Schaeffler Group USA, Inc.

Novel Bearings Enable a Step Change in Energy Efficient Machines and Vehicles
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Novel Bearings Enable a Step Change in Energy Efficient Machines and Vehicles

In a world where reducing carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency are top of the agenda, the Schaeffler Group has responded by developing a range of innovative rolling bearings that are helping customers produce more energy efficient, greener products. Manufacturers are under increasing pressure to reduce energy consumption, both within their own production plants and by developing more...

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Bearings Keep on Rolling with the Wind
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Bearings Keep on Rolling with the Wind

The design and selection of suitable rolling bearings for wind turbine rotor shafts and gearboxes is critical in order to ensure a long service life and to minimise maintenance costs, says Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK. For more than 25 years, the Schaeffler Group has designed and produced bearings for wind turbines. Specialist engineers work closely with designers,...

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Steel offers corrosion resistance for roller bearings.
Materials

Steel offers corrosion resistance for roller bearings.

Based on consistent refinement of high-grade NIROSteels, Cronitect® high-grade martensitic hardening steel provides corrosion resistance under extreme operating conditions, including dry running applications or when bearings come into contact with aggressive media such as water, salt spray, acids, and cleaning chemicals. Heat treatment process optimizes properties of base material, producing...

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Bearings and Linear Guides Make Medical Equipment Safer and More Flexible
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Bearings and Linear Guides Make Medical Equipment Safer and More Flexible

Technical equipment used in hospital operating theatres is subject to stringent requirements in terms of safety, reliability and flexibility. The contribution made by rolling bearings and linear guidance systems that are used in these instruments and mechanical devices is critical. Operating tables and ceiling mounts, for example, have an important role to play in creating a flexible, reliable...

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Bearing Coating reduces gearbox failures in wind turbines.
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Bearing Coating reduces gearbox failures in wind turbines.

Designed for FAG cylindrical roller bearings and applicable to other roller bearings, Durotect® B increases bearing resistance during slippage, sliding, and alternating low-load conditions. This matte black, mixed iron oxide coating, measuring 0.4-2.0 -µm thick, also promotes run-in behavior of bearings. At 10-20 -µm thick, Durotect® P dark grey PTFE coating reduces friction and provides...

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Rolling Bearings Improve Life of Crane Cable Sheaves
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Rolling Bearings Improve Life of Crane Cable Sheaves

Over many centuries, block-and-tackle systems, or rope and pulley systems as they are more commonly known, have been used to help construct a variety of famous buildings, including the Colosseum in Rome. These devices have also helped generations of students to understand the basics of mechanics and were even sketched by Leonardo da Vinci in some of his famous detailed engineering drawings....

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Online Condition Monitoring System Helps Environment Agency to Manage Remote Pumping Station in the Humber Estuary
Controls & Controllers

Online Condition Monitoring System Helps Environment Agency to Manage Remote Pumping Station in the Humber Estuary

The Environment Agency has installed an FAG online condition monitoring system at one of its remote pumping stations in Winestead near Hull to enable its engineers to make key asset management decisions regarding two critical floodwater pumps. Situated on the outskirts of the village of Patrington in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the Winestead pumping station is remotely located across the end of...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

New Linear Systems Partnership Offers Complete Motion Control & Automation Solutions

HMK, a leading independent supplier of drives, motion control and automation solutions, has teamed up with Schaeffler UK to incorporate Schaeffler's INA range of mechanical actuators and driven linear units into HMK's comprehensive product portfolio for the machine building and factory automation markets. For customers, the new partnership brings together the vast bearings knowledge and...

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FAG Spherical Roller Bearings Selected for New Retractable Roof at Wimbledon's Centre Court
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

FAG Spherical Roller Bearings Selected for New Retractable Roof at Wimbledon's Centre Court

More than 300 FAG spherical roller bearings from Schaeffler (UK) Ltd are providing support for a new retractable roof at Wimbledon's Centre Court. More than 300 spherical roller bearings from Schaeffler UK are playing a vital role in supporting a new retractable roof over the Centre Court, Wimbledon. The roof is designed to open and close in less than 10 minutes and will be unveiled for the first...

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Deep Groove Ball Bearings reduce noise in electric motors.
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Deep Groove Ball Bearings reduce noise in electric motors.

Generation C deep groove ball bearings have optimized raceway curvature between balls and rings, minimizing chance of misalignment between inner/outer ring. Operating in temperatures from -30 to +120°C, units offer minimal heat generation at high speeds as well as minimized noise and shock sensitivity. Bearings feature HRS seal with double lip geometry as well as axial contact between inner...

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