What does it take to create a product that redefines your industry’s marketplace? Ask the SKF Group about Mathcad and their latest rolling bearing.

Leading the Charge

Based in Göteborg, Sweden, the SKF Group leads the world in supplying products, customer services and solutions in the rolling bearing and seals business. Over the last 100 years, they’ve led innovation of the rolling bearing — one of the most ubiquitous technologies in the world.

In 1995, they introduced the CARB® Toroidal Roller Bearing. This particular bearing could handle angular misalignment, axial displacement, and higher loading — functionality that none of its competitors possessed at the time of its creation.

Going Global with Mathcad

The design and development team that created the CARB® Toroidal Roller Bearing chose Mathcad as their design tool, because it performs every calculation, from basic sketches to finished product. It even uses given rules to make materials and dimensions decisions.

Mathcad also allowed them to extract data from the base, calculate and optimize the bearing’s components, and feed back data results to their manufacturing units through a web interface. In this way, SKF Group was able to make their results available to their manufacturing units around the globe.

Constant Innovation

Mathcad also allows their team to easily perform complex computations using an intuitive and readable interface. They can specify critical design parameters like size, load-carrying capacity and material composition — then perform analyses of the design’s performance in various sizes and applications. Mathcad even keeps track of all the tests the SKF Group team runs, enabling them to innovate based on historical performance.

All of this has helped SKF Group to create hundreds of custom iterations of the CARB® Toroidal roller bearings, ranging in size from 50 millimeters to 2 meters.

Speed, efficiency, sheer capability — with Mathcad, SKF’s products will stay at the forefront of their industry for the coming century and beyond.

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