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The SKF Oil Conditioning Unit optimizes lubrication performance by serving as a low-pressure pump filtration unit that circulates the oil in a system. The unit removes contaminants from the oil supply and can enable the desired temperature range to be maintained consistently.
The SKF Oil Conditioning Unit connects directly to sumps, bearing housings, gearboxes, compressors and other machines and ideally suits applications in industries ranging from pulp and paper to mining and mineral processing.
The unit has been introduced in two versions (filtration only or filtration with an air or water cooler to lower the oil temperature). Both remove oil from the bottom of the oil reservoir and return it filtered to the top of the reservoir. Units can perform continuously without constant maintenance (only periodic filter changes are required).
Noteworthy benefits include optimized lubrication conditions with correct oil viscosity, reduced component wear, extended component and lubricant service life, reduced maintenance and repairs, reduced oil consumption and disposal costs, and improved machine reliability and productivity.
The SKF Oil Conditioning Unit is a fully integrated system with minimal connections and can be equipped with a wide range of options to satisfy particular application needs.
SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. The group also provides technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. The SKF Group's annual sales in 2009 were SEK 56,227 million (approximately $8.3 billion). The number of employees was 41,172