SKF’s Three-barrier solution

17 August, 2022

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What is SKF’s three-barrier solution?

The three-barrier solution by SKF offers best-in-class conveyor performance with the following solutions for complete housing units:

  • Barrier 1 – Consists of SKF Plummer block housings with taconite seals
  • Barrier 2 – Biodegradable SKF grease is used in the space between the seal and the bearing
  • Barrier 3 – A SKF sealed spherical roller bearing is used instead of an open (unsealed) bearing. 

Why SKF’s three-barrier solution?

The SKF three-barrier solution results in three times the average lifetime when implemented in an application, which results in up to 92% conveyor uptime. 

What’s more, the upgraded SKF three-barrier solution saves businesses up to 90% of the time and cost of greasing and substantially increases safety for maintenance workers.

Who can benefit from the solution?

  • Industries with harsh operating conditions such as mining, cement, quarries, ports, chemicals, and sugar.
  • Conveyors functioning in harsh conditions where contamination remains prevalent.

Customer benefits

  • Increases Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Facilitates lubrication
  • Allows condition monitoring
  • Reduces unplanned downtime
  • Increases productivity

If you’re interested in the upgraded SKF Three-barrier system, reach out to one of B2K’s key account managers who will answer all your questions.


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