Schaeffler North America

Electrical Engineering


Many of today’s massed-produced electric motors and electrical appliances are fitted with standard products and standard bearings that do not have any special design requirements.

However, our customers are developing new electric motors and electrical appliances that place new demands on bearings, for example, due to particularly high speeds or low energy consumption and requirements to support higher loads and use less space.

The application experts from the Schaeffler Group offer support with the selection of the optimum bearing in terms of technology and cost-effectiveness. Here they make use of their many years of experience and also the calculation software Bearinx®.

In some cases, just a simple modification to standard product is sufficient to ensure sufficient quality, but sometimes a bearing has to be completely redesigned to provide the finished product with the required level of safety.

The Schaeffler Group also offers products and services for mounting, maintenance and bearings diagnostics. For our bearings, we offer tools for mounting and dismounting, heaters, measuring equipment, lubrication devices, diagnostic equipment and finally a comprehensive service.

Even with the highest levels of accuracy, bearing damage and failures can occur. Our failure analysis departments will then examine the damaged bearings and analyse the cause of the damage.