SKF Load Sensing Bearing with Fiber Optic Sensing

The SKF Load Sensing Bearing enables real-time measurement of bearing loads using fiber optic sensing.

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SKF introduces a commercial load sensing bearing based on its proprietary fiber optic sensing technology.

  • Helps streamline the creation of rotating products such as pumps, using angular contact ball bearings
  • Enables real-time measurement of bearing loads using fiber optic sensing¬†
  • Speeds up design and verification process by giving instant access to a variety of bearing data
  • Available bearing data includes axial versus radial loads, polar lots internal strain field, strain spectra, load directions, speed of rotations and temperature¬†
  • Takes accurate strain measurements directly within the bearing
  • Interchangeable with conventional bearings
  • Offers optimized design, lower development costs, shorter design cycle and ability to digitalize design and verification process
  • OEMs and end-users can use the tool when testing and installing new equipment to check correct load and lubrication requirements have been defined and are not exceeded in the real installation
  • Safe to use in hazardous environments as signal data is transferred at high speeds by low power in optical fibers rather than as electrical signals
  • Immune to electromagnetic fields
  • Enables robust remote monitoring where wireless technology cannot be used as optical fibers can transmit signals over very long distances


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