RS Components has added 4,000 SKF bearings to its portfolio, expanding the offering to a total of 6,000. This is the first step in significantly increasing its SKF range offer over bearings, power transmission and seals across the next 12 months.
The company's Blue range of food bearings serve innovative hygienic design principles and are relubrication-free. Unlike traditional designs, which may harbour contaminants such as airborne droplets, wastewater, or contaminated grease, these food bearings feature curved surfaces with a smooth finish. The ball bearings are simple to wash down, lessening the risk of bacteria build-up. These relubrication-free bearings are maintenance-free, which improves production uptime and product lifetime, and removes re-greasing material and maintenance costs.
The spherical roller bearings range comprises CC, CA and E design bearings, sealed bearings, and bearings designed especially for high vibration, high speed, and wind energy applications. All designs are self-aligning, feature rugged window or prong-type cages, and accommodate high radial and axial loads in both directions.
The full range of bearings comprises many customised solution products and sustained innovation in product performance and applications knowledge. This combination assures that customers can achieve the ongoing TCO savings that support manufacturers in productivity and output challenges.
“Expanding our ranges of mechanical components is a major focus for RS, which will enable our customers to select the devices they need to continue to develop and innovate new equipment,” said Liam Kettlewell, senior director, Product and Supplier Management UK and Ireland, SKF. “Expanding SKF’s bearings and power transmission products and seals within the RS offer is another key step in our continued efforts to remain our customers’ industrial distributor of choice.”