Bearing supports and components make a decisive contribution to the reliability and quality of industrial applications. The Industrial division's range includes everything from miniature bearings only a few millimeters wide through to large-size bearings with an outside diameter of several meters. Smart products and the networking of components are coming increasingly to the fore. In "Machine Tool 4.0", sensors measure and report the vibrations, forces and temperature of all relevant bearing positions and thus offer "added value by digitalization".
Schaeffler has been an innovative systems partner for the development of production machinery for several decades. This applies to machine tools and machinery for the textile, printing, and food and packaging industries as well as medical technology and electronics manufacturing. 011.40.1120.101.04.11F1 CRANE QY-12/16A/C In order to increase efficiency and performance, however, it is becoming ever more important not simply to support the subsystems but to integrate important functions such as measurement, sealing, lubrication, and braking into the components themselves. Another trend is the use of direct drives and mechatronic units in production machinery. With its rolling bearing, linear technology, and direct drive solutions, Schaeffler offers its customers comprehensive technological and application engineering expertise for complete systems from one source that are precisely matched to one another.
Schaeffler develops energy-efficient bearing systems for all the new environmentally friendly engine concepts in the aviation and aerospace sector with a view to Mobility for tomorrow. This innovative force has a long tradition. We have been supplying advanced products to aerospace companies for many decades. For example: Charles Lindbergh completed his spectacular transatlantic flight in 1927 in an aircraft equipped with bearings from our company. Today, special bearing systems and high-precision components from Schaeffler are used in almost all aviation and aerospace applications – from the turbines of Boeing and Airbus planes through to the turbopumps of the Ariane rocket.