The app, developed with customers, provides detailed mounting instructions for a range of SKF bearings. It is said to be suitable for use by all engineering and maintenance teams and will minimise the problems of incorrect mounting, reducing installation time and cost, and helping to extend the operating life of bearings.
Furthermore, Bearing Assist also allows engineers to record the work they have carried out.
Linus Wahlterius, product manager at SKF, says: “SKF Bearing Assist is a new mobile tool that enables quick, correct and easy mounting. It’s a tool that can turn new recruits into experts.”
The app contains detailed product information, including bearing designation, bearing type (with visuals) and suffix descriptions, as well as dimensions and illustrations. The mounting instructions cover bearings with basic design that are included in the standard assortment. Information such as clearance reduction and drive-up method calculations, and recommendations on lubrication, can also save time and effort when fitting bearings, SKF explains.
The app is available for free download from Apple Store in the UK, and coming soon in other countries and Google Play. A quick in-app registration for full functionality including storing and sharing records is required. Log-in details are the same as for ProCollect and other SKF applications.