Company Profile


SKF, founded in 1907, is well established in Europe, North and Latin America, Asia and Africa. Today, SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and manufactures bearing products, seals, housings, coupling systems, hydraulic seals, spherical plain bearings and rod ends. Industries include aerospace, agriculture, automotive, compressors, material handling, machine tool, railways, traditional electric power generation and wind energy.

Company Info

267-436-6000, 888-753-3477
890 Forty Foot Rd.
P.O. Box 352
Lansdale, PA 19446


  • in Angular Contact Bearings

    SKF's angular contact ball bearings have raceways in the outer and inner rings that are displaced in the direction of the bearing axis respectively. These products are designed to accommodate simultaneously acting radial and axial loads. Models include four-point contact, single row and double row designs.

  • in Ball Bearings

    The SKF ball bearing line-up includes deep groove, angular contact, angular contact thrust, self aligning and thrust types. Other offerings include cylindrical, tapered, needle and spherical roller designs. SKF has a standard line of deep groove ball bearings that feature single row or double row configurations, come in stainless steel or hybrid designs, and can handle high temperatures.

  • in Bearing Housings

    SKF USA's line of bearing housings includes split plummer block housings, one-piece plummer block housing, flanged housing, take-up housings, and general bearing housings. The take-up housing are designed for belt conveyors and feature diameters of 50 mm to 400 mm. The plummer housings accommodate heavy loads and can be used for spherical roller bearings and CARB bearings. The general bearing housings are used within conveyor equipment, paper machines, drums, rotary kilns, tube mills, large electrical machines, converters, and rail vehicles.

  • in Bushings

    SKF offers composite dry sliding, FW, and flanged bushings constructed from one of several materials. Dry sliding bushings, made of B/E material, are suitable for rotational and oscillating movements where space is limited. No lubrication is required. SKF FW bushings are meant for rotational and linear movements under relatively heavy radial loads, especially where alternating, shock or oscillating loads occur.

  • in Cam Followers

    SKF is a manufacturer of cam followers consisting of an outer ring and three integral flanges that axially guide the two rows of full complement rollers separately to minimize friction. They also carry MRC bearing products.

  • in Composite Bearings

    SKF Inc. designs and manufactures composite dry sliding bearings made of triple-layer or filament-wound composite materials. These bearings are used for rotational, oscillating, or linear movements under radial load. The company also offers flanged dry sliding bushings.

  • in Composite Bushings

    SKF USA's offers composite dry sliding bushings, including flanged and FW types, as well as  thrust washers. Composite dry sliding bushings are intended for radially-loaded bearing arrangements and feature bore diameters ranging from 4mm to 160mm.

  • in Conveyor Roller Bearings

    SKF designs and manufactures conveyor unit, sealed spherical roller bearings that reduce the need for lubrication and extend time between conveyor failures. The roller bearings are used in a number of heavy conveyor applications including mining, ports, shipping, steel mills, and forestry.

  • in Deep Groove Ball Bearings

    SKF group is a supplier of deep groove ball bearings for the international market. Products are offered in a single row configuration for uses such as automotive gear boxes and as heavily loaded, slowly rotating cageless applications. Double row, energy effecient, and deep groove designs with filling slots are also offered.

  • in Double Row Ball Bearings

    SKF USA, Inc. is an international supplier of double row angular contact ball bearings available in standard sizes with bore diameters of 10 mm to 100 mm.

  • in Eccentric Bearings

    SKF offers Y-bearings with eccentric locking collars (zinc-coated). The outer ring has two lubrication holes standard. Flinger options include plain and rubberized sheet steel flingers (multiple seal) with designation suffix of 2F. Metric shafts range from 15 to 60 mm in diameter, and inch shafts range from 1/2 to 2 15/16" diameter.

  • in Extra Large Ball Bearings

    SKF offers MRC hybrid ceramic ball bearings in extra large sizes, suited for wind power generator applications. The extra large bore sizes are available in a 100mm to 160mm range. They also can be engineered with shields and seals. Custom designs are available.

  • in Flanged Ball Bearings

    SKF manufactures Y-bearing flanged ball bearing units that feature housings of gray cast iron, composite material or pressed steel. Y-bearing units are available with standard seal, standard seal with plain finger, or sand standard seal with rubberized finger for harsh operating conditions. SKF also distributes MRC aftermarket industrial ball bearing products.

  • in Flanged Bearings

    SKF is a manufacturer of flanged roller bearingss with tolerance levels for the spigot diameter of 0/-0,05mm (0/-0,002 in.) for all sizes. Other roller bearing units with a flanged housings from SKF are dimensionally interchangeable with units from other manufacturers.

  • in Flanged Bushings

    SKF USA, Inc. offers composite dry sliding flanged bushings designed for radial and axial loads and made of B/E composite materials.

  • in Flanged Roller Bearings

    SKF USA, Inc. offers flanged roller bearing units. These units feature a grey cast iron construction, they are designed for radial loads that act in the direction of the support surface, and they feature breaking loads ranging from 55 to 640 kN. Units are capable of surviving the same static/dynamic loads as the bearings that they incorporate.

