Technology & Innovation is our way of life.
For decades, the Schaeffler Group’s INA brand has stood for creative application solutions, great engineering and manufacturing expertise and strong customer focus. The joint catalog of standard products includes more than 40,000 products which are supplied to 60 different sectors. INA and FAG also offer a comprehensive range of services for advice, diagnostics, maintenance and mounting rolling bearings and complete systems. As a forward-looking company, the Schaeffler Group has invested significant amounts in research and development, most recently in new R&D centers in Asia and North America. 6,400 of the around 82,000 Schaeffler employees worldwide (status 2014) work on the development of new products and technologies. Approximately 2,500 inventions are registered as patents every year. With its brands INA, FAG and LuK, the Schaeffler Group is present at 170 locations in 50 countries worldwide. Additional success factors are the highest quality, employee orientation, exemplary environmental protection and sustained, long-term and targeted development of the company.
In India, LuK India has full force for product design, development and prototype building and testing. We have skilled Project managers to handle and support customers. With a well equipped tool room and proto shop to develop parts, LuK India is also capable of supporting its customers as a complete system supplier, develop samples locally to meet customer requirement and respond for design change quickly.
The best in class R&D facility also includes precision testing facility as such as torsional durability test, thermal durability test, coil spring durability test, burst test for driven plates etc.
Hong Kong-Shanghai Bank in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, the hub of Southeast Asia and an earthquake zone. The steel skeleton construction of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, therefore, has two special features.
Firstly, the floors are combined, six at a time, in sections, which are suspended together in moment-free connection points. Secondly, the corresponding bearing positions are fitted with maintenance-free ELGES spherical plain bearings. The sections are able to compensate earthquake shocks independently of one another due to this method of construction.
The London Eye
Two specially-designed ELGES large spherical plain bearings hold the London Eye in a safe upright position. With outside diameters of 600 mm and a weight of 194 kg each, they were indispensable for moving the wheel from its horizontal mounting position across the Thames into a vertical position.
Since then, the bearings have had to compensate micro movements caused by the wind. Thanks to ELGOGLIDE®, the bearings can support extremely high loads and are maintenance-free. The load carrying capacity of the ELGOGLIDE® coating was proved in comprehensive tests on INA’s in-house test stands. According to specifications, the spherical roller bearings used in the hub were to have a life of more than 50 years. Therefore, application engineers decided to use spherical roller bearings with through-bored rollers and pin cages. These cages incorporate the largest possible number of rolling elements per row compared with standard cages and guarantee a high radial load carrying capacity.
The fantastic view from the largest Ferris wheel in the world can be enjoyed safely, also thanks to INA and FAG.
Gamma-Ray Magic Telescope - La Palma
The new Cherenkov telescope, which displays an image of the heavens in the gamma ray spectrum, opens a window to the extremely high-mass black holes, microquasars and the remains of supernovas – the highest-energy radiation sources in the universe. With its 17 meter opening, MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov) is the largest telescope of its type. Magic can be optimally adjusted with two plain bearings which are arranged laterally on the shaft. The maximum loads for the telescope’s bearings during storms and icing are: Frad = 130 kN and Fax = 117 kN (static).