Showcasing its engineering capabilities in e-mobility technology, power density optimization and mechatronics as well as state-of-the-art bearings for off-road vehicles, conveyor systems and vibratory applications, global industrial and automotive supplier Schaeffler is presenting a comprehensive portfolio of advanced solutions for the construction and aggregates industries at the 2023 CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show in Las Vegas.
Schaeffler is featuring an array of precision-engineered products that represent the culmination of the company’s decades of experience as an OEM supplier and solutions provider to the construction and aggregates industries. Designed to ensure maximum performance and reliability, the Schaeffler solutions on display offer off-road equipment manufacturers new opportunities for increasing reliability, reducing emissions, optimizing power density as well as for transitioning from hydraulic to electromechanical actuation in their respective applications.
“We are extremely gratified to be able to present Schaeffler’s broad portfolio of products and services to our customers and visitors in a uniquely interactive format at this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show,” said Michael White, vice president of regional business units and engineering for Schaeffler in the Americas. “In addition to providing solutions that help customers improve the efficiency and reliability of their operations, we are showcasing numerous innovations such as electric motors, electromechanical actuators, fuel cell stacks and current-insulated bearings to support the industry’s transformation to zero-emissions products,” said White.
Solutions for Off-Road Vehicles
To showcase its broad portfolio of components and systems for off-road vehicles, Schaeffler is debuting an all-new, highly interactive display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 that enables booth visitors to experience Schaeffler’s technological innovations across eight categories:
Schaeffler Housing with Sealed SRB
Solutions for Improving Aggregate Conveyor Reliability
The core ingredients of the construction industry, aggregates require conveyors that can transport these resources reliably, quickly and efficiently. To that end, Schaeffler is exhibiting a broad array of solutions for conveyors, including the industry’s most complete range of split bearings – encompassing split spherical as well as split cylindrical variants – that allow for quick and easy mounting and dismounting. Schaeffler is also presenting its rapidly expanding lineup of mounted products, including upgraded housing designs – such as the company’s new SAF200 and SAF500WS (wide series) models – with increased breaking loads that enable fast, accurate and easy installation.
To ensure contamination is kept at bay in these applications, Schaeffler is displaying a broad array of sealing solutions, including the company’s MaxTAC and SuperTAC taconite seals that fit directly into the labyrinth seal grooves of standard SAF-series housings. Manufactured from high-grade steel, both seals offer a non-contact design that eliminates shaft wear. In addition, MaxTAC and SuperTAC II deliver exceptional speed characteristics and greater misalignment compensation than traditional contact seal designs.
Solutions for Vibratory Applications
Vibratory screens used for separating solid materials according to grain size are subjected to some of the most severe stresses in the construction and aggregates industries. Schaeffler will be exhibiting a variety of solutions to mitigate the effects of this challenging operating environment, including the company’s 223-series and new 233-series X-life spherical roller bearings.
Schaeffler Lifetime Solutions
Minimizing unplanned downtime through predictive maintenance is one of the primary challenges facing companies in the construction and aggregates industries. Schaeffler Lifetime Solutions is the company’s business unit that is dedicated to offering a complete range of products and service solutions focused on predictive, preventive solutions. Schaeffler Lifetime Solutions innovations on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 include the company’s groundbreaking OPTIME wireless condition monitoring solution, Concept1 single-point automatic lubricator, as well as OPTIME C1 – the world’s first “smart” lubricator that combines all the benefits of Schaeffler’s Concept1 automatic lubricators with award-winning OPTIME condition monitoring technology.