Big investment for standard bearing from Schaeffler: Schaeffler expands the standard bearing business by investing heavily in the production capacity of FAG Generation C deep groove ball bearings. Schaeffler's deep-groove ball bearings, which have been known for their success for years, are now more attractive with their improved product features, new logistics concept and cost-effective solutions.
Schaeffler is expanding its standard bearing business with FAG Generation C deep groove ball bearings, thanks to its large investments in new manufacturing and logistics operations and improved product features. In the coming months, Schaeffler will gradually step up its new production lines at its facilities in Yinchuan / China, doubling the capacity of its high-volume product range, including FAG deep groove ball bearings.
Reinforcing the standard production business is an important aspect of the CORE program developed to restructure Schaeffler's industrial division. The CEO of Schaeffler Industry Division. Stefan Spindler explains: özel Our investments will help respond to the high demand for standard deep groove ball bearings, especially from China and Asia / Pacific, and meet the specific needs of this high volume business in the best possible way. Our products meet the highest technical requirements and offer a cost-effective price / performance ratio. Yalı FAG Generation C deep groove ball bearings are the most widely used application areas for electric motors, household appliances, pumps and fans, power tools and two-wheeled vehicles.
More durable, quieter, less friction and cost effective
Successful market launch of FAG Generation C deep groove ball bearings kazanSince its launch in 2008, product features have also continued to be continuously improved. Thomas Kreis, project manager for the high-volume deep groove ball bearing business at Schaeffler, explains: “By handling product, production and logistics, we have developed solutions that can meet the highest requirements on the market in each area.” Schaeffler continues to set benchmarks for relevant technical features such as minimizing friction and noise. Accordingly, two new sealing concepts were developed. The reduction in grease loss and better protection against contamination extends the working life of the grease and therefore the life of the bearings. The new Z-type metal cover with its innovative labyrinth seal reduces grease leakage by 20 percent and prevents contamination by 30 percent compared to the previous design.
The optional patented ELS contact cover provides maximum sealing at low friction levels and is particularly suitable for variable axial loads such as wheel bearings on motorcycles.
Improved sealing without any additional friction loss is possible thanks to the innovative lip form that fits perfectly into the collar recess. Likewise, the recesses slid into the bearing greatly increase the stability of the bearing during operations such as mounting. In addition, there are also non-contact BRS seals and HRS seals in the standard ring, which provide increased seal.
The high quality of the balls and the sound optimization of the cage ensure that FAG Generation C deep groove ball bearings work much quieter than conventional deep-groove ball bearings. In addition, optimized contact geometry also reduces friction. These properties can be achieved at the end of numerous optimization of the rolling surface parameters in terms of roundness, wavy structure, robustness and tighter production tolerances. Reducing friction also reduces energy costs during operation.
100 quality production with maximum capacity
The new production concept at Schaeffler's Yinchuan plant focuses entirely on the specific needs of such high-volume jobs, including exceptional quality, uptime and cost-effectiveness. The high level of automated production lines are optimally designed for this type of bearing and any associated model, so assembly and downtime are minimized. Schaeffler, with its utmost care in cleaning during production processes, integrates a large number of automatic washing stations into the production lines to prevent even the slightest contamination of the products. At the same time, highly qualified employees and a large number of automatic, 100 inspection stations ensure the highest quality standards. Like the Caldas (Portugal) and Savli (India) facilities, which have been manufacturing deep groove ball bearing products for years, the Yinchuan plant also has the highest ISO standards certification in the industrial and automotive sectors.
Optimized supply chain guarantees on-time delivery
The worldwide coordinated stock tracking and logistics concept ensures timely and reliable delivery to customers in China, Portugal and India. For Europe, the establishment of the European Distribution Center (EDC) is crucial. In Northern Europe (Sweden) and Southern Europe (Italy), new enterprises are being put into operation. The main logistics center in Germany is still under construction, and next year it will start supplying products to customers in Central, Western and Eastern Europe.
Thanks to its large investments in new production and logistics capabilities and improved product features, Schaeffler is expanding its standard bearing business with FAG Generation C deep groove ball bearings. The most common application areas of FAG Generation C deep groove ball bearings are electric motors, household appliances, pumps and fans, power tools and two-wheeled vehicles.
Schaeffler's standard deep groove ball bearings set benchmarks for technical specifications such as reducing friction and noise. Reducing friction also reduces energy costs during operation.
Various sealing concepts in the standard range for different requirements (from left to right): Open bearing, non-contact metal cover on both sides (2Z), contact cover on both sides (2HRS), contact cover on both sides (2ELS), non-contact cover on both sides 2BRS).
All facilities where FAG Generation C deep groove ball bearings are manufactured are certified to the highest ISO standards in the industrial and automotive sectors.