Product and process development
Since slewing bearings and components for machinery are tailored to the individual needs of the customer, they are often only manufactured in small numbers. We construct bearings of large dimensions for wind turbines, cranes and tunnel boring machines around the world, which can withstand the toughest operating conditions. You can find a selection of these applications in our flagship projects.
In order to be able to develop the best possible products for our customers, we rely on our extensive basic knowledge and practical experience under real operating conditions for 60 years. We use our long-term and close cooperation with regional and national research partners in order to ensure our insights remain up-to-date and are expanded on. We regularly supplement this with advanced student work.
The theoretical foundations in the operation of slewing bearings and their components are tested on a one to one scale. Although our test benches only took up a small space in manufacturing halls at the beginning, this area grew to 1,200 square metres at the beginning of the seventies. In the spring of 2015, our newly founded and self-financed development centre began research operations. With its 3,200 square metre halls and 7,500 square metre outside areas, it is the largest and most modern of its kind in the world.
Our test centre is not only tasked with developing bearings and their components. It must also ensure a high level of quality by carrying out a continuous and recurring inspection, on a 1:1 scale, of the bearings and components from production.