The BearingEXPO & Conference, the event that will shape the future of the bearing industry
BearingNEWS magazine has developed and launched end of 2017 the BearingEXPO (bearing-expo.com), online exhibition and network portal for the bearing & rolling equipment components Industry. The portal has grown since then to an unique network of more than 700 companies from different aspects of the bearing and power transmission industry. Upon many requests and the great success of the online portal, BearingEXPO is preparing to launch physical BearingEXPO & Conference events starting from 2018 in four different countries and continents, in cooperation with the Hannover and Deutsche Messe organizations.
The BearingEXPO & Conference will be an unique event serving a wide scope of bearing industry professionals, original equipment manufacturers and reliability engineers. Each event is designed according to the demand and needs of the local players where the event takes place. The aim is to create synergy between the companies by networking and sharing the latest available knowledge, innovative products and services within the bearing, power transmission, OEM, lubrication, equipment, industrial services, organizations and maintenance industries. For 2018 and 2019 the International BearingEXPO & Conferences will be held in Shanghai, Istanbul, Hannover and Mumbai.
Further in this issue, we have ‘a BearingNEWS classic’: four exclusive interviews with the leaders of important production and distribution organizations in the bearing and related products. The first interview is with Eric Davids, Application Engineering Manager Aircraft Technology at Regal Beloit America. We discussed with him the Regal specialty bearings which are designed for specific applications and the reason why these specific applications cannot accommodate a catalogue bearing.
The second interview is with Paul Cuthill, Director at Godiva Bearings in UK. Paul Cuthill started his journey to the top of GODIVA Bearings 40 years ago as a summer helper; and has proved the upcoming young generation that the bearing industry rewards hard workers. We tried to reveal a tip of his adventures at Godiva with the “Story of the original Godivaman”.
Our third interview is with the four managers at NKE Austria and Fersa Bearings. NKE Austria has been part of the Fersa Group for more than two years now. We discussed the details about the group’s international expansion, investments in the next two years and the future outlook with Thomas Witzler, General Manager at NKE in Steyr, Austria; NKE’s Sales Director Jesus Monforte; Fersa Bearings’s CEO Carlos Oehling and COO Pedro Pablo.
Our last interview in this edition is with Prof. Dr. Tim Hosenfeldt, Senior Vice President Technology Strategy and Innovation at Schaeffler. He explained us how global mega trends such as climate change, globalization, urbanization and digitalization affect the corporate strategy and product portfolio of a mobility providers and rolling bearing manufacturers.
What’s rolling in the bearing industry? A brief summary of what happened during the last six months in the bearing industry; bearings operating on Mars; details of an efficient maintenance with automatic lubrication dispensers; an exclusive interview with the traditional gearbox manufacturer CIDEPA; preparation and approach to bearing damage analysis; details of an acoustic lubrication program; energy savings alternative to ball bearings; how proper lubrication can enhance a plant’s reliability; bearing materials key to increased reliability and a new volume of top 100 bearing reliability tips from Per Arnold Elgqvist… Together with all these interesting topics, many other bearing industry related articles, case studies, insights and developments can be discovered in this September issue of the BearingNEWS magazine.
156 pages full of BearingNEWS. We hope that you will enjoy it!