Compact Wheel Bearing Technology

The maintenance-free SAF compact wheel bearing technology is based on two tapered roller bearings of equal size. The bearings in the hub convert the translational movement of the vehicle into a rotational movement of the wheels and take over the lateral forces for guiding the vehicle. In recent years, they have become the European standard for wheel bearings in trailers. 

Wheel bearings are subjected to great stresses in daily operation, especially in multi-axle, rigid trailer axle units. They must function just as reliably at high and low temperatures as under extreme environmental influences.  

SAF-HOLLAND's compact wheel bearing technology always works reliably even under demanding conditions. The friction-optimized sealing geometry on the bearing fulfills two tasks: It holds the specially matched high-performance lubricant securely in the compact bearing and at the same time prevents environmental influences from penetrating from the outside.   

The inner bearing dimensions are designed for maximum support span. In accordance with the axle load equivalent, there is a standard variant and a wider scaled heavy-duty version. 

Technology Advantages

  • Maintenance-free due to the encapsulated and permanently lubricated compact bearing

  • Easy assembly and replacement of the complete wheel hub

  • If necessary, simple repair by dismantling the bearing unit to preserve the value of the vehicle

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Activities & Events
Innovative aftermarket solutions and digital tools
SAF-HOLLAND joins with Haldex to show its original parts and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicles at Automechanika 2024, at stand B20 in hall 6.0.
The focus is on the Haldex refurbishing programme for brake calipers, the SH I.Q. Portal for digital services and NFC technology for fast identification of spare parts.
Activities & Events
Future technologies at the IAA TRANSPORTATION 2024
SAF-HOLLAND focuses on safety and sustainability for commercial vehicles.
At the IAA TRANSPORTATION in Hanover, SAF-HOLLAND is presenting all of its brands as well as current trends in the commercial vehicle industry.
Under the motto "SAF-HOLLAND for better transportation", trade fair visitors can find out about pioneering technologies, safety and sustainability of commercial vehicles at stand A06 in hall 26.
Two SAF-HOLLAND Facilities Earn PACCAR 10 PPM Quality Award for 2023
Muskegon, Michigan, April 22, 2024 – SAF-HOLLAND, a leading global manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial vehicle components, has earned the PACCAR 10 PPM Quality Award for 2023 for its Woodstock, Ontario and Wylie, Texas locations. This is the sixth year that our Canadian manufacturing facility has received the sought-after award and it’s the first time for the Wylie, Texas facility to receive it.
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Merger Plan
Merger Plan of SAF-HOLLAND Poland & Haldex Poland
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