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Milestone for autonomous driving: Schaeffler to showcase “Space Drive”

According to United Nations forecasts, two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050. To provide personal mobility for people living in places where space is at a premium, Schaeffler is working on technology concepts such as the Schaeffler Mover for which the technology group has …

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First ZF wind turbine gearboxes equipped with a Schaeffler cloud connection go into operation

Schaeffler and ZF Friedrichshafen are cooperating on a development project aimed at the wind power sector. During operation, wind turbine gearboxes that are equipped with sensors send load data to a cloud-to-cloud solution shared by the two companies. The idea behind this project is to utilise ZF’s software solution for …

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Versatile monitoring for rotor bearings

How can typical rolling bearing damage in wind turbines, particularly in wind turbine rotor bearing supports, be identified early and even prevented altogether? Schaeffler has a solution to this complex challenge: a combination of sensors that are capable of monitoring the critical influencing variables for this type of damage. Real …

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Rail 4.0: Schaeffler and ZF announce rail condition monitoring collaboration

To coincide with InnoTrans 2018, Schaeffler and ZF signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate between the two companies to create a digital condition monitoring system for mechanical drive trains in the rail sector.  The combination of both companies’ expertise will allow a Rail 4.0 solution with significant added-value to …

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Predictive maintenance of rail traction motors using depot-based vibration monitoring on underfloor wheel lathes

Ian Pledger, service engineer at Schaeffler UK, describes the results of a series of studies involving depot-based condition monitoring of railway traction motors using underfloor wheel lathes. These studies have proved that simple vibration-based parameters are often sufficient in providing very reliable indications of motor condition. Schaeffler has more than …

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Steel producer installs condition monitoring solution to help prevent unscheduled stoppages

By installing Schaeffler SmartCheck condition monitoring devices on its furnace deflection rolls, steel producer ArcelorMittal has avoided any unplanned stoppages to the furnace and has improved its maintenance planning. Estimated annual savings (with a furnace stoppage) are €179,000. The ArcelorMittal plant in Mouzon (Ardennes, France) is part of the Group’s …

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Machine Tool 4.0 – turning vision into reality

As a global automotive and industrial supplier, Schaeffler is digitally transforming its entire business, which involves the integration of its mechatronics components, systems and machines into the rapidly expanding world of the ‘Internet of Things’. Through its Machine Tool 4.0 project, Schaeffler wants to demonstrate that Industry 4.0 is not …

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