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Schaeffler at the Hannover Messe 2018

April 23-27, 2018 | Hall 22, Booth D49

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Schaeffler Puts Industry 4.0 into Practice

  • A look back at the trade show week

    For five days, Schaeffler brought Industry 4.0 to life for visitors to the Hannover Messe. Check out our video to see the highlights of the trade show week, including some conclusions from Dr. Stefan Spindler, CEO Industrial at Schaeffler AG.

  • Autonomous pump monitoring and lubrication

    Complete solution for reliable and fault-free operation: A water supply company uses a combination of the Schaeffler SmartQB condition monitoring system and the Schaeffler Concept8 lubricator for increasing machine reliability and making maintenance more efficient.

  • Maintenance 4.0 for Intralogistics

    Condition-based maintenance system in Schaeffler’s newest storage and distribution center: SmartCheck systems continuously monitor the machines critical for operation. Concept8 devices provide autonomous and requirement-based lubrication to the pallet conveyor and in-floor conveyor systems with specially developed lubrication pinions.

  • System integration via cloud-to-cloud communication

    Cooperation with gearbox specialist ZF: The expert models developed by the two partners deliver more precise analyses and predictions of the gearboxes‘ condition based on real loads that occur during wind turbine operation. Cloud-to-cloud communication allows the gearbox manufacturer to integrate Schaeffler’s expertise into his system.

  • Electric motors report their condition to the cloud

    Online machine monitoring: A Dutch industrial service company equips its customers’ machines with SmartCheck vibration measurement units made by Schaeffler that can connect to the cloud. With their help, the service company can use Schaeffler’s digital “ConditionAnalyzer” service.

    Industry 4.0 to the point

    Four reference projects at Schaeffler’s booth demonstrate how customers can add value and optimize their products and processes with mechatronics products and digital services supplied by Schaeffler.

  • Hannover Messe 2018 started - Pictures from the start of the show

Schaeffler at the Hannover Messe

Schaeffler Creates Industry 4.0 Packages for a Wide Range of Applications

Schaeffler at the Hannover Messe 2018

Whether it is in drive technology, logistics, or communal infrastructure – our solution packages make Industry 4.0 tangible. The broad range of possibilities on offer is illustrated by four reference examples that demonstrate how Schaeffler can assist customers in the implementation of intelligent maintenance. Our smart components and digital services are always perfectly matched to the specific application. This allows us to continuously optimize processes and increase machine availability.


Taken Directly from Practice: Our specific 4.0 Solution Packages

Maintenance 4.0 for intralogistics

In collaboration with a provider of logistics solutions, Schaeffler has implemented an intelligent maintenance system for the operationally critical machinery at its newest logistics center. SmartCheck systems with Concept8 lubricators reduce the outlay for manual maintenance.

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System integration via cloud-to-cloud communication

A gearbox manufacturer uses cloud-to-cloud communication to integrate Schaeffler’s bearing expertise into their digital monitoring and control system. This gives a 4.0 solution for the wind power sector that enables more precise analyses and predictions of the gearbox’s condition.

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Pumps with autonomous monitoring and lubrication

Schaeffler ensures reliable operation at a water supply association using a complete solution that comprises both monitoring and lubrication for the machines that are critical to ensuring a secure supply. The SmartQB condition monitoring system and the Concept8 lubricator prevent pump failures.

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Electric motors report their condition to the cloud

A Dutch industrial service company relies on Schaeffler’s expertise when it comes to the maintenance of its customers’ machines. Connecting to the Schaeffler cloud allows this service provider to access the many years of bearing and vibration analysis expertise of Schaeffler’s engineers.

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Enablers for Industry 4.0: Mechatronic Products

Our enablers for Industry 4.0 are perfectly matched to the specific application and customer requirement. By consistently expanding our portfolio of mechatronic products and transferring conventional products to the digital world, we are taking up the challenges of Industry 4.0.

Our highlights at the Hannover Messe 2018: Schaeffler DuraSense now also available for linear recirculating ball bearing and guideway assemblies, and the expansion of our FAG flanged housing units by adding condition monitoring and lubrication functions.

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Drive Train 4.0 and Schaeffler Smart EcoSystem

With the Drive Train 4.0 concept, Schaeffler has developed a basic concept for the digitalization and monitoring of motor-gearbox applications. Schaeffler’s Smart EcoSystem provides a flexible IT infrastructure here for all types of Industry 4.0 applications.

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Press Kit & Schaeffler Event Guide App

Press kit

Press kit

An overview of all press releases about the Hannover Messe 2018 can be found in our press kit.

Press kit


  • Schaeffler creates customized Industry 4.0 packages for a wide range of applications
  • Schaeffler DuraSense is now also available for linear recirculating ball bearing and guideway assemblies
  • Flanged housing units with service package for electric motors
  • A complete solution from Schaeffler ensures reliable pump operation
Schaeffler Event Guide App

Event Guide App

The Schaeffler Event Guide app is designed to assist you during your trade show visit. Enjoy an interactive presentation of our products and an overview of the Schaeffler trade show booth.

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