SKF Engineering & Research Centre

You probably think of SKF as the world leader in rolling bearings? Then you are right, because we are. Our high quality bearings have made us one of the most respected brands in the industrial world. But this is a limited picture of us. There are many other exciting dimensions to today's SKF. We have step by step evolved into a genuine knowledge engineering company. To strengthen this process, we have identified five different platforms that cover our technical knowledge and capabilities: Bearings and units, Seals, Mechatronics, Lubrication systems and Services.

The SKF Engineering & Research Centre is the Group's central product R&D facility. It is located in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, and has employees of many nationalities.

Here an international group of some 150 scientists, engineers, and support staff are engaged in the further improvement of bearing performance, the integration of electronics and software in SKF’s products and the development of new software tools.

They develop both technology and knowledge competencies, aiming to achieve better understanding of materials, bearing designs, lubrication and seals.

By integrating these competences, a full understanding of  the operation of a bearing and its application will be achieved. By combining this with the application of artificial intelligence , in expert and knowledge based systems, ERC is a major source to enable SKF to “ Equip the world with SKF knowledge”



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