A new performance from SKF Explorer

A new level of performance from SKF Explorer

All SKF self-aligning roller bearings have been upgraded to a new level of performance with SKF next-generation bearing steel


  • Significantly improved hardness and wear resistance
  • Increased bearing service life

Extend bearing service life

The improved hardness and wear resistance of upgraded SKF Explorer provide:

  • Longer service life

Benefits are most apparent when there are high levels of contamination.


  • Longer bearing service life under poor lubrication conditions
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Increased uptime and productivity

Medium and large-size bearings

SKF next-generation steel increases hardness, while maintaining or improving toughness.

Medium and large-size upgraded SKF Explorer bearings, like the original, extend the time from initial spalll to through-fracture.