#Mechanical Systems

Simply magnetic
Think Green
Simply magnetic
How do you fish something out of the ocean that you can’t see? By using clever “catching methods” for microplastics and nanoparticles.
September 2021
In touch with the stars
Engineering
In touch with the stars
The most important passenger on board of the jumbo jet called SOFIA is a space telescope.
September 2021
Smartly steered
Engineering
Smartly steered
Schaeffler’s intelligent mechatronic rear axle steering system ensures greater agility, driving comfort and safety with maximum energy efficiency.
April 2021
The mastermind
Future Life
The mastermind
Gyro Gearloose is the innovative mastermind in Disney’s Duckburg universe. As we’re seeing today, many of his inventions were definitely those of a true visionary. But read for yourself …
December 2020
An innovative solution
Engineering
An innovative solution
Hybrid or all-electric systems are complementing or replacing conventional powertrains. Schaeffler has developed a modular e-axle kit enabling an extensive, universal product portfolio.
December 2020
A stroke of genius
Engineering
A stroke of genius
70 years ago, Dr.-Ing. E. h. Georg Schaeffler filed a patent application for the cage-guided needle roller bearing that has revolutionized bearing technology until today.
June 2020
On a roll
Engineering
On a roll
Friction is a decelerator. Who’d be in a better position to know this than bearing specialist Schaeffler? Weight and aerodynamic drag hamper the urge of moving forward as well.
December 2020
Preventive action
Engineering
Preventive action
The transformation toward e-mobility doesn’t stop at the gates of the spare parts market. Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket is gearing up for the demands of tomorrow.
October 2020
Lucky coincidences
Future Life
Lucky coincidences
Pursuing a clear goal ... and discovering or inventing something totally different. This is referred to as serendipity. Legendary examples from laminated glass to Viagra.
March 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
How ideas turn into success
Engineering
How ideas turn into success
Ideas need people who believe in them and make them reality. The four examples described illustrate how Schaeffler manages to transfer innovative stimuli into successful projects.
April 2019
Back to the track
In Motion
Back to the track
Rail transportation had its heyday in many parts of the world up until the middle of the 20th century but was subsequently neglected. The return to the railroad confronts Brazil with major challenges.
January 2019
Impeccable round and smooth
Engineering
Impeccable round and smooth
No bearing would rotate without perfectly shaped steel spheres. A manufacturing technology feat whose beginnings date back more than 130 years – and that today ensures proper rotation.
December 2018
Game changer
Engineering
Game changer
Twelve machines that have decisively driven the development of the world.
December 2017
Taking an idea to success
In Motion
Taking an idea to success
Electricity, hydrogen, fossil or synthetic fuels? Or a mix of several energy sources? The question of what’s going to power passenger cars and trucks in the future is one of the hot topics of our time
December 2017