Low friction SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearing

Offers 30% lower friction while maintaining high seal ability

Low friction SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearings reduce frictional losses in a bearing by 30% or more when compared to SKF standard bearings. Designed for grease lubrication, light to normal load applications, low friction SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearings also enable longer bearing service life and are designed to improve application efficiency by reducing bearing power losses.


• New low modulus NBR material
• Optimized internal geometry
• High speed polymer cage
• Low friction seal for harsh environments
• Long life grease for high speed applications
• Optimized grease filling

Value for the customer:

• 30% friction reduction compared to the standard SKF bearings
• High seal ability
• High speed capabilities
• Reduced running temperature
• Increased service life
• Solution can be tailored for internal clearances
• Improved application efficiency
• Full range available up to 52 mm OD
• Suitable for harsh environments

Typical application conditions:

Optimized for light and medium loaded applications. Most significant friction torque reduction and longer service life for the following conditions:
• Load ratio C/P ≥ 8
• Speed ≥ 1000 rpm
• Operating temperature – 40°C to 100°C

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