Release time : 2015-06-12 10:48:56
SKF has been awarded a long term contract to the value of more than 11 million EUR from Skoda Electric a.s.. SKF will provide traction motor bearing units for the new Prague 15T low floor tramway generation. These tramways will be part of a modernisation programme of the Czech capital to increase attractiveness of mass transportation.
SKF will deliver the latest generation of traction motor bearing units designed and produced in Austria. The pre-lubricated and sealed traction motor bearing units are equipped with ceramic rollers and balls. The very high precision absolute positioning sensors for the traction motor control system and speed sensors are integrated into the unit design. The main customer value is space saving which allowed Skoda Electric a.s. to match the limited boundary dimensions. Another main advantage of the SKF subsystem is easy handling and mounting.