Success in the automotive industry
In 1949 Georg Schaeffler started the successful operation of this company based in Herzogenaurach by developing a needle roller bearing with a cage. At the time, it was a brilliant invention that helped push through needle bearings in industrial applications. Thus, in 1952, INA needle bearings replaced the plain bearings that had previously been used in VW Beatle gearboxes. This act started the era of success of these bearings in the automotive industry.
Worldwide bearing standards
With INA products we set global standards of bearings - even in the area of necessary lubrication. The Schaeffler Group has a complete range of different bearing assemblies in this segment. State-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and integrated quality monitoring ensure consistently high product quality.
Schaeffler Group bearings
- Radial spherical plain bearingsRadial spherical plain bearings are composed of an inner and an outer ring with sliding pairs of steel / steel or steel / bronze, relubricated through the holes in both rings. The bearings are particularly suitable for variable impact loads and can carry small axial loads in both directions.
- Angular contact spherical plain bearingsAngular contact spherical plain bearings consist of an inner and an outer ring with sliding pairs of steel / steel or steel / bronze. They transmit forces and movements with low moments, thus avoiding the bending load in the structural elements.
- Axial spherical plain bearingsAxial spherical plain bearings are composed of a shaft and body ring with sliding steel / steel pairs, absorb axial forces and with low moments transfer the support forces to the connection structure.
- Articulated headsThese joint heads are composed of a connecting rod head and a joint bearing with the necessary lubrication. They absorb radial tensile or compressive forces and transmit movements and forces with low moments, are suitable for varying radial loads, and are limited to DC loads.