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For several decades, Schaeffler has been offering a comprehensive portfolio for industrial robotics based on conventional bearing components such as radial and angular contact ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, tapered and spherical roller bearings etc. Over the years, special developments that are matched to suit articulated robots have been added, such as crossed roller bearings with and without gear teeth or angular contact roller bearings.

Schaeffler industrial automation solutions for robotics

Printing Machinery

High-precision and wear-free bearing support for print rollers has everything to do with producing high-resolution printed images. For decades, the Schaeffler Group has been specialized in all applications in this segment with its INA and FAG brands and is therefore the global leader in technology and market shares for printing machines. Thanks to its extraordinary application know-how in industrial automation, the Schaeffler Group has repeatedly achieved cost savings paired with improved performance, often in the very same product – for example, track rollers with the Triondur coating system that are used in sheet-fed offset printing machines to greatly increase functional reliability and operating life.

Schaeffler industrial automation solutions for printing machines

Medical Equipment

Reliable and efficient bearing support for moving machine parts – that has been our profession for more than 100 years. As far as movement in medical technology is concerned, we are both a development partner and a reliable supplier of automated medical equipment, providing our customers with harmonized system solutions. For you, this means that you can procure the drive and bearing arrangement from a single source, thereby benefiting economically from completely new performance and design options.

Schaeffler industrial automation solutions for medical equipment

Food Processing and Packaging

Schaeffler bearing solutions can be used in all types of packaging machines, filling lines, automatic baking ovens, and other food and packaging industry machines.

Schaeffler industrial automation solutions for food processing and packaging


Perfect movement sequences depend on having just the right bearing arrangement. This is particularly important for highly precise, rapidly repeated work steps in electronic production, which is why it is absolutely essential for you to bring in an expert: Schaeffler. No matter whether rotating, oscillating, or linear movements are involved, Schaeffler will offer you a wide array of rolling bearings, plain bearings, and linear guidance systems. Plus – it goes without saying – tailor-made for productronics. And excellent service. Where else can you get all of that from a single source?

Schaeffler industrial automation solutions for productronics

Textile Machinery

Schaeffler’s innovative products and system solutions sustainably increase machine output while simultaneously reducing the costs – whether in spinning mill preparation, thread production, fabric production, finishing, or assembly. Schaeffler offers you an extensive product range with precise, ready-to-install, and easy-to-maintain bearings for almost any type of machine all along the textile process chain. For example, this includes thread guide rollers with optimized frictional torques and an integrated wear and corrosion protection layer, easy-to-assemble radial insert ball bearings and housing units for machines in spinning mill preparation, cages with a Triondur coating in needle felt machines, and linear guidance systems in embroidery machines, handling devices, textile printing machines, and many other textile machines.

Schaeffler industrial automation solutions for textile machinery

Machine Tools

Schaeffler’s INA and FAG brand products in the bearing arrangements of rotary tables, feed spindles, main spindles, and linear axes have been world leaders for many decades. Precise and durable, low-maintenance and immediately ready to install: From consultation to service, Schaeffler has an extensive and well-balanced product range available for all bearing arrangements in machine tools. The service partnership is reinforced by IDAM direct drive specialists, which now makes it possible to implement application-optimized complete solutions for rotary and linear movements as well. This opens up completely new technical and economic design options for the manufacturers of machines and subsystems, along with considerable advantages in the time and process chain.

Schaeffler industrial automation solutions for machine tools

Schaeffler also offers bearing solutions for:

Wood working machinery

Rubber and plastics

Assembly and parts handling

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