Schaeffler’s Wheel Hub Drive Proves a Success in the Silvretta E-Car Rally

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Schaeffler’s Fiesta E-Wheel Drive concept car successfully competed against other electric vehicles in the Silvretta E-Car Rally Race held for the fourth time in Montafon, Austria. The pre-production model featuring innovative electric wheel hub drives was developed on the basis of a Ford Fiesta in collaboration with Ford. The electric … Continue reading

Premiere: Schaeffler Location in China Receives EMAS Registration

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The rolling bearing manufacturer and automotive supplier Schaeffler has had its production location in Yinchuan registered according to EMAS (the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme). This makes it the very first location in China to fulfill the requirements of the stringent European environmental management system and be granted an official entry. … Continue reading

Schaeffler destroys 26 tons of counterfeit rolling bearings

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Rolling bearings of various types and sizes are conveyed by the gripper arm of an excavator into a scrap press with a loud crash. The bearings leave the press chopped and broken into pieces or so badly damaged that they are rendered unusable. Large-size bearings with an outside diameter of … Continue reading

Materials and coatings increase operating life of bearings in harsh food and beverage applications

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Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK, discusses the importance of selecting a special surface coating or corrosion-resistant material for rolling, plain and linear bearings operating in harsh food, beverage or packaging environments. In the food, beverage and packaging industries, production is typically based on highly automated, fast moving … Continue reading

Schaeffler Fully integrated linear actuator and rolling bearing units designed for solar tracking systems

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Photovoltaic (PV), concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) systems operate more efficiently when their mirrors, collectors and PV modules accurately track the course of the sun during the day. The more precise and trouble-free these systems are, the more efficient and profitable the solar power plants operate. By … Continue reading

Schaeffler – Manual Mounting and Dismounting of Rolling Bearings.

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Rolling bearings are heavy-duty machine elements with high-precision components. In order to fully utilize their capacity, the design engineer must select the right bearing type and design and match the bearing properties to those of the mating components. Mounting and dismounting, lubrication, sealing and maintenance must also be given special … Continue reading

Schaeffler to Cut Wheel Bearing Production in Germany

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Schaeffler AG, the biggest shareholder in car-parts maker Continental AG (CON), will phase out production of wheel bearings at a German factory, eliminating 576 jobs because of high costs and tough competition. Manufacturing of the components at a plant in Schweinfurt will wind down over the next two to three … Continue reading

Schaeffler – Correct bearing mounting cuts costs on cement roller press

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Correct bearing mounting cuts costs on cement roller press   The correct mounting and dismounting of rolling element bearings can save time and dramatically increase the life of bearings, as well as maximise the availability of critical plant and machinery by avoiding costly breakdowns. The key is to ensure that … Continue reading

Schaeffler – New slewing rings offer outstanding strength

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By working closely with the steel industry, bearings and condition monitoring specialist Schaeffler has co-developed a new, high strength quenched and tempered steel specifically for wind turbine slewing rings that are subjected to extreme loads during blade and tower adjustment. This new material allows full tempering and quenching of the … Continue reading

Schaeffler maintains high earnings quality.

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Revenue down slightly to approximately €2.8 billion Automotive division growing at around 3 percent EBIT margin at 12.9 percent Free cash flow positive Forecast for the year confirmed Schaeffler Group made a solid start in 2013, despite the challenging market environment. With revenue decreasing slightly to approximately €2.8 billion compared … Continue reading

Schaeffler and Ford unveil concept Fiesta with new space-saving electric wheel hub drives.

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Ford has unveiled a new concept Fiesta passenger car that utilises Schaeffler’s innovative electric wheel hub drive system, the E-Wheel Drive. The highly integrated, liquid-cooled wheel hub drive has a total weight of just 53kg and is compact enough to fit inside a 16-inch wheel rim. The E-Wheel Drive was … Continue reading

Schaeffler sensor detent detects neutral and reverse gear positions in engine stop-start systems

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Precision bearing and automotive component manufacturer Schaeffler has developed a new highly integrated sensor system for detecting neutral and reverse gear positions in manual transmission systems. The system is currently available for use in advanced engine stop-start (ESS) systems. Most first-generation neutral gear detection systems comprise an add-on sensor with … Continue reading

Schaeffler replaces main Trunnion Bearings on BOS Plant Vessels at Tata Steel Port Talbot.

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Schaeffler replaces main Trunnion Bearings on BOS Plant Vessels at Tata Steel Port Talbot   Schaeffler UK was part of the team that successfully completed the replacement of the main trunnion bearings on a BOS (Basic Oxygen Steelmaking) plant at Tata Steel Port Talbot. By replacing the drive-side trunnion bearings … Continue reading

Investment agreement between Continental and Schaeffler ends in May 2014

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The Schaeffler Group today gave notice of their intention to terminate the investment agreement in place since 2008. The agreement will be terminated effective May 2014. Continental AG and the Schaeffler Group together with its shareholders entered into the investment agreement on August 20, 2008 with the involvement of former … Continue reading

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