The new LubeAdvisor mobile app helps ensure optimal bearing lubrication. Designed for iOS and Android mobile devices, LubeAdvisor quickly and accurately calculates the optimal lubrication amount and interval for bearings. Developed by the engineering experts at Schaeffler, LubeAdvisor has been designed to take the guesswork out of bearing lubrication using the smartphone-based convenience customers have […]
Bio-Hybrid GmbH, a company belonging to the Schaeffler Group, will present the near-production Bio-Hybrid – a new, modern form of personal urban mobility and means of transportation – at CES in Las Vegas (USA) from January 8 to 11, 2019. The variable and electrically assisted vehicles will be showcased in Las Vegas in the Cargo […]
Global industrial and automotive supplier Schaeffler has entered into a partnership with Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based innovation platform that connects startups with established corporations and venture capitalists. Of the 14 industry-specific programs offered by Plug and Play, Schaeffer will focus on technologies from the Mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) verticals, while also […]
As manufacturing jobs require increasingly higher levels of technical skill, U.S. companies are struggling to find workers who possess the necessary qualifications to thrive in these rewarding careers and grow their firms’ business. To help address this critical issue, Schaeffler Group USA (Schaeffler) and The University of Akron (UA) have partnered to offer three innovative […]
During the 11th Schaeffler Symposium held today at the Motor City Casino Hotel in Detroit, the global automotive and industrial supplier is presenting its technologies for future mobility, including components and system solutions for optimizing internal combustion engine powertrains, the electrification of hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles, and a new vehicle concept called the “Schaeffler […]
Schaeffler Group and Paravan establish Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH & Co. KG Joint Venture to acquire SPACE DRIVE drive-by-wire technology from Paravan and Mover activities from Schaeffler Paravan founder Roland Arnold to become CEO Drive-by-wire is key-enabling technology for the fast-growing market segment autonomous driving Schaeffler developing chassis segment into chassis systems integrator The Schaeffler…
The nation-branding initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” organized by the German Federal Government and Federation of German Industries (BDI) has named Schaeffler as one of the recipients of its “Outstanding Landmark” award for 2018. The OriginCheck app launched by Schaeffler in 2017 was one of 100 ideas selected. This app allows buyers of INA […]
By Mike Santora | Associate Editor Year over year, the threat of counterfeit bearings remains persistent. A lucrative market and a history of spotty legal backlash keeps would-be counterfeiters emboldened. But for the last two years raids and seizures are on the upswing. Bearing manufacturers are getting better at targeting counterfeiters and creating awareness for…
More than 200 journalists from across Europe—and as far away as the United States and China—came to today’s press preview for the Hannover Messe 2018, scheduled for April 23-27 in this northern German industrial city. This year’s event will see some differences to prior fairs. In previous odd-numbered years, there was a special focus on…
Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler announced preliminary key figures for 2017 today. The company confirmed the 5.9% increase in revenue at constant currency previously announced on January 15, 2018, which exceeded the company’s guidance for 2017 of 4 – 5 %. Total revenue rose to 14.0 billion euros in 2017 (prior year: 13.3 billion […]
By completely overhauling the YRTC series of INA rotary table bearings, Schaeffler has achieved even faster speeds and high tilting rigidities, thereby providing machine tool operators with new ways to improve metal cutting performance while increasing precision at the same time. Schaeffler is now presenting its INA YRTC rotary table bearing unit in X-life quality. […]
Schaeffler is expanding its award-winning manufacturing apprenticeship program in the United States. Schaeffler is preparing to award journeyman tool & die certification to the first group of apprentices to complete the company’s rigorous three-and-a-half-year training program at its Fort Mill, S.C., location. Schaeffler Americas CEO Bruce Warmbold underscored the importance of apprenticeship programs to Schaeffler’s […]
Schaeffler has developed the world’s first sealed 241/1250 spherical roller bearing. Featuring an outside diameter of nearly two meters, the ultra-large 241/1250 bearing was specifically designed for the highest-capacity High-pressure Grinding Roll Crushers (HPGRs) used by the mining industry. Previously only available in an open configuration (i.e., without seals), Schaeffler’s new sealed version of this […]
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A compact tapered roller bearing unit, with a direct flange mounting facility, makes logistics and mounting significantly easier. Spherical roller bearings which have been optimized to the last µ and a new asymmetric spherical roller bearing allow wind turbines to generate energy even more reliably. All the forces from the wind act directly on the […]
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Schaeffler and DMG MORI are continuing their cooperation, expanding it to include the development of additive manufacturing processes for rolling bearing components. Both companies signed a cooperation agreement at JIMTOF 2016, the Japan International Machine Tool Fair. In addition, the marketing partnership that began in 2016 has been extended. Schaeffler therefore remains DMG MORI’s global […]
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Understanding the Scope Even today, there’s a common misconception that counterfeiting is a problem that only affects luxury goods like watches, cosmetics, or handbags. However, the truth of the matter is that today, there are counterfeits of virtually everything, especially machine components and parts. Antun Peakovic, Director, Intellectual Property Americas, Schaeffler Group USA Inc. North American […]
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Schaeffler has optimized its spherical roller bearings for rotor main bearing supports. The development of an asymmetrical spherical roller bearing represents yet another step towards more robustness. The bearing supports of the rotor shaft are a key component in wind turbines. The locating bearing is subject to especially high axial loads. Against this background, Schaeffler […]
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After a nine-year construction period, the new, third channel of the Panama Canal opened yesterday. Starting immediately, ships with a maximum length of 366 meters (984 feet) and a width of around 50 meters (164 feet) can travel this shortcut between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. Until now, the passage was restricted to ships […]
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The Schaeffler Group is increasing its capacity at two US locations by building new manufacturing halls and administration buildings. Excavators have already started work in Fort Mill, South Carolina and a June groundbreaking is planned for its expansion in Wooster, Ohio. In total, Schaeffler is creating more than 350 new jobs in the US. The […]
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The Schaeffler Group is increasing its capacity by building a new manufacturing hall in Debrecen, Hungary. The laying of the foundation stone is planned for this year and the first products are to be delivered in the second half of 2017. The project is also of great importance for the Hungarian economy. The FAG Magyarország […]
The last in a short, 3-part series, Schaeffler’s Director – BU Production Machinery, NA, Craig Hooker gives Bearing Tips his take on trends he sees coming along for the industry. Bearing Tips: What kinds of large-scale industry moves are you seeing in miniaturization, System-on-Chip (SoC) technologies, automation and customization? How do these trends relate to […]
The second in a short, 3-part series, Schaeffler’s Director – BU Production Machinery, NA, Craig Hooker gives Bearing Tips his take on trends he sees coming along for the industry. Bearing Tips: Tell us about an application where engineers used your bearings to improve their design. What about this application is unlike anything possible […]
FAG Aerospace, a part of the Schaeffler Group, has opened its first aerospace bearing remanufacturing center for the Asia Pacific region in Singapore. The investment is part of…
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A ceremony took place recently to celebrate the one-millionth ball screw drive to leave Schaeffler’s fully automated production plant in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Attending the ceremony were Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler (Owner), Dr. Peter Pleus (President Schaeffler Group Automotive), Dr. Christoph LÖffel (Head of the Ball Screw Drive Product Line) and Peter Wirkner, Plant Manager at Herzogenaurach. Manufactured…