Certain applications call for roller bearings, which offer a particularly high level of precision under unusual operational conditions. For example, as far as assignments in or observations of space are concerned, or the safety of patients during a medical test.
Here at thyssenkrupp rothe erde, we have the largest research centre worldwide for slewing bearings at our disposal, where the necessary development work can be carried out. The high demands on quality and documentation are guaranteed by means of a certified quality management system.
Industries in the field of precision applications
Machine tools and production technology
Machine tools belong to two categories: On the one hand, they are considered working machines. On the other, along with tools, devices, measuring and test equipment, they also count as operational materials. The most important variants of this type are lathes and milling machines. rothe erde ® slewing bearings from thyssenkrupp rothe erde are used here to support the main machining axis. This places the highest demands on their radial and axial run-out properties.
In addition to large-scale medical equipment, the medical repertoire of thyssenkrupp rothe erde also includes special solutions such as the use of amagnetic materials in X-ray and therapy equipment.
Aeronautics and aerospace
In the aeronautics and aerospace industry, absolute precision is paramount. This requires construction elements that can withstand high loads and temperature fluctuations.
Antennae and telescopes
Telescopes are used to explore space and to observe distant objects. Among other things, they serve to monitor satellites and space debris, but also to measure the Earth. An antenna is used for the recording, identification and tracking of objects which are up to 1,000 kilometres away. This task must be fulfilled reliably and with the highest precision in all weather conditions.
Military engineering ensures the security of our country and that of our allies. Military devices are used on land, water and in the air. That means, they must work reliably under extreme conditions and in all of the world’s climate zones. Our bearings are used both in heavy devices, such as armoured vehicles, and in sensitive optical devices.