Skills and competencies (Bearings)

Our USP:

We offer an extremely high level of in-house manufacturing, from material development, to prototyping and reshaping, through to finishing components using different coating technologies. Using modern CAE tools and validation tests, we will be by your side from the beginning of your component development process. We apply our knowledge and skills not only to plain bearings, but also to new products from other market segments.

Portfolio Skills

Research and development

  • Materials development:
            metals and plastics
  • Development of coating systems
  • Product development
  • Component/material analysis

Simulation and design

  • EHD/HD calculation
  • FEM calculations
  • Explicit, implicit, CHT
  • Design validation and optimisation
  • Fluid-structure interaction

Material and component tests

  • Various test rigs available:
    rotational, axial, pivoting
    static or dynamic
  • Custom test configurations

Condition Monitoring with AI

  • Vibration measurements
  • Prediction of friction and wear conditions
  • Anomaly detection for monitoring e.g. lack of oil or particle contamination

Semi-finished production

  • Casting of aluminium slabs
  • Hot/cold rolling of aluminium and roll cladding
  • Sintering of bronze powder
  • Application of plastic layers
  • Continuous casting of various Cu materials


  • Production from lot size 1
  • Plant available for all process steps
  • Laser cutting
  • Mechan. machining
  • Forming processes
  • 3D printing

Forming processes/mechanical machining

  • Method and design expertise
  • Tool design and construction
  • Progressive presses and Stamping and bending machines
  • Various machining centres

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40476 Dusseldorf


Phone: +49 211 473-0

Fax: +49 211 473-4727

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