Luff Industries is the first OEM in North America to achieve SKF Equipped status. SKF (Svenska Kullagerfabriken, translated to English: ‘Swedish Ball Bearing Factory’) was founded in 1907 and is now the world’s largest bearing manufacturer with 17,000 distribution locations spanning 130 countries. SKF continues to make a significant impact in the global machine development industry and sets the standard for quality, safety, ethics, and business excellence.
A strategic partnership with SKF and the introduction of the SKF Equipped program in 2018 further verifies Luff as one of the leading conveyor components manufacturers in Canada.
Luff Industries and SKF both take pride in providing high-quality products and are continually looking to improve their products to exceed customer expectations and outperform the competition.
What this program means for our customers
Conveyors often operate in very harsh conditions, creating extreme demands on the rotating elements of the conveyor design. At the same time, operators of conveyors are experiencing increased demand for uptime and reliability of their equipment.
The SKF Equipped program places strict quality standards on the design, manufacturing, and assembly of rotating equipment to achieve highest performance. Luff was able to meet these strict quality standards to achieve SKF Equipped Status.
For our customers, this means:
- A longer service life
- Reduced total cost of ownership
- Reduced operating costs
- Fewer repairs and replacements
- Easier maintenance
- Less downtime
From this point forward, Luff Industries have the right to label their conveyor components as “SKF Equipped” and use the SKF Equipped identity standard in their promotional material. As a Luff customer, you can be sure that you’re receiving the highest quality conveyor belt components.
Quality conveyor belt parts and accessories
SKF Ball Bearings are greased for life with an improved seal to help reduce maintenance costs. The new design runs quieter, faster, longer, and requires less energy, improving efficiency and decreasing operating costs. SKF Bearings have been rigorously tested and will double the L10 life when compared to other competitors’ bearings. Combining the SKF bearings with Luff Industries’ high-quality rollers and patented end cap design offers customers unmatched performance, achieving longer service life and reducing the total cost of ownership.
After extensive testing of the SKF bearings in Luff Industries’ full range of Idlers, there was no question that integrating SKF bearings would provide an unbeatable level of quality in the industry. Luff sets the standard for conveying performance and quality conveyor parts in Canada.
If you have any questions about the SKF Equipped program or would like more information, please contact your sales rep today!