Chicago Rawhide, an SKF company, makes the best products possible, giving their customers a competitive edge.

Chicago Rawhide | SKF USA

SKF Chicago Rawhide has been a leading global technology provider since 1907. Their fundamental strength is the ability to continuously develop new technologies – then use them to create products that offer competitive advantages to their customers. They achieve this by combining hands-on experience in over 40 industries with their knowledge across the SKF technology platforms: bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. Their success is based on this knowledge, their people, and their commitment to SKF Care principles. The focus of SKF’s technology development today is to reduce the environmental impact of an asset during its lifecycle, both in their own and their customers’ operations. The SKF BeyondZero product portfolio is the latest example of what SKF has to offer in this area.

SKF Chicago Rawhide manufactures high-demand products including radial shaft seals, wear seals, and a full line of bearings. All of these items boast cutting-edge designs and are produced through advanced material technologies, rendering them capable of performing under some of the harshest conditions and in some of the toughest applications out there. 

This incredible brand also offers a wide variety of high-precision bearings including ball bearings, tapered bearings, and roller bearings. They also manufacture a highly diverse range of sizes and specifications so you can always find a part appropriate for your application requirements that also works within your budget.

Working with a slew of customers across the globe, SKF Chicago Rawhide provides creative support solutions and competitive pricing on products for industries such as machinery, MROs, and mass transit. Since 1983, the company has provided innovative industry solutions for companies including Honda, General Electric, Kennedy Space Center, Chicago Transit Authority, and Cummins-Allison. 


Chicago Rawhide is known for creating performance products such as:

  • Chicago Rawhide Ball Bearings– deep groove, angular contact, self-aligning, thrust
  • Chicago Rawhide Roller Bearings– spherical roller thrust, cylindrical roller, spherical roller, needle roller, taper roller
  • Chicago Rawhide Mounted Products– ball bearing units, split pillow blocks, roller bearing units
  • Chicago Rawhide Accessories– withdrawal sleeves, adapter sleeves, lock-washers, lock-nuts
  • Chicago Rawhide Seals– mechanical seals 
  • Chicago Rawhide Sensors– vibration sensors, proximity/eddy probe systems

For those searching for Chicago Rawhide seal replacement, it's important to know that Chicago Rawhide was acquired by SKF seals. The CR branding was continued until recently, which SKF decided to transition all products over to SKF branding. Same great performance products, just under the SKF name. Find them all with ease through ProSource!

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FAQ

  1. What’s the difference between Chicago Rawhide and SKF?
    SKF seals acquired Chicago Rawhide and transitioned the branding over to SKF branding. They’re still producing the same high-performance products, just under the SKF name.

  2. How does SKF Chicago Rawhide maintain a competitive advantage over other industrial brands?
    Their fundamental strength is the ability to continuously develop new technologies – then use them to create products that offer competitive advantages to their customers. They achieve this by combining hands-on experience in over 40 industries with their knowledge across the SKF technology platforms: bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems.

  3. Is SKF Chicago Rawhide an environmentally-responsible business?
    The focus of SKF’s technology development today is to reduce the environmental impact of an asset during its lifecycle, both in their own and their customers’ operations. The SKF BeyondZero product portfolio is the latest example of what SKF has to offer in this area.

  4. What types of products does SKF Chicago Rawhide manufacture?
    SKF Chicago Rawhide manufactures high-demand products including radial shaft seals, wear seals, and a full line of bearings.

  5. What types of bearings does SKF Chicago Rawhide manufacture?
    SKF Chicago Rawhide offers a wide variety of high-precision bearings including ball bearings, tapered bearings, and roller bearings. They also manufacture a highly diverse range of sizes and specifications so you can always find a part appropriate for your application requirements that also works within your budget.

  6. What companies has SKF Chicago Rawhide partnered with in the past?
    Since 1983, the company has provided innovative industry solutions for companies including Honda, General Electric, Kennedy Space Center, Chicago Transit Authority, and Cummins-Allison.

  7. What products is Chicago Rawhide known for?
    Chicago Rawhide is known for creating performance products such as ball bearings of the deep groove, angular contact, self-aligning, and thrust varieties, as well as spherical roller thrust bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, needle roller bearings, ball bearing units, split pillow block bearings, and various seals, sensors, and other accessories.

  8. How can I find a Chicago Rawhide replacement seal?
    For those searching for Chicago Rawhide seal replacement, it's important to know that Chicago Rawhide was acquired by SKF seals. Find them with ease through ProSource.

  9. Does ProSource carry SKF Chicago Rawhide parts?
    Yes, ProSource stocks SKF Chicago Rawhide performance parts, and can help you find anything we don’t have on the shelves.

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