetrain efficiencies and delivering reliability for automotive manufacturers. Thomas M. Wolf, Application Engineering Master, power train and electrical, explains how EV drivetrains are placing new... 

SKF takes steps to reduce impact of initiatives from authorities and customers

22nd April 2020 The industries and regions in which SKF operates are being impacted by initiatives by authorities and SKF’s customers related to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. As a result of this significant level of uncertainty, SKF is taking major steps to reduce the impact of the situation on its... 

Speeding up design of bearing arrangements

6th February 2020 Designers can now design complex bearing arrangements more quickly and easily, thanks to a simplified version of powerful simulation software from SKF. Bearings are a fundamental part of any machine: designing the moving parts properly can mean the difference between an efficient machine and one... 
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