Keyword: Bearing Technology, Green Technology, Environment Protection
In recent years, much of the nation’s - indeed, the world’s - attention has been focused on the need to be “green.” Whether in our homes or at work, we are frequently being exhorted to convert to “green” technology, use “green” products, and adopt a “green” lifestyle in order to save our planet. Well, what exactly does being “green” mean? What do bearings have to do with “green” technology?
Keyword: Low friction, Energy reduction, CO2 emissions
SKF reported that the SKF Low Friction Engine Seal is part of the BeyondZero Portfolio. The seal reduces friction by up to 55%, which provides a CO2 savings of over 1 g per kilometre. Based on an annual mileage of 14,500km, this equates to a reduction of 14.5 kg/ CO2 per year. If one million cars were equipped with the SKF solution the reduction would be 14,500 tonnes of CO2 per year. Results are applicable to four seals* used in a 4-cylinder gasoline engine mid-size passenger car.
Keyword: ABEC Ratings, Bearing Tolerance, Bearing Standard
The ABEC scale is an industry accepted standard for the tolerances of a ball bearing. It was developed by the Annular Bearing Engineering Committee (ABEC) of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA).
Keyword: Bearing Standards, ABMA, ISO
ABMA/ANSI/ISO: A summary of each organization as they relate to the development of bearing standards.