How to speed up performance and stay ahead

A leading provider of CNC machining centres for the automotive industry has used SKF's products and knowledge to increase spindle speed by 50%. In addition, the company is now able to deliver different and maximum spindle speeds in one single machine tool, thereby reducing downtime and saving money.

The challenge: Increase speed and save costs

The most important demand on the metalworking industry is to bring perfect parts and new designs to market faster than the competition – while at the same time saving costs. Milling machine applications play an important role in providing the speed and the reliability of delivery.

The solution: Using advanced technology and comprehensive consulting

Working closely with the milling machine manufacturer throughout the course of the entire project, our engineers developed a solution that makes the spindles run with the highest precision at greatly increased speed without a significant rise of temperature. Whereas in the past tool changes produced staggering costs, today, with the help of SKF super-precision bearing solutions, the milling machine manufacturer can deliver different and maximum spindle speeds in one single machine tool, thereby reducing downtime and saving money.


With their specialised application knowledge and more than half a century of automotive experience, our engineers found the right bearing solution that enabled the required increase of spindle speed for our customer.

SKF super-precision bearing solutions

Relubrication-free, sealed, ready-to-mount super-precision angular contact ball bearings in the B-design for high-speed with ceramic balls.





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