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SKF tool helps address carbon emissions


New, freely available tool to help industry better understand and address carbon emissions

SKF have announced the launch of a new, freely available tool to help industry better understand and address carbon emissions. Users can access a dashboard where they can explore how CO2 emissions related to the production and use phase of bearings are distributed in different industries.

The dashboard provides illustrative examples based on how emissions differ in various positions across industry applications. Users then have the option to get a more detailed estimation with SKF’s Bearing Select software tool by adding a few data points.


The user will receive the estimated CO2 emissions for single rolling bearings*, illustrating estimated emissions related to the production phase and from frictional power losses and grease consumption when in operation. A report giving detail on these estimations can be downloaded, providing a starting point for improving the application from a sustainability performance perspective.

The tool also offers the opportunity to engage with SKF’s expert application engineers, who can provide a detailed view of the specific carbon emissions for the bearings and how the customer’s application can be optimized to reduce energy consumption and corresponding emissions in the future.

Johan Lannering, head of sustainability at SKF, said: ‘Ultimately, improving the sustainability performance of a customer application requires an understanding of the full lifecycle based on specific application data. I believe the tool we are launching will make it easier and more tangible for our customers to understand and accelerate this journey.

‘We are working hard to help our customers reach significant energy and corresponding carbon reductions by making our products lighter, more efficient, longer lasting, and repairable. We also work just as hard to reduce the carbon emissions related to our own operations and supply chain, in line with our net-zero targets.’

Application areas users of the new tool can select include mining, mineral processing, cement, and material handling, among others, with more industries planned for inclusion in the future.

*Available from 30 May 2022


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