SKF and KISSsoft release new interface for machine design


SKF and KISSsoft have worked together to create a new interface that makes it much easier to develop gear units. When designing machines, engineers can select suitable bearings based on the very latest bearing technologies in the interface. This enables KISSsoft’s customer to use these two calculations approaches: the usual ISO calculation and, now, the SKF rating life based on the updated bearing data.

KISSsoft users are provided with SKF bearing performance results based on up-to-date bearing data via the SKF cloud service. The user is supplied the appropriate results in an engineering report generated by the KISSsoft calculation software. By creating this new interface, SKF and KISSsoft are responding to the request, from many engineers, for a single tool that includes many different types of design data, and design guidelines and restrictions, automatically updates them, and is documented in a user-friendly format from end to end.

Victoria van Camp, Member of SKF AB’s management board and head of Technology Development, said, “This partnership between SKF and KISSsoft shows our ability to combine our different digital platforms, to enable us to produce new developments even more rapidly than before, right in the earliest phase of development. We are contributing to making agility a reality in mechanical engineering, as well as in other sectors. This is an exciting step for both our companies. We are convinced that users will welcome it, and that it will provide a strong basis for other joint optimization projects.”

Dr. Stefan Beermann, KISSsoft AG’s CEO, said, “Our collaboration with SKF gives our customers a unique way of linking a desktop application with cloud-based calculation services, combining the powerful, all-embracing features of a local installation with the flexibility and constant updates of an Internet-based service.”