SKF has announced it is headed to the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) 2023, where it plans to reveal two new products for its U.S. automotive aftermarket product lineup.
SKF will debut its new Smart Air Purification System and Timing Chain Kits, as well as showcase several of its current automotive
technologies, in its exhibit space at AAPEX, which will be held Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas.
“We’re excited to return to AAPEX, the premier automotive aftermarket event, and meet with our peers, customers and vehicle service experts,” said Cengiz Shevket, president of Vehicle Aftermarket Sales, North America at SKF. “Our booth highlights SKF’s continued commitment to developing industry-leading automotive aftermarket products that help automotive service professionals keep vehicles on the road.”
Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, SKF is the world’s largest bearing manufacturer. The company also manufactures and supplies seals, lubrication and lubrication systems, maintenance products, power transmission products and other components and related services globally.
SKF Smart Air Purification System
SKF’s Smart air purification system upgrades most vehicles’ factory-installed cabin air filter with next-generation OEM air purification technology, offering a greater level of air purification to filter impurities, such as pollen, smoke and particulate matter from wildfires and heavy traffic.
The Smart air purification system combines particle-charging technology with an optimized filter to provide a constant flow of clean, fresh air, reduce carbon dioxide levels and flush out odors, airborne viruses, and bacteria. The particle-charging technology gives airborne particles an electrical charge as they enter the system, making them “stickier” so they get trapped more effectively in the filter. The system is particularly effective at capturing the ultrafine and most harmful particles, such as those stemming from wildfires, heavy traffic, and brake wear. An air quality monitor and mobile app allows the driver to monitor and control the vehicle’s air quality and compare it with the quality of outside air.
“Vehicle owners can replace the cabin air filter with the SKF Smart air purification system and connect it to the fuse box to turn their vehicle into a powerful air purifier,” Shevket said.
SKF’s Smart air purification system will be available in November through leading online e-commerce platforms and at many automotive parts stores.
SKF Timing Chain Kits
SKF’s new lineup of timing chain kits, packaged with all components needed for a complete engine timing chain replacement, feature an anti-friction chain for maximum strength and durability.
The kit’s components, including sliding guides, chain tensioners, and sprockets, are completely redesigned with high-strength, heat-treated steel for optimal performance and the latest wear-resistant technology to increase longevity. Engineered for optimal stretch, the timing chain prevents unnecessary friction or slippage between the chain and sprocket teeth.
The kits are highly customized to perfectly match vehicle specifications and facilitate faster replacement.
“The SKF kits are engineered with components that meet OE specifications and mesh together perfectly, reducing risks associated with assembling components from different sources,” Shevket said.
The timing chain kits, backed by SKF‘s warranty, are available through SKF’s website, e-commerce websites and local automotive parts retailers.
SKF at Booth #A4016
SKF is exhibiting with Lincoln, an SKF Group brand that provides industrial lubrication solutions. The Lincoln-SKF display will be at Booth #A4016 on the second floor of the Venetian Expo.
Among the products SKF plans to display include its X-Tracker Hybrid high performance hub unit, its portfolio of wheel-end products for electric vehicles, and its precision engineered steering suspension solutions for enhanced control and comfort, all of which highlight the company’s focus – Together, we re-imagine rotation for a better tomorrow.
SKF automotive aftermarket professionals will be available throughout AAPEX to provide information on the company’s products, solutions and services.