Life cycle partnership

With the life cycle partnership concept, SKF brings all its expertise and technologies to help the railway customers overcome their economical and environmental challenges:
  • innovations for profitable and sustainable growth
  • development and implementation
  • asset management and remanufacturing
  • local presence
As market leader and technology trendsetter, SKF is committed to the special demand in rail industry and offers customized solutions and products.
Design and develop
SKF knowledge platforms and established practical experience provide a precise customer analysis and a future oriented solution – based on economic and environmental requirements.
It is more than a partnership that unites SKF with our customers, it is a close and highly involved relationship from the beginning, driven by joint values: safety, quality, profitability and energy saving.
Manufacture and test
SKF has an experienced team and manufacturing standards in excellence, accompanied by quality control and quality assurance techniques.
The decisive key for long term reliability is rigorous performance and endurance testing in modern test rigs as well as in the field, certified by significant qualified authorities.
Install and commission
The SKF installation service offers the best holistic service from homologation to onsite mounting including manuals and documentation and individual training.
The highly trained local sales and service engineering team from SKF provides the railway customers both with dedicated application knowledge and personal support, in local language and for customized requirements.
SKF’ strong local resources offer the best customer service capabilities to the global rail industry, represented by 15 000 distributor locations in more than 130 countries – logistic services at its best.
Operate and monitor
SKF has a knowledge of rotating machinery reliability that is unmatched in the world. Close working partnerships with our customers have given us a unique and intimate understanding of the processes and challenges specific to every major industry.
As a result, SKF stands apart as a total solution provider for maximizing machine and plant productivity. Incipient damage can be detected and mechanical failures prevented – to lower life cycle costs.
Using condition detection systems and applying sophisticated algorithms for data processing can detect incipient damage and allow sufficient time for repairs before significant mechanical failures occur.
Maintain and repair
Maintenance and repair from SKF provides longer product life, reduces unplanned maintenance and increases uptime. SKF offers an individual maintenance strategy and engineering plan.
SKF returns the bearings to their original performance using state-of the-art technologies, strict reuse guidelines, advanced remanufacturing systems and exemplary quality control.
As good as new: maximum productivity, lower life cycle costs, same as new performance and reliability, reduced impact of the environment. SKF uses the same quality materials, methods and machinery to rework bearings that are used in repetition to manufacture them.

Each application has its own requirement

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