  • in High Temperature Bearings

    SKF designs and manufactures high temperature bearings and bearing units, including deep groove ball, Y type, Y type plummer block units, and Y type flanged units. These products can operate at extreme temperatures ranging from -150C to 350C. High temperature bearings are used in kiln trucks, furnaces, and conveyor systems of lacquering equipment.

  • in Inch Size Ball Bearings

    SKF supplies inch size deep groove, angular contact, angular contact thrust, self-aligning and thrust ball bearings. SKF also distributes MRC aftermarket industrial bearing products.

  • in Linear Ball Bearings

    SKF offers linear ball bearings for beverage, food, automotive, railway, machine tool, medical, material handling, and factory automation applications. These products can handle operating temperatures ranging from -20 to +80 C, speeds up to 5 m/s, and accelerations up to 100 m/s2.

  • in Linear Slides

    SKF USA, Inc. offers SKF miniature slides for short-stroke, electronics industry, micro-assembly, semiconductor, pneumatics, medical, and fiber optics applications. These slides come in widths ranging from 26 to 165mm, strokes over 100mm, accuracies up to 2μ, and sizes ranging from 7 to 15. They are easy to install and are constructed from corrosion-resistant stainless steel materials.

  • in Magnetic Bearings

    SKF has a range of magnetic bearings and sensors in styles including radial, thrust and conical bearings. Radial bearings range from 50N to 25,000N for shaft diameters between 9mm and 230mm, and canned radial types are available for high temperature use (up to 428F). Thrust magnetic bearings are for use with 130N through 24,500N, for shaft diameters between 9mm to 130mm. Conical designs allow simultaneous loading up to 8,900N radial and 17,800N axial.

  • in Metric Bearings

    SKF is a supplier of metric bearings in tapered roller, spherical plain and rod end, and sealed linear ball bearing types. Metric radial spherical plain and double row tapered roller designs are also available.

  • in Miniature Ball Bearings

    SKF is a global supplier of miniature ball bearings. The MRC "R Series" are small inch-size that fit the smallest shaft diameters. These are single-row, deep-groove, radial, conrad-type that can carry large radial and thrust loads in either direction.

  • in Needle Bearings

    SKF is a supplier of needle roller bearings. Types include drawn cup, roller and cage assemblies, designs with machined rings, roller thrust, alignment and combined types, and others.

  • in Needle Roller Bearings

    SKF is a manufacturer of needle roller bearings featuring small diameter cylindrical rollers in a wide range of sizes. Types of needle roller bearings offered by SKF include needle roller and cage assemblies, drawn cup, alignment, combined and needle roller thrust bearings. Needle roller bearings with machined rings come sealed or not sealed. Combined needle roller bearings come combined with needle roller and angular contact ball, thrust ball or cylindrical roller thrust bearings. SKF needle roller thrust bearings come with needle roller and cage thrust assemblies or with a centering spigot. They also carry MRC bearings.

  • in Pillow Block Bearings

    Pillow block (or plummer housings) are the standard for inch shafts, and are horizontally split and designed for heavy duty operation. There are many seals to choose from. SDAF housings for inch size shafts and heavy thrust loads can be used for spherical roller bearings. SAW pillow block housings are split design. Other types include SNL, large SNL, SONL and SDG configurations.


  • in Plain Bearings

    SKF USA Inc. designs and manufactures spherical, radial spherical, maintenance-free radial spherical, angular contact spherical, and thrust type spherical plain bearings. All plain bearings can be used without restriction in the temperature range of -30 to 50C, with diameters ranging from 4mm to 1,000 mm.

  • in Pump Bearings

    SKF distributes MRC-brand bearings for pumps including ball bearings and thrust bearings. The pump bearings are found in the food and beverage, hydrocarbon processing, chemical, metal, mining and mineral processing, wind energy, and pulp and paper industries.

  • in Radial Ball Bearings

    SKF are suppliers of multi-row radial ball bearings of special design. Eight standard sizes of varying designs are produced.

  • in Rod End Bearings

    SKF are producers of rod end products available with left or right-hand female or male threads. SKF rod ends with a left-hand thread are identified by an "L", otherwise rod ends have a right-hand thread. SKF maintenance-free rod ends are produced with three sliding contact surface combinations: steel/sinter bronze composite, steel/PTFE fabric, and steel/PTFE composite. SKF rod ends requiring maintenance come with surface combinations steel-on-steel and steel-on-bronze. SKF are also producers of thrust washers and roller, ball and spherical plain bearings. They also distribute MRC aftermarket industrial bearing products.

