SKF launched a new app for its proven SKF Drive-up Method for mounting bearings. Developed for ease of use in the field, the app is available in both iOS and Android formats and can be used on smartphones and tablets. Complementing SKF’s recognised SKF Drive-up Method PC software, the app is available for download from the Apple app store and from Google Play.
The app enables the user 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 an SKF hydraulic nut fitted with a dial indicator, as well as a highly accurate digital pressure gauge mounted on the selected pump.
When using the app, the user selects the bearing designation and seating arrangement, and the values required for optimal mounting are displayed. In addition, the app provides step-by-step working instructions. Both the required values and instructions can be saved in a PDF format.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock