Rolling smoothly with Schaeffler Group

For centuries, materials like wood, stone and brick have been used to protect and add style to homes. In the late 1800s Austrian inventor Ludwig Hatschek invented fibre cement sheets, offering a durable and cost-effective solution to build homes.
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This article illustrates how Schaeffler and Motion Australia go the extra mile for their customers.

Schaeffler’s same-day solution pulp-ular choice

When a pulp and paper factory experienced a critical situation caused by the breakdown of its refiner bearings and lacked an adequate replacement, they turned to Schaeffler, a global supplier of automotive and industrial components.
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Seeing the benefits of OPTIME in Motion

Seeing the benefits of OPTIME in Motion

One of the most pertinent advantages of Schaeffler’s OPTIME – a wireless, online condition monitoring solution – is that once it has been installed, no one has to visit the site to collect or monitor data, says Motion Australia’s condition monitoring expert, Mark Slaughter. Read More
Schaeffler FAG T41D Shaker Screen Bearings

Shaking up quarry production with long life screen bearings

On a quarrying site, vibrating screens, also known as ‘shaker screens’ play an important role in mineral processing. Much like sifting sand through a sieve, a shaker screen is primarily used for sorting quarried materials to size. Read More

Supporting the building blocks of Australian manufacturing

Recent supply chain issues have put significant strain on the Australian construction industry, with resources such as building timber and steel proving more expensive to import at an increasingly delayed rate. This national dependence on outsourcing has highlighted the importance of local production and self-sufficiency when it comes to manufacturing vital materials.
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The secret is in the split

Changing out the bearing on a large-scale industrial application can be challenging in the best of times. Lead times on replacements can be prolonged in the logistics stage, not to mention removing the old one and fitting up the new one — it is rarely a one-person job. 
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LIFTING STANDARDS with Australian Certified Winches

Grant Barrett set up Australian Certified Winches four years ago to address an industry issue – to design and manufacture industrial winches that are truly fit-for-purpose. “Far too often incorrect winches are designed into a system because they are either readily available, or they are promoted that they will ‘do the job’,” explains the Director and Founder, who has 25 years’ experience in the field. “However, in most cases the winch is not suited to the task and does not have the correct documentation and certification to operate under appropriate regulation.” Which is why Australian Certified Winches works closely with their clients to gather all project information and match the appropriate winch solution to their requirement. This often involves custom design and manufacture. “We’re an Australian-owned and operated OEM that caters to the marine, mining, utilities and construction industries,” says Grant. “We make our own designs in-house, and build them to correct industry standard.” Cutting corners is not an option for the Australian manufacturer, and that comes down to the bearing components used on Australian Certified Winches products. This is where Grant looks to his local BSC branch in Yatala for expertise on bearings and rope sheaves. Read More