  • in Roller Bearings

    SKF are manufacturers offering a wide range of roller bearings, including cylindrical, combined needle, tapered, angular contact thrust, needle thrust, spherical thrust, self-aligning, needle, combined cylindrical roller/taper, spherical , cylindrical thrust, tapered thrust, and track runner bearings. SKF cylindrical types are offered in single row with a cage and double row without a cage, operate at high speeds, and can accommodate heavy radial loads. SKF combined needle roller bearings consist of radial needle rollers combined with a thrust bearing. Tapered types come in many sizes and are arranged between inner and outer ring raceways, and come in single, paired single, double and four row tapered groupings. SKF needle roller thrust bearings are fitted with a form-stable cage to reliably guide and retain a large number of needle rollers. They also carry MRC bearings as well.

  • in Sealed Ball Bearings

    SKF manufactures various ball bearings that are available as sealed types, including deep groove, angular contact, angular contact thrust, self-aligning and thrust designs. SKF sealed ball bearings are available as single row, energy efficient, stainless steel, double row, four-point, single direction, and double direction configurations.

  • in Sealed Roller Bearings

    SKF USA, Inc. offers explorer sealed spherical roller bearings for the following applications: high cleanliness demands, high levels of contamination, heavy radial loads, misalignment, etc. These bearings provide improved worker safety, reduced maintenance, reduced grease consumption, longer bearing service life, and increased up-time.

  • in Self-Aligning Bearings

    SKF self-aligning ball bearings are suitable for applications where considerable misalignment or shaft deflections are expected. These self-aligning ball bearings are low friction to run cooler at high speeds. SKF produces self-aligning ball bearings to several designs, including sealed bearings, open bearings of the basic design, and open bearings with an extended inner ring. They also distribute MRC aftermarket industrial bearing products.

  • in Single Row Ball Bearings

    SKF USA offers single row deep groove ball bearings available in sealed, open basic, ICOS oil-sealed, and snap-ring groove designs. SKF ball bearings can also be built for tapered bore systems.

  • in Slide Bearings

    SKF USA Inc. distributes composite dry-sliding bearings, bushings, flanged bushings, thrust washers, strips, and FW bushings. Composite dry sliding bearings are for oscillating or rotational movement under light loads and relatively high sliding velocities. Used in food and beverage equipment, medical equipment, road and rail vehicles, and conveyor systems, the bearings can handle radial, axial, shock and alternating loads.

  • in Spherical Bearings

    In addition to ball and roller bearing products, SKF also produces spherical plain bearings and rod ends, with a choice of materials for plain and flanged bushings as well as thrust washers. SKF radial spherical plain bearings requiring maintenance have the sliding contact surface combination steel on steel. The sliding surfaces have high wear resistance. SKF maintenance-free spherical plain bearings are produced with three different sliding contact surface combinations; steel/sinter bronze, steel/PTFE fabric, and steel/PTFE composite. Stainless steel bearings are also available. SKF angular contact spherical plain bearings are produced with the sliding contact surface combination of steel/PTFE composite. The same holds true for SKF spherical plain thrust bearing types. Rod ends requiring maintenance and maintenance-free rod ends are also available. CAD drawings are offered. SKF is also a distributor of MRC bearings.

  • in Spherical Rod End Bearings

    SKF USA Inc. offers spherical rod end bearings available with various combinations of sliding contact surfaces including steel/PTFE composite, steel/PTFE fabric, steel/sinter bronze composite, steel on bronze, and steel-on-steel.

  • in Split Roller Bearings

    SKF USA Inc. produces split spherical roller bearings used for difficult bearing positions including long shafts and cranked shafts. The bearings are primarily used for conveyor equipment, long multiple-supported shaft, and large ventilation plant applications.

  • in Stainless Steel Ball Bearings

    SKF designs and manufactures stainless steel deep groove ball bearings available in open and sealed designs for shaft diameters ranging from 1 mm to 50 mm. They can carry radial loads and axial loads acting in both directions.

  • in Thrust Bearings

    SKF offers thrust ball, angular contact thrust ball, cylindrical roller thrust, needle roller thrust, tapered roller thrust, spherical roller thrust and angular contact thrust ball bearings for screw drives. The SKF line of thrust ball bearings are offered in single and double direction with the option of sphered housing washers. Single direction thrust ball bearings are characterized by a shaft washer, housing washer and ball/cage assembly. The SKF line of angular contact thrust ball bearings come as single or double direction. Angular contact thrust ball bearings  are built for high load, high axial stiffness, and low friction torque conditions. The SKF line of tapered roller thrust bearings carry heavy axial loads with compact bearing  accommodations. Spherical roller thrust bearings are suited for simultaneous radial and axial loads eliminating shaft deflection and misalignment.

  • in Thrust Roller Bearings

    SKF is a supplier of cylindrical, needle, tapered and spherical roller thrust bearings. Cylindrical designs can support heavy axial loads. Needle designs can accommodate axial loads acting in one direction only. Tapered roller thrust bearings can handle heavy axial loads and shock loads. With spherical designs the load is transmitted at an angle to the bearing axis from one raceway to the other.

  • in Thrust Washers (Bearings)

    SKF USA, Inc. offers composite dry-sliding thrust washers for all applications where lubricant starvation can occur or freedom from maintenance is required. These washers come in M and B/E composite materials, and they can handle temperatures ranging from -200 to +250°C.