“SKF is a world leader in spherical roller bearings, manufacturing bearings of all sizes and series – from the smallest, with a 20 mm bore size, to this large size bearing that weighs close to eight tones” says Petra Öberg Gustafsson, who is a Product Line Manager for self-aligning rolling bearings at SKF. Many people in the mining industry have a lot of difficulties and setback that they have at there not so safe jobs, therefore SKF decided to manufacture and supply the largest spherical roller bearing ever. This spherical roller is intended to avoid any risk with improper mounting. Improper mounting is a huge area of improvement in the mining industry and a lot of injuries and setbacks is caused by improper impounding. Therefore, manufacturing this spherical roller coaster in Gothenburg, Sweden is a big opportunity causing a lot of improvement in the mining companies. Bearing part sourcing was the main deal to come up with this. This spherical roller bearing has a class with improved wear resistance which makes it a lot more convenient and a lot more stable. Due to thus improved SKF it was chosen it was used to manufacture large size industrial bearings.
One important factor that the project manager of the SKF added was that first they obviously worked very hard on it with many experienced and knowledgeable engineers, they had to work in close operations for the customers and the consumers because In reality at the end they are the ones who are going to be using and benefiting from it the most/ it would make a difference if it was made and done right but it was done to the extent that the customers like it therefore there wouldn’t have been a use for it.