Plain bearings and roller bearings for the robotics and automation market | Findling Wälzlager


Highly dynamic applications

Cage fracturing – this was the diagnosis given by the damage analysis, which Findling Wälzlager carried out on behalf of a renowned robot manufacturer.

The background: Despite extremely high acceleration, deep-groove ball bearings with standard cages made of steel sheet, which consisted of two halves riveted together, had been installed in the robots. This is totally sufficient for most applications. However, the more extreme the operating conditions are, the more the individual components of a roller bearing have to be adapted to these operating conditions. In this case, the cage and rivets had a more robust and solid design, which permanently solved the problems during operation.

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Energy-efficient sealing technology

Effective sealing and energy efficiency aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. We have the right solution for you: non-contact seals guided in a groove.

  • Friction like in ZZ bearings (gap-type seal)
  • A grease collar in the groove improves the sealing effect
  • Lower internal heating in the bearing allows higher speeds

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ABEG® method

More assurance in your choice of roller bearings – With ABEG® you will find the technically and economically optimum roller bearing for every application.

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Quickfinder - Findling Wälzlager GmbH

ABEG® Quickfinder

Choosing the right roller bearing – quickly and easily. Choosing the optimum roller bearing or plain bearing is extremely easy with our online tool ABEG® Quickfinder.

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Erkundungs- und Entschärfungsroboter

Police, armed forces, and security services around the world use special “colleagues” for particularly dicey situations. EExploration and bomb disposal robots go about their work fearlessly whenever it is too risky or even impossible for people. The operating and environmental conditions place very high demands on remote handling technology of this kind. When telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik dismantles explosive devices…


Product recommendations for robotics, automation and sensors

Thin-section bearing: quality with a small cross section


Needle roller thrust bearing and axial cylindrical roller bearings

Composite plain bearings
Composite plain bearings
graphite plain bearings
Heavy-section plain bearings with graphite
Deep-groove ball bearings

ABEG® eXtreme series

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Identifying and repairing rolling bearing damage

Rolling bearing damage can have a wide variety of causes and is not necessarily caused by a faulty original product. However, most companies are unable to carry out a detailed damage analysis – good thing Findling Wälzlager’s experts can provide further assistance here: Damage analysis is part of the service portfolio. Findling Wälzlager acts as an independent partner that looks into the causes of the ball bearing defects and helps solve problems.

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It is not the load rating but the right overall technical specifications that are decisive when it comes to the service life and performance of roller bearings.

Radial bearing/thrust bearing

Combined radial/thrust bearings hold a special position among rolling bearings: They are capable of simultaneously handling very large radial and axial forces and are characterized by their particularly compact design. Findling Wälzlager offers combined bearings in a wide variety of designs and rolling member pairings.

Deep groove ball bearings

With its ABEG® eXtreme product family, Findling Wälzlager offers high performance that is paired a longer service life and fast delivery times at a very good price/performance ratio. One of the four available series is Xclean: Deep-groove ball bearings, self-aligning ball bearings, thrust bearings, needle-roller bearings and numerous other series are suitable for use in damp, corrosive or aggressive chemical environments.

Customers benefit from high quality

Thin-section bearings are great for solving problems in applications where there is little installation space, but only if they are selected and used professionally. Findling Wälzlager GmbH has built up special expertise in this regard. This allows typical problems to be avoided from the outset, and the customer benefits from consistently high quality standards, regardless of whether they’re in the standard or premium segments.

Special for high speeds

Deep groove ball bearings with "electric motor quality" – this is how many providers market their products. Upon closer inspection, the term does not actually mean much since there are no precisely formulated, cross-manufacturer criteria for it. The comprehensive features of Findling Wälzlager’s Xspeed deep-groove ball bearing illustrate which properties are actually important and that a "noise test" is not enough.

Robust despite high speed

High-speed applications require the tightest tolerances, minimal quantities of lubrication, low frictional torque, and high-purity roller bearing greases. In addition to the load caused by high speeds, the resulting increased heat development should also be taken into account. True running accuracy also plays a role with regard to a bearing’s service life. The Xspeed bearing equipment components were tailored specifically to this performance segment.