Heavy-duty seals protect bearings and are easy to fit

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SKF’s HFS radial shaft seals, which protect large bearings in demanding applications, are easy to retrofit and are available as stock items to allow fast replacement

Gothenburg, Sweden 12 January 2022: SKF’s new HFS radial shaft seals protect large bearings from contamination in industries such as metals, mining and pulp & paper. Typical applications include heavy-duty gearboxes and drives, construction machinery and mining equipment.

Aimed at maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) staff, the fabric-reinforced rubber seals are easy to retrofit and are typically available as stock products, which makes for more efficient maintenance.

Popular seal sizes are available as stock items, meaning that replacement parts can be delivered very quickly. HFS seals can easily be interchanged with other commonly used rubber fabric seals on the market. In addition to stock sizes, customised dimensions are available.

The seals also provide a number of sustainability benefits to customers. For instance, it helps protect against loss of lubricant, while also saving resources by replacing large metal labyrinths. The extra protection helps to extend bearing life – and promotes the use of remanufacturing.

The main sealing lip of HFS seals has a garter spring that provides the appropriate radial load against the shaft. All HFS seals can be equipped with lubrication grooves, which allow re-greasing between the sealing lips in back-to-back or tandem installations of two seals.

As well as being made to SKF’s exacting standards, backed by test rig screenings, the seals have 100% traceability. SKF engineering support is widely available.

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For further information, please contact:

Press Relations: Nia Moustou, +46 31-337 2897; +46 706 67 28 97; nia.moustou@skf.com

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. We do this by offering solutions that reduce friction and CO2 emissions, whilst at the same time increasing machine uptime and performance. Our products and services around the rotating shaft, include bearings, seals, lubrication management, artificial intelligence and wireless condition monitoring. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2020 were SEK 74 852 million and the number of employees was 40,963. www.skf.com

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