SKF has been a leading global technology provider since 1907. Our fundamental strength is the ability to continuously develop new technologies – then use them to create products that offer competitive advantages for our customers. We achieve this by combining hands-on experience in over 40 industries, with our knowledge across the SKF technology platforms:

  • bearings and units
  • seals
  • mechatronics
  • services
  • lubrication systems.

Specialist teams for each SKF platform work closely together with SKF’s industry and sales organizations. Their goal is to provide advanced integrated solutions that meet customer needs, whether to develop new products, improve production efficiency, increase profitability or reduce environmental impact.

SKF’s customers can be found in most industries, including medical and healthcare. The many and varied technical and commercial challenges of this diverse range of industries has given SKF the experience to develop products and services specific to industry demands.

Backed by extensive industry expertise and close working relationships with top medical equipment manufacturers, SKF offers a unique understanding of application requirements across a multitude of technologies – including bearings, seals, linear motion and actuation systems.

Drawing on one or more of our core competencies, SKF can help OEM medical equipment producers and systems integrators to develop safer, more reliable and more ergonomic equipment, while supporting their unique needs during design and production:

  • Outstanding product performance and easy-to-integrate solutions, virtually maintenance-free.
  • Conformity with standards like IEC 60601-1:2005 − RoHS and reach-optimized designs for greater operational flexibility, higher positioning accuracy and patient comfort.

Working with SKF, equipment manufacturers can leverage our linear and rotary motion expertise to offer a complete range of products, including:

  • telescopic pillars
  • linear actuators
  • handset and controls
  • linear ball bearings
  • profile rail guides
  • precision rail guides
  • ball screws
  • ball and slewing bearings
  • seals.

SKF has recently launched new solutions to meet the challenges facing the healthcare industry:

SKF telescopic pillar for medical procedure equipment
Improves patient accessibility and lifting performance.

SKF telescopic pillar for ophthalmic equipment
A complete solution optimized for performance and cost.

SKF telescopic pillar for infant care
A ‘plug and play’ solution that optimizes equipment performance.

SKF is consistently focused on growth in the areas of technology, industrial experience and worldwide presence. In combination, these three elements are the powerful source of our knowledge, making possible our uniquely wide range of capabilities.