Schaeffler Expands its Rolling Bearing Calculation Service

New Bearinx®-online Easy module for designing rope sheave bearing supports

HERZOGENAURACH/SCHWEINFURT, April 16, 2014. In order to fulfill customers‘ ever-increasing demands, Schaeffler is continuously updating and expanding its long-established Bearinx® rolling bearing calculation program. In addition to products with optimized friction and performance characteristics, modern calculation and simulation tools play a key role in increasing the efficiency of rolling bearings.

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With “Bearinx®-online Easy RopeSheave”, Schaeffler customers can now calculate the static load safety factor and rating life of both single and multiple rope sheave bearings

With “Bearinx®-online Easy RopeSheave”, every Schaeffler customer can now calculate the static load safety factor and rating life of both single and multiple rope sheave bearings. It is available exclusively online and can be used free of charge. Initial registration takes very little time and the customer can begin calculation work immediately.

New: The “Easy series” for online customers

Customers can quickly and safely browse through and compare a range of bearing support variants at http:\\bearinx-online-easy-ropesheave.schaeffler.com. The self-explanatory menu navigation enables users to enter data quickly and easily for modeling, bearing selection, and operating data.

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The calculation program is available exclusively online and can be used free of charge. Initial registration takes very little time and the customer can begin calculation work immediately.

The data for radial roller bearings, radial deep groove ball bearings, and radial tapered roller bearings from the INA and FAG brands are stored in the database and can be accessed and integrated into the calculation process at any time. Influencing factors that are typical for the application, such as consideration of the rope sheave material, the integration of a bush between the bearing and plastic rope sheave, precise data on the bearing’s internal geometry, and the influence of the system temperature on the bearing clearance are also relevant for the calculation.

Extra module for rope sheave bearing supports

Bearinx® enables users to calculate, display, and document the specific bearing loads in detail while taking operating and environmental conditions into consideration – even for complex machine systems. The contact pressure on every single rolling element is considered in the calculation. There is a dedicated module for rope sheave bearing supports that allows even several adjacent rope sheaves to be calculated precisely. Bearinx® takes into account factors such as the non-linear elastic deflection behavior of the rolling elements, contact angle shifts in radial ball bearings caused by the load, the elasticity of the axis, and the real contact pressure depending on the skewing and profiling of the rolling elements.

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Liebherr, one of the largest construction machinery manufacturers in the world, relies on Schaeffler’s bearing expertise. One Liebherr crawler crane, for example, is equipped with more than 100 SL04 cylindrical roller bearings from Schaeffler’s INA brand.

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INA cylindrical roller bearing of series SL04 with anti-corrosion protection and seals, which is characterized by the highest load carrying capacity and a long rating life.

The saved files can be exchanged with Schaeffler’s Engineering Service, who can then carry out a final inspection. The objective is to offer the customer optimized and efficient support in his or her own product development at all times and, in doing so, shorten development times wherever possible. The program’s outstanding performance, combined with the specialist knowledge of Schaeffler’s application engineers and the customers’ practical experience, generates innovative and technically sophisticated solutions.

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Schaeffler with its product brands INA, LuK and FAG is a leading provider of rolling bearing and plain bearing solutions and of linear and direct drive technology, as well as a renowned supplier to the automotive industry of high-precision products and systems for engines, transmissions, and chassis applications. The globally active group of companies generated sales of approximately 11.2 billion euros in 2013. With approximately 79,000 employees worldwide, Schaeffler is one of the largest German and European industrial companies in family ownership.

The Industrial division supplies components and systems for around 60 industrial sectors via its worldwide organization with market proximity and its application support service. The range comprises more than 225,000 products from miniature bearings only a few millimeters wide, e.g. for dental drills, to large-size bearings with an outside diameter of several meters, e.g. for wind turbines.

Contact
Martin Adelhardt
Schaeffler AG
Vice President Communications

Schaeffler Industrial
Georg-Schäfer-Strasse 30
97421 Schweinfurt, Germany
Phone:    +49 9721 91-3400
Cell phone: +49 172 8820421
martin.adelhardt@schaeffler.com

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