Schaeffler Norge AS
With its product brands INA, LuK, and FAG, Schaeffler develops and manufactures precision products for everything that moves – in machines, equipment, vehicles as well as in aviation and aerospace application.
The globally active group of companies is a leading manufacturer of bearings worldwide and a renowned supplier to the automotive industry. The company generated sales of approximately 11.1 billion Euros in 2012. With over 76,000 employees worldwide, Schaeffler is one of the largest German and European industrial companies in family ownership. With 180 locations in over 50 countries, Schaeffler has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, sales companies, engineering offices, and training centres.
Schaeffler’s Norwegian sales office is located in Oslo and we offer and deliver solutions to most sectors of the Norwegian industry. Schaeffler Norway has a long experience within bearings for marine and oilfield applications, and deliver both standardized and customer customized solutions. Our technical department in Oslo will, together with our technical experts and product specialists at Schaeffler Technologies in Germany search to find the best solution for our customers needs.
Schaeffler has developed plain bearings especially suited for marine applications. The Schaeffler portfolio also include maintenance products; monitoring and reconditioning of bearings.
Schaefflers portfolio for marine applications:
• Bearing arrangements in pinion, propeller shafts and transmissions
• Plain bearings for rudder applications
• Condition monitoring of bearings – such as temperature and vibration
• Reconditioning of bearings
Bearings for marine applications
X-life represents premium products from the brands INA and FAG and gives completely new design opportunities.
The use of state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies has resulted in a better, more uniform surface over the whole contact face between the rolling elements and raceway. As a result, there is a significant reduction in the stress conditions present on the rolling elements and mating track under identical loads. This means; reduced friction and lower bearing temperatures, less strain is placed on the lubricant, a higher basic dynamic load rating and a higher basic rating life.
The FAG TORB toroidal roller bearing is a single-row rolling bearing with long, slightly crowned rollers. As a nonlocating bearing, it combines the self-alignment capabilities of a spherical roller bearing with the axial displacement of a cylindrical or needle roller bearing. TORB bearings provide an ideal, reliable solution to the problem of locating/ non-locating bearing supports. The axial displacement is compensated inside the toroidal roller bearing, so the frictional forces that occur are very small and therefore negligible. TORB bearings are manufactured in proven X-life quality.
INA plain bearings with ELGOTEX® WA are resistant to sea water and have been specially developed for use as rudderand stabilizer bearings in marine applications (ex. heavy shipbuilding, high speed ships, tugboats), for which they are also certified according to MCM-0112 by Germanischer Lloyd.
Split spherical roller bearings for ship shafts are principally used where the replacement of unsplit spherical roller bearings would require costly additional work, involving the removal of gears or couplings, the dismounting of drives or the dismantling of shaft power trains. The use of split spherical roller bearings reduces the downtime of machinery and plant.
The main advantage by using condition monitoring on rotating parts like bearings, is the possibility to detect and discover any damage in the bearings at a very early stadium, and be able to follow the change and development over time. Being able to arrange a planed stop at a convenient time saves money and reduce downtime at the machine.