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thyssenkrupp solutions for transport and conveying technology.

Transport and conveying technology

Even under the hardest conditions, our products ensure smooth operation. This can be witnessed both in the world’s mines, where excavators, stackers and reclaimers deliver their service, and in rough seas, where robust offshore cranes supply the oil extraction platforms.

thyssenkrupp rothe erde offers special solutions for countless areas of transport and conveying technology.

Industries in the field of transport and conveying technology

Transport and conveying engineering

Automotive engineering

As flexible modes of freight transport, lorries are at the centre of global logistics. These transport vehicles must be particularly mobile on the narrow roads of our cities. Slewing bearings by thyssenkrupp rothe erde are a key component for controllable axes.


Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are used in transport and infrastructure projects. Alongside projects related to the construction of underground and overground railways and street tunnels, these also include water supply and sewage disposal projects. The main applications of these machines are cutting-head bearings, which are also called main bearings. Based on the hardness of the rock, thyssenkrupp rothe erde will develop the optimal cutting-head bearings, on a case-by-case basis, with the manufacturer of the machine. Bearings for road headers are also included within our scope of supply. These are used in mining, among other fields. Bearings for micro machines and vertical boring machines are available as supplements.

Maritime applications

The slewing bearings made by thyssenkrupp rothe erde boast the best of reputations in the offshore industry. They have been used in cranes, rudder post bearings, propeller shafts, and other maritime applications for decades already.

Spoil pile and conveying equipment

Spoil pile and conveying engineering revolves around creating solutions for the conveying of bulk goods, such as coal, sand, ore or grains. Reliable and powerful bearings are an essential component here, since the conveying tends to take place under difficult weather conditions, and often in remote locations. Influences such as storms, earthquakes or extreme temperatures expose the bearings to heavy loads. This applies to the sealing system too. These influences must be considered during the design phase.

Oil and gas conveying technology

thyssenkrupp rothe erde produces special slewing bearings with enormous diameters of up to 18 metres for the oil conveying industry’s mobile production, storage and loading units. With our wide range of products and services, we are the technology partner for many of the largest companies in the oil and gas industry.


Excavators are put to use wherever the reliable movement of earth is required. From gardening and landscaping to road and house construction and mine work, excavators are reliable helpers.