Engineers have direct access to SKF’s bearing technology and bearing performance data with the so-called "SKF Bearing Module" in KISSsoft. This connection allows for a seamless experience when working on a new gearbox design. Furthermore, the shaft module allows bearing calculations to be performed through the SKF Cloud service based on ISO/TS 16281. In this way, the user can consider the detailed bearing internal geometry that would not be available otherwise. The results, including the stiffness matrix and service life values, can then be transferred to KISSsoft.
Bearing calculations from Timken can now be easily generated in KISSsoft for the software’s registered users. Although the data is not visible in KISSsoft, it can be used in the background for calculation and design purposes. In the KISSsoft Release 2022, Timken is now providing internal macro geometry for more than 7,000 Timken® tapered, spherical, cylindrical roller and deep groove ball bearings. This allows KISSsoft users to perform more accurate ISO TS 16281 life calculations, giving them more confidence when designing and specifying bearings for their equipment. The inner geometry data for the rolling bearings in use is retrieved via Timken's cloud service solution.