SKF recently introduced a new app for its drive-up method of mounting bearings. Developed for ease of use in the field, the app is offered in both iOS and Android formats and can be used on both smartphones and tablets.

The app enables users to achieve accurate adjustment of spherical roller and CARB toroidal roller bearings mounted on tapered seatings. The correct fit is attained by controlling the axial drive-up of the bearing from a predetermined starting position.

The method incorporates the use of a hydraulic nut fitted with a dial indicator, as well as a digital pressure gauge mounted on the selected pump.

When utilizing the app on either a smartphone or tablet, the user selects the bearing designation and seating arrangement. The values required for optimal mounting are then displayed.

In addition, the app provides step-by-step working instructions. Both the required values and instructions can be saved in PDF format.

The app is available for download from the Apple app store and from Google Play.

A global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services, SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has approximately 15,000 distributor locations worldwide.

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