BearingNEWS magazine March issue is out!


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The Industrial Transformation continues amid turbulent times

The global industrial sector is in the middle of a period of major change, driven primarily by the megatrends of digitization, individualization and climate protection. At the same time, it is grappling with some very challenging economic and political fundamentals. The current period of change is one which we haven’t seen for a long time.

Today’s industrial-sector companies are facing more and more different requirements and challenges than only a few years ago. This results is a very different demand-side situation. The challenge is to take control and actively shape this transformation process, and that means investment in areas like Industry 4.0, Logistics 4.0, artificial intelligence, 5G, CO2-neutral production, lightweight design and electric drive technology.

There are 2 events on our radar for 2020 were the latest developments for the current industrial transformation and the latest technological developments for the bearing technology will be presented – Bearing World 2020 and Hannover Messe 2020.

The third edition of the Expert Forum for Bearings – Bearing World 2020 will be held on 31 March – 01 April in Hannover. This event is the place where industrial research and latest developments on bearing technology meets with science and where all topics relating to bearings in theory are linked with practice. The second event on the radar is Hannover Messe 2020 – which will be held from 20 till 24 April. Hannover Messe is the world’s leading trade show for industrial technology. Under the lead theme of “Industrial Transformation”, the 2020 show will spotlight all the latest trends and topics, such as Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, 5G and smart logistics. The display categories to be featured are “Future Hub”, “Automation, Motion & Drives”, “Digital Ecosystems”, “Energy Solutions”, “Logistics”, and “Engineered Parts & Solutions”. The program will be rounded off by more than 80 conferences and forums.

Further in this issue, we have as always ‘a BearingNEWS classic’: exclusive interviews with key persons from leading production, service and distribution organizations in the motion and drives industry. The main interviews in this March issue of BearingNEWS is with Dr. Oliver Koch, Vice President Bearing Analysis Tools at Schaeffler and with Ruediger Sontheimer, Director Sales Industrial Seals & Strategic Account Management at SKF. Schaeffler and SKF are the main sponsors of The Bearing World 2020 event. We tried to reveal more details about their support and participation during an interview.

As we start a new decade, we asked the founder of Romax Technology Dr. Peter Poon, about what advice he would give to new businesses and individuals looking to advance in the engineering industry.

Another interview is with Mr. Mikael Östman – Key Account Manager Bearing at Ovako Sweden AB. The importance of clean bearing steel is increasing together with the demand for high precision, excellent quality bearings for more and more demanding applications on the market. OVAKO’s BQ steel is considered as one of the most clean and suitable within the bearing industry. We tried to understand the importance of BQ-Steel specifications for producing high quality bearings during an interview.

What’s Rolling..

What’s rolling in the bearing industry? A brief summary of what happened during the last six months in the bearing industry; more details about key trends in the Global bearing industry; new technologies for improving applications with ultrasound detection; automatic lubrication systems for bearing; bearing testing methods and strategies; Top 100 bearing tips vol.06… and many more motion and bearing industry related articles, case studies, insights and developments can be discovered in this March issue of the BearingNEWS magazine.

144 pages full of BearingNEWS. hope that you will enjoy it!