'Ringo van Voorst, Senior Market Communications Business Partner South West Europe at SKF Group’
Since the functionality of bearings is essential to virtually every moving machine, there is an ongoing and increased global demand for bearings that are more efficient, require less maintenance and improve a machine’s life cycle. Adjacent to this market demand for integrated bearings, is the trend for application-specific bearings, such as those required for the energy sector.
Moreover, these developments are occurring in tandem with the digitalization of the industrial landscape and the advanced use of sensor technology. As the world’s largest bearing manufacturer, SKF is a name synonymous with bearings. Ringo van Voorst, SKF; "We have long-realised the oncoming impact that Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will have on our business and customers. Over more recent years, we have evolved from a product-based bearing and services supplier, to a data-driven systems solutions provider, with a focus on addressing the specific needs of our customers rather than offering one-size-fits-all type solutions”.
Being a Platinum Sponsor of EuroMaintenance 2021, SKF will show how they have evolved from a product-based bearing and services supplier, to a data-driven systems solutions provider, with a focus on addressing the specific needs of their customers rather than offering one-size-fits-all type solutions.
Van Voorst; "At EuroMaintenance we will show how business can achieve optimal Rotating Equipment Performance (REP) through a performance-based model that is both scalable and customisable, and harnesses the various technologies, digital capabilities and domain knowledge.
As well as reducing costs and increasing profitability, our REP fee-based approach reduces waste in the value chain and lowers environmental impacts. REP contributes to the circular economy through remanufacturing or recycling of bearings, and filtration and regeneration of lubricants. It also lowers material and energy consumption more generally thanks to longer-lasting components and more efficient machine performance. This is all good news for the future of businesses and our planet”.