#Industrial Automation

Impeccably round and smooth
Engineering
Impeccably round and smooth
Perfectly shaped steel spheres as rolling elements in bearings exhibit variances only in the micrometer range: a manufacturing technology feat whose invention dates back 140 years in 2023.
December 2023
Transformers
Engineering
Transformers
With every additional level of automation, robots assume more of a key role in industrial settings. Like other industries, automotive manufacturers rely on automatic helpers in the transformation process more than ever before.
September 2023
All ducks in a row
Engineering
All ducks in a row
Fully automatic and highly efficient: That’s how warehouses have become critical hubs of resilient supply chains.
February 2023
High tech in the fields
Engineering
High tech in the fields
Farming feeds the world – and requires increasingly better and, above all, more efficient machines to do so.
September 2021
Fully connected
Digital
Fully connected
8,000 times faster than 5G: From 2030 on, the 6G network is supposed to push open the gates to a new communications universe.
September 2021
Goodbye to errors
Engineering
Goodbye to errors
Downtimes are poison for business. The best strategy to prevent this is a smart early warning system. It’s called condition monitoring.
October 2020
The end of the cage age
Engineering
The end of the cage age
Cobots, the smaller siblings of gross-motor industrial robots, are making a name for themselves. The specialists at Schaeffler have found a way to make them perform faster and with greater precision.
October 2020
One thing after the other
Engineering
One thing after the other
More than a hundred years ago, the moving assembly line changed the manufacturing process: an awesome success story – and one that could soon be ending.
December 2019
The enablers
Engineering
The enablers
Schaeffler’s success story is closely linked to its own production landscapes. Without the equipment from its in-house mechanical engineering department, Schaeffler’s plants would stop operating.
December 2019