Innovation continuously increases the standard of technically based products. Product life cycles are getting markedly shorter, and technological leaps are getting greater – a development which is also taking place in the gear construction sector.
An increasing precision of calculation methods, constantly increasing computing power and improved technological know-how – e.g. in the fields of materials technology, strength and tribology – have utilised reserve capacities: The gear-weight/driving-torque ratio has been reduced by 80% over the last 20 years.
FAG Rolling bearings have contributed considerably to these developments. Through targeted research and development, constant increases in quality and an intensive exchange of experience with gear manufacturers and users, we have increased our bearings’ functionality and operational reliability and at the same time minimized power losses. Gearboxes that are fitted with high-quality rolling bearings have become generally more efficient and more reliable, and as a result more competitive