With some 84,000 employees at 170 sites in 50 countries, the Herzogenaurach-based Schaeffler Group is one of the world's biggest family-run companies. But it is more than just big - its systems and precision components for engines, transmissions, and chassis and its rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications help it play a big part in the mobility of tomorrow. At HANNOVER MESSE 2016, Schaeffler is exhibiting "Machine tool 4.0" and "Drivetrain 4.0", two new products for production and maintenance applications in the context of the fourth industrial revolution.
The "Machine tool 4.0" concept, one of four finalists nominated for the German Industry Innovation Award (Innovationspreis der deutschen Wirtschaft), is a joint development from Schaeffler and DMG MORI, one of the world's leading manufacturers of chip-forming machine tools. This fully networked machine, based on sensorized Schaeffler components and a cloud-based software package and evaluation unit, represents a clear step towards digitalized production - particularly if experience from this project is also transferred to other machinery and plants. In Hannover, Schaeffler is also exhibiting clear steps towards "predictive maintenance" as part of the special event of the same name. "Machine tool 4.0" is being joined at the event by "Drivetrain 4.0" and its additional data-based solutions, which will be demonstrated live to highlight the added value of cloud-based services.
Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG (91074 Herzogenaurach, Germany), Hall 17, Stand A37/A38