SKF and KISSsoft Release a New Interface

Dec 11, 2018

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 customers to use these two calculation approaches: the usual ISO calculation, which includes a calculation using the latest bearing data from SKF.

KISSsoft users are provided with the latest SKF bearing data via SKF's cloud services. 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, 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, added: "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."

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Gleason is a global leader in gear technology solutions. Our mission of Total Gear Solutions ranges from the development and sale of gear design software to the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related accessories, metrology equipment and automation solutions. The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, energy, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, India, China and Japan, and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region. More information about Gleason Corporation is available at


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For further information please contact:

Christian Albrecht, Director Global Marketing,

Gleason Corporation, 1000 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607


Ivana Radmilovic, Head of Public Relations, ivana.radmilovic@KISSsoft.AG

KISSsoft AG, Rosengartenstrasse 4, 8608 Bubikon, Switzerland